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Manuel A. Fernandez
Retired, Executive Chairman - SYSCO Corporation
Managing Director - SI Ventures and
Former Chairman; CEO, President - Gartner, Inc.
Elected in 1997
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee ( chair )
Qualified Legal Compliance Committee ( chair )

Manuel A. Fernandez is the Retired, Executive Chairman of Sysco Corporation, a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.

Manuel A. Fernandez has held the position of Managing Director of SI Ventures, LLC, a venture capital partnership, since its inception in 1998. SI Ventures focuses on Information Technology (IT) and communications infrastructure companies that enable e-business.

Mr. Fernandez also served as Chairman of Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company until September 2012.

Mr. Fernandez also served as Chairman, President and Chief Exeuctive Officer of Gartner Group from 1991 to 1999. Prior to Gartner, Mr. Fernandez held President and Chief Executive Officer positions at Dataquest, Inc., an information services company; Gavilan Computer Corporation, a laptop computer manufacturer; and Zilog Incorporated, a semiconductor manufacturing company.

Mr. Fernandez serves on the board of directors of Leggett and Platt Incorporated and Time Inc.

Mr. Fernandez holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, completed post-graduate work in solid-state engineering at the University of Florida and in business administration at the Florida Institute of Technology.