Board of Directors

Gary Nielsen

Gary Nielsen – Chairman

Mr. Nielsen is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and Arizona Society of CPA’s. Gary is the President of National Health Benefits Corporation. He was a manager in the Phoenix office of KPMG and has served in an executive capacity as Senior VP of Finance or CFO for three NYSE companies, one AMEX Company, a NASDAQ Company and one Pre-IPO. These Companies include Environmental Support Solutions, Inc., Granite Golf Corporation, Giant Industries, Inc., American Continental Corporation, Del Webb Corporation, and Best Western International. With Del Webb, he directed the reengineering of all computer information systems for six hotel casinos and three resort facilities. While with Giant Industries, he played a key role in the structuring of a successful NYSE IPO, directed a successful $100 million public financing and positioned the company for a large acquisition. Gary is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in accounting.

Mr. Nielsen has extensive experience in taxation, accounting, cash management, capital formation, finance, administration, human resources, market development, risk management, strategic planning, internal controls, information systems, SEC reporting and investor relations.

Art Agnos

Art Agnos - Audit and Compensation

Mr. Agnos has extensive experience in executive roles and decision-making at the federal, state and local government level as Mayor of San Francisco, as an elected member of the California State Legislature, and as a senior Presidential appointee in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mayor Agnos was widely acclaimed for his leadership during and after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. He won new state and federal regulatory changes for disaster relief that now speed recovery in other disaster situations throughout the nation. Mr. Agnos began his elective career in the California legislature, where he served as Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which was credited with saving California millions of dollars as a result of its audits. He served as the Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Health and Welfare Subcommittee, budgeting $16 billion in state programs. In 1998, Mr. Agnos was asked by HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo to serve as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner while continuing as the Pacific Regional Executive. He administered programs that fund mortgage insurance for over six million single-family homes and over $400 billion in both multi-family and single-family homes. His duties also included serving on the management board of Federal Housing Finance Board overseeing the home loan bank system.

In the private sector, Mr. Agnos is currently serving as a Board member for Countrywide Treasury Bank, a subsidiary of Countrywide Credit Industries headquartered in Calabasas, California. As an outside director, he serves as the Chair of the Bank Public Policy Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

James Stockland

Mr. Stockland is the Founder and CEO of A&D Sales and Marketing, Inc. in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A&D Sales procures and distributes meat and poultry products to the retail, foodservice and industrial markets in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and other international markets. A&D Sales is one of the most successful meat and poultry trading companies in the United States and has an impeccable reputation within the industry built on trust and integrity since 1991. In 1994, Mr. Stockland co-founded Ozark Consulting and Marketing, Inc. Ozark Consulting and Marketing represents some of the largest vendors in the seafood and poultry industries to Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Wholesale Clubs. OCM is responsible for ordering, inventory and replenishment, and many other changing duties.

Mr. Stockland attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas and earned a bachelors degree in History and Physical Education. He earned a Masters of Education degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

  Outside of work, Mr. Stockland is the President of the Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club. The club is a $10,000,000 facility which encompasses approximately 85,000 square feet and services over 6,000 members annually. Most of his board time has been spent creating and implementing a new strategic plan to keep up with the needs of the club, including fundraising for the operational needs as well as future growth and facility expansion. Mr. Stockland is married to Druanne, his lovely wife of 20 years, and he is the proud father of two daughters and a son.