Mr. Oliver has been a director of the Company since February 1, 2005. He is currently an independent business consultant with over thirty-five years of experience in banking and financial consulting. Mr. Oliver began his career in 1968 as an attorney with the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. In September of 1975, he joined Bank of Louisville as general counsel. In November of 1985, he was elected president of the Bank of Louisville. When Branch Banking and Trust Company acquired the Bank of Louisville in 2003, the Bank of Louisville had assets of $1.6 billion and was the largest, locally managed bank in Louisville, Kentucky. Since his retirement from banking in February of 2004, Mr. Oliver has worked as an independent general business consultant for the Al J. Schneider Company, a corporation with a number of large hotels and real estate holdings in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Since May 2004, Mr. Oliver has also worked as an independent general business consultant for PNC Bank, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with assets of $77.3 billion. Mr. Oliver has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Rawlings Company, LLC since January 1997 and the Al J. Schneider Company since February, 2004.
Albert A. Cozzi
Since February 2006, Mr. Cozzi has been a partner with Cozzi Consulting Group, a new consulting firm, marking the re-entry of Mr. Cozzi into the scrap industry following a two-year non-compete agreement he had with his former employers at Metal Management, Inc. From July 1999 to January 2004, Mr. Cozzi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Metal Management, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, one of the largest full service metals recyclers in the United States. From December 1997 to June 1999, Mr. Cozzi served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metal Management, Inc. From 1963 to 1997, Mr. Cozzi held various positions with Cozzi Iron & Metal, originally located in Chicago, Illinois, prior to its merger with Metal Management, Inc., including President from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Cozzi received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Strecker has over 30 years of finance experience. At the Al J Schneider Company, he is responsible for financial operations and strategic planning for all of the company’s holdings. Mr. Strecker also oversees all technology planning for the Al J Schneider Company including all investments in infrastructure, enterprise applications, and guest-facing technologies.
Mr. Strecker has overseen the adoption of industry-specific financial reporting standards for the hospitality division (USALI) and commercial real estate (BOMA) within a framework that does not sacrifice GAAP standards. Technology investments made under Mr. Strecker’s leadership have kept abreast of customer needs with equal focus on leveraging technology to improve revenues. One of these projects was acknowledged when the Galt House received a Hotel Visionary Award in 2011.
Mr. Strecker has enjoyed a career focused on finance and technology in hospitality that started with 11 years working for Hyatt Hotels in Louisville, Dallas, Austin, and Kansas City. Mr. Strecker’s background includes experience with independent and chain properties, a variety of ownership structures, and organizational cultures. Prior to joining the Al J Schneider Company in 2007, Mr. Strecker spent 10 years with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation starting as their Hotels Controller and later becoming Director of Finance.
Mr. Strecker is an active member of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and has earned their top accounting and technology designations; Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive (CHAE) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). Ron has participated on a number of industry committees and roundtables related to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI).
Mr. Strecker is a member of Infor’s Customer Advisory Board, has been featured in several case studies, and has authored articles on topics such as labor management principles and the topic of free wi-fi for hotel guests. Mr. Strecker has spoken at a number of conferences including Financial Executives International (FEI), Hospitality Industry Technology Expo and Conference (Hitec), and the HFTP Annual Convention.
Mr. Strecker graduated with a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management form James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Mr. Strecker is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee for Industrial Services of America.
William B. Yarmuth
Mr. Yarmuth is Chairman and CEO of Almost Family, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based provider of home health services. Almost Family provides a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative and other care. It also provides personal care, medication management, meal preparation, caregiver respite, and homemaking services for patients. Mr. Yarmuth has been a director of Almost Family since 1991, when Almost Family acquired National Health Industries, where Mr. Yarmuth was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Yarmuth has been instrumental in growing Almost Family to the $400 million revenue company that it is today.
Vincent J. Tyra
Vincent J. Tyra is President of ISCO Industries, a global, customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to his position at ISCO, Mr. Tyra was a Managing Partner at Southfield Capital, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Tyra continues to be an Operating Partner with Southfield Capital, serves on the firm’s investment committee and is a board member of various Southfield Capital portfolio companies. Prior to Southfield Capital, Mr. Tyra was CEO of Broder Bros. Co., a wholesale distributor of imprintable activewear, where he grew the company’s revenue from $315 million to $1 billon over a six-year period. Prior to joining Broder, Mr. Tyra served as President of Retail and Activewear at Fruit of the Loom, where he helped orchestrate the successful reorganization and turnaround of a $2 billion retail consumer packaged goods company. Previous to Fruit of the Loom, Mr. Tyra was a principal investor and Executive Vice President of TSM, a Louisville, Kentucky based wholesale distributor of activewear.