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Olivia F. Kirtley
Board of Directors - Chairman

Olivia Kirtley was appointed to the Board in May 2003 and currently serves as Chairman, previously serving as Lead Independent Director from April 2016 until July 2018. Ms. Kirtley, a certified public accountant, is a business consultant on strategic and corporate governance issues. She is a former chief financial officer and former senior manager at a predecessor to the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. From 2014 to 2016, she served as President and Board Chairman of the International Federation of Accountants. She has also served as Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chairman of the AICPA Board of Examiners. Ms. Kirtley serves as a director of U.S. Bancorp, ResCare, Inc., and Randgold Resources.

Chairman of the Board
Christopher L. Coleman
Board of Directors

Christopher Coleman was appointed to the Board in October, 2012.  Mr. Coleman is based in the UK where he is Group Head of Banking at Rothschild & Co.  He is a Global Partner of Rothschild & Co, Chairman of Rothschild Bank International and also serves on a number of other boards and committees of the Rothschild & Co Group, which he joined in 1989. He is also non-executive chairman of the board of Randgold Resources, where he has served on the board since 2008.

Independent Director
Laurette T. Koellner
Board of Directors

Laurette Koellner was appointed to the Board in June, 2014.  Ms. Koellner most recently served as Executive Chairman of International Lease Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) from June 2012 until its May 2014 sale to AerCap Holdings N.V.  Ms. Koellner served as President of Boeing International, a division of The Boeing Company, where she served in a variety of financial and business leadership roles from 1997 until 2008, including as a member of the Office of the Chairman and Boeing’s Chief Administration and Human Resources Officer.  Prior to her time with Boeing, Ms. Koellner spent 19 years at McDonnell Douglas Corp, which merged with The Boeing Company in 1997.  Ms. Koellner serves as a director of Celestica, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Nucor Corporation.  

Independent Director
Sonya E. Medina
Board of Directors

Sonya Medina was appointed to the Board in September, 2015.  Ms. Medina is a government and public affairs strategist.  She has served as a consultant to the City of San Antonio since March 2015, and as a consultant to Silver Eagle Distributors, the nation’s largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, since July 2013.  She served as Vice President, Community and External Affairs for Silver Eagle Distributors from 2009 to 2013.  Ms. Medina served as a White House Commission Officer from 2001 to 2006 and again in 2008, and as Director of the AT&T Global Foundation from 2006 to 2008.  She is active in community and civic affairs and currently serves on the Next Gen Board Leaders Advisory Council, a joint initiative launched by NASDAQ, Spencer Stuart and Boardroom Resources.

Independent Director
John H. Schnatter
Founder

John Schnatter founded Papa John’s in 1984 and opened the first Company restaurant in 1985. He served as Chairman of the Board from the Company’s inception until July 2018. He served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2011 to December 2017; as Co-Chief Executive Officer from April 2010 to April 2011; Chief Executive Officer from April 2009 to April 2010, Interim Chief Executive Officer from December 2008 to April 2009; Chief Executive Officer from1990 until 2005, and as President from 1985 to 1990, 2001 until 2005, and 2014 to 2015.

    Mark S. Shapiro
    Board of Directors

    Mark Shapiro was appointed to the Board in February, 2011.  He has served as Co-President of WME|IMG since November 2016 and Chief Content Officer since September 2014.  He served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions from May 2010 to October 2012, and as an executive producer at Dick Clark Productions from October 2012 until 2014.  Prior to that, he served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, Inc., a theme park company, from 2005 to 2010.  Prior to joining Six Flags in 2005, Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN, Inc. where he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Production and in various other capacities for both ESPN and ABC Sports. Mr. Shapiro serves as a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation, and as a trustee of Equity Residential.  Mr. Shapiro is also Chairman of Captivate Network, a privately held company. 

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