Gary Nerison

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Gary Nerison "currently serves a Director of two companies publicly traded in the United States. Included in his responsibilities as a public company Director are financial oversight and fiscal accountability; selection appointment of key officers and new directors; and high level governance of the organization through its stated policies and objectives.

"Mr. Nerison has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Green Globe International since the company's inception. He served as a Director of its predecessor company, GTREX Capital, Inc., since October 2005, and was appointed Chairman in March 2007. Mr. Nerison provided leadership for the company as it identified a new acquisition and changed the focus of its operations to become Green Globe International, owner of the premier international brand for sustainability programs.

"For S3 Investment Company, Inc., another public U.S. company, Mr. Nerison has served as a Board Member since December of 2005 and held the position of Chairman of the Board's Finance Committee when it functioned as a Business Development Company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

"Mr. Nerison previously served as Director of Franchise Capital Corporation and HAZ Holdings, two additional publicly traded U.S. companies. Mr. Nerison provided leadership as Franchise Capital Corporation identified and successfully completed a reverse merger transaction with Aero Exhaust, Inc., a world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology whose automotive exhaust system is a NASCAR sponsored product. For HAZ Holdings, a hotel acquisition and management company, Mr. Nerison served as Director and financing consultant.

"In 2002, Mr. Nerison co-founded the World Health and Education Foundation (WHEF), a charitable foundation oriented around stem cell research. WHEF also supports additional charities including Rotary International, Boys and Girls Club, the Wheelchair Foundation and the Christopher Reeves Foundation. Mr. Nerison currently serves as the foundation's President.

"Mr. Nerison is also an experienced entrepreneur, having devoted over 36 years to the growth of real estate development and loan brokerage companies.

"In 2000, Mr. Nerison established a loan brokerage firm, placing venture loans for new businesses. The company obtained and arranged for financing and allocation of funds for developers of projects ranging from $1 million to $30 million. In 1998, Mr. Nerison founded an Internet coupon company, for which he served as chief executive officer for several years. Previous to that, Mr. Nerison served in leadership and executive positions for a number of financial, insurance, real estate, and development businesses.

"In addition to his work with WHEF, Mr. Nerison has been involved in charitable activities in the San Francisco Bay Area, including work on behalf of underprivileged children, seniors, and public education. Mr. Nerison has also assisted in home building projects for migrant children in Mexico and delivered wheelchairs in Mexico and Asia.

"Mr. Nerison serves on the Executive Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association and is a former Board member of Project RESTORE at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Project RESTORE is a Johns Hopkins-based undertaking to advance therapies for transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis.

"Mr. Nerison attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he majored in Economics." [1]

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  1. Directors, Green Globe International, accessed June 21, 2010.