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Carol Lynton


Carol (“Lili”) Lynton has been a director since 2016. In December 2019, Ms. Lynton became a director of Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc., a gaming-focused real estate investment trust, and in September 2019, became a trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of CIM RACR, an SEC registered interval fund. Since 1992, Ms. Lynton has been an operating partner for The Dinex Group, which operates Daniel Boulud branded restaurants, and which she co-founded. From 2012 to 2019, Ms. Lynton served as director of PR NYC, LLC, a restaurant owner and operator based in New York City. Also, since 1987, Ms. Lynton has served as the chief investment officer of HD American Trust, a family investment office. In 1990, Ms. Lynton co-founded Telebank, an internet banking pioneer sold to E*Trade in 1999. From 1987 to 1990, Ms. Lynton was an investment analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. From 1983 to 1985, Ms. Lynton was an M&A analyst at Lehman Brothers. Ms. Lynton is an advisory board member for The Hamilton Project; a member of the boards of trustees of The Bail Project and the Vera Institute for Justice; and a board member for the New York City Hospitality Alliance. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Lynton was a senior vice president with the New York City Investment Fund. Ms. Lynton also holds positions at other private or closely-held organizations, including Lynton Asset LP, HDA 2015 Trust, and the Lynton Foundation.  Ms. Lynton holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Lynton is well-qualified to serve on our Board on account of her extensive experience as a restaurant industry executive and investor.