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Alex Shumate

Age: 73
Director Since: 2009

Member of Nominating, Gobernance and Corporate Responsibility Committee

Professional Experience
Mr. Shumate is a Senior Partner and the Ohio Strategic Relationship Partner of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, where he has practiced law since February 1988. He was the North American Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP from January 2012 to January 2021. Mr. Shumate is a sponsoring director for Adelphi Bank, a Minority Depository Institution. He previously served as a director and Chair of the Board of CyrusOne Inc., a publicly traded provider of data center consulting services, from January 2013 until its acquisition in March 2022, and a director of Cincinnati Bell, Inc., a publicly traded provider of voice and data telecommunications products and services, from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Shumate also served as a member of the boards of several non-profit organizations, including three separate terms on The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

Skills and Qualifications
The Board concluded that Mr. Shumate should serve as a Director primarily due to his significant legal background and his experience in managing a business and serving as a director of other public companies and as a trustee of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Shumate has practiced law for nearly 40 years and was named a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2018 and an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine. In 2019, he was honored by Columbus Business First as one of the region’s Most-Admired Executives, and in 2020 he was named to the Power 100 list of 2020’s most influential leaders. Together with his service as a director of other public companies, Mr. Shumate’s background allows him to provide valuable insights to the Board, particularly in regard to corporate governance and risk issues that we confront.

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