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John P. O’Donnell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to being CEO, Mr. O’Donnell served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and President, Fine Paper. Mr. O’Donnell was employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation from 1985 until 2007 and held increasingly senior management positions in the Consumer Products division. Mr. O’Donnell served as President of the North American Retail Business from 2004 through 2007, and as President of the North American Commercial Tissue business from 2002 through 2004. Mr. O’Donnell received his BS from Iowa State University. Mr. O’Donnell has served as a director of Neenah since November 2010. Mr. O’Donnell has also served as a Director for Clearwater Paper since April, 2016. Mr. O'Donnell’s extensive experience in the paper and consumer products industries, and his leadership positions in the Company, makes him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Bonnie C. Lind has been our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since June 2004. Ms. Lind also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Federal Signal Corporation. Ms. Lind was an employee of Kimberly Clark from 1982 until 2004, holding a variety of increasingly senior financial and operations positions within Kimberly Clark. From 1999 until June 2004, Ms. Lind served as the Assistant Treasurer of Kimberly Clark and was responsible for managing Kimberly Clark's global treasury operations. Prior to that, she was Director of Kimfibers with overall responsibility for the sourcing and distribution of pulp to Kimberly Clark's global operations.

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Noah S. Benz born in 1976, is our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and has been in that role since August of 2018. Mr. Benz served as Neenah’s Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from 2010 through 2018 and Associate General Counsel from 2005 through 2010. Prior to his employment with Neenah Mr. Benz served as Associate General Counsel for Mariner Health Care, Inc., a nursing home and long-term acute care hospital company. Mr. Benz engaged in the private practice of law with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough and Chamberlain Hrdlicka from 1998 through 2003. Mr. Benz received his JD, with honors, from the Emory University School of Law in 1998.

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Julie A. Schertell is a Senior Vice President of the Company and President, Fine Paper, and has been in that role since January 2011. Ms. Schertell joined the Company in 2008 and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Fine Paper division through December 2010. Ms. Schertell was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corporation in the Consumer Products Retail division, where she served as Vice President of Sales Strategy from 2007-2008, and as Vice President of Customer Solutions from 2003 through 2007.

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Byron J. Racki, is a Senior Vice President of the Company and President, Performance Materials, and had been in that role since January 2017. Mr. Racki joined the Company in 2006 and has served in areas of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Specialty Products in 2014 and 2015 and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Fine Paper division in 2012 and 2013. Prior to joining Neenah, Mr. Racki was employed by Kimberly-Clark in the Family Care division in various finance positions. Mr. Racki earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Iowa.

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Armin Schwinn is our Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Neenah Germany. Mr. Schwinn has been part of Neenah Germany since 1995 and was most recently Vice President, Finance, responsible for financial, purchasing and administrative functions. Prior to this, Mr. Schwinn served in various leadership positions in other German manufacturing and service companies.

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Matthew L. Duncan is our Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and has been in that role since joining Neenah in March 2016. Prior to his employment with Neenah, Mr. Duncan served as Vice President Human Resources for Coca-Cola Refreshments, the North American operating unit of The Coca-Cola Company. Before joining The Coca-Cola Company in 2008, Mr. Duncan served in a variety of Human Resource leadership roles with The Home Depot and Nestle. Mr. Duncan completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University.

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Larry N. Brownlee, is our Vice President — Controller and Principal Accounting Officer and has been in that role since July 2004. From 1990 to 2004, Mr. Brownlee served as Controller of several public companies in the electric utility, telephone and healthcare industries. From 1979 to 1990, Mr. Brownlee was with Arthur Andersen & Co. and provided audit services to clients primarily in the manufacturing, utility and healthcare industries. Mr. Brownlee received his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Georgia.