Ms. Christina Gold has been the Chief Executive Officer of Western Union Financial Services Inc., since August 2006. She has wide-ranging global leadership, management and marketing experience. She served as Vice President of Sales at LPI Media, Inc. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Western Union Company from August 28, 2006 to September 1, 2010 and as its President from May 20, 2002 to September 1, 2010. She served as the President of Western Union Financial Services Inc. at First Data Merchant Services LLC, from May 20, 2002 to September 2006. She served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Communications, Inc., from October 1999 to May 2002. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Beaconsfield Group., from March 1998 to October 1999. Ms. Gold served as Senior Executive Vice President of First Data Corp. from May 20, 2002 to September 2006. In 1970 she joined Avon Products, Inc. and served as its President of Avon Canada from 1989 to 1993, President of Avon North America from 1993 to 1997 and Executive Vice President of Global Development from 1997 to 1998. She also served as a Senior Vice President of Avon Canada. From February 1997 to March 1998, she served as an Executive Vice President of Global Direct Selling at Avon Products, Inc. She served as Executive Vice President of Avon Products from 1993 to 1997.

Ms. Gold served as the Chairman of Western Union Financial Services Inc. She serves as Vice Chairman of The Conference Board Inc. She has been an Independent Director of ITT Inc. since December 1997. Ms. Gold serves as a Director of The Conference Board Inc. of Canada. She has been an Independent Director of ITT Industries Inc. and also for its subsidiary, ITT Defense since 1997. She has been an Independent Director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. since April 30, 2013. She has been an Independent Director of Korn/Ferry International since 2014. She has also been a Director of New York Life Insurance Co. since 2001. She serves as a Trustee of The Conference Board Inc. in New York. She serves as a Member of the Advisory Council of Carleton University. She served as a Director of Exelis Inc., from October 12, 2011 to May 8, 2013. Ms. Gold served as a Director of The Western Union Company from September 2006 to September 1, 2010. She served as a Director of Torstar Corporation from September 28, 1998 to May 2007. She also sits on the board of Safe Water Network, a non-profit organization working to develop locally owned, sustainable solutions to provide safe drinking water. She received the Award of Distinction – Faculty of Commerce & Administration from Concordia University in Montreal. She was ranked as one of the top 50 women in business in 2003 by Fortune magazine. She also received the “Batisseur,” an honorary degree from the Professional Business School of Montreal, in recognition of her distinguished service to the business community. Ms. Gold is a graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Christina Gold is an alumna of Carleton University.

Dr. Gold has been elected to the Board of Governors for a three-year term ending June 30, 2021.

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