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    Frank B. Stewart, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Frank B. Stewart, Jr. serves as Chairman of the Board of Stewart Capital. He is also Chairman of the Board of publicly-traded Stewart Enterprises, Inc., the second largest provider of products and services in the death care industry in the United States. Mr. Stewart is an active member and past Chairman of the A. B. Freeman Business School Council of Tulane University. He presently serves on the Tulane University Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, and he is an honorary member and served on the Board of Governors for the Tulane Medical Center. In addition to his business activities, Mr. Stewart has memberships in and presently serves on the boards and committees of a number of professional, educational, charitable, civic, and social organizations including the Salvation Army, the Boy Scouts of America, New Orleans Business Council, the National World War II Museum, and the World Trade Center.  In 1957, he earned his B.B.A. from Tulane Universityís School of Business Administration. He served two years on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy and six years on inactive duty.
John C. McNamara, II
President and Chief Executive Officer
John McNamara joined Stewart Capital in 1996 as Chief Executive Officer after six years as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he specialized in leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and merchant banking transactions. During his tenure as an investment banker, Mr. McNamara completed over twenty corporate finance transactions with an aggregate dollar volume in excess of $5.0 billion. He also served in various operating capacities as a General Manager of the Corporate Division of Davis Wire Corporation in Irwindale, California during the Heico Groupís LBO turnaround of the $125 million basic manufacturing company. At Stewart Capital, he manages all of the companyís partnerships and oversees all aspects of the companyís operations. Mr. McNamara has held various positions of civic responsibility, including Board of Directors memberships with the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, the Young Leadership Council and the Good Shepherd Nativity School, where he also served as capital campaign chairman, and Presidentís Advisory Council Memberships with the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and Jesuit High School of New Orleans. Mr. McNamara received his BS in finance magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1987 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992.