Ms. Newmark has been a member of our board of directors since May 2016. She has more than 30 years of media and telecommunications industry and investment banking experience. Ms. Newmark has been the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and an author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series since April 2008, and has coauthored the publication of more than 150 books under the Brand during her tenure. Ms. Newmark founded and managed a successful hedge fund for five years. Prior to that she was a Managing Director at CJ Lawrence and was a top-ranked telecom analyst during her tenure. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Among other qualifications, Ms. Newmark brings to our Board important financing experience, content publications expertise and an intimate knowledge of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Brand and related operations.