R. Horace Johnson retired in 2004 as managing partner of the Raleigh, North Carolina office of Ernst and Young, a public accounting firm, where he had been employed since 1967. During this period, Mr. Johnson served in many firm leadership roles including serving as the managing partner for the North Carolina practice for three years, as a member of the operating committee of the Carolinas practice for five years, and as managing partner of the Raleigh office for 17 years until his retirement. During the past five years, Mr. Johnson has served on the Boards of Directors of Investors Title Company, TrustAtlantic Financial Corporation, a corporation formed to serve as a bank holding company, and on the Board of Directors of Wilmington Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a pharmaceutical development company. He also serves on the Board of the following non-profit corporations: The Council for Entrepreneurial Development, Coral Bay Club and Sphinx Club. Mr. Johnson also serves as a Member/Manager of Lucky 6, LLC, a private equity investment company. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in public accounting,management and strategic planning.