Mr. Cox is a retired partner of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, a law firm in New York City, having served as chair of the firm’s corporate department and as a member of its management committee. He currently serves as chair of the New York Republican State Committee (“NYRSC”) and as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was elected chair of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in 2004 and Secretary of the Economic Club of New York in 2013. He has served Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the international arena, has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1993 and serves on the board of directors of the Foreign Policy Association of the American Ditchley Foundation. He has served on our Board since 1984.