JOHN A. BECKERT
Director since September 2011
Audit Committee Chairman
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member
Compensation Committee Member
John Beckert is an Operating Partner for Highlander Partners, L.P., a private equity firm, a position he has held since March 2012. He served as a Special Advisor to Highlander Partners from October 2010 to March 2012. John served ClubCorp, a golf course and resort management company, as chief executive officer from June 2004 through December 2006 and chief operating officer from August 2002 through June 2004. John continues to serve as a senior advisor of ClubCorp (December 2006 to present). John is chairman of the board of the Composites Group, a company that develops and manufactures thermoset plastic compounds and custom molded components, where he has been a director since December 2010. He was formerly on the board of directors of Meisel, a digital graphic arts provider, until December 2012, and he is currently a board member of Quaker Steak and Lube, a Sharon, Pennsylvania restaurant company.
From May 2000 until July 2002, John was a partner in Seneca Advisors L.L.P., a Dallas-based consulting and private investment firm, and from 1985 to April 2000, he served as chief operating Officer of Dallas-based Bristol Hotels & Resorts, then the largest independent hotel operating company in North America.