Board Meetings and Annual Shareholder Meeting
Under Viad’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, each director is expected to attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Board meetings and meetings of committees on which they serve. The Board of Directors held four regular meetings and nine special meetings during 2015. Each incumbent director attended 100% of his or her Board and committee meetings in 2015. All directors who held office in May 2015 were in attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Meetings of Non-Management Directors
Our Board held seven executive sessions of the independent, non-management directors in 2015. Regular executive sessions of the non-management directors have been scheduled for 2016.
Independent Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of our Board, Mr. Dozer, is an independent director. The Board believes the separation of the Chairman and CEO roles will allow the CEO to focus his time and energy on operating and managing the Company while leveraging the Chairman’s experience and perspectives.
Communication with Board of Directors
You may communicate directly with non-management directors, including the Chairman of the Board, and/or with the entire Board by writing to the following address: Viad Corp, 1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1900, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4565, Attention: Corporate Secretary. All communications will be delivered to the non-management directors or the Board, as the case may be, no later than the Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting.