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Alan Peterson

Alan is currently part of Robinwood Consulting, his son's firm in Chicago, Illinois. Before becoming a part of Robinwood Consulting, he was a Managing Director for Navigant Consulting, located in the Chicago Office.

Prior to Navigant, Alan was the Chairman and a co-founder of TUCKERALAN INC. Alan has worked in a wide variety of practice areas, including health care, government contracts and utilities. His work has involved regulatory compliance for many practice areas as well as economic, operational, damage, accounting analyses, and general management, among others.

His work has been with companies, law firms, insurers, government bodies, universities, and not-for-profit organizations-both public and private. He has worked on important matters for the U.S. Government. For example, Alan has been involved with establishing Cost Accounting Standards, on U.S. Government studies, on U.S. Comptroller General efforts and more. Also, he assisted Paul Volcker and the International Committee of Eminent Persons in the study of WW II monies of Swiss Banks, and U.S. Comptroller General, Charles Bowsher for the Public Oversight Board review of accounting firm independence. He has given expert testimony in many jurisdictions.

Prior to 1994, Alan had been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the Peterson Consulting Companies. Before that, he was a partner in an international accounting firm.

He is a Fellow in the Section on Public Contract Law ofthe American Bar Association, where he was given a leadership award in 2007.

Alan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University. After Navy duty, he received a Master of Arts Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, and later an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University. Mr. Peterson was gifted with, an endowed chair in finance at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 1988, later received the Northwestern University Merit Award as well as the Schaffuer Award and has served on the Board of Advisors at Northwestern Kellogg. He has been on business school advisory boards of Purdue, Stanford and William and Mary as well. He is a CPA.

Alan and Mrs. Peterson have a major scholarship program for college students among other charitable activities and began the Technology Transfer Initiative at Purdue University as well as at Georgia Tech. He started the Bowsher-Staats (Fonner U.S. Comptroller Generals) Scholarship at the University of Illinois. Alan is a Board member ofthe Metropolitan Family Services organization in Chicago and a member of the Board of Governors at Central DuPage Hospital in Illinois. The Petersons received the Central DuPage Health Foundation 2005 Visionary Award. The Petersons' also began a nurses training initiative there several years ago.