Russell L. Carson has served as a director of Select since February 1997, and became a director of the Company on February 25, 2005. In 2015, the Board of Directors elected Mr. Carson to serve as Lead Director. He co founded Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in 1978 and has focused on healthcare investments. Mr. Carson has been a general partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe since 1979. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has created 17 institutionally funded limited partnerships with total capital of more than $25 billion and has invested in more than 250 companies. Mr. Carson is Chairman of the Carson Family Charitable Trust, which conducts his family’s philanthropy. Before co founding Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Mr. Carson was employed by Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd., a subsidiary of Citigroup, Inc., and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1974 to 1978.