John F. Levy, Director

John F. Levy became a director on June 20, 2016. Mr. Levy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and principal consultant for Board Advisory, a consulting firm established to assist public companies, or companies aspiring to be public with corporate governance, corporate compliance, ethics, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has held this role since May 2005. Mr. Levy previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Sticky Fingers Restaurant, LLC (“Sticky Fingers”), a South Carolina based barbeque restaurant chain, from September 2019 to May 1, 2020. Mr. Levy previously served as a business consultant with Sticky Fingers from February 2019 to August 2019. Mr. Levy is a recognized corporate governance and financial reporting expert with over 30 years of progressive financial, accounting and business experience; including nine years in public accounting with three national accounting firms and having served as Chief Financial Officer of both public and private companies for over 13 years. Mr. Levy currently serves on the board of three public companies: Applied Minerals Inc. (since January 2008), China Commercial Credit, Inc. (since August 2013), and Takung Art Co., Ltd. (since February 2016). Mr. Levy also served as a board member and program chair for the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) from October 2007 to June 2012. Mr. Levy is a frequent speaker on the roles and responsibilities of board members and audit committee members. He has authored and presented numerous courses on finance, management and governance to state accounting societies including THE 21ST CENTURY DIRECTOR: Ethical and Legal Responsibilities of Board Members. Mr. Levy is a Certified Public Accountant with several years of experience. Mr. Levy is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his MBA from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Mr. Levy has completed the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Board Leadership Fellow program of study.

Financial Expert

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Governance & Nominating Committee