M. Christian Mitchell

Independent Director
Mr. Mitchell retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2003, where he was the national managing partner of the mortgage banking and finance companies practice. During his 26 year career at Deloitte, he also served as regional managing partner for various practices including audit, enterprise risk services and financial services. He was also a founding board member of Deloitte Consulting USA. Mr. Mitchell serves as a senior advisor for Marshall & Stevens, a national valuation and financial advisory firm, where he previously served on the Board of Directors. He is also a director of Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), an Irvine, California-based bank holding company, Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN), a Chantilly, Virginia-based provider of technology-driven solutions in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets, Huntington Health, a Cedars Sinai-affiliated hospital located in Pasadena, California, and a member of the Board of Visitors for the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. Mr. Mitchell previously served on the board of directors of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE: WMC) from 2012 until it was acquired by the Company in 2023, as well as a director of numerous public, private equity-backed, and private companies, including PS Business Parks, Inc. from 2021 to 2022, and as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands. He is the chairman emeritus of the National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD"), Pacific Southwest, and was a member of the national board of NACD from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named "one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance" by Directorship magazine. Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of the Company since December 2023.
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