Mr. Allen, CPA has served as a member of our Board since 1998. He has been a member of the board of directors, chairman of the audit committee, member of the loan committee, and member of the asset and liability committee of Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B. since 1998. Mr. Allen was the Regional Managing Partner, Owner, Member of the Management Committee, and Director of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP positions. Mr. Allen began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a junior accountant in 1969. He resigned in 1972 to found Barry Allen & Associates, P.C. and developed it into a prestigious boutique CPA and Tax Firm, providing services to small and medium sized companies. In 1982, he partnered with another firm and formed Nemes Allen & Company, PLLC, where he was Managing Partner until 2003. Mr. Allen served middle market companies and high net worth individuals. Mr. Allen has previously served on the Board of Directors and acted as Treasurer of Forgotten Harvest, a food rescue organization. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of Pathway Family Centers, an adolescent addiction and recovery center. He has a BBA from the University of Detroit, and is a certified public accountant. He also was a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant, and had a State of Michigan Insurance License in the past. He currently serves on the Board of the Riviera Dunes Marina Condominium Association as Treasurer, and on the Board of Legend Valve, Inc., a non-publicly traded company.