Board of Directors

Mario J. Gabelli

Mario J. Gabelli has servied as Executive Chairman of Associated Capital Group, Inc. ("Associated Capital") since the spin-off transaction from GAMCO Investors, Inc. ("GAMCO") was completed on November 30, 2015. Mario J. Gabelli has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer—Value Portfolios and a director of GAMCO since November 1976. In connection with those responsibilities, he serves as director or trustee of registered investment companies managed by GAMCO and its affiliates. Mario J. Gabelli also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Value Team of GAMCO Asset Management Inc., GAMCO's wholly owned subsidiary. Mario J. Gabelli has been a portfolio manager for Teton Advisors, Inc. (''Teton'') since 1998 through February 2017. Teton is an asset management company which was spun-off from GAMCO in March 2009. Mario J. Gabelli has served as Chairman of LICT Corporation (''LICT''), a public company engaged in broadband transport and other communications services, from 2004 to the present and has been the Chief Executive Officer of LICT since December 2010. He has also served as a director of CIBL, Inc., a holding company with operations in broadcasting and telecommunications that was spun-off from LICT in 2007, from 2007 to the present, and as the Chairman of Morgan Group Holding Co., a public holding company, from 2001 to the present. Mario J. Gabelli was the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Group Holding Co. from 2001 to November 2012. He has served as a director of ICTC Group, Inc., a rural telephone company serving southeastern North Dakota from July 2013 to the present. In addition, Mario J. Gabelli is the Chief Executive Officer, a director and the controlling shareholder of GGCP, a private company which owns a majority of the GAMCO Class B Stock and the Associated Capital Class B Stock through GGCP Holdings, LLC, and the President of MJG Associates, Inc., which acts as an investment manager of various investment funds and other accounts. Mario J. Gabelli serves as Overseer of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and as a Trustee of Boston College and Trustee of Roger Williams University. He also serves as Director of The Winston Churchill Foundation, The E. L. Wiegand Foundation, The American-Italian Cancer Foundation and The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture. He is also Chairman of the Gabelli Foundation, Inc., a Nevada private charitable trust. Mario J. Gabelli also serves as Co-President of Field Point Park Association, Inc.

Marc Gabelli

Marc Gabelli is President and Director of GGCP, Inc., the parent company of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (GBL:NYSE) and Associated Capital Group, Inc. (AC:NYSE).  Mr. Gabelli is also a director of AC. He also served as a director of GBL from 2014 until 2016, the period prior to AC’s  NYSE listing.    Mr. Gabelli is also Executive Chairman of Teton Advisors, Inc., Chairman of The LGL Group, Inc., a director of LICT and Managing Member of Commonwealth Management Partners LLC.

Internationally, Mr. Gabelli is Chief Executive Officer of Gabelli Securities International (UK) Ltd., Managing Partner of Horizon Research of New Delhi India, Director and Managing Partner of Swiss based GAMA Funds Holdings GmbH. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive of Gabelli & Partners Italia Srl. and Gabelli Value for Italy SPA, a Milan stock exchange listed special purpose acquisition corporation. 

As a fund manager, Mr. Gabelli’s focus is global value investments with portfolio assignments including alternative and traditional asset management since 1990 and 1994, respectively.  He manages the group’s investment companies trading on the London Stock Exchange. He has managed several Morningstar five star mutual funds, and a Lipper #1 ranked global equity mutual fund.  In corporate matters, he helped GAMCO’s initial public offering and the subsequent formation of AC.  He built the hedge fund platform of the AC’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Gabelli & Partners, LLC, and expanded the business internationally, opening the GAMCO London and Tokyo offices. Mr. Gabelli is active in a variety of charitable educational efforts in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. He has lived and worked in the U.K. at various times, beginning in 1990 while at Lehman Brothers International. He holds an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and a B.A. from Boston College. 

Richard T. Prins

Richard T. Prins was nominated to stand for election to the Board by the Nominating Committee with such nomination confirmed by the full Board at a duly convened meeting on April 8, 2021. Mr. Prins was a partner in the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for 35 years before retiring at the end of 2020. At Skadden, Mr. Prins founded the firm’s investment management practice. Within that industry and related businesses he was active in many areas, including structuring new kinds of investment funds and securities products, solving complex regulatory issues, handling initial public offerings and follow-on financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Prins also served on Skadden’s management committee and various other committees. Mr. Prins has been a director of Gracie Point Holdings, LLC, a rapidly growing provider of insurance premium finance solutions, since 2018. Mr. Prins serves as a director and is active in committee work at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Mr. Prins received his JD with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 1977 and graduated from Calvin University in 1972.

Daniel R. Lee

Daniel R. Lee served as a director of GSI since August 2012 and as a director of Lynch Interactive Corporation from 2000-2005, and from January 2010 to July 2013. He has also served in a number of senior executive and financial positions over the course of a long and distinguished business career. Mr. Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Full House Resorts, Inc., a developer and manager of gaming properties headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. He has held these positions since December 1, 2014. Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of F.P. Holdings, LP, the owner and operator of The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, from September 2013 to July 2014. Prior to that, he was Managing Partner of Creative Casinos, LLC, a casino developer and operator of gaming casinos. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company, from 2002-2009. He held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Senior Vice President-Finance of Mirage Resorts, Inc., from 1992-1999. Previously, he was a Managing Director of a major brokerage firm and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Bruce M. Lisman

Bruce M. Lisman has served as a director of National Life Group, a mutual life insurance company with approximately $2 billion in revenues, since 2004. Mr. Lisman has also served as a director of PC Construction, an engineering and construction company with approximately $500 million in annual revenues, since August 2013. Mr. Lisman has served as a director of Merchants Bancshares (NasdaqGS: MBVT), a community bank with $1.8 billion of assets, since 2005. In addition, he serves on the boards of American Forests, Smithsonian Libraries, and the National Gardening Association. Mr. Lisman was Research Director (1984 to 1987) and Co-Head of the Institutional Equity Division (1987 to 2008) for Bear Stearns Companies Inc. With his leadership, revenues grew from $50 million to $2.47 billion; head count grew from 150 to 2,350; and product and distribution expanse from U.S.-only to operations in Europe, Latin America, Asia ex-China, and China. Pretax income reached $670 million in 2007. After Bear Stearns was acquired by JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) in 2008, he became Chairman of JP Morgan’s Global Equity Division, retiring in 2009. He also was responsible for Equity Capital Markets and worked extensively with CEOs, CFOs, and boards of directors across a variety of industries. Earlier in his career Mr. Lisman was Director of Global Research at Lehman Brothers and before that he was an analyst covering banking companies (voted to Institutional Investor’s Analyst All 85 Star Team four times for banking industry analysis), as well as distribution, real estate, and capital goods companies. Mr. Lisman has served as a director of Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) since April 2015 and as a director of The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) since July 2015. He also served on the boards of Central Vermont Public Service, a public company from 2004 to 2009 and has also served on the boards of the Hewitt School, Pace University, HS Broadcasting, BRUT, Inc., Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO), STRYKE Trading, Shelburne Museum, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lisman graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and also served as its Chair for two years.

Frederic V. Salerno

Mr. Salerno, who was with Verizon and its predecessor companies from 1965 to 2002, currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Akamai Technologies, Inc., FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. and the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Mr. Salerno has also served on a number of community and educational organizations, including Manhattan College and Chairman of the Board of the State University of New York.

Salvatore F. Sodano

Salvatore F. Sodano has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Worldwide Capital Advisory Partners, LLC (‘‘Worldwide Capital’’) since April 2013. Worldwide Capital provides research and advisory services on corporate finance and investment activities, management, operations and technology matters. Since October 2012, Mr. Sodano has also served as a senior advisor to the chief executive officer of Burke & Quick Partners, where he previously served as chairman of strategy and business development from October 2012 to August 2013. Mr. Sodano has served as Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of GSI since September 2014 and has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of directors of GSI since January 2015. In January 2015, Mr. Sodano also became Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Executive Compensation Committee of Catholic Health Services, a 17,000-employee healthcare system. From June 2006 to June 2010, Mr. Sodano served as the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. Mr. Sodano also served as Chairman of Hofstra University’s Board of Trustees for the maximum three one-year terms from October 2002 through October 2005. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Sodano held increasingly senior roles at the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (the ‘‘NASD’’) and its affiliated companies. Mr. Sodano was serving as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the NASD in 1998 when the NASD acquired the American Stock Exchange (the ‘‘AMEX’’). From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Sodano simultaneously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AMEX and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the NASD. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the NASD from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Sodano was appointed Vice Chairman of the NASD Board of Governors in 2000, at which point he relinquished his roles as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the NASD. Mr. Sodano served as Vice Chairman of the NASD Board of Governors and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AMEX until it was sold in 2004. He remained Chairman of the AMEX until he retired in 2005. Mr. Sodano is the Sorin Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University