Prior to joining Meredith Mergers Al Keller held the following positions: Since 1996 he has been the Chairman of the Board of Northeast Disposables and a partner in a variety of restaurant, retail and real estate ventures. From 1987 to 1996 he was Senior Vice President of Taxable Fixed Income Trading and Sales with Lehman Brothers where he negotiated the purchase and sale of bank assets. From 1986 to 1987 he was Senior Vice President of Smith Barney s Bank Advisory Group. From 1984 to 1986 he was Vice President of Bank Investments with UJB Financial where he was responsible for management of a $4 billion fixed income portfolio. From 1977 to 1984 he was Vice President of Bank Investments with Greater Jersey Bancorp. Mr. Keller earned his B.A. in Political Science/Education at William and Mary and his MBA in Finance at Seton Hall University.