Robert J. Mueller began his career with The Bank of New York in 1965. He was with two other banks from 1978 to 1988; the latter was Carteret Savings Bank where he was President. Between 1989 and March 2004, Mr. Mueller was employed as Executive Vice President (until 1991) and as Senior Executive Vice President of The Bank of New York. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Mueller served as Chief Credit Policy Officer of the bank with responsibilities as head of worldwide risk management. From 1998 to 2004, his responsibilities included the bank’s global trading operations, commercial real estate lending, regional commercial banking, community development, residential mortgage lending and equipment leasing. He was a member of the bank’s Senior Planning Committee. Mr. Mueller currently serves on the Boards of Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc., Danita Container, Inc., the Community Preservation Corp., the Borough of Manhattan Community College Fund and All Ahead, Inc. He is a member of the Battery Park City Authority and an Advisory Board Member of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York, Inc.