Steven Kess received his Bachelor and Master Degrees of Business Administration from the Baruch School of the City College of New York. He has held a number of management positions in the communications and healthcare industries with a focus on marketing and business development. His diverse experience has included consumer packaged goods and the dental and healthcare industries. Widely recognized for his critical insight and ability to synthesize business and public policy concerns, Mr. Kess has been both an entrepreneur and a member of larger corporations in his career. Since 1991, Mr. Kess has held several executive positions with Henry Schein, Inc. of Melville, New York in both the medical and dental divisions. Currently he is the Vice President of Professional Relations for Sullivan-Schein Dental and Henry Schein, Inc. Within the dental community, he has served with distinction on the board of directors of many organizations, including the American Dental Association Foundation, currently its Vice President, the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation, the National Museum of Dentistry, Oral Health America, and the American Dental Assistants Association. In addition, he has served on the corporate advisory board of the National Dental Association and the Hispanic Dental Association. He is the Chairman of the American Dental Trade Association's Community Relations Committee, Secretary-Treasurer of the Santa Fe Group oral health think tank and a member of the Nation's Healthy People 2010 Committee. He has written numerous articles on advertising, marketing and innovation, and is an award-winning documentary film producer. Biographical sketches of Mr. Kess appear in the 1988-1990 editions of Who's Who in the East and in the 1985-1986 edition of Who's Who in Industry and Finance.