Dr. Jennifer Blouin Director and Chair of Audit Committee

Dr. Jennifer Blouin is the Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management and Professor of Accounting at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Blouin is an expert on the role of taxation in firm decision making. Her research examines the effect of taxes on asset pricing, capital structure, corporate payout behavior, multinational firm behavior, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Blouin has provided expert testimony in tax shelter litigation on behalf of the US Department of Justice, and in pharmaceutical patent litigation regarding transfer pricing and the repatriation of earnings by multinational corporations and their affiliates. Dr. Blouin has presented her work at over 75 universities and at numerous association conferences. Dr. Blouin is frequently cited in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times. She currently serves on the board of directors of Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR), and she is an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and an associate editor of the Journal of Accounting Research. Dr. Blouin teaches taxation to undergraduate, MBA, and PhD students and is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and Wharton Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Blouin was a tax manager with Arthur Andersen. She received her PhD in Accounting from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and her BS from Indiana University—Bloomington.