John E. Bates

Mr. Bates was Chairman and CEO of Bates Private Capital and Bates Private Capital Advisors from 1988 to 2005. Presently he is the CEO of Oswego Partners, Inc, a financial holding company.

Mr. Bates was a senior officer of a major New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) firm. He has served as a litigation consultant and expert witness to most major NYSE brokerage firms, and the Enforcement Division of the NYSE.

Mr. Bates served as Associate Professor of Finance at Lewis & Clark College from 1975 - 1981, and Adjunct Professor of Finance from 1985-1986. He is a Life Trustee at Lewis & Clark College where he also previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Bates graduated from Oregon State University in 1956 with a BS in Finance. He received his MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon in 1967. In 2008, he received an Honorary Alumni Award from Lewis & Clark Law School. In 2009, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lewis & Clark.

Mr. Bates and his wife, Susan, reside in Portland.