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Board of Directors

Jeffrey L. Parker
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Jeffrey L. Parker has been chairman of the board and the chief executive officer since ParkerVision's inception in August 1989 and the president from April 1993 to June 1998. From March 1983 to August 1989, Mr. Parker served as executive vice president for Parker Electronics, Inc., a joint venture
Chairman of the Board
Papken S. der Torossian
Independent Director
Papken S. der Torossian has been a director since June 2003. Mr. der Torossian was chief executive officer of SVGI from 1986 until 2001. Prior to his joining SVGI, he was president and chief executive officer of ECS Microsystems, a communications and PC company that was acquired by AMPEX
Independent Director
John Metcalf
Independent Director
John Metcalf has been a director since June 2004. Since November 2002, Mr. Metcalf has been a CFO Partner with Tatum LLC, the largest executive services and consulting firm in the United States. Mr. Metcalf has 18 years experience as a CFO, most recently at ESI, a provider of high-technology
Independent Director
Frank N. Newman
Independent Director
Mr. Newman has served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Chairman and CEO of Shenzhen Development Bank, a national bank in China; Chairman and CEO of Bankers Trust, an international bank based in New York; and CFO of Bank of America and of Wells Fargo Bank.
Paul A. Rosenbaum
Independent Director
Mr. Rosenbaum is the CEO of SWR Corporation, a private company that sells and markets specialty industrial chemicals, which he founded in 1994.  He served as CEO and Chairman of Rentrak Corporation, a Nasdaq publicly traded company, from 2000 to 2009 and served as the non-executive Chairman of
Robert G. Sterne
Independent Director
Robert G. Sterne has been a director since September 2006. Mr. Sterne also served as a director of ParkerVision from February 2000 to June 2003. Since 1978, Mr. Sterne has been a partner of the law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, specializing in patent and other intellectual property
Independent Director
Nam P. Suh
Independent Director
Nam P. Suh has been a director since December 2003. Mr. Suh was inaugurated as President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in July 2006. He is currently on a leave of absence from MIT where he has been a member of the faculty since 1970. At MIT, Mr.
Independent Director
William A. Hightower
Independent Director
From September 2003 to his retirement in November 2004, Mr. Hightower was the president of the Company. Mr. Hightower was the president and chief operating officer and a director of Silicon Valley Group, Inc. ("SVGI"), from August 1997 until his retirement in May 2001.
Independent Director