Mr. Carson was elected to LIN TV Corp.’s Board of Directors in August 2000. Since 1982, he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carson Private Capital, and he has over 38 years of experience sourcing, structuring and managing investments within the private equity and energy industries. From 1974 to 1994, Mr. Carson’s investment focus was in the oil and gas sector. During that period, Mr. Carson founded Carson Petroleum Corporation, which was sold to Devon Energy Corporation in 1982. Mr. Carson also co-founded CPC Dale Petroleum Company, which generated oil and gas prospects and operated wells until those assets were sold to W.R. Grace & Company and Snyder Oil & Gas in 1994. Since 1997, Mr. Carson’s core focus has been the formation of investment partnerships and in the acquisition of oil and natural gas reserves, typically restricted to institutional investors. Mr. Carson serves as a director of various privately held corporations and community organizations. Mr. Carson also serves on the advisory boards of private equity sponsors, HM Capital Partners (Dallas), Lion Capital (London) and Cotton Creek Partners (Dallas).