Mr. Roberson, 68 a native North Carolinian now living in Memphis Tennessee, received his undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He is a CPA, having spent 21 years in the international accounting firm KPMG before joining Conwood Company in 1992 as CFO. Mr. Roberson was later named President of Conwood LLC where, among other duties, was actively engaged in overall business operations, strategic planning, governmental and legislative affairs at the state and Federal level. He retired from Conwood in January 2007 and has since been engaged in consulting and active in numerous start-up businesses, primarly in the healthcare and bioscience area.
Mr. Roberson continues to be active on various corporate boards. He also serves on numerous not for profit boards and recently served as chairman of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.