Joseph L. Bower, D.B.A.
Dr. Bower joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in February 1993 and has served as lead director since April 2005. Since 2008, he has been the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and prior to 2008, he was the Donald Kirk David Professor of Business Administration. Dr. Bower also serves as a director of Loews Corporation and the New America High Income Fund. During the past five years, Dr. Bower also served as a director of the TH Lee Putnam EOP Fund, Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. Dr. Bower brings to the Board more than three decades of experience in corporate governance and management, during which he has written books and taught these subjects at the Harvard Business School. Additionally, he has consulted with numerous organizations on problems of strategy and organizational development, including strategic planning and succession planning. As a result, we believe he is well suited for his roles as lead director and as chair of our Compensation Committee.