Steven E. Wheeler
Mr. Wheeler is President of Wheeler & Co., a private investment firm. He joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in 1993. He is also currently a Director of Bariston Partners LLC, PingTone Communications, Inc. and HFF, Inc. Between 1993 and 1996, he was Managing Director and a Director of Copley Real Estate Advisors and President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Copley Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. From 1991 to 1993, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Realty Investors, which manages an equity real estate portfolio. Earlier, he was an Executive Vice President of Bank of New England Corporation from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Wheeler received a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from the University of Virginia, a Master's Degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Wheeler brings to our Board a broad understanding of business and finance matters, as well as over 20 years of experience with the Company as a member of its Board.