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Spectranetics Appoints New Board Members

The Spectranetics Corporation (Spectranetics), a developer and distributor of single-use medical devices, has appointed William C. Jennings and Anne Melissa Dowling to its board of directors. Jennings retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, he served over 28 years. Dowling was most recently the senior vice president for strategy of the US Insurance Group at MassMutual Financial Group (MMFG) during 2006 and 2007.

Jennings 28 years career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, includes two separate periods covering 21 years as a senior audit partner serving several of the firm’s largest accounts and seven years developing and leading a risk management and internal control consulting practice. From 1985 to 1991, Jennings also held senior administrative executive roles at Shearson Lehman Brothers and served as chief financial officer at Bankers Trust Company. Jennings graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida. He also serves on the boards of Silgan Holdings Inc. and Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

In this position, Dowling determined the strategy for the insurance businesses (individual life, institutional insurance, disability income, long term healthcare, structured settlements) identifying new markets for MassMutual to pursue, new businesses to enter and disposition of non-strategic businesses. From 1996 to 2006, she built the Large Corporate Markets Division which served professional groups, employers, and high net worth individuals and families with executive benefit program design, balance sheet management, benefit funding and advanced estate planning tools. Prior to the merger of MassMutual with Connecticut Mutual (CML) in 1996, Anne Melissa was the Chief Investment Officer at CML. In this role, she was also responsible for the variable products lines: annuities, mutual funds and qualified pension products. She came to CML from Travelers where she had established the International Investment department and was one of the two insurance General Account managers responsible for the top-down investment policy of these portfolios.

Dowling is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), graduated from Columbia University School of Business with an MBA in Finance, and from Amherst College with a dual degree in Fine Arts and French. She has served as a trustee of Amherst College, University of Connecticut Foundation, and numerous other community organizations.

“I am pleased to welcome Bill and Anne Melissa to our board of directors and look forward to the valuable insights they bring to Spectranetics,” said Emile Geisenheimer, chairman, president and chief executive officer.