G. Staley Cates, CFA
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.

Staley Cates is the Vice-Chairman of Southeastern Asset Management, Inc., an independent global investment management firm. Southeastern is the investment advisor to the Longleaf Partners family of mutual and UCITS funds and to separately managed institutional accounts. Mr. Cates joined Southeastern in 1986. Morningstar named him and Mason Hawkins, Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year in 2006, for which they were also nominated in 2003 and 2009. In 1998 Money magazine called Longleaf “The Best Mutual Fund Family in America.”

Cates attended the University of Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is Co-Founder of New Hope Christian Academy and was a founding board member of the Soulsville Foundation, Memphis Athletic Ministries, and the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation. He serves as Chairman of the Poplar Foundation, which supports various educational initiatives in Memphis. He was the Governor’s appointee to the Transition Planning Commission in 2011-2012 for the consolidation of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools. He was involved in the original efforts to redevelop the original Stax Records site, to bring the Grizzlies to Memphis, and to redevelop the Sears Crosstown building into Crosstown Concourse.