David R. Coates is a Director of National Life Group and was elected to the Board in 1993. Coates, a retired managing partner of KPMG's Burlington, Vermont, office, also held several key leadership positions at the New England Culinary Institute. Coates is a Director of Green Mountain Power Corp., A.N. Deringer, Inc., Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company (Advisory Board), VELCO and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. Coates was elected as the Vermont Chamber's Citizen of the Year in August of 2003. He is a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisers, the Vermont Debt Affordability Advisory Committee, the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank and the American Institute of CPAs.