Scott D. Rodes

SCOTT D. RODES is an owner of Bahl & Gaynor Inc. His current
responsibilities include portfolio management and investment research.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodes was a Vice President and Senior
Portfolio Manager for Northern Trust in Chicago. He was responsible for
investment management of agency accounts for high net worth individuals,
with assets under management in excess of $900 million. In addition,
Mr. Rodes was a member of the Northern Investment Counselors Equity
Selection Committee. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mr. Rodes was a
research analyst for Waddell & Reed in Kansas City, where his
responsibilities included coverage of technology industries. From
1989-1996, he was an Assistant Vice President and Senior Portfolio
Manager for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. Mr. Rodes managed personal
portfolios in addition to research coverage of the technology sector. He
earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from
Vanderbilt University in 1985 and a Master’s of Business Administration
from Xavier University in 1987. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst
in 1993. Mr. Rodes is on the Board of The Hearing, Speech and Deaf
Center of Greater Cincinnati. He is a Member of the Cincinnati Society
of Financial Analysts, a member of the Board of Knox Presbyterian Church
and a volunteer of Winners Walk Tall.

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February 09, 2004