Wayne A. Wicker

WAYNE A. WICKER joined Cadence Capital Management in January 1998. He
was promoted to Managing Director in March 2000, and currently serves as
a Senior Portfolio Manager and research generalist. Prior to joining the
firm, Mr. Wicker was Director of Investment Strategy at Howard Hughes
Medical Institute, Manager and then Director of Employee Benefits at
Dayton Hudson Corporation and Financial Analyst at IDS Financial
Services (now American Express Financial Advisors). He has 21 years
investment experience. Mr. Wicker earned a BA in Business Administration
from Michigan State University as well as a BA in Communications from
the University of Washington. He received an MBA in Finance from the
University of Washington in 1984 and became a Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) in 1988.