George P. Sape was appointed to the Board in 2015 and previously served as a Watsco director from 2003 to 2014. Mr. Sape retired in 2015 as the Managing Partner of Epstein Becker and Green, P.C., a New York-based law firm, after 29 years. Mr. Sape previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for Organizations Resources Counselors, Inc., a consulting services provider to a number of Fortune 500 companies and has served as counsel or as an advisor to various congressional committees related to labor, education and public welfare. Mr. Sape also serves on the board of the University of Colorado School of Business. Mr. Sape is the Lead Independent Director and is a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Sape brings core leadership skills from his experience as the managing partner of a large law firm and consulting for Fortune 500 companies as well as his experience in governance matters and through private company directorships.