Directors Roster: a quarterly record of new director appointments.

 
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THE DIRECTORS & BOARDS Directors Roster--a quarterly record of new director appointments--is compiled from public and private sources by the editorial staff of DIRECTORS & BOARDS and is sponsored by Heidrick & Struggles. Please forward your directors' appointments to kmccarthy@directorsandboards.com.

Submissions of new directors and appointments are welcome from all sources, including executive recruiters, corporate communications staffs, and directors themselves.

ACORDA THERAPEUTICS INC.

Hawthorne, NY

has added to its board:

Barry Greene

Chief Operating Officer

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

Cambridge, MA

Ian F. Smith

Executive Vice President and CFO

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

Cambridge, MA

Bio Notes: Greene has been in his present position since 2003. Previously held numerous senior positions in the health care industry, including general manager of oncology at Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. Smith joined Vertex in 2001. Previously was a partner in the life science and technology practice group of Ernst & Young LLP.

Acorda is a biotechnology company developing therapies for spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and related nervous system disorders. Revenues are $22 million. Alnylam is a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics. Revenues are $21 million. Vertex is a biotechnology company. Revenues are $186 million.

ALBEMARLE CORP.

Richmond, VA

has added to its board:

Harriett Tee Taggart

Bio Notes: Recently retired as a partner and SVP at Wellington Management LLC, a global investment firm. Over the last decade had firmwide responsibility for global investments in publicly traded stocks of companies in specialty and basic chemicals.

Albemarle develops specialty chemicals for consumer electronics. Revenues are $2 billion.

ALCOA INC.

Pittsburgh, PA

has added to its board:

Ratan N. Tata

Chairman

TATA SONS LTD.

Mumbai

Bio Notes: Joined the Tata Group in 1962 and became chairman of Tata Sons Ltd. in 1991. Serves on the international advisory boards of Mitsubishi Corp., the American International Group, and JP Morgan Chase, and is a director of Fiat.

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Alcoa is a manufacturer of aluminum products. Revenues are $30 billion. Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata Group, India's largest private-sector conglomerate.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC.

Warrendale, PA

has added to its board:

Alan Kane

Dean of the School of Business and Technology

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

New York, NY

Bio Notes: In present position since 2005. From 1997-2006 served as a professor of retailing at the Columbia Graduate School of Business. Previously spent a 28-year career in executive postions in the retailing industry, including roles with Federated Department Stores Inc., May Co., and Grossman's Inc. Also a director of Circuit City Stores Inc.

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American Eagle is a manufacturer of casual clothing. Revenues are $3 billion.

AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.

New York, NY

has added to its board:

Richard C. Levin

President

YALE UNIVERSITY

New Haven, CT

Ronald A. Williams

Chairman, CEO, and President

AETNA INC.

Hartford, CT

Bio Notes: Levin chaired the economics department and served as dean of Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences prior to being appointed the university's president in 1993. Age 59. Williams (pictured) joined Aetna in 2001 as EVP and chief of health operations. Named president in 2002 and chairman and CEO in 2006. Also serves as a trustee of the Conference Board and the Connecticut Science Center Board. Age 57.

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American Express is a financial services and travel company. Revenues are $27 billion. Aetna is a diversified health care benefits company. Revenues are $25 billion.

AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES INC.

St. Charles, MO

has added to its board:

Brett Ichan

Investment Analyst

ICAHN PARTNERS LP

New York, NY

Bio Notes: Since 2004 has also served as an investment analyst for Icahn Partners Master Fund LP. VP of Modal LLC, a company wholly owned and controlled by Carl Icahn that owns shares in American Railcar. Age 27.

American Railcar is a manufacturer of covered hopper and tank railcars. Revenues are $647 million. Icahn Partners is an investment fund controlled by Carl Icahn.

AMERICAN STATES WATER CO.

San Dimas, CA

has added to its board:

Diana M. Bonta

Vice President of Public Affairs

KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN AND HOSPITALS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION

Oakland, CA

Bio Notes: Also serves as an adjunct associate professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1999-2004 was the director of the California Department of Health Services.

American States provides water service in California and Arizona. Kaiser Foundation is a direct health and medical insurance carrier. Revenues are $254 million.

AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY CORP.

San Diego, CA

has added to its board:

Laura M. Clague

Executive Director and Corporate Controller

AMYLIN PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

San Diego, CA

Bio Notes: In present position since 2003. From 1988-1999 was the director of finance and accounting operations, controller, and accounting manager at Sony Electronics Inc. Previously served as internal audit supervisor at Cubic Corp. and held audit positions at KPMG.

American Technology provides acoustic-related products. Revenues are $11 million. Amylin is a biopharmaceutical company. Revenues are $511 million.

APOLLO GROUP INC.

Phoenix, AZ

has added to its board:

James R. Reis

Executive Vice President

GAINSCO INC.

Dallas, TX

Bio Notes: In present position since 2005. Since 2001 has also done merchant banking and management consulting through First Western Capital LLC, which he founded. From 1989-2000 was vice chairman of ING Pilgrim Capital Corp., an asset management company he co-founded. Age 49.

Apollo provides higher education programs. Revenues are $2 billion. Gainsco is a property and casualty insuer. Revenues are $183 million.

ARCADIA RESOURCES INC.

Southfield, MI

has added to its board:

Joseph Mauriello

Bio Notes: Spent a 40-year career with KPMG, where he retired in 2006 as deputy chairman and COO. Also is a director of XL Capital Ltd.

Arcadia is a national provider of home care services and products. Revenues are $154 million.

ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP

Green Bay, WI

has added to its board:

Eileen A. Kamerick

Executive Vice President, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer

HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES INTERNATIONAL INC.

Chicago, IL

Carlos E. Santiago

Chancellor

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee, WI

Bio Notes: Kamerick was EVP and CFO of Bcom3, parent company of Leo Burnett and Starcom Media, before joining Heidrick & Struggles. Served as a senior legal and financial executive for several Fortune 500 companies. Also is a director of ServiceMaster Co. and Westell Technologies Inc. Santiago also holds the academic rank of professor of economics. Previously was the provost and VP for academic affairs at the University of Albany, State University of New York.

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Associated is a diversified bank holding company. Revenues are $946 million. Heidrick & Struggles is an executive search and leadership consulting firm. Revenues are $502 million.

AUTONATION INC.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

has added to its board:

Kim C. Goodman

Vice President of Software and Peripherals

DELL INC.

Round Rock, Texas

Bio Notes: In present position since 2005. Previously held senior postions at Dell, including VP of public sector marketing and transactional sales, VP of networking, and VP of business development. Served as partner and VP at Bain & Co.

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AutoNation is an automotive retailer. Revenues are $19 billion. Dell supplies computer systems and services. Revenues are $58 billion.

AVIS BUDGET GROUP INC.

Parsippany, NJ

has added to its board:

Mary C. Choksi

Founding Partner and Managing Director

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT GROUP

Arlington, VA

Bio Notes: Also serves as a founding partner and managing director of Emerging Markets Management LLC, sister company of Strategic Investment Group.

Avis provides vehicle rental services with operations in more than 70 countries. Revenues are $6 billion. Strategic serves institutional and private investors.

BAUSCH & LOMB

Rochester, NY

has added to its board:

Catherine M. Burzik

President and CEO

KINETIC CONCEPTS INC.

San Antonio, TX

Bio Notes: Joined Kinetic Concepts in 2006. Previously served as president of Applied Biosystems, a unit of Applera Corp. Held senior postions at Eastman Kodak, including CEO and president of Kodak Health Imaging Systems and general manager and VP of corporate marketing. Also held management positions with Johnson & Johnson, including president of its ortho-clinical diagnostics unit.

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Bausch & Lomb is an eye health company. Revenues are $1.4 billion. Kinetic is a medical technology company. Revenues are $1 billion.

BEAR STEARNS COS. INC.

New York, NY

has added to its board:

Michael Goldstein

Bio Notes: Spent an 18-year career with Toys R Us Inc.; retired as chairman and CEO in 2001. Previously spent 16 years with Ernst & Young, where he was audit partner. Also is a director of 4Kids Entertainment Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., MedcoHealth Solutions Inc., Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., and United Retail Group Inc.

Bear Stearns is an investment banking, securities, trading, and brokerage firm. Revenues are $9 billion.

BEST BUY CO. INC.

Richfield, MN

has added to its board:

James E. Press

President

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

Torrance, CA

Bio Notes: Has spent a 36-year career at Toyota, where he also serves as managing officer of Toyota Motor Corp. Ltd., the parent company in Japan. Chairman of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the industry's top trade group.

Best Buy is a retailer of electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, and appliances. Revenues are $34 billion. Toyota Motor North America is a division of Toyota Motor Corp., which has revenues of $190 billion.

BOEING CO.

Chicago, IL

has added to its board:

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