THE DIRECTOES & BROARDS
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New Directors July - September 2008 Companies adding new directors: 61 Number of new directors: 76 Category Number %of total Retired 24 32% Senior Officers 20 26 Chairman/CEOs 13 17 Finance 8 11 Consultants 6 8 Not-for-Profit 3 4 Academia 1 1 Legal 1 1 Total 76 100% Women 19 25% NOTE: The appointments published in the following pages are just a selection of the directors added to the Directors Roster database, which will be available online to subscribers soon. It will be updated daily and will be fully searchable. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.
New York, NY has added to its board:
Chair, Global Agenda Council on Systemic Financial Risk
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
New York, NY
Bio Notes: In 2007 she retired as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., where she spent a more than 20-year career and served in such roles as head of the global investment research division and chairman of the global markets institute. Previously was an attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. She chairs the investment committees at the University of Southern California and the Markle Foundation. Also is a director of Intuit Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Visa Inc. Age 51.
AIG is an international insurance and financial services company. Revenues are $93 billion. World Economic Forum is a global community of business, political, intellectual and other leaders committed to improving the state of the world.
AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO. INC.
Voorhees, NJ has added to its board:
Richard R. Grigg
Executive Vice President
Julia L. Johnson
Bio Notes: Grigg also serves as president of FirstEnergy Utilities Group. Prior to joining FirstEnergy in 2004 as EVP and COO he spent a 34-year career at Wisconsin Energy Corp., where he held numerous positions at its subsidiaries Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Gas Co., and retired as president and CEO of WE Generation. Also presently serves as president of FirstEnergy Utilities Group. Johnson was SVP of policy and strategic communications for MILCOM Technologies Inc., a military technology commercialization company, prior to founding NetCommunications. From 1992-1999 she served two consecutive terms on the Florida Public Service Commission, responsible for Florida's $ 16 billion water and wastewater, electric, gas, and communications industries. She was also chairperson of Florida Public Service from 1997-1999. Also is a director of Allegheny Energy Inc., MasTec Inc., and Northwestern Corp.
American Water is a utility serving more than 18 million people in 29 states, three Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico. Revenues are $2 billion. FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company. Revenues are $13 billion. NetCommunications is a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy, and information technology public policy arenas.
ATMOS ENERGY CORP.
Dallas, TX has added to its board:
Ruben E. Esquivel
VP for Community and Corporate Relations
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS
Bio Notes: In present position since 1995. He is also a member of the North Texas District Export Council, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. From 1989-1991 he served as chairman of the Dallas County Hospital District. Previously was president of the DeSo-to Independent School District. A native of Cuba, he began work in 1961 as an assembler at AVO International Inc., where he was named president and CEO in 1985 and its vice chairman in 1994. Age 65.
Atmos is a natural gas distributor. Revenues are $7 billion.
Memphis, TN has added to its board:
William C. Crowley
EVP and Chief Administrative Officer
SEARS HOLDINGS CORP.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Robert R. Grusky
NEW MOUNTAIN CAPITAL LLC
New York, NY
Bio Notes: Crowley has served since 2005 as a director of Sears Canada Inc. and as chairman of the board since 2006. Since 1999 he has also served as president and COO of ESL Investments Inc., a private investment firm. He formerly was a managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co. Also is a director of AutoNation Inc. Grusky co-founded New Mountain Capital in 2000, where he served as principal and managing director until 2005. Since 2000 he has also served as managing member of Hope Capital Management LLC. Previously was president of RSL Investments Corp., the primary investment vehicle for Ronald S. Lauder. Prior to 1998 he served in a variety of capacities in the M&A department and principal investment area of Goldman Sachs & Co. Also is a director of AutoNation Inc. and Strayer Education Inc.
AutoZone is a specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories. Revenues are $6 billion. Sears is a retailer. Revenues are $50 billion. New Mountain is an equity management firm.
Phoenix, AZ has added to its board:
William P. Sullivan
President and CEO
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Santa Clara, CA
Bio Notes: In present position since 2005. Began his career at Hewlett-Packard Co., where he held numerous positions, including general manager and VP of the components group. In 1999, when Agilent was spun off from H-P, he served as SVP and general manager of its semiconductor products group, and in 2002 was named COO. Also is a director of URS Corp. Age 56.
Avnet is a distributor of electronic components, computer products, and technology services. Revenues are $18 billion. Agilent provides measurement products to the communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries. Revenues are $5 billion.
BIO-IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Newtown, PA has added to its board:
Adeoye Y. Olukotun
Chief Medical Officer
VIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
San Francisco, CA
Bio Notes: Co-founded VIA Pharmaceuticals, where he has served in his present position since 2004. Previously founded and was CEO of CR Strategies LLC and chief medical officer of Esperion Therapeutics Inc. from 2001 until its acquistion by Pfizer in 2004. From 1996-2001 he was VP of medical and regulatory affairs and chief medical officer of Mallinckrodt Inc. Formerly spent 13 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., where he was VP of two divisions focused on cardiovascular research. Also is a director of Icagen Inc.
Bio-Imaging supports product development for the pharmaceutical industry. Revenues are $59 million. VIA is a biotechology company focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Lake Forest, IL has added to its board:
Anne E. Belec
Director of Global Marketing
FORD MOTOR CO.
Bio Notes: Prior to joining Ford Motor Co. she served as president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, where she oversaw operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. She also served as VP of sales operations for Volvo Car Corp. in Sweden. Previously held a variety of senior marketing positions at Ford, Lincoln Mercury, and Ford of Canada. Age 45.
Brunswick manufactures and markets leisure products, including pleasure boats, bowling and billiards products, and fitness equipment. Revenues are $6 billion. Ford manufactures car and trucks worldwide. Revenues are $163 billion.
CACI INTERNATIONAL INC.
Arlington, VA has added to its board:
James L. Pavitt
Bio Notes: In present position since 2004. Formerly was deputy director of operations for the Central Intelligence Agency, heading up the CIA's operational response to the attacks of 9/11. He previously was the senior intelligence adviser on the National Security Council team for President George H.W. Bush.
CACI provides services and IT solutions for defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government operations. Revenues are $2 billion. Scowcroft is an international relations consultancy.
Conshohocken, PA has added to its board:
Senior Vice President and CFO
JEFFERSON HEALTH SYSTEMS INC.
Bio Notes: Ahrens most recently served as president of Merck Consumer Healthcare Group Worldwide. He previously held senior positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb, including consumer group president North America and president, Bristol Myers Products Division. He also held management positions at Richardson Vicks and Procter & Gamble. He currently serves as a nonexecutive adviser to the board of Johnson & Johnson Merck. Also is a director of ULURU Inc. Gorman previously served as SVP and CFO of Universal Health Services and president and CFO of Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a NYSE-listed healthcare REIT. He began his career with Mellon Bank, where he served in numerous credit, cash management, and corporate banking functions.
CardioNet is a wireless medical technology company. Revenues are $99 million.
CARLISLE COMPANIES INC.
Charlotte, NC has added to its board:
Gregg A. Ostrander
MICHAEL FOODS INC.
Bio Notes: Has held numerous senior positions at Michael Foods, including COO, president, and CEO. Also is a director of Arctic Cat Inc. and Birds Eye Foods Inc.
Carlisle is a construction materials manufacturer. Revenues are $3 billion. Michael Foods is a national leader in egg, refrigerated potatoes, and branded cheese processing.
Alameda, CA has added to its board:
Peter Barton Hutt
COVINGTON & BURLING
Bio Notes: Joined Covington & Burling in 1960, where he has practiced continuously except from 1971-1975 when he was...