Directors roster: a quarterly record of new director appointments.


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October-December 2016

Companies adding new directors: 106 Number of new directors: 123

NOTE: The appointments published in the following pages are a selection of the new directors elected in the fourth quarter of 2016.

A. O. SMITH CORP. Milwaukee, WI has added to its board

Ilham Kadri

President, Diversey Care Division

Sealed Air Corp.

Charlotte, NC

In her current position at Sealed Air since joining the company from Dow Chemical in 2013. She has held a variety of global roles in business leadership, sales and marketing, and R&D in public and private companies such as Huntsman, UCB-Cytec, Shell Chemicals-Basell, and Dow.

A.O. Smith provides water heaters, boilers, and other products for residential and commercial markets. Revenues are $3 billion.

A. SCHULMANINC. Fairlawn, OH has added to its hoard

Kathleen M. Oswald

SVP and Chief HR Officer

Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, MI

After a 28-year career at Chrysler Corp., she retired in 2000 as chief administrative officer for HR, PR and communications. In 2008 she joined Ford Health, one of the nation's leading health care providers, in her current roles.

A. Schultnan manufactures plastic compounds and resins. Revenues are $3 billion.

ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP. Rochester, NH has added to its hoard

Kenneth W. Krueger

He currently serves as chairman of the board of Manitowoc Co., retiring as interim president and CEO in early 2016. Previously he was with Caterpillar Global Mining LLC (formerly Bucyrus International Inc.), A.O. Smith Corp., and Eaton Corp.

Albany International is engaged in textile and materials processing businesses. Revenues are $744 million.

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP. Piano, TX has added to its board

Timothy J. Theriault

He has been an advisor to the CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. since 2015. He was EVP and global CIO of Walgreens Boots from 2014 to 2015 and held leadership positions from 2009. He served in executive positions at Northern Trust Corp. from 1991 to 2009. He also is a director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc.

Alliance provides marketing and loyalty solutions. Revenues are $7 billion.

AMGENINC. Thousand Oaks, CA has added to its board

Ellen Kullman

She retired in 2015 after a 27-year career with DuPont Co. She was named chairman and CEO in 2009. She was the first woman to lead the company in its 212-year history.

Amgen is a biotechnology company operating in oncology, cardiovascular, and other areas of medicine. Revenues are $23 billion.

ASCENA RETAIL GROUP INC. Mahwah, NJ has added to its board

Linda Yaccarino

Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships

NBCUniversal Inc.

New York, NY

She joined NBC in 2011 and is responsible for national advertising revenues and marketing strategy for the company's wide-reaching portfolio, which comprises two broadcast networks, 15 cable networks, and over 50 digital properties. Prior to NBC she was EVP and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising Sales. She was recognized in 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Entertainment: Power 100" for the third year in a row.

Ascena is a specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Revenues are $7 billion.

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD. Philadelphia, PA has added to its board

Deborah J. Kissire

She retired as vice chair and East Central managing partner from Ernst & Young in 2015 after a career of 30-plus years with the firm. She was named as one of the Washingtonian's 150 Most Powerful People in Washington, D.C.

Axalta provides high performance coatings products primarily for the transportation industry. Revenues are $4 billion.

BADGER METER INC. Milwaukee, WI has added to its board

James F. Stern

EVP, General Counsel and Secretary

A.O. Smith Corp.

Milwaukee, WI

In his current position since joining the company in 2007. Previously he spent 15 years as a partner in the transactional and securities practice group of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Badger Meter manufactures products incorporating liquid flow measurement and control technologies. Revenues are $396 million.

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP. New York, NY has added to its board

Linda Z. Cook

Managing Director and CEO

Harbour Energy Ltd.

Houston, TX

Jennifer Morgan


SAP North America

Newtown Square, PA

Cook (pictured) retired in 2010 from Royal Dutch Shell PLC, where from 2004-2009 she was executive director of Shell Gas and Power in the Netherlands. Morgan is in her current position since 2014. Previously she was president of the regulated industries market unit for SAP U.S. She is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization comprised of some of the world's most successful female entrepreneurs and senior corporate leaders. Also joining the BNY Mellon board is Elizabeth B. Robinson, who retired at the end of2015 from Goldman Sachs. She joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 2006.

Bank of New York Mellon provides financial products and services for institutions, corporations and individual investors. Revenues are $15 billion.

BLACK HILLS CORP Rapid City, SO has added to its hoard

Robert P. Otto

He retired the end of 2016 as Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at U.S. Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is a command pilot with more than 2,800 hours and oversaw Air Force oprations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Southwest Asia.

Black Hills is a diversified energy company. Revenues are $1 billion.

BOEING CO. Chicago, IL has added to its board

Robert A. Bradway

Chairman and CEO

Amgen Inc.

Thousand Oaks, CA

He joined Amgen in 2006 as VP of operations strategy, became president and COO in 2010, and has served as chairman and CEO since 2012. He is a director of Norfolk Southern Corp. and chairman of I the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of executives founded to bring solutions to cancer treatment and prevention.

Boeing develops aerospace and electronics industry products. Revenues are $95 billion.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC. Minneapolis, MN has added to its board

Andre Fernandez


CBS Radio

New York, NY

Hal Lawton

Senior Vice President, North America

eBay Inc.

San Jose, CA

Fernandez (pictured) is in his current position since 2015, responsible for the overall direction and management of the company, which includes 117 over-the-air radio stations in 26 major markets. Earlier he held a number of leadership roles at General Electric Co. Lawton has since 2015 overseen all aspects of eBay's Americas business unit, including Canada, United States, and Latin America. He previously spent 10 years in leadership positions at Home Depot, including SVP and president of the company's online business. Also appointed to the Buffalo Wild Wings board is Harmit Singh, EVP and CFO of Levi Strauss & Co.

Buffalo Wild Wings is a restaurant owner, operator, and franchisor. Revenues are $2 billion.

BURLINGTON STORES INC. Burlington, NJ has added to its board

Ted English

He has been executive chairman of Bob's Discount Furniture since early 2016, after serving as CEO from 2006 until 2016. He joined the TJX Companies in 1983 and rose to serve as its president and CEO from 2000 to 2005. He is on the board of online retailer Rue La La.

Burlington Stores is a retailer of branded apparel products. Revenues are $5 billion.

CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC. Calabasas Hills, CA has added to its board

Edie A. Ames


The Counter and BUILT Custom Burgers

Culver City, CA

In her current position since 2015. She was EVP of Wolfgang Puck Catering, COO of both Real Mex Restaurants and Del Frisco's Restaurant Goup, and president of Morton's Restaurant Goup.

Cheesecake Factory operates casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. Revenues are $2 billion.

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP Oklahoma City, OK has added to its board

Gloria R. Boyland

Corporate VP of Operations & Service Support

FedEx Corp.

Memphia, TN

Luke R. Corbett

Boyland has been in her current position since 2015. She was staffVP of service experience and quality from 2004. Corbett held leadership roles at Kerr-McGee Corp. for more than 17 years, including chairman and CEO from 1997 until his retirement in 2006. He currently is lead independent director for OGE Energy Corp.

Chesapeake is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. Revenues are $9 billion.

CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC. Denver, CO has added to its board

Paul T. Cappuccio

EVP and General Counsel

Time Warner Inc.

New York, NY

Robin S. Hiokenlooper

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Liberty Global

Englewood, CO

Cappuccio is in his current position since 2001, overseeing the worldwide management of Time Warner's legal functions. Hickenlooper has served in senior corporate development roles at Liberty, a media company, since 2010. Prior to Liberty she worked in the strategic planning and business development group at Del Monte Foods and in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. Also joining the board, in accordance with an agreement between Chipotle and Pershing Square Capital Management LP, are Matthew Paull, retired SVP and CFO of McDonald's Corp., and Pershing Square Partner AH Namvar.

Chipotle operates Mexican food restaurants. Revenues are $4 billion.

CISCO SYSTEMS INC. San Jose, CA has added to its board

Amy L Chang

Chief Executive Officer

Accompany Inc.

Los Altos, CA

Prior to Accompany, a next-generation networking platform for professionals that she founded in 2013, she led several initiatives at Google Inc. from 2005 to 2012 and previously was a key member of eBay's product strategy team. She is a director of Splunk Inc.


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