Governance & Citizenship

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Board of Directors

James L. Barksdale , , , Chairman and President
Barksdale Management Corporation

Committees:
Chair of Information Technology Oversight
Member of Nominating & Governance

Mr. Barksdale is Chairman and President of Barksdale Management Corporation, an investment management company, a position he has held since 1999. He is also the former Managing Partner of The Barksdale Group, a venture capital firm, a position he held from 1999 to 2013. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Netscape Communications Corporation, a provider of software, services and website resources to Internet users, from 1995 to 1999. He held various senior management positions at FedEx Express from 1979 to 1992, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was a director of FedEx Express from 1983 to 1991. He is currently a director of Time Warner Inc., and he was previously a director of Sun Microsystems, Inc. From January 2012 to June 2012, he served as the interim Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority.

John A. Edwardson , , , Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CDW Corporation

Committees:
Chair of Audit

Mr. Edwardson is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDW Corporation, a provider of technology products and services, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to September 2011 and as Chairman from 2001 to December 2012. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burns International Services Corporation, a provider of security services, from 1999 to 2000. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of UAL Corporation (the parent company of United Air Lines, Inc.), an airline, from 1995 to 1998. He is currently a director of Chubb Limited (formerly ACE Limited) and Rockwell Collins, Inc., and he is a former director of CDW Corporation.

Marvin R. Ellison , , , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

Committees:
Member of Compensation
Member of Information Technology Oversight
Member of Nominating & Governance

Mr. Ellison has been Chairman of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., an apparel and home furnishings retailer, since August 1, 2016 and Chief Executive Officer since August 1, 2015. Mr. Ellison served as President and CEO-Designee of J. C. Penney from November 1, 2014 through July 2015. From August 2008 through October 2014, he served as Executive Vice President – U.S. Stores of The Home Depot, Inc., a home improvement specialty retailer. From June 2002 to August 2008, he served in a variety of operational roles at The Home Depot, including as President – Northern Division and as Senior Vice President – Global Logistics. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Mr. Ellison spent 15 years at Target Corporation in a variety of operational roles. He is currently a director of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. and is a former director of H&R Block, Inc.

John C. ("Chris") Inglis , , , Professor
U.S. Naval Academy

Committees:
Member of Compensation
Member of Information Technology Oversight
Member of Nominating & Governance

Mr. Inglis is currently a Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. He previously served for 28 years at the National Security Agency as a computer scientist and operational manager, retiring in 2014 as the Agency's Deputy Director and senior civilian leader. In this role, he acted as the NSA’s chief operating officer responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy. Prior to joining the NSA, Mr. Inglis had nine years of active duty service as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force, followed by twenty-one years with the Air National Guard, from which he retired as a Brigadier General. Mr. Inglis is currently a director of Huntington Bancshares Inc. and KEYW Corp.

Kimberly A. Jabal , , , Chief Financial Officer
Weebly, Inc.

Committees:
Member of Audit
Member of Information Technology Oversight

Ms. Jabal currently is the Chief Financial Officer and oversees the customer support and human resources functions at Weebly, Inc., a privately-held small business software company. Prior to joining Weebly in November 2015, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Kong Technologies, Inc. (formerly Path, Inc.) and as Vice President of Finance at Lytro, Inc., both early-stage technology companies. She served in various capacities at Google from 2003 to 2011, including as director of engineering finance, director of investor relations and director of online sales finance. Prior to Google, Ms. Jabal spent two years at Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking and eight years with Accenture working in information technology.

Shirley Ann Jackson , , , President
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Committees:
Member of Audit
Member of Compensation
Member of Nominating & Governance

Dr. Jackson is President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a technological research university, a position she has held since 1999. She was Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 1995 to 1999 and Commissioner of the NRC from 1995 to 1999. Dr. Jackson was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 2009 until 2014. She has been Co-Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board since November 2014 and a member of the International Security Advisory Board to the U.S. Secretary of State since July 2011, and she is a life trustee of M.I.T. (member of the M.I.T. Corporation). Dr. Jackson is a National Medal of Science recipient. She is currently a director of International Business Machines Corporation, Medtronic, Inc. and Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. She was previously a director of Marathon Oil Corporation, NYSE Euronext and U.S. Steel Corporation.

R. Brad Martin , , , Chairman
RBM Venture Company

Committees:
Member of Audit
Member of Nominating & Governance

Mr. Martin is Chairman of RBM Venture Company, a private investment company, a position he has held since 2007. He also is Chairman of the Board of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, a producer of natural gas and oil and natural gas liquids, a position he has held since October 2015. Mr. Martin is the former Interim President of the University of Memphis, a position he held from July 2013 until May 2014. Mr. Martin was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated from 1989 to 2006 and remained Chairman until 2007, when he retired. He is currently a director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and First Horizon National Corporation, and he was previously a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Dillards, Inc., Gaylord Entertainment Company, lululemon athletica inc. and Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

Joshua Cooper Ramo , , , Vice Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Committees:
Member of Audit
Member of Information Technology Oversight

Mr. Ramo is Vice Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic advisory firm (he has been Vice Chairman since 2011 and Co-Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2015). He served as Managing Director of Kissinger Associates from 2006 to 2011. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, he was Managing Partner of JL Thornton & Co., LLC, a consulting firm. Before that, he worked as a journalist and served as Senior Editor, Foreign Editor and then Assistant Managing Editor of TIME Magazine from 1995 to 2003. He is currently a director of Starbucks Corporation.

Susan C. Schwab , , , Professor
University of Maryland
School of Public Policy

Committees:
Member of Compensation
Member of Information Technology Oversight

Ambassador Schwab is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, a position she has held since January 2009. She has also served as a strategic advisor to Mayer Brown LLP, a law firm, since March 2010. She served as U.S. Trade Representative from 2006 to January 2009 and as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 2005 to 2006. She was Vice Chancellor of the University System of Maryland and President and Chief Executive Officer of the University System of Maryland Foundation from 2004 to 2005. She was Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy from 1995 to 2003. She was Director of Corporate Business Development of Motorola, Inc., an electronics manufacturer, from 1993 to 1995. She was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service from 1989 to 1993. She is currently a director of The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc. and Marriott International, Inc., and she was previously a director of The Adams Express Company, Calpine Corporation and Petroleum & Resources Corporation.

Frederick W. Smith , , , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
FedEx Corporation

Mr. Smith is the company’s founder and has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx since 1998 and Chairman of FedEx Express since 1975. Mr. Smith was President of FedEx from 1975 through January 2017. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Express from 1983 to 1998, Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Express from 1977 to 1998, and President of FedEx Express from 1971 to 1975.

David P. Steiner , , , Former Chief Executive Officer
Waste Management, Inc.

Committees:
Chair of Nominating & Governance

Mr. Steiner is the former Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management, Inc., a provider of integrated waste management services, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2004 through October 2016. He was President of Waste Management, Inc. from 2010 through July 2016, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2004, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2001 to 2003, and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2000 to 2001. He was a partner at Phelps Dunbar L.L.P., a law firm, from 1990 to 2000. Mr. Steiner was previously a director of TE Connectivity Ltd. and Waste Management, Inc.

Paul S. Walsh , , , Chairman
Compass Group PLC

Committees:
Chair of Compensation

Mr. Walsh is Chairman of the Board of Compass Group PLC, a food service and support services company, a position he has held since February 2014. He also is Chairman of the Board of Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading satellite operator providing high speed internet and data services, a position he has held since November 2013. Mr. Walsh serves as an advisor for L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm, and TPG Capital LLP, a private investment firm. Mr. Walsh served as Chief Executive Officer of Diageo plc, a beverage company, from 2000 to June 2013 and then served as an advisor to the company from July 2013 through 2014. Mr. Walsh also is a director of HSBC Holdings plc, Pace Holdings Corp., RM2 International S.A. and Simpsons Malt Limited, and has been a member of the U.K. Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group since July 2015. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pillsbury Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diageo plc, from 1996 to 2000, and Chief Executive Officer of The Pillsbury Company from 1992 to 1996. He was appointed as a Business Ambassador on the U.K. government's Business Ambassador Network in August 2012. He was previously a director of Diageo plc, Centrica plc, Ontex Group NV and Unilever PLC.

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