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Committee Charters

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.

  Audit Committee Compensation Committee Information Technology Oversight Committee Nominating & Governance Committee

James L. Barksdale

    Chairperson Committee Member

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. Read More


John A. Edwardson

Chairperson      

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. Read More


Marvin R. Ellison

  Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member 

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. Read More


John C. ("Chris") Inglis

  Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member

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. Read More


Kimberly A. Jabal

Committee Member    Committee Member  

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. Read More


Shirley Ann Jackson

Committee Member Committee Member   Committee Member

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). Read More


R. Brad Martin

Committee Member     Committee Member

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. Read More


Joshua Cooper Ramo

Committee Member   Committee Member  

Vice Chairman
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. Read More


Susan C. Schwab

  Committee Member Committee Member  

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. Read More


David  P. Steiner

      Chairperson

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.Read More


Paul  S. Walsh

  Chairperson
 

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. Read More


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