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Board of Directors
Mr. Beattie received a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and served as a partner in the Toronto law firm Torys LLP before joining The Woodbridge Company Limited, where he served as president from 1998 through December 2012. The Woodbridge Company Limited is a privately held investment holding company for the Thomson family of Canada and the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters, where Mr. Beattie served as deputy chairman from 2000 through May 2013 and director from 1998 through May 2013. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Royal Bank of Canada (where he serves as the chairman of the Risk Committee) and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. In addition to his public company board memberships, Mr. Beattie is a director of The Globe and Mail and a trustee of the University Health Network in Toronto.
Mr. Brennan is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He joined Vanguard in 1982, was elected chief financial officer in 1985, president in 1989, and served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008 and chairman from 1998 through 2009. He has been chairman emeritus and senior advisor to Vanguard since 2010. Mr. Brennan is a director of The Hanover Insurance Group, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and LPL Financial Holdings Inc., and lead governor of the FINRA Board of Governors. He is a trustee of The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program and the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Brennan also served as chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation.
Emeritus James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Business, Boston, Massachusetts. Director since 1997.
Dr. James I. Cash, Jr.
Committees: Management Development and Compensation, Science and Technology
A graduate of Texas Christian University with MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University, Dr. Cash joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1976, where he served as chairman of the MBA program from 1992 to 1995, and served as chairman of Harvard Business Publishing from 1998 until 2003. He retired from the Harvard Business School faculty in 2003. Dr. Cash is also a director of The Chubb Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He serves as a trustee of the Bert King Foundation, on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, on the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and as senior advisor to Highland Capital Partners. Dr. Cash also served as a director at Microsoft, Inc. and Phase Forward, Inc. during the last five years.
Mr. D’Souza received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of East Asia and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been chief executive officer and a director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation since January 1, 2007. He also served as Cognizant’s president from January 2007 through February 2012 and chief operating officer from December 2003 through December 2006. Mr. D’Souza joined Cognizant as a co-founder in 1994, the year it was started as a division of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Previously, he held positions at various divisions of Dun & Bradstreet. He is currently a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University and the New York Hall of Science.
Mr. Dekkers received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Radboud University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Eindhoven (Netherlands). He began his professional career in 1985 as a scientist at the corporate research center of General Electric in the United States, gaining experience in various units of the company before joining AlliedSignal (subsequently Honeywell International Inc.) in 1995. In 2000, Mr. Dekkers became chief operating officer and subsequently president and chief executive officer of Thermo Electron Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of laboratory instruments (later renamed Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. following the acquisition of laboratory supplier Fisher Scientific). He joined Bayer, a global healthcare, crop science and material science company, on January 1, 2010, first serving as interim chief executive officer of Bayer Healthcare and since October 2010 serving as chairman of Bayer’s management group. Mr. Dekkers is vice president of the German Chemical Industry Association, Frankfurt, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of German Industry, Berlin. He also served as a director at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. during the last five years.
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Young & Rubicam Brands, global marketing communications network, New York, New York. Director since 1999.
Ann M. Fudge
Committees: Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities
Ms. Fudge received a BA from Simmons College and an MBA from Harvard University. She served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Young & Rubicam from 2003 to the end of 2006. Prior to joining Young & Rubicam, Ms. Fudge worked at General Mills and at General Foods, where she served in a number of positions, including president of Kraft General Foods’ Maxwell House Coffee Company and president of Kraft’s Beverages, Desserts and Post Divisions. She is a director of Novartis AG, Unilever PLC and Infosys Ltd. She is chair of the U.S. Program Advisory Panel of the Gates Foundation, a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and serves on the Advisory Council of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Foreign Affairs Policy Board of the U.S. State Department. Ms. Fudge also served as a member of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Director since 2006.
Dr. Susan M. Hockfield
Committees: Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities, Chair - Science and Technology
Dr. Hockfield, who served as president of MIT from December 2004 through June 2012 and since then has served as professor of neuroscience at MIT, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, and a PhD from Georgetown University, concentrating in neuroscience. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco, she joined the scientific staff at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1980. In 1985, Dr. Hockfield joined the faculty of Yale University, where she went on to serve as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1998 to 2002 and then as provost. Dr. Hockfield is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Hockfield serves as co-chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a U.S. Presidential manufacturing initiative. She holds a number of honorary degrees, including from Brown University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Tsinghua University (Beijing), University of Edinburgh, University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris) and the Watson School of Biological Sciences at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Hockfield is also a director of Qualcomm Inc., an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a member of the MIT Corporation.
Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortunemagazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.
Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Avon Products, Inc., beauty products, New York, New York. Director since 1998.
Committees: Management Development and Compensation, Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities, Science and Technology
Ms. Jung, a graduate of Princeton University, joined Avon Products, Inc. in 1994 as president, product marketing for Avon U.S. She was elected president, global marketing, in 1996; an executive vice president in 1997; president and a director of the company in 1998; chief operating officer in 1998; chief executive officer in 1999, which position she held to April 2012; and chairman of the board in 2001, which position she held to December 2012. Since January 2013, Ms. Jung has served as senior advisor to the Avon board of directors. Previously, she was executive vice president, Neiman Marcus, and a senior vice president for I. Magnin. Ms. Jung is also a director and former co-lead director of Apple Inc.; a member of the supervisory board of Daimler AG; former chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations; and a member of the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company, agricultural, construction and forestry equipment, Moline, Illinois. Director since 2005.
Robert W. Lane
Committees: Audit, Management Development and Compensation.
A graduate of Wheaton College, Mr. Lane also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Lane joined Deere & Company in 1982 following a career in global banking, and served Deere in leadership positions in its global construction equipment and agricultural divisions as well as at Deere Credit, Inc. He also served as Deere’s chief financial officer and president, as chief executive officer from 2000 to 2009, and as chairman of the board from 2000 until his retirement in February 2010. Mr. Lane is a director of Verizon Communications Inc. and Northern Trust Corporation, a member of the supervisory board of BMW AG and a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago.
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson, pharmaceutical, medical and consumer products, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Director since 2002.
Ralph S. Larsen
Committees: Chair - Management Development and Compensation, Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities
After graduating with a BBA degree from Hofstra University, Mr. Larsen joined Johnson & Johnson in 1962. In 1981, he left Johnson & Johnson to serve as president of Becton Dickinson’s consumer products division and returned to Johnson & Johnson in 1983 as president of its Chicopee subsidiary. In 1986, Mr. Larsen was named a company group chairman and later that year became vice chairman of the executive committee and chairman of the consumer sector. He was elected a director in 1987 and served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer from 1989 to 2002. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a former trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Mr. Larsen also served as a director at Xerox Corporation during the last five years.
Chairman Emeritus and former Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, global marketing communications company, New York, New York. Director since 2000.
Rochelle B. Lazarus
Committees: Chair - Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities
A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Lazarus also holds an MBA from Columbia University. She joined Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in 1971, becoming president of its U.S. direct marketing business in 1989. She then became president of Ogilvy & Mather New York and president of Ogilvy & Mather North America before becoming president and chief operating officer of the worldwide agency in 1995; chief executive officer in 1996, which position she held to 2008; and chairman from 1997 until her retirement in June 2012. Ms. Lazarus also serves as a director of Merck & Co., Inc., the American Museum of Natural History, the World Wildlife Fund and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; is a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital; and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.
Mr. Mulva received a BBA and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas. He served as president and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2004; and president, chief executive officer and chairman from 2004 until his retirement in May 2012, after the split of ConocoPhillips into two independent energy companies. Previously, Mr. Mulva served in various roles at Phillips Petroleum Company, including chief financial officer, chairman and chief executive officer. He also serves as a director of General Motors Company. Mr. Mulva served as chairman of the American Petroleum Institute in 2005 and 2006 and is a member of the board of visitors for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Swieringa received a BA in economics from Augustana College, an MBA in accounting and economics from the University of Denver and a PhD in accounting and complex organizations from the University of Illinois. He taught accounting at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University before serving as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 1986 to 1996. He was then an accounting professor at Yale’s School of Management from 1996 to 1997 and was the ninth dean of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Swieringa has been a professor of accounting at the Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1997. He is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the board of managers of the Partners Group Private Equity Fund, and the board of trustees of Augustana College. Dr. Swieringa is a past president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the AAA and a past chair of the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
Mr. Tisch received a degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1998, he has been the president and chief executive officer of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified corporations in the United States with subsidiaries involved in commercial property-casualty insurance, offshore drilling, interstate natural gas transmission, natural gas exploration and production, and luxury lodging. He also serves as a director of Loews, and Loews’s subsidiary CNA Financial. In addition, he is chairman of Loews’s subsidiary Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Mr. Tisch serves as chairman of nonprofit WNET, parent of WNET Channel 13 and WLIW Channel 21. He also sits on the boards of the New York Public Library, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Partnership for New York City, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Tisch also was formerly a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Former Chairman of the Board, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., The Chase Manhattan Bank, and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, investment banking, New York, New York. Director since 1992.
Douglas A. Warner III
Committees: Chair - Audit, Management Development and Compensation, Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities
Following graduation from Yale University in 1968, Mr. Warner joined Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (formerly J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated). He was elected president and a director of the bank and its parent in 1990, serving as chairman and chief executive officer from 1995 to 2000, when he became chairman of the board of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., The Chase Manhattan Bank and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company until his retirement in 2001. Mr. Warner is chairman of the board of managers and the board of overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, chairman of the Yale Investment Committee and a trustee of Yale University. Mr. Warner also served as a director at Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Motorola Inc. and Motorola Solutions Inc. during the last five years.