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DIRECTORS ROSTER: A quarterly record of new director appointments.

The Directors & Boards Directors Roster--a quarterly record of new director appointments--is compiled from public and private sources by Directors & Boards Roster editor Barbara Wenger, and is sponsored by Diversified Search. Please forward your director appointments to

Submission of new director announcements are welcome from all sources, including executive recruiters, corporate communications staff and directors themselves.


Atlanta, Ga.

added to its board

Kelly Barrett

Barrett was SVP of home services at the Home Depot Inc. until the end of 2018. Prior to that, she held positions of VP, internal audit and corporate compliance, and VP, corporate controller.

Aaron's is engaged in specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, and home appliances. Revenues are $4 billion.


Houston, Texas

added to its board

John O. Niemann

Managing Director

Andersen Tax LLC

Houston, Texas

Niemann has served as a managing director of Andersen Tax since 2013. He is also the president and COO of Arthur Andersen LLP since 2003. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1978.

Adams Resources engages in marketing, transportation and storage of crude oil. Revenues are $2 billion.


Duluth, Ga.

added to its board

Sondra L. Barbour

Barbour retired in 2016 as EVP, information systems & global solutions, Lockheed Martin Corp. Joining Lockheed in 1986, she served in various leadership capacities including SVP of enterprise business services and CIO.

AGCO manufactures agricultural equipment and replacement parts. Revenues are $9 billion.


Rochester, N.H.

added to its board

Mark J. Murphy


Qorvo Inc.

Greensboro, N.C.

Murphy is in his current position since 2016. Prior to Qorvo, he was CFO and EVP at Delphi Automotive PLC and served as president of U.S. industrial gases at Praxir Inc.

Albany International is engaged in textile and materials processing businesses. Revenues are $1 billion.


Pittsburgh, Pa.

added to its board

David P. Hess

Hess retired as EVP and chief customer officer of Aero: space for United Technologies Corp. He served as president of Pratt & Whitney Co. Inc. from 2009 to 2014.

Marianne Kah

Kah served as chief economist for ConocoPhillips for more than 20 years until her retirement in 2017. She currently serves as an adjunct senior research scholar and advisory board member of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy policy.

Allegheny Technologies is a producer of diversified specialty metals. Revenues are $4 billion.


Mountain View, Calif.

added to its board

Robin L. Washington


Gilead Sciences Inc.

Forest City, Calif.

Washington joined Gilead in 2008, and is in her current role since 2014. Previously, she was CFO of Hyperion Solutions, and held a number of executive positions with PeopleSoft Inc.

Alphabet provides online advertising services operating through Google and Other Beta segments. Revenues are $142 billion.


Leawood, Kan.

added to its board

Adam J. Sussman

VP & General Manager

Nike Inc.

Beaverton, Ore.

Sussman is the first-ever chief digital officer of Nike Inc. and previously was head of Nike's global strategy and corporate development. Prior to Nike, he was SVP of global publishing at Zynga.

AMC is a theatrical exhibition company. Revenues are $5 billion.


Minneapolis, Minn.

added to its board

Brian T. Shea

Shea served as vice chairman and CEO of Investment Services for BNY Mellon from 2014 until his retirement in 2017. He began his career with Pershing LLC in 1983.

Ameriprise is a financial planning, asset management, and insurance company. Revenues are $13 billion.


Roseland, N.J.

added to its board

Francine S. Katsoudas

EVP & Chief People Officer

Cisco Systems Inc.

San Jose, Calif.

Katsoudas began her career at Cisco in 1996 and has served in various leadership positions including most recently as chief people officer, since 2014.

ADP provides business outsourcing services. Revenues are $14 billion.


Philadelphia, Pa.

added to its board

William M. Cook

Cook had a 30-year career at Donaldson Co. serving in numerous management positions, including executive chairman, CEO and president for more than ten years. He is currently a director of IDEX Corp.

Axalta provides high performance coatings products primarily for the transportation industry. Revenues are $5 billion.


Minneapolis, Minn.

added to its board

Rupert Vessey

President, Research & Early Development

Celgene Corporation

Summit, N.J.

Vessey is in his current position at Celgene since 2016, and is anticipated to hold that position at Bristol-Myers Squibb once its acquisition of Celgene is final. Previously, he held research and development senior management positions for ten years at Merck.

Bio-Techne provides biotechnology re-agents, instruments, and clinical diagnostic controls. Revenues are $703 million.


Raleigh, N.C.

added to its board

Cheemin Bo-Linn

Co-Founder, CEO

Peritus Partners Inc.

San Jose, Calif.

Bo-Linn is in her current position since 2013. Earlier in her career, she served as a VP of IBM in IT infrastructure, software and enterprise storage.

BMC is a lumber and building materials distributor. Revenues are $4 billion.


Watertown, Mass.

added to its board

Laurel J. Richie

Richie served as president of the Women's National Basketball Association LLC from 2011 to 2015. During her tenure, she led the league's business, operations, and marketing initiatives, and became the first African American to run a major US professional sports league.

Bright Horizons provides employer supported child care, early education, and work/life solutions. Revenues are $2 billion.


San Jose, Calif.

added to its board

Justine F. Page

Page was VP, secretary and CAO of Integrated Circuit Systems Inc., retiring in 2005. She currently is a finance advisor of Aerielle Group International Inc. and Aerielle Technologies Inc.

Broadcom provides wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors. Revenues are $22 billion.


Lake Success, N.Y.

added to its board

Amit Zavery

Platform Head, Google Cloud

Google Inc.

Mountain View, Calif.

Zavery is in his current position since early 2019. Previously, he served in senior leadership roles during his 24 years at Oracle Corporation. Most recently, he was EVP and general manager of Oracle Cloud Platform and middleware products.

Broadridge provides investor communications for the financial services industry. Revenues are $4 billion.


Waltham, Mass.

added to its board

Clark K. Ervin


Squire Patton Boggs

Cleveland, Ohio

Ervin is a partner in the government investigations and white collar practice group of Squire. Earlier, he was Inspector General of the State Department under President George W. Bush, who appointed him founding Inspector General of the then newly created Department of Homeland Security. is an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. Revenues are $198 million.


Tempe, Ariz.

added to its board

Neha Parikh


Hotwire Inc.

San Francisco, Calif.

Parikh has been president of Hotwire Inc, part of the Expedia Group, since 2017. Prior to Hotwire, she held marketing and product development roles at Dade Behring.

Carvana operates an e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars. Revenues are $2 billion.


Sandusky, Ohio

added to its board

Carlos A. Ruisanchez

President & CEO

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.

Las Vegas, Nev.

In his current position since 2016, Ruisanchez joined Pinnacle in 2008. Previously, he served as senior managing director at Bear, Stearns & Co.

Cedar Fair is a regional amusement-resort operator. Revenues are $1 billion.


Walnut Creek, Calif.

added to its board

Michael J. Griffith

Griffith was president and CEO of EAT Club Inc., the largest business-focused online lunch delivery company in the United States, until his retirement in 2018.

Central Garden provides products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets. Revenues are $2 billion.


San Jose, Calif.

added to its board

Wesley G. Bush

Bush was CEO of Northrop Grumman from 2010 through 2018 and is currently chairman. Prior to 2010, he served as president and COO, corporate VP and CFO, and president of Northrop's space technology sector.

Cisco provides networking and communications products. Revenues are $51 billion.


Chicago, Ill.

added to its board

Richard A. McGinn

McGinn has more than 45 years of business management, financial and investment experience. He served as CEO of VeriFone Systems Inc. and CEO of Lucent Technologies Inc.

Cushman & Wakefield provide commercial real estate services. Revenues are $8 billion.


Round Rock, Texas

added to its board

Lynn M. Vojvodich

In early 2017, she left as EVP and CMO at Inc. where she served since 2013. Previously, she was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and held marketing strategy positions at Bain & Co. and Microsoft.

Dell Technologies provides information technology products and services. Revenues are $91 billion.


Greenville, S.C.

added to its board

Glenda E. Hood

Hood concluded her political career in 2005 as secretary of state for the state of Florida after serving three terms as mayor and CEO for the city of Orlando, Florida. She currently serves on the boards of SantaFe Healthcare, Axiom Bank NA, and Baskerville-Donovan Inc.

Delta Apparel is one of America's oldest knitwear manufacturers. Revenues are $407 million.


San Francisco, Calif.

added to its board

Anjali Sud


Vimeo Inc.

New York, N.Y.

Sud is in her current position at Vimeo, a provider of cloud-based software tools, since 2017. Previously, she served in various positions at Inc., most recently as director of marketing.

Dolby develops entertainment products and technologies. Revenues are $1 billion.


Midland, MI

added to its board

Samuel R. Allen

Chairman & CEO

Deere & Company

Moline, Ill.

Allen has held his current position since 2010, joining John Deere in 1975. He was appointed to Whirlpool Corp.'s board in 2010 and currently serves as presiding director.

Dow Inc. engages in agriculture, materials science and specialty products businesses. Revenues are $50 billion.


Detroit, Mich.

added to its board

Gary Torgow

Torgow currently serves as chairman of Chemical Financial Corporation, the largest banking company headquartered in Michigan. He is founder and chairman of the Sterling Group.

DTE is a diversified energy company. Revenues are $14 billion.


Charlotte, N.C.

added to its board

Nicholas C. Fanandakis

Fanandakis recently retired after 40-years with DuPont where he was the EVP of DowDuPont Inc. He joined DuPont in 1979, and formerly served as group VP of DuPont Applied Biosciences and VP of Corporate Plans.

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the U.S. Revenues are $24 billion.


Bellevue, Wash.

added to its board

Julie P. Whalen


Williams Sonoma Inc.

San Francisco, Calif.

Whalen joined Williams Sonoma in 2001, progressing through positions of increasing responsibility from VP, corporate controller to SVP and treasurer. She was appointed EVP and CFO in 2012.

Expedia is an online travel company. Revenues are $11 billion.


Grapevine, Texas

added to its board

Lizabeth Dunn

Founder & CEO

Pro4ma Inc.

San Francisco, Calif.

Dunn is in her current position since 2015, at Pro4ma, an information technology services consulting firm. She is also the founder and CEO of Talmage Advisers.

GameStop is a global multichannel video game retailer. Revenues are $8 billion.


Minneapolis, Minn.

added to its board

Elizabeth C. Lempres

Lempres served as senior partner at McKinsey & Company until her retirement in 2017. In her 28year career at McKinsey, she worked with companies across multiple sectors including industrial and consumer goods, retail, financial services, health care, and technology.

General Mills is a consumer foods producer. Revenues are $17 billion.


Watsonville, Calif.

added to its board

Molly C. Campbell

Campbell was the director of the Port Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 2015 through 2018. She was responsible for the operations and oversight of the largest seaport on the east coast and the third largest seaport in the country.

Granite is a heavy civil construction contractor. Revenues are $3 billion.


Palo Alto, Calif.

added to its board

George Kurtz

President, CEO & Co-Founder


Sunnyvale, Calif.

Prior to founding CrowdStrike in 2011, Kurtz was a senior leader at global security company McAfee, serving in roles ranging fom EVP and general manager to worldwide chief technology officer.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a successor company to Hewlett-Packard Co., supplies IT products and services. Revenues are $30 billion.


Columbus, Ohio

added to its board

Kenneth J. Phelan

Phelan is the retired U.S Department of the Treasury Chief Risk Officer, initiating the role in 2014. He also served as acting director for the Office of Financial Research, an independent bureau within the Treasury Dept.

Huntington is a regional bank holding company. Revenues are $4 billion.


Atlanta, Ga.

added to its board

William F. Glavin

Glavin served as president of OppenheimerFunds Inc. from 2009 until his retirement in 2013. Previously, he held several senior executive positions at MassMutual Financial Group, including co-chief operating officer.

Invesco is a publicly owned investment manager. Revenues are $5 billion.


Sunnyvale, Calif.

added to its board

Christine M. Gorjanc


Arlo Technologies

San Jose, Calif.

Gorjanc is in her current position at Arlo, a new generation Internet of Things platform company, since mid 2018. Previously, she was CFO of Netgear, a global networking company.

Janet Haugen

Haugen served as CFO and SVP of Unisys Corp. from 2000 to late 2016. She also held positions as acting CEO and corporate controller. Prior to her 20-year career at Unisys, she was a partner at Ernst & Young.

Juniper designs high-performance network products and services. Revenues are $5 billion


Santa Rosa, Calif.

added to its board

Joanne B. Olsen

Olsen retired as EVP of Oracle Global Cloud Services & Support in 2017. Previously, she was SVP and leader of Oracle's applications sales, alliances, and consulting organizations in North America.

Keysight provides electronic measurement technology to the communications and electronics industries. Revenues are $4 billion.


Pittsburgh, Pa.

added to its board

Joao M. Castro-Neves


3G Capital

New York, N.Y.

Castro-Neves has been in his current position since mid2018. He retired as CEO of Anheuser-Busch, the North American unit of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV at the end of 2017.

Kraft Heinz manufactures and markets food and beverage products. Revenues are $26 billion.


Nashville, Tenn.

added to its board

Nicholas Grasberger

Chairman & CEO

Harsco Corporation

Camp Hill, Pa.

Grasberger joined Harsco in 2013 as CFO and appointed to his current position in 2014. Previously, he was managing director of the precision polymers division of Fenner PLC.

Louisiana-Pacific supplies building products to retail, wholesale, and industrial markets. Revenues are $3 billion.


Provo, Utah

added to its board

Laura Nathanson

EVP, Client & Audience Solutions

The Walt Disney Company

Burbank, Calif.

Nathanson is currently leading Disney/ABC's data and systems initiative to enable strategic decision-making across Disney/ABC media networks. She spent more than thirty years working for several industry leaders including BBDO, Grey Advertising, NBC, Fox Broadcasting in its infancy, and Disney for the last 20 years.

Nu Skin provides anti-aging prsonal care products. Revenues are $3 billion.


San Jose, Calif.

added to its board

Brian Stevens

Stevens recently served as CTO of Google Cloud, responsible for leading the technology vision for Google's public cloud offering. Previously, he spent nearly 13 years at Red Hat, including as EVP and CTO,

Nutanix provides an enterprise cloud operating system. Revenues are $1 billion.


Santa Clara, Calif.

added to its board

Stephen Neal

Neal served as chairman of the law firm Cooley LLP since 2001 and as CEO from 2001 to 2008. Previously, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Levi Strauss & Co.

NVIDIA operates as a visual computing company. Revenues are $12 billion.


New York, N.Y.

added to its board

Scott Gottlieb

Special Partner

New Enterprise Association

New York, N.Y.

Dr. Gottlieb is also a resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. He served as 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from 2017 to 2019.

Pfizer develops healthcare products including medicines and vaccines. Revenues are $54 billion.


San Francisco, CA

added to its board

Frederick W. Buckman

Buckman served as CEO of electric and gas utilities PacifiCorp. Consumers Energy, and Trans-Elect Inc. He also served as CEO of Shaw Power Group.

PG&E provides electricity and natural gas. Revenues are $17 billion.


Portland, Ore.

added to its board

Marie Oh Huber

SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

eBay Inc.

San Jose, Calif.

Huber is in her current position at eBay since 2015. Previously she served as SVP and general counsel at Agilent Technologies and was corporate counsel for the Hewlett-Packard Company

Portland General is an electric utility. Revenues are $2 billion.


Pittsburgh, Pa.

added to its board

Steven A. Davis

Davis was chairman and CEO of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2014. Previously he served in executive and management positions with YUM! Brands and Kraft General Foods.

Cathy R. Smith


Target Corp.

Minneapolis, Minn.

Before joining Target in 2015, Smith served as EVP and CFO at Express Scripts. She also held EVP and CFO positions at Walmart International and GameStop.

PPG manufactures coatings, specialty materials, and glass products. Revenues are $15 billion.


New York, N.Y.

added to its board

Nicole A. Avant

Ambassador Avant served as U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas from 2009 to 2011. From 1998 to 2016, she served on the board of Best Buddies International,.

Revlon is a cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care products company. Revenues are $3 billion.


Camp Hill, Pa.

added to its board

Elizabeth Burr

Burr most recently served as CIO and VP of healthcare trend and innovation at Humana. She also founded Humanas strategic investing practice, Humana Health Ventures. Previously, she was managing director of Citi Ventures.

Katherine B. Quinn

Vice Chairman & CAO

U.S. Bancorp

Minneapolis, Minn.

Before her current appointment, Quinn was EVP and chief strategy and reputation officer of U.S. Bancorp. Earlier, she was CMO of WellPoint Inc. (now known as Anthem Inc.) from 2010 to 2013.

Rite Aid is a retail drugstore chain. Revenues are $22 billion.


Green Bay, Wis.

added to its board

John Swainson

Exec. Partner

Siris Capital Group LLC

New York, N.Y.

Prior to joining Siris, Swainson was president of Dell Software group from 2012 to 2016 and served as a senior advisor to Silver Lake, a private equity firm. Previously, he was CEO and director of CA Technologies.

Schneider is a transportation and logistics services company. Revenues are $5 billion.


Manhattan Beach, Calif.

added to its board

Katherine J. Blair


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Los Angeles, Calif.

Blair leads Manatt's capital markets practice. She currently serves as chair of the executive committee of the business law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Blair is the first female appointed to Skecher's board of directors.

Skechers provides fdootwear for men, women and children. Revenues are $5 billion.


Fremont, Calif.

added to its board

Laurie Simon Hodrick

Visiting Professor of Law

Stanford Law School

Stanford, Calif.

Hodrick is a visiting professor of law and Rock Center for Corporate Governance fellow at Stanford Law School, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the A. Barton Hepburn professor emerita of economics in the faculty of business at Columbia Business School.

SYNNEX provides business process services. Revenues are $21 billion.


Baltimore, Md.

added to its board

Dina Dublon

Dublon retired as EVP and CFO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2004. She currently serves on the board of PepsiCo. Inc. and on the board of over seers of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Robert J. Stevens

Stevens retired in 2013 as chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. He served as CEO from 2004 through 2012 and was chairman from 2005. He currently serves on the boards of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the Atlantic Council.

T. Rowe Price is a global investment company. Revenues are $5 billion.


Dallas, Texas

added to its board

Christopher S. Lynch

Lynch served as national partner in charge of the financial services division at KPMG LLC from 2004 until his retirement in 2007. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at KPMG during his 29-year tenure, including chair of KPMG's Americas Financial Leadership team.

Tenet operates hospitals throughout the United States. Revenues are $18 billion.


Wilmington, Del.

added to its board

Erin N. Kane

President & CEO


Parsippany, N.J.

Kane has been in her current position since AdvanSix's spin-off from Honeywell in 2016. Previously, she served as VP and general manager of Honeywell resins and chemicals, joining the firm in 2002.

Chemours provides performance chemicals. Revenues are $6 billion.


San Francisco, Calif.

added to its board

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Immelt, the 9th chairman of GE who served as CEO for 16 years, retired in late-2017. He held several global leadership positions since joining GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances and president and CEO of GE Healthcare.

Twilio provides a cloud communications platform. Revenues are $754 million.


Providence, R.I.

added to its board

Jack L. Stahl

From 2002-2006, Stahl served as president and CEO of Revlon Inc. He previously spent more than 20 years with Coca-Cola Co., where he held senior positions, including CFO and president and COO

United Natural Foods distributes natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products. Revenues are $14 billion.


Pittsburgh, Pa.

added to its board

John V. Faraci

Faraci retired in 2014 as chairman and CEO of International Paper Co., serving in that position since 2003. During his 40-year career at International Paper, he served in a series of financial, planning and management positions.

United States Steel is an integrated steel producer. Revenues are $15 billion.


San Francisco, Calif.

added to its board

Charles H. Noski

Until 2012, Noski was vice chairman of Bank of America Corp,, where he previously served as EVP and CFO from 2010 until 2011. He had been corporate VP and CFO of Northrop Grumman Corp. and a senior adviser to the Blackstone Group.

Wells Fargo provides banking and other financial services worldwide. Revenues are $84 billion.


San Francisco, Calif.

added to its board

Scott Dahnke



Greenwich, Conn.

Dahnke has served as co-CEO at L.Catterton since 2016 and as managing partner from 2003 to 2015. Previously, he was managing director of Deutsche Bank Capital Partners.

Williams-Sonoma is a specialty home products retailer. Revenues are $6 billion.


Pleasanton, Calif.

added to its board

Ann-Marie Campbell

President, Southern Division

The Home Depot

Atlanta, Ga.

Campbell joined Home Depot in 1985 as a cashier. She served in a variety of positions, progressing from associate to district manager to vice president prior to assuming her current role.

Workday provides enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Revenues are $3 billion.

Erin Brockovich Joins Personal Care Products Maker LiveVantage's Board

LiveVantage, the dietary and personal care products company, expanded its board with the appointment of Erin Brockovich, an environmental activist whose legal fight against Pacific Gas and Electric Company was the subject of an Oscar-winning movie bearing her name.

"This is a company I have admired at arm's length for some time," says Brockovich who became a strong advocate of dietary supplements in particular following an automobile accident that resulted in a serious back injury. "It's a company with strong momentum--not just in the U.S.--but globally. In today's world, actively managing our health has never been so vital. By the same token, it's never been so easy and accessible."

Brockovich has over 35 years of diverse public health, legal, and business successes, both domestically and globally, and is one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit. As president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, she is currently doing consulting work for national law firms, involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide, and is writing her fourth book.

"We are thrilled with the addition of Erin Brockovich to our board," says LiveVantage chair Garry Mauro. "She brings an uncommon blend of legal prowess and experience, health and wellness advocacy, and global voice and influence. Her passion, tenacity, outside-the-box thinking, and ability to move health-related issues forward will be a major boon to the company."

Her iconic legal battle with the energy industry over ground water contamination was portrayed in the 2000 biographical film starring Julia Roberts. Given her continued work, she has requests for her help with water supply issues in every state in the U.S., Australia, and other international hot spots. She has been awarded myriad health and wellness honors and distinctions over the course of her career, including Harvard School of Public Health's highest award, the Julius Richmond Award.--Barbara Wenger

Former Senator Ayotte Joins Blackstone Group Board

Former senator Kelly Ayotte joined the board of The Blackstone Group, bringing the number female directors to two out of 11 total board members.

Ayotte represented New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate from 2010 until her narrow defeat by Gov. Maggie Hassan in 2016. The race was widely seen as one of the most competitive races in the country at the time.

According to a Blackstone SEC filing, Ayotte will receive a $150,000 a year, and "effective May 13,2019, a grant of deferred restricted common units with a value of $210,000 under The Blackstone Group LP. Amended and Restated 2017 Equity Incentive Plan. These deferred restricted common units will vest, and the underlying common units will be delivered, on the first anniversary of the date of grant, subject to Ms. Ayotte's continued service on the board of the directors of the general partner."

During her tenure in the Senate, Ayotte served on the Senate budget, Commerce, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Armed Services, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Aging committees. She chaired the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations. Previously, she served as New Hampshire's first female attorney general, first appointed by a Republican governor and twice reappointed by a Democratic governor. She also served as deputy attorney general, chief of the homicide prosecution unit, and as legal counsel to Gov. Craig Benson.

Commenting on the appointment, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone chairman, CEO and co-founder, said, "During her career in public service, Kelly distinguished herself with a willingness to work cooperatively to solve complex challenges. This judgment, combined with her leadership experience in a number of policy areas relevant to Blackstone's business, will add great value to the firm."

Ayotte said, "Blackstone's ability to navigate the complex and changing world to remain a perpetual industry leader is a testament to the vision and strength of its people. I look forward to contributing to the firm's continued success, which benefits so many around the world."

She currently serves on the boards of Caterpillar, News Corp, BAE Systems, Boston Properties, Blink Health and Bloom Energy. She also serves on the advisory boards of Microsoft, Chubb Insurance and Cirtronics, as well as a number of nonprofit boards.--Barbara Wenger

Major League Baseball Former Executive Joins Tyson Foods' Board

Jonathan D. Mariner, a former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball, was named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods.

A private investor and entrepreneur, Mariner, 64, spent 23 years working in professional sports. For 13 of those years, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball for the office of the commissioner. As CFO, he led the league's accounting, treasury and budgeting functions, completing more than a dozen franchise purchase and sale transactions.

"Our governance and nominating committee recommended Jonathan because of his financial background, entrepreneurial interests and experience in strategic investments, acquisitions and forecasting," says Tyson Foods chairman John Tyson. "We believe his insight will help us as we continue to grow our value-added and international businesses."

Prior to his position at Major League Baseball, he was the CFO for the Florida Marlins Baseball Club, Florida Panthers Hockey Club and Dolphins Stadium. Mariner was one of the initial investors in Charter Schools USA and served as chief operating officer and CFO.

Mariner is currently the founder and president of TaxDay, LLC, a private software firm that creates apps designed for people who work or reside in multiple U.S. states throughout the year and need to track time spent in different tax jurisdictions for reporting at tax time. He also is serving on an interim basis as the head of Regional Sports Networks for The Walt Disney Company pending the networks' sale.--Barbara Wenger

Former NASA Astronaut and NFL Player Joins BWX Technologies

Leland D. Melvin, the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space, joins BWX Technologies Inc. board of directors.

BWX Technologies, formerly known as The Babcock & Wilcox Co., manufactures and sells nuclear components in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Through the company's joint ventures, it provides management and operations at more than a dozen NASA and U.S. Department of Energy facilities.

Melvin, 55, is a NASA veteran, spending more than 24 years with the agency as an astronaut, research engineer and administrator.

In 2008 and 2009, he flew two missions on the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist, logging over 565 hours in space. He served as NASA's associate administrator for education from 2010 until his retirement in 2014. As head of NASA's education program, he served as co-chair on the White House's Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force developing the nation's five-year science, technology, engineering and math education plan. He was the Unite States representative and chair of the International Space Education Board, a global collaboration on learning about space.

"We are very fortunate to add Leland to our board," says John A. Fees, BWX Technologies chairman. "His scientific background and unique experience with NASA and the international community will be vary beneficial as we continue to pursue new business opportunities that leverage our long-standing nuclear operations capabilities."

Prior to joining NASA, Melvin was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1986 college football draft and later played for the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of the University of Richmond, a director's fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and a speaker at the Creative Artists Agency based in California.--Barbara Wenger

GameStop Appoints Wizards Owner, and Technology CEO to Its Board

GameStop appoints Raul Fernandes, owner the NBAs Washington Wizards and Lizabeth Dunn, CEO of Pro4ma Inc, technology services consulting firm, to its board, bringing the total number in the boardroom to 11, nine of whom are independent.

GameStop, the video game and electronics retailer struggling to compete in the digital world, made the director appointments as part of a deal with two of its major shareholders: Permit Capital Enterprise Fund, LP. and Hestia Capital Partners L.P.

"We look forward to leveraging their expertise across our organization and remain focused on aggressively pursuing innovative opportunities that create meaningful experiences for our customers and drive value for shareholders," says Dan DeMatteo, GameStop's executive chairman.

Fernandez is the vice chairman and owner of Monumental Sports, a private partnership that co-owns the NBAs Washington Wizards, the NHL's 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, Team Liquid eSports and Wizards District Gaming NBA 2K, as well as co-owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. He also serves as special adviser and limited partner to General Atlantic Partners, a growth equity firm. He is an active technology investor in disruptive companies across multiple verticals. He is the chairman of a leading SaaS fashion company, Snap+Style Business, and is also an investor in neurotechnology and brain health analytics company, SyncThink.

Dunn is the founder and CEO of Pro4ma Inc., an information technology services consulting firm that provides cloud-based data forecasting and predictive analytics tools to retailers. She also is the founder and CEO of Talmage Advisers, a retail and branded consumer products consulting firm that provides a full range of services across brand strategy, pricing analysis, financial benchmarking and transactional due diligence.

Prior to founding these firms, Lizabeth served in various consulting and financial analyst roles for leading financial firms and retail organizations, including Macquarie Group, FBR, Thomas Weisel, Prudential Equity Group, Bear Stearns, Gap Inc. and Liz Claiborne. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Spelman College.--Barbara Wenger

McKesson Elects Ford CTO to its Board

Ken Washington, the chief technology officer of Ford Motor Company since 2017, joins McKesson Corporation's board.

Washington, 58, has been leading Ford's worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company's technology strategy and plans, and playing a role in the company's expansion into emerging mobility opportunities. Prior to his CTO role, he was Ford's vice president of research and advanced engineering.

"Ken's years of experience in technology, research, and privacy strategy at complex global organizations will be invaluable to the board as we maintain oversight of the company and provide the leadership team with strategic guidance," explains Edward Mueller, independent board chair at Mckesson, which provides medical supplies and pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions. "He joins the McKesson board of directors at an exciting time as the company drives forward its strategic growth initiative to transform care delivery, deepen relationships with customers, and pursue additional growth opportunities globally."

Previously, Washington was vice president of the advanced technology center at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, leading a team of scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related R&D. He also served as Lockheed Martin Corporation's first chief privacy officer, a role in which he built the company's privacy program.

"I'm honored to join McKesson's board of directors and look forward to working with my fellow board members and company leadership, advising on the strategic direction of the company," adds Washington. "I'm excited by the opportunity to help reshape the healthcare delivery ecosystem by advancing technologies that can improve patient care."--Barbara Wenger

April--June 2019
Companies adding new directors: 176
Number of new directors: 205

Category                                          Number   % of Total

Retired                                              80         39%
Senior Office                                        64          31
Chairmen/CEOs                                        36          18
Finance                                              16           8
Legal                                                 5           2
Academia                                              2           1
Consultants                                           2           1

Total                                               705        100%

Women                                                34         46%
Men                                                 111         54%

Companies appointing more than one new director      27         15%

NOTE: The appointments published in the
following pages are a selection of the new
directors elected in the third quarter of 2019.
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Date:Sep 22, 2019
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