Board Members

Daniel F. Akerson
Former Vice Chairman of The Carlyle Group

Director since February 2014

Vice Chairman of The Carlyle Group from March 2014 to December 2015. Mr. Akerson was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company from January 2011 until his retirement in January 2014. He was elected to the Board of Directors of General Motors Company in 2009 and was Chief Executive Officer from September 2010 to December 2010. Prior to joining General Motors Company, he was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, serving as the Head of Global Buyout from July 2009 to August 2010 and as Co-Head of U.S. Buyout from June 2003 to June 2009. Mr. Akerson currently serves as Chairman of the United States Naval Academy Foundation and Chairman of KrolLDiscovery, LLC, an information services company.

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Nolan D. Archibald
Retired Chairman, President and CEO, The Stanley Black & Decker Corporation

Director since April 2002

Executive Chairman of the Board of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. from March 2010 until his retirement in April 2013. Previously, Mr. Archibald was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Black & Decker Corporation from 1986 to March 2010; President of The Black & Decker Corporation from 1985 to 2010; and Chief Operating Officer of The Black & Decker Corporation from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Archibald also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Corporation and Huntsman Corporation.

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David B. Burritt
President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation

Director since April 2008

President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of United States Steel Corporation since May 2017. Mr. Burritt previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2017 to May 2017 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2013 to February 2017.  Mr. Burritt was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caterpillar Inc. from December 2004 to June 2010; Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Caterpillar Inc. from 2002 to 2004; and held various positions of increasing responsibility at Caterpillar Inc. in finance, tax, accounting and international operations from 1978 to 2002. Mr. Burritt formerly served as a director of Aperam from December 2010 to May 2013 and Global Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc. from 2011 until June 2014.

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Bruce A. Carlson
Retired U.S. Air Force General

Director since July 2015

Retired USAF General, Mr. Carlson has been chairman of the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory's Guidance Council since June 2013. Previously, Mr. Carlson served as the 17th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office from July 2009 until July 2012. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 2009 after more than 37 years of service. During his Air Force career, Mr. Carlson served as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio from August 2005 to November 2008; Commander, Eighth Air Force at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana from May 2003 to August 2005; Director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J-8) for the Joint Staff from January 2000 to May 2003; Director of Operational Requirements at U.S. Air Force Headquarters from August 1996 to January 2000; and Commander, 49th Fighter Wing (the Air Force’s first stealth fighter wing) at Holloman AFB, New Mexico from February 1995 to August 1996. Mr. Carlson also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Benchmark Electronics Inc. 

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James O. Ellis, Jr.
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

Director since November 2004

President and Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Nuclear Power Operations from May 2005 until his retirement in May 2012. Mr. Ellis retired from active duty in July 2004 after serving as Admiral and Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska from October 2002 to July 2004; Commander in Chief, United States Strategic Command from November 2001 to September 2002; Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Europe and Commander in Chief, Allied Forces from October 1998 to September 2000; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations) from November 1996 to September 1998. He formerly served as a director of Inmarsat plc from June 2005 to March 2014 and the board of directors of Level 3 Communications, Inc from March 2005 to November 2017. In February 2013, Mr. Ellis was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He also serves as an Annenberg Distinguished Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Mr. Ellis also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dominion Energy, Inc. 

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Thomas J. Falk
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Director since June 2010

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation since 2003; Chief Executive Officer from 2002 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2002; held various senior management positions since joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1983. Mr. Falk currently serves as a director of the nonprofit organizations, Catalyst, Inc., the University of Wisconsin Foundation and The Consumer Goods Forum, and serves as a governor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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Ilene S. Gordon
Retired Chairman, President Chief Executive Officer, Ingredion Incorporated

Director since June 2016

Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingredion Incorporated since August 2018. Ms. Gordon previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Ingredion Incorporated from January 2018 to July 2018, and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to December 2017. Ms. Gordon was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto’s Alcan Packaging, a multinational business unit engaged in the production of flexible and specialty packaging, from 2007 to 2009 and held various senior management positions of increasing responsibility at its affiliate and predecessor companies from 1999 to 2007. Ms. Gordon also serves as vice chair of The Conference Board and a member of The MIT Corporation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s board of trustees. Ms. Gordon also currently serves on the Board of Directors of International Paper Company.

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Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO
Marillyn A. Hewson
Chairman, President & CEO

Marillyn A. Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She previously held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with the Corporation, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area.

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Vicki A. Hollub
Vicki A. Hollub
President and Chief Executive Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Director since July 2018

President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and member of Occidental’s board of directors since 2015. Ms. Hollub joined Occidental more than 30 years ago and has held a variety of management and technical positions. Most recently, she served as Occidental's president and chief operating officer, overseeing the company's oil and gas, chemical and midstream operations. Prior to that, she was the company's senior executive vice president, and president of Oxy Oil and Gas, where she was responsible for operations in the United States, the Middle East region and Latin America. Ms. Hollub is the U.S. chair for the U.S.-Colombia Business Council. She currently serves on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute and Khalifa University for Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi.

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Jeh C. Johnson
Jeh C. Johnson
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Director since January 2018

Partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017; as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012; as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Air Force from 1998 to 2001; and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. Prior to and between his periods of public service, he was in private practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Mr. Johnson has also served as a director of PG&E Corporation since May 2017.

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Joseph W. Ralston
Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group

Director since April 2003

Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group since March 2003. Retired from active duty in March 2003. Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO, Mons, Belgium from May 2000 to January 2003; and Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. from March 1996 to April 2000. Mr. Ralston formerly served as a director of URS Corporation from 2003 to October 2014. Mr. Ralston also currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Timken Company.

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James D. Taiclet, Jr.
James D. Taiclet, Jr.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer American Tower Corporation

Director since January 2018

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Tower Corporation. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in September 2001; named Chief Executive Officer in October 2003; and selected as Chairman of the Board in February 2004. Previously, Mr. Taiclet served as President of Honeywell Aerospace Services, a unit of Honeywell International from March 1999 to September 2001; as Vice President, Engine Services at Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation from March 1996 to March 1999; and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, specializing in telecommunications and aerospace strategy and operations from July 1991 to February 1996. He began his career as a United States Air Force officer and pilot.

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Committee Membership

Directors     
Audit Classified Business
& Security
Executive
Management Development
& Compensation
Nominating &
Corporate Governance
Strategic Affairs
Daniel F. Akerson X X X Chairman    
Nolan D. Archibald
    X
X Chairman
 
David B. Burritt
X         X
Bruce A. Carlson
  X     X  
James O. Ellis, Jr.
  X
X
    Chairman
Thomas J. Falk
Chairman
  X X    
Ilene S. Gordon X     X    
Marillyn A. Hewson
    Chairman
     
Vicki A. Hollub       X X  
Jeh C. Johnson   X     X  
Joseph W. Ralston
  Chairman X     X
James D. Taiclet, Jr.

        X X