General Counsel from Foot Locker, Campbell Soup, Hanesbrands, General Motors, and Lockheed Martin Join NACD’s First General Counsel Steering Committee

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 09:31

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced the formation of its first-ever General Counsel Steering Committee. As part of NACD’s goal to equip boards with the information they need to create long-term value for businesses, this invitation-only committee brings together more than 60 progressive general counsel—all nominated by Fortune 500 board committee chairs.

The members of the steering committee will directly shape and inform NACD’s brand-new initiative, The Strategic-Asset GC, which includes resources, a webinar series, and a live meeting on June 1, 2017, in New York City. This initiative is designed to explore the continuing evolution of the role of the general counsel and its impact on boardroom issues, and will help to form leading governance practices as well as NACD resources and additional educational programming.

“The formation of this initiative and committee couldn’t be more timely,” said Peter Gleason, the recently appointed CEO of NACD. “Our members turn to general counsel now more than ever before for their unique legal and strategic perspective. In fact, almost two-thirds of our full board members have their general counsel on their membership roster.”

NACD’s General Counsel Steering Committee members come from a diverse range of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies, including the following:

Eileen G. Akerson
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
KBR Inc.

Adam D. Amsterdam
General Counsel
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.

Audrey Andrews
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
 Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Jeffrey D. Ayers
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Career Education Corp.

Stephen W. Beard
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer 
Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.

Robert Bostrom
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
ANF Corp.

Brian P. Brooks
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Fannie Mae

Richard Buchband
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
ManpowerGroup

Troy Calkins
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Workiva Inc.

Richard Cheap
General Counsel and Secretary
Huntington Bancshares Inc.

Carla Christofferson
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
AECOM

Daniel J. Churay
Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
MRC Global Inc.

Adam Ciongoli
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Campbell Soup Co.

Sheilagh M. Clarke
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Foot Locker Inc.

Kristin M. Coleman
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
US Foods

Mareilé B. Cusack
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Ariel Investments

William L. Deckelman Jr.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Computer Sciences Corp.

Deneen Donnley
Chief Legal Officer
USAA

Stacey H. Doré
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
InfraREIT Inc.

Matthew K. Fawcett
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
NetApp Inc.

David M. Feinberg
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
American Electric Power

Rhonda S. Ferguson
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Union Pacific Corp.

Mark P. Fisher
General Counsel
Stifel Financial Corp.

Billie S. Flaherty
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Chemtura Corp.

Suzanne Rich Folsom
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
United States Steel Corp.

Melissa Frugé
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Spredfast Inc.

Craig Glidden
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
General Motors Co.

David A. Golden
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Eastman Chemical Co.

Timothy B. Goodell
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Hess Corp.

Jonathan M. Gottsegen
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary
BrightView GP

Sari Granat
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
IHS Markit

Mark L. Heleen
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary
Navient Corp.

Kirkland Hicks
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Lincoln National Corp.

John L. Howard
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
W.W. Grainger Inc.

 

Mark S. Howard
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Frank R. Jimenez
Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Raytheon Co.

Joia M. Johnson
Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Hanesbrands Inc.

Daniel J. Kaufman
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
GameStop

Adam R. Kokas
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Secretary
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Les Korsh
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Patterson Cos. Inc.

Jonathan Kuai
General Counsel
Korn Ferry

Lisa K. Kunkle
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
PolyOne Corp.

Maryanne R. Lavan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Lockheed Martin Corp.

Diane Lazzaris
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Wesco International Inc.

Kyle Levine
Vice President of Legal, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Alaska Air Group Inc.

Robert E. Lewis
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Masonite International Corp.

Tamara L. Linde
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
PSEG

Kathleen M. Mahoney
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary
SpartanNash Co.

Susan H. Martin
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
WEC Energy Group

Derek McCandless
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
CoreSite Realty Corp.

Trent McKenna
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Comfort Systems USA Inc.

Steve McManus
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
State Farm Insurance Cos.

Ed Medlin
Senior Vice President, General Counsel 
Maxim Integrated

Aleks Miziolek
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Cooper Standard Holdings Inc.

Lauren Neiswender
General Counsel
Blue Nile Inc.

Gregory L. Nelson
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Ameren Corp.

Angelo M. Ninivaggi
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary
Plexus Corp.

Craig A. Pintoff
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel
United Rentals Inc.

Brett Pletcher
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary 
Gilead Sciences Inc.

Catherine M. Reynolds
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
CMS Energy Corp. and Consumers Energy Co.

Karla C. Robertson
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary 
SUPERVALU INC.

Phillip T. Rollock
Senior Managing Director and Corporate Secretary
TIAA

Todd J. Russo
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Buckeye Partners LP

Collin G. Smyser
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Rachel R. Stern
Senior Vice President of Strategic Resources and General Counsel
FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Leslie T. Thornton
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
WGL Holdings Inc. and Washington Gas

Robb Voyles
Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel
Halliburton Co.

Steven R. Worth
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
VASCO Data Security International Inc.

For more information on NACD’s new initiative, The Strategic-Asset GC, visit www.NACDonline.org/generalcounsel or contact GC@NACDonline.org.