Monday November 24, 2014

The Directorship 100: Directors & Officers

The annual list of the most influential directors and officers.

W. James (Jim) McNerney
Boeing, IBM, Procter & Gamble

Prior to assuming his current role as chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Co. in 2005, W. James (Jim) McNerney served as chairman and CEO of 3M Co. and in management positions at General Electric, including president and CEO of GE Aircraft Engines from 1997- 2000. McNerney serves as a director of IBM and Procter & Gamble. McNerney is the current chair of President Obama’s Export Council and international engagement for the Business Roundtable.

A. Douglas Melamed
Intel Corp.
When Intel Corp. hired A. Douglas Melamed as general counsel in 2009, the company added one of the nation’s top antitrust lawyers to its ranks. Before joining Intel, Melamed was partner at global law firm WilmerHale, where he worked in the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice as acting assistant attorney in charge of the Antitrust Division and as principal deputy assistant attorney general.

M. Christian Mitchell
REIS, Inc.
M. Christian Mitchell
, independent director at REIS brings a wealth of financial and corporate governance expertise to the table. Chair of the audit committee and member of the nominating/governance committee at REIS, Mitchell is also president of the NACD Southern California Chapter. A certified public accountant, he was an adjunct accounting professor at the University of Redlands from 2006 until 2010, when he moved to a guest lecturer position. Mitchell worked for Deloitte & Touche beginning in 1977.

Hilary S. Molay
Zale Corp.
Hillary S. Molay
joined Zale Corp. in 2000 and was elected general counsel and corporate secretary in 2002. Since then, she has managed the divestiture of one of Zale’s major divisions, advised the board during a takeover bid and emerged unscathed from an SEC investigation.

Michael G. Morris
AEP, Alcoa, The Hartford Financial Services Group

Michael G. Morris joined American Electric Power as chairman, president, and CEO in 2004 after serving as chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities System from 1997 to 2003. He currently serves on the boards of Alcoa and The Hartford Financial Services Group.

James (Jim) J. Mulva
ConocoPhillips, General Electric

From management trainee to chairman and CEO—that is the short course on the distinguished career of James (Jim) J. Mulva, former Naval officer. Mulva joined what was then Phillips Petroleum and maintained his role as CEO when Phillips merged with Conoco to form ConocoPhillips. Mulva has served as a director on the board of General Electric since 2008.

Glenn K. Murphy
Gap Inc.
Glenn K. Murphy
joined Gap as chairman and CEO in 2007 from Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug store chain, and where as president and CEO he delivered 22 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. His prior service includes president and CEO of Chapters, Canada’s leading book retailer, and a 14-year career with Loblaw Companies, Canada’s largest food distributor and supermarket chain.

Indra K. Nooyi
Indra K. Nooyi
is the chief architect of PepsiCo’s multiyear growth strategy, which has seen the company grow to approximately $60 billion in revenue and boast the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 separate product lines that make more than $1 billion in annual sales. The company employs nearly 300,000 people worldwide. She has been CEO for five years and assumed the role of chairman in May 2007. Her tenure with the company, however, dates to 1994 and she was first appointed to the board in 2001. Having directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade, Nooyi led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the largest institutional acquisition in PepsiCo’s history. In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo board of directors, Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of U.S.-China Business Council, U.S.-India Business Council, The Consumer Goods Forum, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Peterson Institute for International Economics, among others.

William A. Owens
CenturyLink, Polycom, Winpro

Appointed in 2006, William A. Owens is chairman and managing director of AEA Investors (Asia). The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Owens has served on more than 20 public company boards and currently sits on four, two of which he chairs. He is non-executive chair of CenturyLink and also serves on the boards of Polycom and Winpro. Owens is former CEO and vice chairman of Nortel Networks, former CEO and chairman of Teledesic, and former CEO and vice chair of Science Applications International Corp. Before his corporate career, Owens served from 1962 until 1996 as a U.S. Navy officer, ultimately reaching the rank of Admiral.

Samuel J. Palmisano
IBM, ExxonMobil
Samuel J. Palmisano
has served his entire career with IBM, appointed president in 2000, CEO in 2002 and chairman in 2003. He created and led IBM’s Global services, served as senior managing director of operations for IBM Japan, and was appointed COO in 2000. Since 2006, Palmisano has served as a director of ExxonMobil. He was appointed presiding director in 2008 and is a member of the oil company’s compensation, board affairs and executive committees.

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