Twitter Adds First Female Director to Board
Twitter has appointed its first female director, former publishing executive Marjorie Scardino, 66. Scardino was CEO of London-based Pearson, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012. From 1985 to 1997 she served in several roles, including CEO, at The Economist Group, a media company.
International Mining Company Appoints Female Board Member with Aviation and Construction Management Experience
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold appoints Lydia H. Kennard, 59, to its Board of Directors. Kennard has over 30 years of executive and operational experience in aviation, construction management and real estate development. She is the President and CEO of KDG Construction Consulting, a provider of project and construction management services, and a principal of Airport Property Ventures, an operator and developer of aviation facilities. In addition, she serves on the Board of Prologis and URS Corporation.
Sun Life Financial Names Financial Industry Expert to Board
Sun Life Financial appointed M. Marianne Harris to the Board. Until recently, Harris was a Managing Director at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch and President of Corporate and Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch Canada. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Harris was Head of the Financial Institutions Group at RBC Capital Markets. Harris is Chair of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.
PetSmart Elects Director with Extensive Corporate Knowledge
Pet supplies and services retailer PetSmart elected Elizabeth Nickels, 50, to fill a newly created vacancy on its Board of Directors. Nickels is currently the Executive Director of the Herman Miller Foundation and has held several executive positions with the organization for the past twelve years including President of Herman Miller Healthcare and CFO. She is also presently a board member of Spartan Stores. Prior to joining the Herman Miller Foundation, Nickels served as the VP and CFO of Universal Forest Products for seven years.
Healthcare Industry Expert Joins Cree’s Board
Semiconductor materials and devices company Cree named Anne Whitaker, President, North American Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi S.A., to Board. Whitaker joined Sanofi in 2011. Before that Whitaker was SVP and BU Head, Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Urology (CVMU) at GlaxoSmithKline. She also held roles like SVP of Leadership and Organization Development and VP of Critical and Supportive Care at GSK. Whitaker began her career as a metabolic disease specialist with Upjohn Company before joining GSK as a sales representative.
Highly Experienced Healthcare Executive Elected to Rite Aid Board
Retail drugstore chain Rite Aid Corporation elected Myrtle S. Potter, 53, to the Board. Potter currently operates Myrtle Potter and Company, a private consulting firm she founded in 2005, and Myrtle Potter Media, a consumer healthcare content company she founded in 2009. Potter previously served at Genentech, as President of Commercial Operations from 2004 to 2005 and as EVP, Commercial Operations and COO from 2000 to 2004. She serves as a director of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Everyday Health, and Proteus Digital Health and as a trustee of The University of Chicago.
Alere’s New Board Member is Recognized Physician and 18th Surgeon General of the U.S.
Alere, a provider of point-of-care diagnostics and services, appointed Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, 57, to the company's Board. From 2009-2013, Dr. Benjamin served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States and chair of the National Prevention Council – 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation's health – the National Prevention Strategy. Dr. Benjamin is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been chosen as a Kellogg National Fellow and Rockefeller Next Generation Leader. In 1998 Dr. Benjamin was the United States recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.
Date Range: November 30th 2013 - January 5th 2014