Retired Lockheed IT Exec Joins Home Depot Board
The Home Depot named Linda R. Gooden to the company's board of directors. Gooden, who retired in 2013 from Lockheed Martin Corporation as EVP, Information Systems & Global Solutions, has an extensive background in information technology, cybersecurity, operations and finance. As EVP, she expanded Lockheed's IT capabilities beyond government customers to international and commercial markets. She also served as president of Lockheed's IT division from 1997 to 2006, which she grew into a multi-billion dollar business.
eBay’s New Director Adds Media Perspective
eBay appointed Bonnie Hammer, 64, to its board of directors. Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, brings in a background in consumer and social-media content to the eBay board. Hammer becomes the second woman on the board. She’s joining ahead of the planned spinoff of the company’s PayPal payments unit this year, and decisions about which directors will be placed on which boards after the split will be determined later. Hammer joined USA Network as a Universal Television programming executive in 1989 and has held several top positions at the company, including president of USA Network and Syfy channels. Before that, she developed and produced programs at several other cable and local TV channels.
Cisco’s Chief Technology and Chief Strategy Officer Joins Gap as Director
Gap appoints Padmasree Warrior, 52, chief technology and chief strategy officer of Cisco, to serve on the Board. Prior to joining Cisco, Warrior worked at Motorola for 23 years, where she started as a research engineer and exited as its Chief Technology Officer. Her roles of increasing responsibility over the years included leading global innovation, overall research and development, Global Software Group and Early Stage Businesses. She also led the Motorola's Energy Systems Group, which was a global business with diversified products in the mobile phone, portable computing and hand held electronics markets.
JPMorgan Chase Elects Risk Management Expert to Board
JPMorgan Chase elects Linda B. Bammann, 55, as director of the company. Bammann has extensive experience in senior risk management roles, having acted as Chief Risk Management Officer at Bank One Corporation from 2001 until its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase, and as Deputy Head of Risk Management at JPMorgan Chase before her retirement in 2005. Bammann also served as a Director of The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) from late 2008, after it entered conservatorship, until July of this year.
Shire Expands Board
Shire, a specialty drug company, announced that Susan Kilsby will join the company’s Board of Directors. She will also become a member of the company's Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. Prior to joining Shire, Kilsby had a distinguished career in investment banking and held senior positions with First Boston, Bankers Trust, and Barclays de Zoete Wedd. Most recently, she served as Chairman of the EMEA M&A team for Credit Suisse. Additionally, Kilsby has held the title of Non-Executive Director at L'Occitane International, a global skin care company.