board-of-directors

Board of Directors

Brian P. Anderson , , , Former Chief Financial Officer, OfficeMax, Inc.

Mr. Anderson is the former Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax, Inc., a distributor of business-to-business and retail office products. Prior to assuming this position in 2004, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baxter International, Inc., a global diversified medical products and services company, a position he assumed in 1998.

Mr. Anderson currently serves as a member of the board of directors of W. W. Grainger, Inc., A. M. Castle & Co. (Chairman) and James Hardie Industries.

Bryce Blair , , , Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Mr. Blair served as Chairman of the board of directors of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a publicly-traded multifamily real estate investment trust, from January 2002 until May 2013. In addition, Mr. Blair served in a number of senior leadership positions with AvalonBay Communities, Inc., including Chief Executive Officer from February 2001 through December 2011, President from September 2000 through February 2005, and Chief Operating Officer from February 1999 to February 2001. Mr. Blair is also a past member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, where he served as Chairman and was on the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors, and the Urban Land Institute, where he is past Chairman of the Multifamily Council and is a past Trustee.

Mr. Blair is the executive chairman of Invitation Homes, a company offering rental homes nationwide and also serves on the board of Regency Centers Corporation.

Richard W. Dreiling , , , Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation

Mr. Dreiling is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation, one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, from 2008 through 2015. Mr. Dreiling also is a director of Lowe's Companies, Inc., a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, and Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).Prior to joining Dollar General in 2008, Mr. Dreiling served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. and Duane Reade Inc., from November 2005 until January 2008 and as Chairman of the Board from March 2007 until January 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dreiling also held executive positions with Longs Drug Stores Corporation and Safeway Inc.

Richard J. Dugas, Jr. , , , Executive Chairman of PulteGroup, Inc.

Richard J. Dugas, Jr., currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of PulteGroup, Inc., a position he will continue on through the Company’s 2017 annual meeting of shareholders.

Mr. Dugas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PulteGroup since August 2009, and retired as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. He had held the CEO position since July 2003, having been named to the position at the age of 38 – at the time, the youngest CEO of any Fortune 500 company. Mr. Dugas also served as President of PulteGroup from July 2003 to February 2016, and as Chief Operating Officer from May 2002 through June 2003.

Since joining the Company in 1994, Mr. Dugas has served in several management positions at PulteGroup. Prior to becoming COO in May 2002, he was Coastal Region President with responsibility for the Company’s Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee operations. In addition, Mr. Dugas served as City President and Market Manager for PulteGroup’s Atlanta Division and, earlier, as Process Improvement Vice President. In this role, he was responsible for driving system-wide process upgrades via two major national initiatives.

Prior to joining PulteGroup, Mr. Dugas worked for PepsiCo in process improvement and plant operational efficiency, and at Exxon Company USA in marketing, retail and customer service functions.

Mr. Dugas is a graduate of Louisiana State University and in 2007 was inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. He currently serves as Chairman of Leading Builders of America, an association of the country’s largest homebuilding companies focused on preserving home affordability for American families. An active member of the Atlanta community, Mr. Dugas is Chairman of the Westside Future Fund, which is working to redevelop targeted Westside neighborhoods in the city, and also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dugas is a member of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Committee for Progress and the Board of Trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center.

Thomas J. Folliard , , , Chairman of the Board of CarMax, Inc.

Mr. Folliard has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CarMax, Inc. since 2006. He joined CarMax in 1993 as the senior buyer and became the Director of Purchasing in 1994. Mr. Folliard was promoted to Vice President of Merchandising in 1996, Senior Vice President of Store Operations in 2000, and Executive Vice President of Store Operations in 2001.

Mr. Folliard currently serves as a member of the board of directors of CarMax, Inc.

Joshua Gotbaum , , , Guest Scholar of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings Institution

Hon. Joshua Gotbaum has extensive experience in business and finance as well as in public service. Currently a Guest Scholar in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Mr. Gotbaum directed the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation from 2010 to 2014 and was Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Management from 2006 to 2010. He led and managed Hawaiian Airlines as the Chapter 11 Trustee from 2003 to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Gotbaum was CEO of The September 11th Fund, a major charity.

Earlier in his career Mr. Gotbaum was an investment banker at Lazard, specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings in North America and Europe. He also held various senior level positions in the U.S. government, including as Executive Associate Director and Controller at the President’s Office of Management and Budget, as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury, and as Assistant Secretary for Economic Security in the Department of Defense. He has also held positions at the White House and the Department of Energy.

Mr. Gotbaum previously served as a director of TD Bank and Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., in addition to serving on the boards of several non-profit institutions. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Cheryl W. Grisé , , , Former Executive Vice President of Northeast Utilities

Ms. Grisé was Executive Vice President of Northeast Utilities, a public utility holding company, from December 2005 until her retirement effective July 2007; Chief Executive Officer of its principal operating subsidiaries from September 2002 to January 2007; President of the Utility Group of Northeast Utilities Service Company from May 2001 to January 2007; and Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Northeast Utilities from 1998 to 2001. Ms. Grisé is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

Ms. Grisé currently serves as a member of the board of directors of MetLife, Inc. (Lead Director) and ICF International.

André J. Hawaux , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Mr. Hawaux joined Dick’s Sporting Goods in June 2013 as Executive Vice President, Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hawaux served as President of the Consumer Foods business of ConAgra Foods, Inc. from 2009 until May 2013. He joined ConAgra Foods as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006, and prior to ConAgra Foods, he served as General Manager of a large U.S. division of PepsiAmericas. Mr. Hawaux also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Pepsi-Cola North America and Pepsi International’s China business unit.

Ryan Marshall , , , President & Chief Executive Officer of PulteGroup, Inc.

In September 2016, Ryan R. Marshall was promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PulteGroup, Inc., among the nation’s most geographically and product-diverse homebuilders with operations in 26 states. The Company serves all major consumer groups through its family of national brands which include Pulte Homes, Centex, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods.

Having managed many of the Company’s largest operations during his tenure, Mr. Marshall has a deep understanding of the homebuilding business. Mr. Marshall most recently served as PulteGroup’s President with responsibility for the Company’s homebuilding operations and its marketing and strategy departments. Prior to being named President, Mr. Marshall was Executive Vice President of Homebuilding Operations.

Other previous roles included Area President for the Company’s Southeast Area, Area President for Florida, Division President in both South Florida and Orlando, and Area Vice President of Finance. In those roles, he has managed various financial and operating functions including financial reporting, land acquisition, and strategic market risk and opportunity analysis.

Mr. Marshall received a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Patrick J. O'Leary , , , Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SPX Corporation

Mr. O’Leary served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SPX Corporation, a global industrial and technological services and products company, from December 2004 until August 2012, when he retired. Prior to that time, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPX Corporation from October 1996 to December 2004.

Mr. O’Leary currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Halyard Health, Inc. and SPX Corporation.

John R. Peshkin , , , Founder and Managing Partner of Vanguard Land, LLC.

John R. Peshkin is Founder and Managing Partner at Vanguard Land, LLC, a private real estate investment group focused on the acquisition and development of residential and commercial properties throughout Florida. He was previously the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Land Ventures, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, a real estate private equity firm. Mr. Peshkin spent 24 years with Taylor Woodrow plc, serving as its North American CEO and President from 2000 to 2006. Under his leadership, Taylor Woodrow expanded into a more than $2 billion enterprise and was recognized as the inaugural homebuilder inducted into Builder Magazine's "Hall of Fame," cited for architectural excellence throughout North America.

Mr. Peshkin has served on the Boards of Directors of Standard Pacific, WCI Communities Inc., and Monarch Development Corporation. He received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and is a licensed contractor and real estate broker in Florida.

James J. Postl , , , Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company

Mr. Postl retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company following its acquisition by Shell Products U.S. in October 2002. He joined Pennzoil in October 1998, prior to the formation of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company in December 1998, when he was named President and Chief Operating Officer and was elected to the board of directors of the new company. In May 2000, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Pennzoil-Quaker State, he served as President of Nabisco Biscuit Company from 1996 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nabisco International from 1994 to 1996. Prior to joining Nabisco, he held a variety of management positions with PepsiCo, Inc. over a 19-year period.

Mr. Postl currently serves as a member of the board of directors of American Funds.

Scott F. Powers , , , Corporate Director at Sun Life Financial &
Former President and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors

Scott F. Powers is a financial services executive with deep experience in asset management. He held leadership positions at State Street Corporation from 2008 to 2015, most recently as Executive Vice President of State Street Corp. and President and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors. In these roles, and as a member of the State Street Management Committee, he executed growth strategies, managed operations for all aspects of the business, and led efforts in risk and crisis management.

He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual USA and Old Mutual Asset Management from 2001 to 2008. He also held executive roles at Mellon Financial Corporation and Boston Company Asset Management.

Mr. Powers is a member of the Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial, Inc., where he serves on the Governance, Nomination & Investment Committee and the Management Resources Committee. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College.

William J. Pulte , , , Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Capital Partners

Mr. William J. Pulte serves as CEO of Pulte Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm, which is focused on investing in housing supply, building products, and related service companies. Mr. Pulte also currently serves as CEO and Chairman of Carstin Brands LLC, a leading residential countertop manufacturer, and as a director of Olon Group Inc., a leading manufacturer for the cabinet industry. Prior to its sale in May 2016, Mr. Pulte built Southern Air & Heat LLC into one of the leading residential heating and air conditioning platforms in the United States. Mr. Pulte is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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