Leo I. Higdon Jr. served as president of Connecticut College from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2013, when he retired. He also served as the president of the College of Charleston from October 2001 to June 2006. Between 1997 and 2001, Higdon served as president of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He also served as dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. His financial experience includes a 20-year tenure at Salomon Brothers, where he became vice chairman and member of the executive committee, managing the Global Investment Banking Division. Higdon also serves as a director of Eaton Vance Corp. In the past five years, he has also served as a director of Chemtura Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, crop protection products, and pool, spa and home care products, and Newmont Mining Corp., the world's largest gold producer.
John W. Chidsey
John W. Chidsey served as co-chairman of the board of directors of Burger King Holdings, Inc. from October 2010 to April 2011. Prior to the sale of Burger King Holdings, Inc. to 3G Capital, he served as chief executive officer and a member of its board from April 2006, including as chairman of the board from July 2008. From September 2005 until April 2006, he served as president and chief financial officer. He served as president, North America, from June 2004 to September 2005, and as executive vice president, chief administrative and financial officer from March 2004 until June 2004. Prior to joining Burger King, Chidsey served as chairman and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions of Cendant Corp.: the Vehicle Services Division that included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express and the Financial Services Division that included Jackson Hewitt and various membership and insurance companies. Prior to joining Cendant, Chidsey served as the director of finance of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and the chief financial officer of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc. Chidsey currently serves as a director of Optical Crime Prevention, Inc. (privately held). He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
Donald L. Correll
Donald L. Correll served as the president and chief executive officer and a director of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest and most geographically diversified provider of water services in North America, from April 2006 to August 2010. Between August 2003 and April 2006, Correll served as president and chief executive officer of Pennichuck Corp., a publicly traded holding company which, through its subsidiaries, provides public water supply services, certain water related services, and certain real estate activities, including property development and management. From 2001 to 2003, Correll served as an independent advisor to water service and investment firms on issues relating to marketing, acquisitions and investments in the water services sector. From 1991 to 2001, Correll served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of United Water Resources, Inc., a water and wastewater utility company. Prior to 1991, Correll spent nearly 15 years with United Water, including serving as its chief financial officer. Correll served as a director of Interchange Financial Services Corp. from 1994 to 2007 and Pennichuck Corp. from 2003 to 2006. He currently serves as a director and audit committee member of New Jersey Resources Corp. He also serves on the boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. (NPCC).
Yvonne M. Curl
Yvonne M. Curl is a former vice president and chief marketing officer of Avaya, Inc., which position she held from October 2000 through April 2004. Before joining Avaya, Curl was employed by Xerox Corp. beginning in 1976, where she held a number of middle and senior management positions in sales, marketing and field operations, culminating with her appointment to corporate vice president. Curl currently serves as a director of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. In the past five years, she has also served as director of Charming Shoppes, Inc. and Welch Allyn, Inc.
Charles M. Elson
Charles M. Elson holds the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and has served as the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware since 2000. Elson has served on the National Association of Corporate Directors' Commissions on Director Compensation, Executive Compensation and the Role of the Compensation Committee, Director Professionalism, CEO Succession, Audit Committees, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning, Director Evaluation, and Risk Governance. He was a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors' Best Practices Council on Coping with Fraud and Other Illegal Activity and he presently serves on that organization's Advisory Council. In addition, Elson serves as vice chairman of the American Bar Association's Committee on Corporate Governance and was a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Corporate Laws. Elson has been Of Counsel to the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 1995 to the present. In the past five years, he has also served as a director of Alderwoods Group, Inc. and AutoZone, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jay Grinney was named president and chief executive officer on May 10, 2004. From June 1990 to May 2004, Grinney served in a number of senior management positions with HCA, Inc., or its predecessor companies, in particular, serving as president of HCA's Eastern Group from May 1996 to May 2004, president of the Greater Houston Division from October 1993 to April 1996 and as chief operating officer of the Houston region from November 1992 to September 1993. Before joining HCA, Grinney held several executive positions during a nine year career at the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas. After receiving a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College, Grinney earned both a master's in Business Administration and a master's in Healthcare Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Joan E. Herman
Joan E. Herman has served as the president and chief executive officer of Herman & Associates, LLC, a healthcare and management-consulting firm, since 2008. From 1998 to 2008, she served in a number of senior management positions, including president and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions, at WellPoint, Inc., a leading managed healthcare company that offers network-based managed care plans. Prior to joining WellPoint, she served in a number of senior positions at Phoenix Life Insurance Company for 16 years, culminating with her appointment to senior vice president of strategic development. Herman currently serves on the board of directors for Convergys Corporation, a provider of customer management and business support system solutions, and Qualicorp SA, a publicly traded company in Brazil for which she serves as chair of the audit committee. In the past five years, she also has served as a director of MRV Communications, Inc.
Leslye G. Katz
From January 2007 to December 2010, Leslye G. Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of IMS Health, Inc., a provider of information, services, and technology for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Prior to that, she served as vice president and controller of IMS Health, Inc. for five years. From July 1998 to July 2001, Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American Lawyer Media, Inc., a privately held legal media and publishing company. Prior to joining American Lawyer Media, Katz held a number of financial management positions with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, followed by two years as vice president and treasurer of Cognizant Corporation, a spin-off from D&B. Katz currently serves as co-chair of the board of directors of My Sisters’ Place, a not-for-profit provider of shelter, advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence.
John E. Maupin, Jr.
Dr. John E. Maupin Jr. served as president and chief executive officer of the Morehouse School of Medicine from July 2006 to June 2014, when he retired. Prior to joining Morehouse, Maupin held several other senior administrative positions including president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College from 1994 to 2006, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Morehouse School of Medicine from 1989 to 1994, chief executive officer of Southside Healthcare, Inc. from 1987 to 1989, and Deputy Commissioner of Health of the Baltimore City Health Department from 1984 to 1987. Maupin currently serves as a director of LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., VALIC Cos. I & II, a group retirement investment fund complex, and Regions Financial Corp. In the past five years, he has also served as a director of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services provider with operations in Tennessee.
L. Edward Shaw, Jr.
From March 2006 to July 2010, L. Edward Shaw Jr. served as a senior managing director of Richard C. Breeden & Co., or affiliated companies engaged in investment management, strategic consulting, and governance matters. From September 2004 to January 2006, Shaw was Of Counsel with the international law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He has served as General Counsel of both Aetna, Inc. (1999 to 2003) and The Chase Manhattan Bank (1983 to 1996), where, in addition to his legal role, his responsibilities included a wide range of strategic planning, risk management, compliance and public policy issues. In 2004, Shaw was appointed Independent Counsel to the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange dealing with regulatory matters. Shaw also currently serves as a director of Mine Safety Appliances Co., and Covenant House, the nation’s largest privately funded provider of crisis care to children. In the past five years, he has served as a director of H & R Block, Inc.