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Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
Lead Director Lead Independent Director
 Audit CommitteeCompensation & Management Development CommitteeCorporate Governance & Nominating CommitteeDiversity Committee
Barbara T. Alexander Financial Expert
Biography PhotoBarbara T. Alexander
Independent Consultant


Director since February 2012
Chair of Audit Committee
Member of Diversity Committee

Barbara T. Alexander, an independent consultant, served as senior advisor to UBS Securities from October 1999 until January 2004, where she was an analyst and an investment banker covering the homebuilding and other industries. Prior to this role, Alexander was a managing director of UBS, and founded and managed the Construction and Furnishings Group (North America) in UBS’ Corporate Finance department. In January 1992, she joined Dillon Read, a predecessor firm, after serving at Salomon Brothers, where she was the first woman to be named a managing director. Before her transition to a full-time role in investment banking in 1987, Alexander was a securities analyst in the housing and home furnishings industries. Alexander’s prior affiliations include Smith Barney, Investors Diversified Services Inc. and Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A.

Alexander has vast experience on corporate boards and currently is on the board of directors of both Allied World Assurance and QUALCOMM.  She was previously a director of Burlington Resources; Centex Corp.; CRH plc; Freddie Mac; Harrah’s Entertainment; KB Home; and Homestore Inc.

In addition to her corporate activities, Alexander is a Senior Industry Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, where she served as chairman of the board as well as on that board’s Executive Committee. She delivered the John T. Dunlop Lecture at Harvard in October 2000. Alexander has served on the board of directors of the Homebuilding Community Foundation; HomeAid America; Habitat for Humanity International; and Covenant House. She also served on the New York Advisory Board of the Enterprise Foundation.

Chairperson    Committee Member
William L. Jews 
Biography PhotoWilliam L. Jews
Director of Choice Hotels International


Director from 2000 to 2005, and since 2006
Chair of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee
Member of Compensation & Management Development Committee
Member of Diversity Committee

William L. Jews is the former president and CEO of CareFirst Inc., the seventh largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plan with more than $5 billion in annual revenue. Jews led the combined not-for-profit and for-profit entity from 1993 until 2006, serving nearly three million customers, including the nation’s largest federal health program. Previous leadership roles with other major healthcare organizations include serving as president and CEO of both Dimensions Health Corp., from 1990 to 1993, and Liberty Medical Center Inc./Lutheran Health Care Corp., from 1979 to 1990. Jews began his career in the healthcare industry at the University of Maryland Medical System in 1975, ascending to planning director by 1979.

Jews currently serves on the board of directors of several major public corporations. He is a director of CACI International Inc.; CalAtlantic Group; and KCI Technologies Inc. His prior directorships include SecureNet; Camden Partners; Ecolab Inc.; MBNA; MuniMae Inc.; Maryland National Bank/Nations Bank; Crown Central Petroleum; and Fortress International Group Inc. Jews also served as a governor with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Jews is an investment advisor for Sterling Venture Partners I, LP, a director of the Signal 13 Police Foundation for Baltimore City and a board member of Caves Valley. He has participated in leadership roles with other business, governmental and educational organizations, including the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, the Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Commission, and the President’s Advisory Boardof theUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County.

  Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member
Monte J.M. Koch Financial Expert
Biography PhotoMonte J.M. Koch
Partner, BDT & Company


Director since March 2014
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Monte J.M. Koch is a partner at BDT & Company, a merchant bank that provide advice and access to long-term, differentiated capital to help family- and founder-led businesses pursue their strategic and financial objectives. He is also co-founder of Ten-X, formerly known as Auction.com, the nation’s largest online marketplace for residential and commercial real estate. Before BDT and Auction.com, Koch had a long career in investment banking, including service at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., the U.S. investment banking and securities arm of German banking firm Deutsche Bank, where he served as global head of Real Estate Investment Banking as chairman of Mergers & Acquisitions for Americas.

Koch currently serves on the boards of Ten-X and the National Business Aviation Association.

Committee Member   Committee Member  
Liza Landsman 
Biography PhotoLiza Landsman
President, Jet.com


Director since October 2014
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Diversity Committee

Liza Landsman is the President of Jet.com, an e-commerce retailer owned by Walmart, where she leads the firm’s management committee and is a member of Walmart’s U.S. eCommerce leadership team. She was previously Jet’s chief customer officer with responsibility for driving growth for the firm by engaging potential members at a broad level through marketing, advertising, smart use of data and compelling customer experiences.

Prior to joining Jet.com, Landsman was chief marketing officer and a member of the Executive Committee of E*TRADE Financial, responsible for the firm’s marketing and advertising, and insights and analytical functions, including the evolution of its consumer-facing brand. Previously, Landsman was the global head of Digital at BlackRock, responsible for firmwide digital marketing strategy, including social media, websites and mobile applications. This followed a decade in senior management positions at Citigroup, where she focused primarily on driving engagement across customer channels, especially Internet and mobile platforms. She previously held several leadership roles at IBM’s e-commerce and personal systems group units, and at Flooz.com, a startup in the payments space. Landsman also let the New Media Practice at Writers House Inc.

Landsman serves on the board of directors of GO! Project, a New York City-based foundation providing education opportunities for children in need, and Veritiv Corporation.

Committee Member    Committee Member
Scott A. Renschler, Psy.D. 
Biography PhotoScott A. Renschler, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist


Director since February 2008
Chair, Diversity Committee

Scott A. Renschler, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, where he specializes in intensive psychotherapy with adults. Since 1993, Dr. Renschler has served on the board of the Bainum Family Foundation (formerly Commonweal Foundation), which supports educational programs and projects assisting underserved children and youth. He is a director of the Mental Wellness Foundation and the Oak Creek Foundation, and has served as both trustee and chair of the Crisis Clinic of Seattle.

Dr. Renschler has served on the Investment Committee of SunBridge Capital Management, LLC, a private investment management firm, since 2012. From 1993 to 2008, Dr. Renschler was a director of Realty Investment Company, Inc., a privately held real estate investment and development company.

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Ervin  R. Shames  Lead Director
Biography PhotoErvin  R. Shames
Independent Management Consultant


Director since April 2002
Lead Independent Director
Chair of Compensation & Management Development Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Ervin R. Shames is an independent management consultant. A former lecturer on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business from 1997 to 2007, Shames’ distinguished business career includes serving in chairman and chief executive positions in many major corporations. Shames was president and CEO of Borden Inc. from 1993 to 1995, and was elected to its board of directors in 1993. He was president and CEO of the Stride Rite Corp. from 1990 until 1993, and served as chairman of its board of directors from 1992 to 1993. Prior to Stride Rite, Shames served as chairman, president and CEO of Kendall Corp. from 1989 to 1990.

Before joining Kendall, Shames had a 22-year career in the food industry, where he rose to president and CEO of General Foods USA and then to president of Kraft USA. His other positions at General Foods included the presidencies of General Foods International, General Foods Europe and Maxwell House. Shames currently serves as a Director on the boards of RiceTec, the Liechtenstein Foundation and Johnsonville Sausage Co. His board experience also includes serving as director of General Foods; Stride Rite; Borden; First Brands Corp.; Online Resources; aQuantive; and Select Comfort Corp., where he was chairman.

Shames has been and remains active in numerous not-for-profit organizations. He is a Director and former chairman of Western Connecticut Health Network, the state's third largest hospital system. He is a Board Member and former chairman of Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut, and the former chairman of A Better Chance. He was an active board member of North Country Treetops; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; the Harvard Business School’s Alumni Association; and the Overseers of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member  
John P. Tague 
Biography PhotoJohn P. Tague
Former President, CEO and Director, Hertz Global Holdings


Director since January 2012
Member of Compensation & Management Development Committee

John P. Tague is the retired President, CEO and Director of Hertz Global Holdings, which he joined in November 2014. Before his time at Hertz, Tague served as Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Logistics Holdings, a company created by the merger of Cardinal Logistics Management Inc. and Greatwide Logistics Services LLC, where Tague had served as CEO since 2011.

Prior to these roles, Tague served in senior executive leadership roles at United Airlines Inc. and UAL Corp. from 2003 through 2010, including president (2009-2010) and executive vice president and chief operating officer (2008-2009). Between 2003 and 2008 he served as executive vice president of Customers (2003), executive vice president of Marketing, Sales and Revenue (2004-2006), and executive vice president and chief revenue officer (2006-2008).

Tague currently serves on the Hertz board of directors, and previously served on the board of directors of Reddy Ice Inc.; Pacer International Inc.; Orbitz; Air Transport Association; and United Airlines.

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