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Board of Directors

 

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
MetLife, Inc.

Steven A. Kandarian is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs to 90 million customers worldwide. He became president and CEO on May 1, 2011, and chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2012. For 2013, MetLife had $68.2 billion in revenue and ranked 40th on the FORTUNE 500®.

Kandarian joined MetLife in April 2005 as executive vice president and chief investment officer (CIO). Since 2007, he has also overseen MetLife's enterprise-wide strategy, which identified key areas of focus for the company. Specifically, his direction contributed to MetLife's recent global expansion and led to significant cost savings as well as efforts to address the insurance needs of the underserved U.S. middle market.

As CIO, Kandarian oversaw the company's more than $450 billion general account portfolio and led a number of initiatives that strengthened the portfolio and contributed to MetLife's bottom line. He enhanced the company's focus on effective risk management and diversified MetLife's investment portfolio, in part through the $5.4 billion sale of Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town in 2006. Under Kandarian's leadership, MetLife identified the housing bubble early and reduced its exposure to sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, raised the overall quality of its corporate credit portfolio, and increased its focus on low loan-to-value commercial and agricultural mortgages. His efforts helped MetLife emerge from the 2008 credit crisis with the financial strength to complete the company's $16 billion purchase of Alico.

From 2001 to 2004, Kandarian was executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). During his tenure, he made the public case for comprehensive reform of the pension funding rules to put the defined benefit system and the PBGC on a sound financial footing, helping to lay the groundwork for the enactment of the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Previously, Kandarian was founder and managing partner of Orion Partners, LP, a private equity firm based in the Boston area. Earlier he was managing director of Lee Capital Holdings. Kandarian began his career as an investment banker with Houston-based Rotan Mosle, Inc.

Kandarian is a board member of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Partnership for New York City. He is a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Financial Services Forum. Kandarian earned his B.A. from Clark University, J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 

 

Cheryl W. Grisé, age 61
Retired Executive Vice President,
Northeast Utilities

Professional Highlights:

  • Northeast Utilities, a public utility holding company engaged in the distribution of electricity and natural gas (1980 - 2007)
    • Executive Vice President (December 2005 - July 2007)
    • Chief Executive Officer of principal operating subsidiaries (September 2002 - January 2007)
    • President, Utility Group, Northeast Utilities Service Company (May 2001 - January 2007)
    • President, Utility Group (May 2001 - December 2005)
    • Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel (1998 - 2001)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Kingswood-Oxford School
  • Trustee Emeritus, University of Connecticut Foundation
  • Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum
  • Other public company directorships: Pall Corporation; PulteGroup, Inc.; ICF International
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): Dana Corp.

Education:

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Executive Management Program, Yale University School of Organization and Management
 

 

Carlos M. Gutierrez, age 60

Co-Chair, The Albright Stonebridge Group

Professional Highlights: 

  • The Albright Stonebridge Group, a consulting firm (April 2013 - present)
    • Co-Chair (February 2014 - Present)
    • Vice Chair (April 2013 - February 2014)
  • Vice Chairman, Institutional Client Group, Citigroup, a financial services corporation (January 2011 - February 2013)
  • Chairman and Founding Consultant of Global Political Strategies, a division of APCO Worldwide, Inc., a consulting firm (2010 - 2011)
  • Secretary of Commerce of the United States (February 2005 - January 2009)
  • Kellogg Company, a manufacturer of packaged food products
    • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2003 - 2005)
    • Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (2000 - 2003)
    • President and Chief Executive Officer (1999 - 2000)
    • President and Chief Operating Officer (1998 - 1999)
    • Various other positions (1975 - 1998)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Chairman, Republicans for Immigration Reform, a political action committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, U.S.-Mexico Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Meridian International Center
  • National Trustee, University of Miami
  • Co-Chairman, Regional Migration Study Group
  • Other public company directorships: Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Time Warner, Inc.
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): Corning, Inc.; Lighting Science Group Corporation; United Technologies Corporation

Education:

  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Business Administration Studies
 

 

R. Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D., age 55
Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of
Economics and Finance, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

Professional Highlights:

  • Columbia University
    • Dean, Graduate School of Business (2004 - Present)
    • Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, Graduate School of Business (1994 – Present)
    • Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (1997 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, an independent nonprofit research organization (2006 - Present)
  • Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers, an agency within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (2001 - 2003)
  • Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international economic and trade organization (2001 - 2003)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, United States Department of the Treasury (1991 - 1993)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Dr. Hubbard is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations, including:
    • Panel of Economic Advisors, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    • Council on Foreign Relations
    • Advisory Board of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Other public company directorships: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.; BlackRock Closed-End Funds; KKR Financial Holdings LLC
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): Capmark Financial Corporation; Information Services Group, Inc.; Duke Realty Corporation; Dex Media, Inc.; R.H. Donnelley Corporation

Education:

  • B.A. and B.S., University of Central Florida
  • Ph.D. and M.A., Harvard University
 

 

Gen. John M. Keane (Ret.), age 71
Retired General, United States Army; President, GSI, LLC

Professional Highlights:

  • President, GSI, LLC, a consulting firm (February 2004 – Present)
  • Senior Partner, SCP Partners, a venture capital firm (March 2009 - June 2012)
  • Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Keane Advisors, LLC, a private equity and consulting firm (2004 - 2009)
  • Vice Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, United States Army (1999 - October 2003)
  • Thirty-seven year service in the United States Army

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Knollwood Foundation
  • Chairman, Senior Executive Committee, Army Aviation Association of America
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Institute for the Study of War
  • Member of:
    • Council on Foreign Relations
    • Advisory Council, American Corporate Partners
    • Board of Trustees, George C. Marshall Foundation
    • Board of Trustees, Fordham University
    • Board of Directors, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
    • Board, Welcome Back Veterans Foundation
  • Military Contributor and Analyst, Fox News
  • Other public company directorships: General Dynamics Corporation
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc.; M & F Worldwide Corp.

Education:

  • B.S., Fordham University
  • M.A., Western Kentucky University
  • Honorary Degrees: Fordham University; Eastern Kentucky University
 

 

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., age 55
Chairman of the Board,
President and Chief Executive Officer,
NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company

Professional Highlights:

  • Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company, a nonprofit fundraising and planning organization
  • American Express Company, a financial services corporation
    • President (July 2007 - April 2010), responsible for global consumer businesses, including consumer and small business cards, customer service, global banking, prepaid products, consumer travel, and risk and information management
    • Group President (2005 - 2007), responsible for several key businesses, including U.S. consumer and small business cards, U.S. customer service, and risk management
  • Head of Information Systems, White House (1985 - 1987), with oversight of the information processing functions for several government agencies that comprise the Executive Office of the President

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, School of the Holy Child
  • Vice Chairman, Wall Street Charity Golf Classic (benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
  • Member, Boards of Trustees, of:
    • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    • St. Joseph's Seminary and College
    • New York Catholic Foundation
  • Other public company directorships: Visa Inc.
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): Affinion Group Holdings, Inc.; Hershey Company

Education:

  • B.A. and M.B.A., Iona College
 

 

William E. Kennard, age 57
Senior Advisor, Grain Management, LLC

Professional Highlights:

  • Senior Advisor, Grain Management, LLC, a private equity firm (November 2013 - Present)
  • Member of Operating Executive Board, Staple Street Capital, a private equity firm (February 2014 - Present)
  • United States Ambassador to the European Union (December 2009 - August 2013)
  • Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, an asset management firm (May 2001 - December 2009)
  • United States Federal Communications Commission (December 1993 - January 2001)
    • Chairman (November 1997 - May 2001)
    • General Counsel (December 1993 - November 1997)
  • Partner, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand (now DLA Piper), a law firm (April 1984 - December 1993)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Other public company directorships: Duke Energy
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): The New York Times Company

Education:

  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
  • J.D., Yale Law School
 

 

James M. Kilts, age 66
Founding Partner, Centerview Capital

Professional Highlights:

  • Founding Partner, Centerview Capital, a private equity firm (October 2006 - Present)
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer products company (October 2005 - October 2006)
  • The Gillette Company, a consumer products company
    • Chairman of the Board (January 2001 - October 2005)
    • Chief Executive Officer (February 2001 - October 2005)
    • President (November 2003 - October 2005)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Nabisco Group Holdings Corp.; President and Chief Executive Officer, Nabisco Holdings Corp. and Nabisco Inc., manufacturer and marketer of packaged food products (January 1998 - December 2000)
  • Executive Vice President, Worldwide Food, Philip Morris, a manufacturer and marketer of packaged food products (1994 - 1997)
  • Various positions, Kraft, a manufacturer and marketer of packaged food products (through 1994), including:
    • President, Kraft USA and Oscar Mayer
    • Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development
    • President, Kraft Limited in Canada
    • Senior Vice President, Kraft International

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Member of:
    • Board of Overseers, Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Board of Trustees, Knox College
    • Board of Trustees, University of Chicago
  • Founder and Member, Steering Committee, Kilts Center for Marketing, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Other public company directorships: Pfizer, Inc.; MeadWestvaco Corporation; Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Nielsen Holdings N.V.
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): The New York Times Company

Education:

  • B.A., Knox College
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago
 

 

Catherine R. Kinney, age 62
Retired President and Co-Chief Operating Officer,
New York Stock Exchange, Inc.

Professional Highlights:

  • Retired from NYSE Euronext, a provider of financial services including securities exchange and clearing operations, in March 2009, after serving in Paris, France, with responsibility for overseeing the global listing program, marketing and branding (July 2007 - March 2009)
  • President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, New York Stock Exchange, Inc., a provider of financial services including securities exchange and clearing operations (merged with Euronext in 2008 to form NYSE Euronext) (2002 - 2008)
  • Ms. Kinney joined the New York Stock Exchange in 1974 and held management positions in several divisions, with responsibility for all client relationships (1996 - 2007), trading floor operations and technology (1987 - 1996), and regulation (2002 - 2004)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Member of:
    • Board of Directors, Sharegift USA
    • Economic Club of New York
  • Other public company directorships: NetSuite, Inc.; MSCI Inc.; QTS

Education:

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Iona College
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Graduate School of Business
  • Honorary Degrees: Georgetown University; Fordham University; Rosemont College
 

 

Denise M. Morrison, age 60
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Campbell Soup Company

Professional Highlights:

  • Campbell Soup Company, a food and beverage company (2003 - Present)
    • President and Chief Executive Officer (August 2011 - Present)
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (October 2010 - July 2011)
    • President, North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages (October 2007 - September 2010)
    • President, Campbell USA (June 2005 - September 2007)
    • President, Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer (April 2003 - May 2005)
  • Kraft Foods, Inc., a food and beverage company (1995 - 2003)
    • Various leadership roles, including: Executive Vice President and General Manager, Kraft Snacks (2001 - 2003); Executive Vice President and General Manager, Kraft Confections (2001); Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nabisco Down the Street (2000); Senior Vice President, Nabisco Sales and Integrated Logistics (1998 - 2000)
    • Various senior marketing and sales positions, Nestlé USA, Inc., a food and beverage company (1984 - 1995)
    • Various trade and business development positions, PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company (1982 - 1984)
    • The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer products company (1975 - 1982)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Member of President Barack Obama's Export Council
  • Member, Boards of Directors, of:
    • Consumer Goods Forum (Co-Chair)
    • Catalyst, Inc., a nonprofit organization that strives to expand opportunities for women in business
    • Grocery Manufacturers Association (Chair, Health and Wellness Committee)

  • Founding Member, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
  • Other public company directorships: Campbell Soup Company
  • Prior public company directorships (past five years): The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Education:

  • B.S., Boston College
 

 

Hugh B. Price, 72
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Professional Highlights:

  • Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, an independent research and policy center (Feb. 2006 - Present)
  • John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University (Aug. 2008 - June 2013)
  • Senior Advisor, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, a law firm (Sep. 2003 - Sep. 2005)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League, Inc. (1994 - Apr. 2003)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Trustee of:
    • Jacob Burns Film Center
    • Georgetown University
  • Other Public Company Directorships: Verizon Communications Inc.

Education:

  • B.A., Amherst College
  • LL.B., Yale Law School
 

 

Kenton J. Sicchitano, age 69
Retired Global Managing Director,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Professional Highlights:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a provider of audit and assurance, tax and consulting services (1970 - 2001). Mr. Sicchitano joined Price Waterhouse LLP, a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in 1970, becoming a Partner in 1979. He held a variety of global leadership positions, including Global Managing Partner of Audit and Business Advisory Services and Global Managing Partner responsible for Audit and Business Advisory, Tax and Legal and Financial Advisory Services.

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Director and Chair of the Finance Committee, New England Deaconess Hospital
  • Trustee, New England Aquarium
  • President, Harvard Business School Association of Boston
  • Director, Harvard Alumni Association and Harvard Business School Alumni Association
  • Other public company directorships: PerkinElmer, Inc.; Analog Devices, Inc.

Education:

  • B.A., Harvard College
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School
 

 

Lulu C. Wang, age 69
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Tupelo Capital Management LLC

Professional Highlights:

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tupelo Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm (1997 - Present)
  • Director and Executive Vice President, Jennison Associates Capital Corporation, an investment management firm (1988 - 1997)
  • Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Equitable Capital Management, an investment management firm (1978 - 1988)

Other Professional and Leadership Experience:

  • Consulting Director, New York Community Trust
  • Member of:
    • Board of Overseers, Columbia Business School
    • Board of Trustees, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Board of Trustees, Rockefeller University
    • Board of Directors, Committee of 100
    • Board of Trustees, Asia Society
  • Trustee Emerita, Wellesley College
  • Trustee Emerita, WNYC Public Radio

Education:

  • B.A., Wellesley College
  • M.B.A., Columbia Business School
 
 

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