|AECOM filed this Form DEF 14A on 01/23/2019|
|AECOM filed this Form DEF 14A on 01/23/2019|
leadership positions, including as a Western Area Managing Partner from 2002 to 2005 and as a member of KPMG LLP's Board of Directors from 2000 through 2005. While on the KPMG Board of Directors, Mr. Burke served as the Chairman of the Board Process and Governance Committee and was a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. Mr. Burke currently serves as a director at Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and on the Board of Directors for Children's Bureau, which helps at-risk children through state-of-the-art child abuse prevention and treatment services. Mr. Burke is also chair of the US Business Roundtable's Infrastructure Committee and co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Infrastructure and Urban Development Community. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P. and Rentech Inc. until April 2016 and June 2017, respectively, as well as on the Board of Directors for LA 2028, the committee responsible for bringing the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles.
Mr. Burke brings to our Board a thorough understanding of AECOM's business, industry and operations based on his past senior positions as President and Chief Financial Officer and currently as AECOM's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Burke also brings extensive accounting, financial and business experience as a result of his tenure and senior positions at KPMG LLP.
James H. Fordyce, 59, was appointed to our Board in February 2006. Mr. Fordyce is the Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Stone Canyon Industries LLC, a global industrial holding company founded in 2014. He was a Managing Director at J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm, from 1996 to 2014. Mr. Fordyce began his career at Chemical Bank in 1981 and later joined Heller Financial Inc. Mr. Fordyce currently serves on various charitable and community boards, including Providence Saint John's Health Center Local Board of Directors, where he is Chairman, and the Unit Scholarship Fund honoring those Special Operations Soldiers who selflessly serve our Nation.
Mr. Fordyce brings to our Board significant financial and investment experience as a result of his position at Stone Canyon Industries LLC and J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC, where he oversaw significant debt and equity investments for the firm. In addition, he brings experience from his current and prior service on private and public company boards.
Senator William H. Frist, 66, was appointed to our Board in October 2014 in connection with AECOM's acquisition of URS Corporation. He previously served as a director of URS Corporation from November 2009 until AECOM's acquisition of URS in October 2014. Senator Frist has served as a partner at Cressey & Company LP, a private investment firm, since 2007. He also served as Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University from 2008 until 2010. Senator Frist was a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1995 until 2007, and was Majority Leader of the United States Senate from 2003 until 2007. Senator Frist currently serves as a director of Select Medical Corporation and Teladocs Health, Inc. Senator Frist serves on the boards of several other organizations, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aegis Science Corporation and Accolade Inc.
Senator Frist's experience as a legislator, including as former Majority Leader of the United States Senate, gives him the leadership and consensus-building skills necessary to assist our Board in a range of its activities. He has extensive knowledge of the workings of government and, as a former member of the Senate Finance Committee, of the federal budgeting process, which is beneficial given that a portion of our business activities are regulated and directly affected by governmental actions.
Linda Griego, 71, was appointed to our Board in May 2005. Ms. Griego has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Griego Enterprises Inc. a business management company, since 1985. She was the Founder and Managing General Partner of Engine Co. No. 28, a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, from 1988 until 2010. She also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank and was Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles. Ms. Griego is currently a director of CBS Corporation and the American Balanced Fund, the Income Fund of America, the International Growth and Income Fund, the Developing World Growth and Income Fund, the Smallcap World Fund, the Growth Fund of America, and the Fundamental Investors, which are managed by Capital Group. Ms. Griego is a chair of the MLK Health and Wellness Community Development Corporation and serves as a trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. She previously chaired the Board of Southwest Water Company and served as a Los Angeles Branch Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.