Board of Directors
Scott S. Cowen
Scott S. Cowen has been a director of the Company since April 2014. Dr. Cowen serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Dr. Cowen has been the president emeritus and distinguished University chair of Tulane University since July 2014. From July 1998 to July 2014, Dr. Cowen served as the president of Tulane University. While serving as president of Tulane University he led the school, as well as the City of New Orleans, through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and developed unique and exceptional skills in crisis management. In recognition of his leadership skills, he received the Carnegie Award for Academic Leadership, the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education, and was named one of the 'Ten Best College Presidents' in America by Time magazine. Prior to 1998, Dr. Cowen was dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where he was also a professor for 23 years. Dr. Cowen is currently a board member of two other publicly-traded companies: Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., a consumer products corporation, where he has been a director since 1999, and Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (formerly Forest City Enterprises), a real estate developer, where he has been a director since 1989. In addition, Dr. Cowen served as a board member of NACCO Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded mining, small appliances and specialty retail holding company, from May 2014 to August 2016 and American Greetings Corporation, formerly a publicly-traded greeting card company, from 1989 to 2013. Since January 2015, Dr. Cowen has been serving as a senior advisor for the Boston Consulting Group. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him to the White House Council for Community Solutions, which advised the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to address community needs. Dr. Cowen recently became a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Notre Dame.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes and Skills. Dr. Cowen has extensive academic and professional expertise in the areas of strategic financial management systems, corporate governance and leadership, including as a consultant with public companies in such areas and significant experience in retail and consumer business and crisis management, including in connection with the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.