BOARD OF DIRECTORS
M. Ann Harlan
Director of the Company since 2009
M. Ann Harlan is the retired Vice President and General Counsel of The J.M. Smucker Company (“Smucker”), a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) publicly-traded food manufacturer. From January 1998 to January 2011, Ms. Harlan was a member of the Smucker executive management team responsible for setting and implementing corporate strategy and has broad experience with corporate governance issues and requirements of the NYSE, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. In addition, Ms. Harlan serves on the Board of University Hospitals Health System, Inc. From 2012 until 2019, she was a member of the Advisory Board of Gates Group Capital Partners. From 2010 until its sale to Archer Daniels Midland in 2015, Ms. Harlan was also a Director of Eatem Foods Company. Ms. Harlan also previously served on the Board of Directors of Cleveland Cliffs Inc., a NYSE listed mining company (CLR).
Ms. Harlan has 13 years of experience as senior legal counsel at Smucker, which has significant family ownership and family senior management generally comparable to the ownership structure of the Company. She has extensive mergers and acquisition experience with Smucker and 15 years prior related experience with a major law firm. She also has broad experience with public company governance issues, audit matters, executive compensation and equity compensation plan development and administration as well as human resources issues.