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Board of Directors
|Top Row: Luke S. Helms, Anthony G. Fernandes, Linda L. Chavez, J. Philip Ferguson, Sudhakar Kesavan|
Bottom Row: Maryellen C. Herringer, Henrik C. Slipsager, William W. Steele
Linda L. Chavez
Ms. Chavez is the founder of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and currently serves as Chairman, a position she has held since January 2006. Prior to her appointment as Chairman, Ms. Chavez served as President of the Center for Equal Opportunity from January 1995 through December 2005. Ms. Chavez is an author and nationally syndicated columnist and television commentator. Ms. Chavez also serves as a director of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation.
J. Philip Ferguson
Mr. Ferguson retired as chairman, president and chief investment officer of AIM Capital Management, Inc. (now Invesco AIM) in 2007. He had joined AIM in 2000 as senior investment officer. In his 40-year investment management career, Mr.Ferguson held senior roles at several firms, including: managing partner at Beutel, Goodman & Company; senior vice president at Lehman Brothers, Inc.; and vice president of Goldman, Sachs & Company.
Anthony G. Fernandes
Mr. Fernandes served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Philip Services Corporation from August 1999 to April 2002. Previously, Mr. Fernandes served as Executive Vice President and director of ARCO from 1994 to 1999; President of ARCO Coal, a subsidiary of ARCO, from 1990 to 1994 and corporate controller of ARCO from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Fernandes also serves as a director of Baker Hughes Incorporated, Black and Veatch Corporation, and Cytec Industries.
Luke S. Helms
Mr. Helms is managing director of Sonata Capital Group, a privately-owned registered investment advisory firm, a position held since June 2000. Previously, Mr. Helms served as Vice Chairman of KeyBank from April 1998 to March 2000 and Vice Chairman of BankAmerica Corporation and Bank of America NT&SA from May 1993 to October 1996. Mr. Helms also serves as a director of Manulife Financial Corporation.
Maryellen C. Herringer
Ms. Herringer serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Herringer is an attorney-at-law, and held various executive positions with APL Limited, an international provider of transportation and logistics services, from 1991 to 1997, serving most recently as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Herringer also serves as a director of PG&E Corporation, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
Mr. Kesavan serves as Chairman and Chief executive officer of ICF International. Previously he served as the President of ICF Consulting Group when it was a division of Kaiser Engineers. Mr. Kesavan led the management buy-out of the division in 1999 and took the firm public in 2006. Mr. Kesavan is a Board Member Emeritus of the Rainforest Alliance. He is also the vice chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). In addition, he is an active supporter of IIMPACT, a nonprofit focused on primary education for girls from economically- and socially-underprivileged rural areas of India.
Henrik C. Slipsager
Mr. Slipsager is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a position held since November 2000. Previously,
Mr. Slipsager served as Executive Vice President of the Company and President of ABM Janitorial Services from November 1999 to October 2000, and as Senior Vice President of the Company and Executive Vice President of ABM Janitorial Services from January 1997 to October 1999. Mr. Slipsager also serves as a director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation.
William W. Steele
Mr. Steele is a retired officer and employee of the Company, retiring in October 2000 after 43 years of employment. Mr. Steele’s service to the Company included service as President from November 1991 to October 2000 and Chief Executive Officer from November 1994 to October 2000. Mr. Steele also serves as a director of True Blue, Inc. (formerly Labor Ready, Inc.)