Committee Composition

Email Email alerts     Print Print page    
Chairman of the Board = Chairman of the Board Committee Chair = Committee Chairman Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director
  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Garland S. Tucker III Chairman of the Board      
E. Ashton Poole      
Steven C. Lilly      
W. McComb Dunwoody Independent Director     Member of Compensation Committee
Mark M. Gambill Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Benjamin S. Goldstein Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Mark F. Mulhern Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Simon B. Rich, Jr. Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee  

Independent Director

Mr. Rich serves on our Board of Directors and is a member of our Audit Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He retired in 2001 from his positions as Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Holding Co. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas, two affiliated Delaware and Oklahoma companies, respectively. As CEO, Mr. Rich's companies' combined operations included roles such as oil refinery processing, petroleum product storage and distribution, natural gas production and distribution and the merchandising and distribution of electricity in North America and Europe, as well as the merchandising and processing of agricultural products in North America, South America and Europe. During Mr. Rich's tenure, his companies successfully partnered with Electricite de France, creating EDF Trading, a company that currently dispatches France's electric generation system. His work experience, which spans more than thirty years, includes all aspects of the energy and agriculture industries. His expertise involves private equity investments with an emphasis on sustainability in energy and agriculture.   Mr. Rich is also the former Chairman of the Board of Visitors of The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University, where he is now Emeritus and an adjunct instructor. Mr. Rich holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Duke University.

Sherwood H. Smith, Jr. Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee