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Director, Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH). Physician-in-Chief, Emeritus at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1996 until April 2013. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School. President of the Association of American Physicians in 2006. Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Director of TARIS BioMedical, Inc. and several non-profit organizations, including the Broad Institute for Human Genetics and Research! America. Director of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Our Director since 2006. Chair of our Science and Technology Committee and member of our Audit Committee, our Corporate Governance Committee, our Regulatory and Compliance Committee.
Chairman Emeritus since 2002, Chairman of the Board from 1985 to 2002, Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 2000, and President from 1979 to 1999 of Ryder System, Inc., a provider of transportation and logistics services. Director of Huntsman Corporation and J.C. Penney Company, Inc. from 1988 to May 2011. Director of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. from March 2010 until May 2010 and of The Black & Decker Corporation from 2001 until March, 2010. Life Trustee of the University of Miami. Our Director since 1988. Member of our Audit Committee and our Corporate Governance Committee.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Granite Broadcasting Corporation from 1988 until his retirement in August 2009 and Vice Chairman until December 2009. Granite Broadcasting Corporation filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in December 2006 and emerged from its restructuring in June 2007. Currently Director of American International Group, Inc., Avon Products, Inc. and the Wallace Foundation from 2002 until 2012. Trustee of Big Brothers/Sisters of New York. Our Director since 1997. Chair of our Audit Committee and member of our Compensation Committee and our Regulatory and Compliance Committee.
President Emeritus of Vassar College since 2006 and President from 1986 to 2006. Served on the Mayo Clinic Board for 14 years, the last four years as its Chairman, and as President of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University from 2007 through 2008. Director of HSBC Bank USA from 1990 through 2008 and Director of Wyeth from 2005 until 2009. Currently Director of Mattel, Inc. and serves as a Trustee on the excecutive committees of the Getty Trust, The School of American Ballet and Second Stage Theatre. Our Director since 2009. Chair of our Regulatory and Compliance Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee and our Science and Technology Committee.
Chairman of Gray Global Strategies, Inc. a business advisory firm. Co-Chairman of GrayLoeffler, LLC from 2009 through 2011, a business advisory and consulting firm. Chairman of the Amani Group from 2004 through September 2009. Pastor Emeritus of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia since 2005. President and Chief Executive Officer of The College Fund/UNCF (Educational Assistance) from 1991 to 2004. U.S. Congressman from the Second District of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1991, including service at various times as Budget Committee Chair and House Majority Whip. Director of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. from 2002 to 2012. Director of Visteon Corporation from 2000 until January 2010. Currently Director of Dell Inc. and Prudential Financial, Inc. Our Director since 2000. Chair of our Corporate Governance Committee and a member of our Science and Technology Committee.
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2002, is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Director of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. In 2007, Dr. Hobbs was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association. In 2005, she became the first recipient of the Clinical Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, and was awarded Germany's Heinrich Wieland Prize. Dr. Hobbs was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2004 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006, and received the International Society of Atherosclerosis Prize in 2012. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Our Director since 2011. Member of our Corporate Governance Committee and our Science and Technology Committee.
Guest Scholar from 1993 until 2005 at The Brookings Institution, an organization devoted to nonpartisan research, education and publication in economics, government, foreign policy and the social sciences. Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1993 to 1998. Served at the White House as Assistant to President George H. W. Bush and as Director of Presidential Personnel from 1991 to 1993. Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 1989 to 1991. Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 1985 to 1989. Director of Ingersoll-Rand plc and Prudential Financial, Inc.; Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration; and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Prudential Foundation. Our Director since 1993 and Lead Independent Director from 2007 until December 2010. Member of our Corporate Governance Committee and our Regulatory and Compliance Committee.
Founding Partner, Centerview Capital, a private equity firm, since 2006. Vice Chairman, The Procter & Gamble Company, from 2005 to 2006. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Gillette Company, from 2001 to 2005 and President, The Gillette Company, from 2003 to 2005. President and Chief Executive Officer, Nabisco Group Holdings Corporation, from 1998 until its acquisition in 2000. Director of New York Times Company from 2005 until 2008; Procter & Gamble Company from 2005 until 2006; and Whirlpool Corporation from 1999 until 2005. Currently Chairman of the Nielsen Company B.V. Supervisory Board and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Nielsen Holdings N.V., Director of Meadwestvaco Corporation and MetLife, Inc. and Trustee of Knox College and the University of Chicago, and a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College. Our Director since 2007. Member of our Compensation Committee and its Chair since December 2010 and member of our Science and Technology Committee.
Chairman Emeritus of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of flooring and ceiling materials, since 2000, having served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and in other executive capacities with Armstrong Holdings, Inc. and its predecessor, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., from 1993 to 2000. Director of Autoliv, Inc., Masonite International, Inc., a non-public company, and WPX Energy Inc., a publicly traded spinoff of Williams Companies, Inc., effective December 2011. Director of Williams Companies, Inc. from 2001 to 2011 and also a Director of HSBC Finance Co. and HSBC North America Holding Company, non-public, wholly owned subsidiaries of HSBC LLC. Our Director since 2000 and Chairman of the Board from December 2010 to December 2011. Lead Independent Director since December 2011.
Retired Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., since 2007. During her 21-year tenure with Goldman Sachs, she served in various leadership roles, including Chair of the Global Markets Institute, Head of Global Research, and Head of Global Health Care. Director of American International Group, Inc., Intuit Inc. and VISA Inc. Board member of the American Red Cross, The Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of Southern California. Our Director since 2007. Member of our Audit Committee, our Compensation Committee and our Science and Technology Committee.
Chairman of the Board since December 2011 and Chief Executive Officer since December 2010. Senior Vice President; Group President, Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Businesses from October 2009 through December 2010. President Worldwide Pharmaceutical Operations from August 2006 until October 2009. Since joining Pfizer in 1978 as an operational auditor, Mr. Read has held various positions of increasing responsibility in pharmaceutical operations. He worked in Latin America through 1995, holding positions including Chief Financial Officer, Pfizer Mexico, and Country Manager, Pfizer Brazil. In 1996, Mr. Read was appointed President of Pfizer's International Pharmaceuticals Group, with responsibility for Latin America and Canada. He became Executive Vice President, Europe in 2000, was named a Corporate Vice President in 2001, and assumed responsibility for Canada, in addition to Europe, in 2002. Mr. Read later became accountable for operations in both the Africa/Middle East region and Latin America as well. Currently a Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Serves on the Boards of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and the Partnership of New York City. Our Director since December 2010. Member of our Executive Leadership Team.
Chairman of General Mills, Inc., a packaged food producer and distributor, from 1995 until his retirement in 2008 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2007. Former Chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers of America. Recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service in 2009. Chaired the Fiscal Policy Committee of the Business Roundtable and served as a director of Catalyst. Director of General Mills, Inc. from 1992 until 2008 and of Target Corporation from 1996 until 2013. Currently Director of Wells Fargo & Company. Our Director since 2009. Member of our Audit Committee and our Corporate Governance Committee.
President of The Rockefeller University since March 2011. Between 2003 and 2011, held positions of increasing responsibility at Genentech, where he became Executive Vice President, Research, and Chief Scientific Officer. Susan B. Ford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Biological Sciences and of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University from 2001 to 2003, and a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco from 1991 to 2001. In addition, Dr. Tessier-Lavigne was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator from 1994 to 2003. Director of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), the Royal Society of Canada, the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Our Director since 2011. Member of our Regulatory and Compliance and our Science and Technology Committee.