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Brad Jacobs
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Brad Jacobs
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Brad Jacobs has started five companies from scratch and led each of them to become a billion dollar or multi-billion-dollar enterprise. These include three publicly traded companies: XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) and United Waste Systems, Inc. XPO and United Rentals were among the 20 best-performing stocks of the last decade. Prior to starting XPO in 2011, Mr. Jacobs founded United Rentals in 1997 and led the company for 10 years as chairman, including six years as chief executive officer. He founded United Waste Systems in 1989 and served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Jacobs serves as chairman of the board of GXO Logistics, the 2021 spin-off of XPO’s global logistics segment.
 

AnnaMaria DeSalva
Vice Chairman
AnnaMaria DeSalva
Vice Chairman

AnnaMaria DeSalva is chairman and chief executive officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies. She previously served as senior advisor to the chief executive of DowDuPont, and as DuPont’s chief communications officer. Prior to DuPont, Ms. DeSalva was head of corporate affairs for biopharmaceutical innovation at Pfizer, an advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and head of the global healthcare practice of Hill & Knowlton. Earlier, at Bristol-Myers Squibb, she led global public affairs for the oncology business and served as director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Ms. DeSalva serves on the boards of the non-profit Project Sunshine and the William & Mary Alumni Association, and is a member of the Economic Club of New York. She is a graduate of The College of William & Mary in Virginia, and has completed the Harvard School of Public Health’s Executive Education Program in risk communication, as well as the Advanced Health Leadership Program jointly offered by the University of California, Berkeley and Pompeu University in Spain.

Michael Jesselson
Lead Independent Director
Michael Jesselson
Lead Independent Director

Michael Jesselson is the president of Jesselson Capital Corporation. Additionally, he serves as a director of C-III Capital Partners LLC, Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp. and other private companies, as well as several philanthropic organizations. Mr. Jesselson was a longstanding director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where he served as lead independent director.

Jason Aiken
Director
Jason Aiken
Director
Jason Aiken serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer of General Dynamics Corporation. Previously, he was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and held earlier positions with General Dynamics, including controller, vice president of accounting and director of consolidation accounting. Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Aiken was an audit manager with Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, D.C., where he provided audit and consulting services for defense contractors. He holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Washington and Lee University.
Adrian Kingshott
Director
Adrian Kingshott
Director

Adrian Kingshott is the chief executive officer of AdSon LLC, managing director of Spotlight Advisors, LLC, and a member of the board of directors of Centre Lane Investment Corp. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor of Global Capital Markets and Investments at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. Mr. Kingshott was previously with Goldman Sachs, where he served as co-head of the firm's leveraged finance business, among other positions. More recently, he was senior advisor to Headwaters Merchant Bank, and a managing director of Amaranth Advisors, LLC. He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University.

Mary Kissel
Director
Mary Kissel
Director
Mary Kissel is executive vice president and senior policy advisor with Stephens Inc. Previously, Ms. Kissel served as senior advisor to the US Secretary of State for policy and messaging, and conducted special assignments for the Secretary. She was previously with The Wall Street Journal as a member of the Editorial Board and opinion editor for Asia-Pacific. Ms. Kissel is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a master’s degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College.
 
Allison Landry
Director
Allison Landry
Director
Allison Landry is a former senior transportation research analyst with Credit Suisse, covering the trucking, railroad, airfreight and logistics industries. Previously, Ms. Landry served as a financial analyst and senior accountant with OneBeacon Insurance Company (now Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions). She holds an MBA degree from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from College of the Holy Cross.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Director
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Director
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is president and chief executive officer of SHRM, the Society of Human Resources Management. Mr. Taylor’s career spans more than 20 years as a lawyer and an executive with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including IAC, Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, among others. He has served as chairman of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and on the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. He is a trustee of the University of Miami, a member of the National Board of Governors of the American Red Cross, and a member of the corporate boards of Guild Education and iCIMS, Inc. Mr. Taylor is a weekly contributor to USA Today, a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a SHRM Certified Professional. He holds a juris doctorate degree and a master’s degree from Drake University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.

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