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Corporate Governance - Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member
 Audit CommitteeHuman Resources and Compensation CommitteeInvestment Committee Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
E. J. Bird
E. J. Bird
Director


E. J. Bird is a private investor. Mr. Bird is also the President of Overflow Ministries, a not-for-profit organization, and has held this position since 2003. Mr. Bird served as an analyst for Levine Investments from 2002 to 2010 and as Chief Financial Officer of ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm, from 1991 to 2002. Mr. Bird is a director of GWR Global Water Resources Corp.... 
Chairperson   Committee Member  
W. C.  Crowley
W. C.  Crowley
Chairman of the Board


William C. Crowley is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of ESL Investments, Inc. and has served in this capacity since January 1999. From March 2005 to January 2011, Mr. Crowley held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Sears Holdings. Mr. Crowley is a member of the board of directors of AutoNation, Inc. and AutoZone Inc.... 
  Chairperson Committee Member  
William R. Harker
William R. Harker
Director


William R. Harker is Senior Vice President at Sears Holdings. From September 2005 until 2010, Mr. Harker held various positions within Sears Holdings, including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to Sears Holdings, Mr. Harker served as an Associate with the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz from Septem... 
  Committee Member Chairperson  
R. Raja Khanna
R. Raja Khanna
Director


R. Raja Khanna is currently the Chief Executive Officer of GlassBOX Television and assumed this position in February 2008. Mr. Khanna co-founded QuickPlay Media Inc., a mobile video company, and served as its Chief Marketing Officer from 2004 until 2007. Previous to that position, Mr. Khanna founded Snap Media Corp., a dot com start-up company, and held the office of Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Khanna is a member of the board of directors of QuickPlay Media Inc., GlassBOX T... 
Committee Member    Chairperson
James McBurney
James McBurney
Director


James McBurney is the Chief Executive Officer at HCF International Advisers Limited and assumed this position in September 2010. Prior to holding this position, Mr. McBurney was a private investor who was focused on the metals and mining sector. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. McBurney was the Chief Executive Officer of JNR (UK) Limited. Mr. McBurney also held the role of Managing Director and Head of the Natural Resources Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Bank of America Securities f... 
Committee Member    Committee Member
Deidra C. Merriwether
Deidra C. Merriwether
Director


Deidra C. Merriwether is the Senior Vice President and President – Retail Services of Sears Holdings and assumed this position in January 2011. Ms. Merriwether held the position of Senior Vice President, Procurement and Finance at Sears Holdings from March 2008 to December 2010 and was the Vice President, Finance, Retail Store, Supply Chain at Sears Holdings from October 2007 to February 2008. Previous to this position, Ms. Merriwether was the Vice President, Procurement and Purchasing of Sear... 
  Committee Member Committee Member  
Debi E. Rosati
Debi E. Rosati
Director


Debi E. Rosati, FCA, ICD.D is currently the President of RosatiNet, Inc., a management consulting firm which she founded in 2001, and is a corporate director focused on corporate governance and corporate strategy for emerging technology companies. Ms. Rosati has over twenty years experience in financial, operational and strategic management in the technology sector with senior finance roles in both public and private corporations, as well as a general partner with a national venture capital fir... 
Committee Member Committee Member   Committee Member