Leo I. Higdon Jr. – Chairman
Mr. Higdon was unanimously elected to serve as chairman of our board of directors on May 1, 2014. He served as president of Connecticut College from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2013, when he retired. He also served as the president of the College of Charleston from October 2001 to June 2006. Between 1997 and 2001, Higdon served as president of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He also served as dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. His financial experience includes a 20-year tenure at Salomon Brothers, where he became vice chairman and member of the executive committee, managing the Global Investment Banking Division. Higdon also serves as the lead independent director of Eaton Vance Corp. and he also serves as a director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
John W. Chidsey
Mr. Chidsey serves as an executive board member of TopTech Holdings, LLC (d/b/a HotSchedules.com). Chidsey served as co-chairman of the board of directors of Burger King Holdings, Inc. from October 2010 to April 2011. Prior to the sale of Burger King Holdings, Inc. to 3G Capital, he served as chief executive officer and a member of its board from April 2006, including as chairman of the board from July 2008. From September 2005 until April 2006, he served as president and chief financial officer. He served as president, North America, from June 2004 to September 2005, and as executive vice president, chief administrative and financial officer from March 2004 until June 2004. Prior to joining Burger King, Chidsey served as chairman and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions of Cendant Corp.: the Vehicle Services Division that included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express and the Financial Services Division that included Jackson Hewitt and various membership and insurance companies. Prior to joining Cendant, Chidsey served as the director of finance of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and the chief financial officer of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc. Chidsey currently serves on the board of directors of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and on the governing board of the privately held company, Instawares Holdings, LLC. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
Donald L. Correll
Mr. Correll is chief executive officer and co-founder of Water Capital Partners, LLC. Correll served as the president and chief executive officer and a director of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest and most geographically diversified provider of water services in North America, from April 2006 to August 2010. Between August 2003 and April 2006, Correll served as president and chief executive officer of Pennichuck Corp., a publicly traded holding company which, through its subsidiaries, provides public water supply services, certain water related services, and certain real estate activities, including property development and management. From 2001 to 2003, Correll served as an independent advisor to water service and investment firms on issues relating to marketing, acquisitions and investments in the water services sector. From 1991 to 2001, Correll served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of United Water Resources, Inc., a water and wastewater utility company. Prior to 1991, Correll spent nearly 15 years with United Water, including serving as its chief financial officer. Correll served as a director of Interchange Financial Services Corp. from 1994 to 2007 and Pennichuck Corp. from 2003 to 2006. He currently serves as a director, audit committee member, and chairman of the leadership development and compensation committee of New Jersey Resources Corp.
Yvonne M. Curl
Yvonne M. Curl is a former vice president and chief marketing officer of Avaya, Inc., which position she held from October 2000 through April 2004. Before joining Avaya, Curl was employed by Xerox Corp. beginning in 1976, where she held a number of middle and senior management positions in sales, marketing and field operations, culminating with her appointment to corporate vice president. Curl currently serves as a director of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. In the past five years, she has also served as director of Charming Shoppes, Inc. and Welch Allyn, Inc. She currently serves on the Board of the Hilton Head Community Foundation and the Hilton Head Humane Association.
Charles M. Elson
Charles M. Elson holds the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and has served as the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware since 2000. Elson has served on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Commissions on Director Compensation, Executive Compensation and the Role of the Compensation Committee, Director Professionalism, CEO Succession, Audit Committees, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning, Director Evaluation, and Risk Governance. He was a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Best Practices Council on Coping with Fraud and Other Illegal Activity and he presently serves on that organization’s Advisory Council. In addition, Elson serves as vice chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Corporate Governance and as a member of a standing advisory committee for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Elson has been Of Counsel/Consultant to the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 1995 to the present. In the past five years, he has also served as a director of Alderwoods Group, Inc. and Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
Joan E. Herman
Joan E. Herman has served as the president and chief executive officer of Herman & Associates, LLC, a healthcare and management-consulting firm, since 2008. From 1998 to 2008, she served in a number of senior management positions, including president and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions, at Anthem, Inc. (f/k/a WellPoint, Inc.), a leading managed healthcare company that offers network-based managed care plans. Prior to joining Anthem, Inc. she served in a number of senior positions at Phoenix Life Insurance Company for 16 years, culminating with her appointment to senior vice president of strategic development. Herman currently serves on the board of directors for Convergys Corporation, a provider of customer management and business support system solutions. She also currently serves on the board of directors of AARP Services Inc., a privately held company. In the past five years, she also has served as a director of Qualicorp SA, a publicly traded company in Brazil.
Leslye G. Katz
From January 2007 to December 2010, Leslye G. Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of IMS Health, Inc., a provider of information, services, and technology for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Prior to that, she served as vice president and controller of IMS Health, Inc. for five years. From July 1998 to July 2001, Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American Lawyer Media, Inc., a privately held legal media and publishing company. Prior to joining American Lawyer Media, Katz held a number of financial management positions with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, followed by two years as vice president and treasurer of Cognizant Corporation, a spin-off from D&B. Katz currently serves as secretary of the board of directors of My Sisters’ Place, a not-for-profit provider of shelter, advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence. In the past five years, she has previously served as a director for ICF International, Inc.
John E. Maupin Jr.
Dr. John E. Maupin Jr. served as president and chief executive officer of the Morehouse School of Medicine from July 2006 to June 2014, when he retired. Prior to joining Morehouse, Maupin held several other senior administrative positions including president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College from 1994 to 2006, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Morehouse School of Medicine from 1989 to 1994, chief executive officer of Southside Healthcare, Inc. from 1987 to 1989, and Deputy Commissioner of Health of the Baltimore City Health Department from 1984 to 1987. Maupin currently serves as a director of LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., VALIC Cos. I & II, a group retirement investment fund complex, and Regions Financial Corp. He also serves on the board of the Regions Community Development Corporation (chairman).
Ms. Schlichting has extensive healthcare experience and expertise in healthcare delivery. Her career in healthcare administration spans 35 years in senior level executive positions, most recently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Henry Ford Health System, Inc. from June 2003 until December 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Schlichting served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998-2003. She also served as President and CEO of HFHS’s Henry Ford Hospital from 2001-2003. During her time at HFHS, the company garnered significant national recognition, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. Prior to joining HFHS in 1998, Ms. Schlichting served as the President of the Eastern Region of Catholic Health Initiatives, President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Methodist Hospitals and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Akron City Hospital and Summa Health System. Ms. Schlichting currently serves on the boards of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
L. Edward Shaw, Jr.
From March 2006 to July 2010, L. Edward Shaw Jr. served as a senior managing director of Richard C. Breeden & Co., or affiliated companies engaged in investment management, strategic consulting, and governance matters. From September 2004 to January 2006, Shaw was Of Counsel with the international law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He has served as General Counsel of both Aetna, Inc. (1999 to 2003) and The Chase Manhattan Bank (1983 to 1996), where, in addition to his legal role, his responsibilities included a wide range of strategic planning, risk management, compliance and public policy issues. In 2004, Shaw was appointed Independent Counsel to the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange dealing with regulatory matters. Shaw also currently serves as a director of MSA Safety Inc., and as a director and former chairman of Covenant House, the nation’s largest privately funded provider of crisis care to children.
Mark J. Tarr – President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Tarr has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Encompass Health since Dec. 29, 2016. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Tarr served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, from 2011-2016, having served as executive vice president of operations since Aug. 1, 2007, and as president of the company’s inpatient division since September 2004. He joined HealthSouth in 1993, and has held various management positions within the company. Tarr earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his master’s in business administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.