On Board at:
The Northern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Kathryn D. Wriston is a cum laude graduate of Smith College and the University of Michigan Law School. While a student at Smith, she spent
her junior year abroad studying at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies. Mrs. Wriston spent the early years of her professional life as a practicing attorney with the New York law firm of Shearman & Sterling. Since then she has concentrated more of her time serving on the boards of corporate and not-for-profit organizations, working with legal, accounting and auditing professional organizations and with organizations that serve the community.
Mrs. Wriston currently serves as a director of the Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company and Stanley Works. She is President and a Trustee of the John A. Hartford Foundation and a Trustee of the Practising Law Institute. Previous board service includes The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Santa Fe Snyder Corporation, Federated Department Stores Inc., Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and Union Carbide Corporation.
Mrs. Wriston’s affiliations with accounting and auditing professional organizations include service as a Trustee of the Financing Accounting Foundation, as a public member of the Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. She has also served on several task forces and special committees of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the AICPA and the Independence Standards Board, dealing with specific accounting and auditing issues.
In the area of law and dispute resolution, Mrs. Wriston has served as a director of the American Arbitration Association and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, as a member of the Executive Committee of the CPR Institute and as an Overseer of the Rand Institute for Civil Justice.
Mrs. Wriston also served as Vice-Chairman and a Trustee of Fordham
University and as Chairman of the Eastern Region Selection Panel of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows.