Robin Walker-Lee

Robin Walker-Lee

Class of 2012

Robin Walker-Lee is a member of the board of directors of Regal Rexnord Corp. (NYSE:RRX) and EMCOR Group (NYSE:EME). She joined Regal Rexnord in October 2021, upon the merger of the process and motion control business of Rexnord Corp. with Regal Beloit Corp. Ms. Walker-Lee had served on the board of Rexnord Corp. since 2015, and was on both its Nominating & Governance and Compensation Committees. She also was a member of the Transaction Committee for the merger, which was done through a reverse Morris trust. Rexnord continues doing business through its remaining business segment as Zurn Water Solutions.

Regal Rexnord is a leader in high efficiency motor and power transmissions systems, with 2020 revenue of over $4B. It operates through four business segments:  motion control solutions, climate solutions, commercial systems and industrial systems. Since December 2018, Ms. Walker-Lee has been on the board of EMCOR Group, a leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services, with revenue of $9B. She is also the Chair of its Nominating & Governance Committee.

Ms. Walker-Lee was the Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of TRW Automotive Holdings, which was the global leader in automotive safety and one of the top financial performers in the industry. Before it was acquired in May 2015 by the ZF Group in a cash-for-stock deal, TRW was listed on the New York Stock Exchange with sales of $17.5 B. From the time of joining TRW in 2010 until its sale, Ms. Walker-Lee was a member of the  6-person Executive Officer team and advised company leadership and the Board of Directors on significant issues facing the company. She led the company to successful outcomes in key challenges, including matters related to the acquisition of TRW stock by ZF, as well as the antitrust investigations of TRW commenced by the US Department of Justice and the European Commission. At the time  Ms. Walker-Lee joined TRW, it was majority owned by the Blackstone Group;  the stock was widely held when the company was sold.

Ms. Walker-Lee has focused her career on global business matters, and speaks French and Spanish. Prior to joining TRW, she held a number of leadership positions at General Motors, including Assistant General Counsel-Operations; prior to that she was a member of the Strategy Board and served as General Counsel & VP Public Policy for GM–Latin America, Africa & Middle East, one of the four business segments at GM. She also had responsibility for several high-profile corporate matters during the GM bankruptcy restructuring, on special assignment to the general counsel. In all her roles, Ms. Walker-Lee has provided high-level leadership in a variety of significant and sensitive issues that combine business, policy, and legal considerations.

Ms. Walker-Lee received her law degree magna cum laude from Michigan Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Law Review. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Kansas.