Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Honorees

The Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award is presented to women lawyers who have served with distinction as independent directors of public companies and exemplify the manner in which Sandra Day O’Connor leads her life, paving new paths for the women who come after her.

2008 Honoree

Catherine A. Rein serves on the board of directors of The Bank of New York Mellon, First Energy Corp., and is director emeritus of Corning, Inc. Ms. Rein also chairs the MetLife Foundation. She has retired as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of MetLife, Inc. As Chief…

2008 Honoree

Toni Rembe serves on the boards of AT&T Inc. and AEGON N.V. (an international insurance company headquartered in the Netherlands). She formerly served on the boards of Potlatch Corporation, Transamerica Corporation, Pacific Telesis, Safeco Corporation and APL Ltd. Ms. Rembe is President of the…

2008 Honoree

Karen Hastie Williams currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chubb Corporation, Continental Airlines, Inc., Gannett Company, Inc., WGL Holdings, Inc., SunTrust Bank, Inc. and the Fannie Mae Foundation. Ms. Williams’s community activities include service on the Board of…

2007 Honoree

Beverly C. Chell is Co-Founder of Primedia Inc. and served as its Consultant. Over the years, Ms. Chell has held several key positions at Primedia, including Vice Chairman, interim Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. She retired in June 2006. She also served as a Director of…

2007 Honoree

Maryellen C. Herringer is an attorney and serves on the boards of a number of corporate and community organizations. Ms. Herringer is presently a member of the Boards of Directors of Wachovia Corporation, a NYSE bank holding company; PG&E Corporation, a NYSE energy-based holding company; its…

2007 Honoree

Lisa A. Hook has served as Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc. since October 2010, as a member of the Board since November 2010, and as President since January 2008. Previously, Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a voice over IP service provider, and…

2007 Honoree

Patricia A. King served on the Board of Directors of Golden West Financial Corporation from 1994 until October 1, 2006, when Wachovia Corporation acquired Golden West. Ms. King is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and an…

2007 Honoree

Ambassador Vilma S. Martinez, a recipient of the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award in 1994, currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Fluor Corporation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., and Bank of the West. Ms. Martinez was also chosen by President Obama to…

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