Board of Directors
Mr. Kesavan is chairman and chief executive officer of ICF International, a publicly traded company that is a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, a position held since 1999. He has also been a director of ICF International since June 1999. Previously, Mr. Kesavan served as the president of ICF Consulting Group, a subsidiary of ICF Kaiser, from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Kesavan serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He also serves as board member emeritus of the Rainforest Alliance, a New York-based non-profit environmental organization, on the board of Inova Health Systems, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia, and is a trustee of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, DC.
Ms. Chavez is the president of the Becoming American Institute, a position she has held since 2014. Additionally, she is founder and chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a position she has held since January 2006. Prior to her appointment as chairman, Ms. Chavez served as president of the Center for Equal Opportunity from January 1995 through December 2005. Ms. Chavez was a director of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation from 2004 to 2008 where she served on the audit committee. Previously, she was a director of Greyhound Lines, Inc. from 1995 to 1999, when it was acquired by another company. Ms. Chavez has held numerous appointed positions, including chief executive officer of the National Commission on Migrant Education from 1988 to 1992, chief executive officer of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1983 to 1985, and White House Director of Public Liaison in 1985. In 1992, she was elected by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to serve a four-year term as U.S. Expert to the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. She is a 2006 graduate of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Director Training and Certification Program and served on the advisory board of the Outstanding Directors Exchange in 2008 and 2009. Ms. Chavez serves on the board of Research Electro-Optics, a privately held company. Ms. Chavez also serves or has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, and she is an author and nationally syndicated columnist and television commentator and writes extensively about public policy issues.
Mr. Ferguson has spent over 45 years in the investment management business, currently serving on the board of managers of Salient Partners, on the investment committee for Silver Ventures, on the investment board for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and as non-executive chair of the investment committee of Ascendant Advisors. Mr. Ferguson served until April 2012, on the board of directors of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), a position he held since August 2003. He chaired the UTIMCO compensation committee and served on its risk and policy committees. Mr. Ferguson also serves on the advisory committee of the MBA Investment Fund at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin, a position held since March 2005, and is a member of the advisory board of Murphree Venture Partners. Mr. Ferguson held various executive positions with AIM Capital Management, Inc. (now Invesco AIM) from 2000 to 2007, serving most recently as president and chief investment officer. Previously, he held senior positions at several investment management firms, including: managing partner at Beutel, Goodman & Company; senior vice president at Lehman Brothers, Inc.; and vice president of Goldman, Sachs & Company. Mr. Ferguson also serves or has served on various investment and civic boards, including the Investment Advisor Association, the Houston Ballet, the Memorial Hermann Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and on the Chancellor's Advisory Council, Texas Christian University.
Mr. Fernandes served as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Philip Services Corporation from August 1999 to April 2002. Prior to joining Philip Services Corporation, Mr. Fernandes had a 30-year career with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), serving as executive vice president and director of ARCO from 1994 to 1999; president of ARCO Coal, a subsidiary of ARCO, from 1990 to 1994, and corporate controller of ARCO from 1987 to 1990. He was a member of the ARCO board of directors and chairman of ARCO Chemical Company, a NYSE company 80% owned by ARCO. From 2003 to 2007, he was a director of Tower Automotive, Inc. and he was a director of Black and Veatch from 1999 to 2016, and a director of Cytec Industries from 2002 to 2015. He also currently serves as a director of Baker Hughes Incorporated and Envirosystems, Inc., a privately-held Canadian company.
Mr. Garcia is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ryder System, Inc., a $6.5 billion commercial fleet and supply chain management solutions company, a position held since 2010. He is a member of Ryder's executive leadership team. Prior that, Mr. Garcia served as senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of Ryder from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Garcia joined Ryder in 1997 as senior manager of corporate accounting. He later served as director of corporate accounting and, subsequently, as group director of accounting services. Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Garcia spent 14 years with the Miami office of the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand LLP as senior manager of business assurance.
Mr. Garcia's qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive business, financial and management experience and his experience as a senior financial officer. Mr. Garcia brings valuable accounting, financial management and supply chain experience to our Board.
Mr. Gartland retired in December 2014 from his role as president, North America for Avis Budget Group, Inc., a publicly traded leading global provider of vehicle rental services, a position he held from October 2011 to December 2014. Previously, he was executive vice president, sales, marketing and customer care at Avis Budget Group, Inc. from April 2008 to October 2011, where he developed the overall strategic direction for marketing and sales. Mr. Gartland was employed by JohnsonDiversey, Inc. from 1994 to 2008, in various high-level capacities, including as president of the company’s North American region from 2003 to 2008, vice president, Sales, Health and Hospitality from 2002 to 2003, vice president, Business Development from 1998 to 2002, with various positions of increasing responsibility within the company from 1994 to 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Gartland served as vice president and director of national accounts at Ecolab, Inc. from 1980 to 1994. Mr. Gartland serves on the board of directors of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a publicly traded self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels.
Ms. Martin served as chief executive officer and president of HCP, Inc., a real estate investment trust focusing on properties serving the healthcare industry, from October 2013 to July 2016. Prior to joining HCP in October 2013, Ms. Martin was employed by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, one of the world's leading real estate services and money management firms, in various high-level capacities, including as chief executive officer, Americas beginning in January 2013. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer since January 2002, and was appointed to the additional position of chief operating officer in January 2005. Ms. Martin served on its Board of Directors from 2005 until May 2013. Ms. Martin previously held positions with Heller Financial as its chief financial officer, senior group president – Heller Financial Real Estate, Equipment Financing and Small Business Lending and served as president of its Real Estate group. Ms. Martin was also a member of the Heller Financial Board of Directors. Ms. Martin has served on the Board of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation since 2010, and previously served as a director of HCP, Inc. from 2008 to July 2016, of KeyCorp from 2003 through 2010, and of Gables Residential Trust, from 1994 through 2005. Ms. Martin served as a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mr. Passerini has been an operating executive in U.S. Buyouts at Carlyle Group since 2015. From January 2015 until his retirement in June, he served as Officer on Special Assignment to the President and CEO of Procter & Gamble. Prior to that, Mr. Passerini served as Procter & Gamble Company's group president, Global Business Services (GBS) and chief information officer (CIO), positions he held since February 2008 and July 2004, respectively. Mr. Passerini joined Procter & Gamble, a leading multinational manufacturer of consumer goods, in 1981 and held executive positions in the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Latin America and the United States. While with the Procter & Gamble organization, he oversaw more than 170 distinct services in 70 countries and led the integration of Procter & Gamble's IT and services groups to form GBS, one of the largest and most progressive shared services organizations in the world. Mr. Passerini has served as a director of Integer Holdings Corporation since 2015 and of United Rentals, Inc. since 2009. Since 2015, Mr. Passerini has also served as a director of Poste Italiane Spa, an Italian company that provides postal and infrastructure services. He is a member of the CIO Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including: the inaugural Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership; Shared Service Thought Leader of the Year; and InformationWeek's Chief of the Year.
Mr. Passerini's qualifications to serve on our board include his significant global experience in operations, technology and general management roles. He is recognized as a thought leader in information technology and shared services, attributes he acquired through his various senior level positions with Procter & Gamble, including Chief Information Officer, for more than 33 years. Mr. Passerini brings extensive experience in operations, information technology, and shared services as well as public company board experience to our Board.
Scott Salmirs became an Executive Vice President at ABM Industries in September of 2014. In that role, Mr. Salmirs oversaw the Northeast Region of the company’s Onsite division and had global responsibility for ABM’s aviation division and all international activities. Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President of our Onsite services division focused on the Northeast. Mr. Salmirs joined the company in 2003.
Prior to joining ABM, Mr. Salmirs held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and CBRE.
Mr. Salmirs has an MBA in Finance from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a BS in Business-Economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. He is on the Board of the Outreach Project, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating high school age drug users, and is a founding Board Member of Donate Eight, a group focused on increasing the number of organ donors in New York State.
Ms. Webb is chief executive officer of Kestrel Corporate Advisors, a position she has held since February 2013. From January 2010 to January 2013, she was managing director for Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC. Ms. Webb was a member of the corporate executive team as chief communications and investor relations officer and senior advisor for Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. from April 2008 to January 2010. She served for 20 years with The Walt Disney Company, from 1988 to 2008, primarily as corporate senior vice president of investor relations and shareholder services responsible for overseeing Disney's strategic financial communications worldwide and governance outreach. She was also executive director for The Walt Disney Company Foundation. Her previous roles included investment banking positions with PaineWebber Inc. and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb. A member of the board of directors of publicly traded 9 Spokes International Limited from 2015, and of TiVo Inc. from January 2016 until it was acquired in September 2016, of Jack in the Box Inc. from 2008 to 2014, and of nonprofit PetSmart Charities, Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Ms. Webb is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors offered by The National Association of Corporate Directors. She also serves as Co-Chair of WomenCorporateDirectors, Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter.