Laree E. Perez (57)
Director (since 2004), Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Audit Committee and the Ethics, Environment, Safety and Health Committee.
Ms. Perez serves as the Managing Partner in The Medallion Company, LLC, an investment management company, since 2003 and as an independent financial consultant with that company since 2002.
Ms. Perez is a Director of GenOn Energy, Inc. (previously named RRI Energy, Inc.), one of the largest power producers in the United States, and is currently a member of its Audit and Risk and Finance Oversight Committees.
She previously served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of GenOn Energy, Inc. from 2002 to 2007.
From 1996 to 2002, she was Vice President of Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. Ms. Perez was co-founder of Medallion Investment Company, Inc. and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 until it was acquired by Loomis Sayles in 1996.
Ms. Perez recently served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents at Baylor University and previously served on the Board of Trustees of New Mexico State University, where she was also Chairman of the Board.
Ms. Perez has also served on the Leadership Council and as Chair of the Development Committee for the Mayo Clinic Arizona.
Ms. Perez has over 30 years experience in finance and investments.
Key attributes, experience and skills:
Ms. Perez brings to the Board significant business, financial and private investment experience.
has significant expertise with respect to financial statements, corporate finance, accounting and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic analysis.
Ms. Perez also brings insight into auditing best practices from her experience serving as a Board member on the audit and finance committees of other publicly-traded companies.
familiarity with the southwestern United States has been very valuable to the Board since the Corporation has important operations in that region and to give the Board perspective on diversity.