Board of Directors
Carolyn Bartholomew is the past chairman and current vice chairman of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission established by Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. She previously served as executive director of the Basic Education Coalition, a non-profit organization that works to raise public and private support for basic education for children worldwide. Ms. Bartholomew graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in anthropology from Duke University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University.
David Foster is the executive director of Blue Green Alliance, a strategic national partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations to expand the job-creating potential of the green economy and improve the rights of workers at home and around the world. Prior to joining Blue Green Alliance, he was a district director of the USW. Mr. Foster is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota and a member of the board of directors of Evraz North America. Mr. Foster holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Reed College.
Jack A. Hockema is President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hockema has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2001 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 2006. Previously, Mr. Hockema served as Executive Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and President of Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products. In this capacity, he was responsible for sales and manufacturing operations for the company’s Engineered Products business unit and the Flat-Rolled Products business unit. He had also previously served as Vice President and President of the Company’s Engineered Products business unit. Prior to joining Kaiser in 1995, he was the principal in a metals industry management consulting and investment advisory firm and had held senior executive positions with Bohn Extruded Products, a division of Gulf+Western, and American Brass Specialty Products. In addition, he had previously been employed by Kaiser (from 1977 to 1982) in production/operations management positions at several Company locations. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from Purdue University.
Teresa A. Hopp is a board member and audit committee chair for On Assignment, Inc. in Calabasas, California, where she is responsible for oversight of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She previously served as chief financial officer for Western Digital Corporation. Prior to joining Western Digital Corporation, Ms. Hopp served as an audit partner for Ernst Young LLP where she managed audit department resource planning and scheduling, and served as internal education director and information systems audit and security director. She graduated summa cum laude from the California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Lauralee E. Martin is the Chief Executive Officer and President of HCP, Inc., a real estate investment trust focusing on properties serving the healthcare industry. Ms. Martin also serves as a member of HCP, Inc.’s board of directors. Prior to joining HCP, Inc., Ms. Martin served as Chief Executive Officer of the Americas division of Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management, and served as a member of Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.’s board of directors. Ms. Martin also 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 received a B.A. from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
William F. Murdy is chairman of Comfort Systems USA, Inc., a leading provider of commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning services. Mr. Murdy previously served as its chief executive officer from 2000 to 2011. Prior to joining Comfort Systems, he served as president and chief executive officer of Club Quarters, and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Landcare USA, Inc. He has also served as president and chief executive officer of General Investment & Development (GID) in Boston, Massachusetts, and as president and managing general partner with Morgan Stanley Venture Capital, Inc. Previously, he served as senior vice president-Petroleum Operations at Pacific Resources, Inc. Mr. Murdy currently serves on the board of directors of Comfort Systems USA and UIL Holdings Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D. serves as lead director for the company. Since 2002, he has been senior associate dean at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management. He has held several leadership positions at UCLA, most recently serving as director of the Harold & Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He also serves as a professor of Global Economics and Management and faculty director of The Head Start Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program. Dr. Osborne’s tenure at UCLA includes various administrative posts, including terms as chairman of the Business Economics faculty and director of the MBA program. In addition, he is a director of the Heckmann Corporation and First Pacific Advisor’s Capital Fund, Crescent Fund and New Income Funds. He holds a doctorate in business economics, a master’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, all from Stanford University.
Former United States Representative Jack Quinn (R-NY) is president of Erie Community College in New York and also serves as trustee of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. He was previously president of Cassidy & Associates, a government relations firm in Washington, D.C., where he assists clients to promote policy and appropriations objectives with a focus on transportation, aviation, railroad, highway, infrastructure, corporate and industry clients. While in Congress, Mr. Quinn was chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads. He was also a senior member of the Transportation Subcommittees on Aviation and Highways and Mass Transit. In addition, he was chairman of the Executive Committee in the Congressional Steel Caucus. Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Quinn served as supervisor of the town of Hamburg, New York. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and a Master’s degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo. He received honorary Doctorate of Law degrees from Medaille College and Siena College. He is also a certified school district superintendent through the New York State Education Department.
Thomas M. Van Leeuwen, CFA, is a private investor. He served as a director in the equity research departments for both Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank Securities, two of the world’s leading international financial service providers. Prior to that, Mr. Van Leeuwen was first vice president of equity research with Lehman Brothers. He held the position of research analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc., and systems analyst with The Procter & Gamble Company. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
Brett Wilcox is a consultant to a number of energy and other companies. He previously was president and CEO of Summit Power Alternative Resources, chief executive officer of Golden Northwest Aluminum, Inc., and manager of Northwest Energy Development, LLC. He also served as executive director of Direct Service Industries, Inc., a trade association of large aluminum and other energy-intensive companies, and as an attorney with Preston, Ellis and Gates in Seattle, Washington. He was vice chairman of the Oregon Progress Board and a member of the governors’ comprehensive review of the Northwest Regional Power System. He has also served on the Oregon governor’s task forces on the structure and efficiency of state government, employee benefits and compensation, and government performance and accountability. Mr. Wilcox received a Bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.