Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Allstate Corp.
Jerry D. Choate retired from Allstate Corp., an insurance company, at the end of 1998 where he had served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1995. Mr. Choate also serves as a director of Amgen, Inc., and Van Kampen Mutual Funds. He has served as a director of Valero since 1999.
Owner of Ruben Escobedo & Company, CPAs, in San Antonio
Ruben M. Escobedo is a Certified Public Accountant. He owned and operated his public accounting firm, Ruben Escobedo & Company, CPAs, in San Antonio, since its formation in 1977 through 2007. Mr. Escobedo also serves as a director of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. He has served as a director of Valero or its former parent company since 1994.
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Valero Energy Corporation
William R. Klesse is Valero’s Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President. He was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2007, and was elected President in January 2008. He previously served as Valero’s Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board since the end of 2005. He served as Valero’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2003 through 2005, and as Executive Vice President-Refining and Commercial Operations since Valero’s acquisition of UDS in 2001.
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of The Procter & Gamble Company
Deborah Platt Majoras is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of The Procter & Gamble Company. She previously served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and a partner at the Jones Day law firm. Ms. Majoras is on the boards of Westminster College and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and is co-chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Competition Policy Working Group. She also is a member of the boards of trustees of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Former Director and Chairman of RISCO U.S.; Chairman and CEO of Argyle Communications Inc.
Bob Marbut was a director and Chairman of RISCO U.S. in 2010-2011, and from 2004 through March 2010 was Executive Chairman of Electronics Line 3000 Ltd., a provider of wireless security and remote management solutions acquired by RISCO Ltd. in March 2010. He continues to be Chairman and CEO of Argyle Communications Inc., a professional services company he founded in 1991. He is also a director of Tupperware Brands Corp. Mr. Marbut was founder of SecTecGLOBAL Inc., and a director and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 through 2006. He was co-founder of Argyle Security Inc., and a director and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until January 2010. He was also founder of Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., and Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1997 through 2000, Chairman through 2002, and a director through July 2009. He has served as a director of Valero since Valero’s acquisition of UDS in 2001.
Retired U.S. Senator (R-Okla.); Chairman and CEO of The Nickles Group
Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.) retired in January 2005 as U.S. Senator from Oklahoma after serving in the U.S. Senate for 24 years. He had also served in the Oklahoma state Senate for two years. During his tenure as a U.S. Senator, he was Assistant Republican Leader for six years, Chairman of the Republican Senatorial Committee, and Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He served as Chairman of the Budget Committee, and as a member of the Finance and Energy and Natural Resources Committees. In 2005, he formed and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Nickles Group, a Washington-based consulting and business venture firm. Sen. Nickles also serves on the Board of Directors of Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Fortress International Group Inc.; and Washington Mutual Investors Fund. He has served as a director of Valero since 2005.
Of Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, San Antonio
Philip J. Pfeiffer is Of Counsel in the San Antonio office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, where he was Partner-in-Charge for 25 years and led the office's labor and employment practice. Through his 40-year career with the firm, he has assisted employers in management-union matters, complex civil rights matters, employment discrimination cases, affirmative action compliance, employment torts, alternative dispute resolution, employment contracts, and ERISA litigation. He is a state-qualified mediator in Texas, serving as a mediator in employment and civil rights cases, including class actions. He became a Valero director in 2012.
Partner in the Jones Day law firm
Robert A. Profusek is a partner of and heads the mergers and acquisitions department of the Jones Day law firm. His law practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, restructurings and corporate governance matters, including compensation. Mr. Profusek is also a director of CTS Corp. He has served as a director of Valero since 2005.
Director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami
Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell is Director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami. The Center examines political, economic, financial, trade and security issues in Latin America, as well as U.S.- Latin America relations. Dr. Purcell previously served as Vice President of the Council of the Americas, a nonprofit business organization of Fortune 500 companies with investments in Latin America, and of the Americas Society, a nonprofit educational institution, both in New York City. Dr. Purcell has been a director of Valero or its former parent company since 1994.
Managing Partner of Compass Advisers LLP; Chief Executive of Compass Partners European Equity Fund
Stephen M. Waters has been the managing partner of Compass Advisers LLP since 1996 and the Chief Executive of Compass Partners European Equity Fund since 2005. From 1988 to 1996, he served in several capacities at Morgan Stanley, including Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions department from 1990 to 1992, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Europe from 1992 to 1996 and as a member of the firm’s worldwide Firm Operating Committee from 1992 to 1996. From 1974 to 1988, he was with Lehman Brothers, co-founding the Mergers and Acquisitions department in 1977, becoming a partner in 1980 and serving as Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions department from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Waters is also a director of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Boston University School of Public Health, Acting Chairman of the United States Naval Institute and Co-Chairman of the Harvard College Fund. He has served as a director of Valero since 2008.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Group Inc.
Randall J. Weisenburger is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Group Inc. Before joining Omnicom, Mr. Weisenburger was a founding member of Wasserstein Perella & Company Inc., and a former member of the First Boston Corp. Mr. Weisenburger other corporate board service includes the Carnival Corp. and Carnival PLC as well as The Health Hospital Corp. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation. He has served as a Valero director since 2011.
Former CEO-Diversified Businesses of AT&T
Rayford Wilkins Jr., is former CEO of Diversified Businesses of AT&T, where he was responsible for international investments, AT&T Interactive, AT&T Advertising Solutions, customer information services and the consumer wireless initiative in India. He retired effective March 30, 2012. Mr. Wilkins has held several other leadership positions at AT&T and its predecessor companies, including Group President and CEO of SBC Enterprise Business Services, and President and CEO of SBC Pacific Bell. He also serves on the boards of América Móvil, The Tiger Woods Foundation, the National Urban League and the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a Valero director since 2011.