Board of Directors

Michael T. Strianese

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Executive Committee

Michael T. Strianese is chairman and chief executive officer of L3, a global aerospace and national security company with 2015 sales of $10.5 billion that employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide.

Mr. Strianese played a key role in the company’s formation in 1997 and served as L3’s first vice president of finance and controller. Following L3’s Initial Public Offering in 1998, he was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2001. Mr. Strianese was appointed chief financial officer in 2005 and in 2006 was named president and chief executive officer and was elected as a director. Until 2007, he also served as the company’s first corporate ethics officer, where he led the development and implementation of a comprehensive, company-wide integrity program for L3 employees. In 2008, Mr. Strianese was elected chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Strianese served as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association in 2014. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Strianese received the 2014 Coast Guard Foundation Award and has been recognized by the Association of the United States Army with its John W. Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense by a member of the industrial community. In addition, he has received the Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, as well as the Eisenhower Distinguished Citizen Award from the Army Distaff Foundation.

With its corporate headquarters in New York City, L3 is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. L3’s customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, allied foreign governments and commercial customers.

Robert B. Millard

  • Lead Independent Director
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Director since April 1997. Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Committees. Mr. Millard is currently the Chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation. Prior to becoming Chairman of MIT, Mr. Millard held various positions in business, including Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and its predecessors from 1976 to 2008 and Chairman of Realm Partners L.L.C. Mr. Millard is a director of Evercore Partners Inc. He is also a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also served as a director of Gulfmark Offshore, Inc. until June 2013.

Claude R. Canizares

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Director since May 2003. Member of the Audit Committee. Since 1971, Professor Canizares has been at MIT. He currently serves as Vice President and is the Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics. In addition, he is a principal investigator on NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory and Associate Director of its science center. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Astronautics. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Canizares serves on the Department of Commerce’s Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee and the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Science, Technology and the Law. He also serves on the Auditing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Canizares has served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the NASA Advisory Council, and the Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thomas A. Corcoran

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Director since July 1997. Member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Corcoran has been a Senior Advisor of The Carlyle Group, a private equity investment firm, and the President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a private management consulting firm, since 2001. From March 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Corcoran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gemini Air Cargo. Mr. Corcoran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated from October 1999 to December 2000. From April 1993 to September 1999, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Electronic Systems Sector and Space & Strategic Missiles Sector of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to that he worked for General Electric for 26 years and held various management positions with GE Aerospace. Mr. Corcoran is currently on the Board of Directors for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. He formerly served as a director of ARINC, La Barge, Inc., Serco Ltd, and Force Protection, Inc.

Ann E. Dunwoody

  • Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since June 2013. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. General Dunwoody (U.S. Army – Ret.) was the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general. From 2008 until her retirement in 2012, she led and ran the largest global logistics command in the Army comprising 69,000 military and civilian individuals, located in all 50 states and over 140 countries with a budget of $60 billion dollars. General (Ret.) Dunwoody also served as a strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army. During her 38-year military career, she was decorated for distinguished service and has received many major military and honorary awards. General (Ret.) Dunwoody is a current director of Republic Services, Inc. and is on the Council of Trustees for the Association of the United States Army.

Lewis Kramer

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since July 2009. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Mr. Kramer was a partner at Ernst & Young from 1981 until he retired in June 2009 after a nearly 40-year career at Ernst & Young. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Kramer served as the Global Client Service Partner for worldwide external audit and all other services for major clients, and served on the firm’s United States Executive Board. He previously served as Ernst & Young’s National Director of Audit Services.

Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton

  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since September 2012. Member of the Compensation Committee. General Newton (U.S. Air Force – Ret.) was a four-star General and Commander of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, where he was responsible for the recruiting, training and education of all Air Force personnel from 1997 until his retirement in 2000. Following his retirement from the Air Force, General (Ret.) Newton was Executive Vice President of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines until 2006. During his 34 year military career, General (Ret.) Newton also served as an Air Force congressional liaison officer with the U.S. House of Representatives and was a member of the Air Force’s Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds. General (Ret.) Newton is a current director of Torchmark Corporation. He formerly served as a director of Sonoco Products Co. and Goodrich Corporation.

Vincent Pagano, Jr.

  • Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Director since April 2013. Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Executive and Audit Committees. Mr. Pagano was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP until his retirement at the end of 2012. He was the head of the firm’s capital markets practice from 1999 to 2012 and, before that, administrative partner of the firm from 1996 to 1999. He was a member of the firm’s executive committee during substantially all of the 1996–2012 period. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. In addition, Mr. Pagano serves on the Engineering Advisory Council of Lehigh University.

H. Hugh Shelton

  • Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since April 2011. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. General Shelton (U.S. Army – Ret.) was the senior officer of the United States military and principal military advisor to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council when he served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. He had previously served as Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). From January 2002 until April 2006, General (Ret.) Shelton served as the President, International Sales of M.I.C. Industries, an international manufacturing company. General (Ret.) Shelton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001 and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2002. General (Ret.) Shelton is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, Inc. He is also Executive Director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University and is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Arthur L. Simon

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since April 2001. Member of the Audit and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. Before his retirement, Mr. Simon was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Certified Public Accountants, from 1968 to 1994 and was the co-founder of the firm’s Defense Contracting Industry Group. He is also a director of Loral Space & Communications Inc.