|Audit||Nominating and Governance||Compensation & Mgmt Development||Mergers and Acquisitions|
|Rolf A. Classon|
|John J. Greisch|
|William G. Dempsey|
|Gary L. Ellis|
|Stacy Enxing Seng|
Retired Leader of Global Marketing for IBM Corporation
Mary Garrett has served as director of Hill-Rom since 2017. Ms. Garrett is the former leader of Global Marketing for IBM Corporation, from 2009 until her retirement in December 2015. She joined IBM in 1981 as an electrical engineer and served in key positions including Vice President of Marketing Global Technology Services; P&L owner for the $6B Small and Medium Business for Global Technology Services; and Vice President of eBusiness hosting. She led teams across the software and services portfolios in 170 markets around the world.
Ms. Garrett also currently serves as a board member and on the audit committee of Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc. (NYSE: ETH), a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings. She is an active mentor in W.O.M.E.N. in America, a professional development group aimed at advancing promising professional women, and is also on the board of the American Marketing Association, serving as chair-elect.
Ms. Garrett has extensive experience in the technology industry, including digital transformation, big data and cognitive analytics, cybersecurity and cloud computing. She holds a patent for her work in speech recognition. She is passionate about the power of customer experience, employee engagement and their positive impact on business vitality and growth. Ms. Garrett’s broad international background, marketing expertise, and business leadership experience, as well as experience as a public company director make her highly qualified to serve on the Board.
|James R. Giertz|
|Charles E. Golden|
|William H. (Hank) Kucheman|
|Ronald A. Malone|
|Nancy M. Schlichting|
Meetings and Committees of the Board of Directors
It is the general policy of the Company that all significant decisions be considered by the Board as a whole. As a consequence, the committee structure of the Board is limited to those committees considered to be basic to, or required for, the operation of a publicly owned company. Currently these committees are the Compensation and Management Development Committee, Audit Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, each of which has a written charter adopted by the Board of Directors. The Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee recommends the members and chairs of these committees to the Board. The Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee are made up of only independent directors. The current charter for each of the Board's standing committees is available on this website and is available in print from this website or to any shareholder who requests it through the Company's Investor Relations office.
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Company held seven meetings. During this period, no member of the Board of Directors attended fewer than 75% of the aggregate of the number of meetings of the full Board of Directors and the number of meetings of the committees on which he or she served.