Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation & Mgmt Development Mergers and Acquisitions
Rolf A. Classon Chairman of the Board Independent Director   Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee   Committee Chair for Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
John J. Greisch        
William G. Dempsey Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Stacy Enxing Seng Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee  
Mary Garrett Member of Audit Committee      
Mary Garrett 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 Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Charles E. Golden Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee   Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
William H. (Hank) Kucheman Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Ronald A. Malone Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Nancy M. Schlichting     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee  
Chair of the Board = Chair of the Board Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director


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.




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