Alice M. Peterson
Ms. Peterson has served as a director since March 2018 and serves as the Chair of the Company’s audit committee. She founded and serves as president of Loretto Group, a sustainable growth firm, since 2016. She served as chief operating officer for two private equity firms under common ownership, PPL Group and Big Shoulders Capital, from 2012 to 2015. Ms. Peterson also founded Syrus Global in 2002, and served as its chief executive officer until selling the risk management firm to publicly traded SAI Global in 2009, where she continued as chief ethics officer until 2012. Throughout her career, she performed in various roles with increasing responsibility at RIM/Blackberry, Sears Roebuck, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo and Harris Corporation. She also serves as a board member for Williams Partners, LP, a Tulsa-based energy firm. Her experience as a director with both public and private companies spans two decades and includes Patina Solutions, SAI Global, Hanesbrands, TBC, Navistar Financial, RIM Finance, Fleming Companies and 360 Communications. Ms. Peterson currently acts as a trustee for the Ravinia Festival and is an active member of various associations, including The Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network. She earned an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, and a B.A. from the University of Louisville.