Barbara T. Alexander has been an independent consultant since January 2004. Prior to that, she was a Senior Advisor to UBS Warburg LLC and predecessor firms from October 1999 to January 2004, and Managing Director of the North American Construction and Furnishings Group in the Corporate Finance Department of UBS from 1992 to October 1999. Ms.
Alexander serves as a director of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. and QUALCOMM Incorporated. Ms. Alexander previously served as a director of Burlington Resources Inc., Centex Corporation, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Harrah's Entertainment Inc., and CRH plc. Ms. Alexander was elected to the Company's Board of Directors in October 2010.
Stephen F. Bollenbach Chairman of the Board of KB Home
Stephen F. Bollenbach was the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation, positions he held from May 2004 and February 1996, respectively. He retired from Hilton in October of 2007. Prior to joining Hilton, Mr. Bollenbach was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for The Walt Disney Company from 1995 to 1996. Before Disney, Mr. Bollenbach was president and chief executive officer of Host Marriott Corporation from 1993 to 1995, and served as Chief Financial Officer of Marriott Corporation from 1992 to 1993. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Bollenbach was chief financial officer of the Trump Organization. Mr. Bollenbach serves as director of Time Warner Inc., Macy's Inc. and Mondelēz International, Inc. Mr. Bollenbach joined the Board as Chairman in 2007.
Timothy W. Finchem has been Commissioner of the PGA TOUR since 1994. He joined the TOUR staff as Vice President of Business Affairs in 1987, and was promoted to Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer in 1989. Mr. Finchem served in the White House as Deputy Advisor to the President in the Office of Economic Affairs in 1978 and 1979, and in the early 1980's, co-founded the National Marketing and Strategies Group in Washington D.C. He was elected to the Company's Board of Directors in May 2005.
Dr. Thomas W. Gilligan Dean of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Thomas W. Gilligan has served as the Dean of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin since 2008. Prior to his appointment at the McCombs School of Business, Dr. Gilligan held several key administrative roles at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC), including as interim Dean, as the Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Education, as director of the Ph.D. program, and as the Chair of the Finance and Business Economics Department. Dr. Gilligan holds the Centennial Chair in Business Education Leadership. He has served as a consultant to businesses in the entertainment, agriculture, service and construction industries, dealing with antitrust and contract issues, as well as pricing strategies. Dr. Gilligan was elected to the Board in July 2012.
Kenneth M. Jastrow, II is Non-Executive Chairman, Forestar Group Inc. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Temple-Inland Inc. from 2000 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Jastrow served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and 1999, Group Vice President from 1995 until 1998, and as Chief Financial Officer of Temple-Inland from November 1991 until 1999. Mr. Jastrow is also a director of MGIC Investment Corporation and Genesis Energy, LLC. He joined KB Home's Board in December 2001.
Robert L. Johnson Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies
Mr. Johnson is founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, a business network that owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in the consumer financial services, private equity, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production, gaming, and automobile dealership industries. Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, Mr. Johnson was founder and chief executive officer of Black Entertainment Television (BET), which was acquired by Viacom Inc. in 2001. He continued to serve as chief executive officer of BET until 2006. Before founding BET in 1979, Mr. Johnson served as vice president of government relations for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. In July 2007, Mr. Johnson was named by USA Today as one of the 25 most influential business leaders of the past 25 years. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the board of directors of the Lowe's Companies, Inc., RLJ Acquisition, Inc., RLJ Lodging Trust, and Strayer Education, Inc. He also serves on the NBA Board of Governors, the Deutsche Bank Advisory Committee, The Business Council and the Council of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Johnson previously served as a director of Hilton Hotels Corporation, US Airways Group, Inc. and General Mills, Inc. He joined the Board in 2008.
Melissa Lora Chief Financial and Development Officer of Taco Bell Corporation
Melissa Lora is the Chief Financial and Development Officer of Taco Bell Corp., a position that she has held since 2001. Ms. Lora joined Taco Bell Corp. in 1987 and has held various positions throughout the company, most recently acting as Region Vice President and General Manager from 1998 to 2000 for Taco Bell's operations throughout the Northeastern United States. Ms. Lora has served on the Board since 2004.
Michael G. McCaffery Chief Executive Officer of Makena Capital Management
Michael G. McCaffery is the Chief Executive Officer of Makena Capital Management. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. McCaffery was President and CEO of the Stanford Management Company (SMC), which was established in 1991 to manage Stanford University's financial and real estate investments. Previous to joining SMC, Mr. McCaffery was President and Chief Executive Officer of Robertson Stephens Investment Bankers from January 1993 to December 1999, and also served as Chairman from January 2000 to December 2000. Mr. McCaffery is a director of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Western Technology Ventures, Savvian, LLC and RS Investment Trust, and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Accel Ventures, Silver Lake Partners and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Mr. McCaffery was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003.
Jeffrey T. Mezger President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
A 30-year homebuilding industry veteran, Jeffrey T. Mezger has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of KB Home, one of the nation's premier homebuilders, since November 2006. Mr. Mezger was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company, a position he assumed in 1999. From 1993 until 1999, Mr. Mezger held a number of executive posts in KB Home's west and southwest regions including President of the Antelope Valley division, President of the Phoenix division, and Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager overseeing all Arizona and Nevada operations. Prior to joining KB Home, Mr. Mezger spent 15 years with U.S. Home, including serving as President of the company's Central California division from 1983 to 1993. Mr. Mezger serves as a member of the executive board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the policy advisory board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. He is also the Chairman of the Leading Builders of America.
Luis G. Nogales Managing Partner of Nogales Investors, LLC
Luis G. Nogales is the Managing Partner of Nogales Investors, LLC, a private equity investment firm. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Embarcadero Media, Inc. from 1992 to 1997, President of Univision Communications, Inc., from 1986 to 1988, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Press International from 1983 to 1986. He is a director of Southern California Edison Co., Edison International and Arbitron. Mr. Nogales has been a director of the Company since 1995.
Michael M. Wood Founder and Chairman of Redwood Investments LLC
Michael M. Wood is Founder and Chairman of Redwood Investments LLC, a Washington, DC investment company established in 2005 and concentrating in media, real estate and alternative energy. From 2006-2009, Mr. Wood was the US Ambassador to Sweden where he made cooperation between the U.S. and Sweden in alternative energy technology his top priority. In recognition for this work, in 2009, the King of Sweden bestowed on Mr. Wood the insignia of Commander Grand Cross, Order of the Polar Star, a medal given by Sweden’s Royal Family to people of foreign birth who make significant contributions to Sweden. Prior to becoming ambassador, Mr. Wood was co-founder and CEO of Hanley Wood LLC, the leading media company in the construction industry and one of the ten largest business-to-business media companies in the U.S. Mr. Wood is Chairman of CSP Business Media, LLC, and serves on the Board of Trustees for The American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York and the Board of Directors of Capital Partners for Education in Washington, DC. He joined the Board in 2014.