Richard H. Anderson
Anderson was CEO of Delta Air Lines Inc. from 2007 to 2016 and recently served as executive chairman of Delta. Previously, he was executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group Inc. from 2004 to 2007, serving as president for the Commercial Services Group. Prior to that, Anderson was CEO of Northwest Airlines Corp. he currently is the lead director for Medtronic Inc. and serves on the board of directors of Cargill Inc. He resides in Houston.
James B. Archer
Archer serves as the president and CEO of KJ Energy, MV2 Entertainment and the JL Bar Ranch & Resort. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In 1993, Archer co-founded Multi-Chem Group. In 2011, he established the James B. & Lois Archer Charitable Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations including MD Anderson, and currently serves as chairman of the board. He lives in San Angelo.
Alan R. Batkin
Batkin is the chairman and CEO of Converse Associates Inc., a strategic advisory firm. From march 2007 to December 2012, he served as vice chairman of Eton Park Capital Management L.P., a global, multidisciplinary investment firm. From 1990 to 2007, he was vice chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc., a geopolitical consulting company that advices multi-national companies on business and political issues around the world. He resides in Greenwich, Connecticut.
William M. (Bill) Daley
Daley is a managing partner and head of U.S. Operations for Argentière Capital. Prior to joining Argentière in 2014, he served as President Obama's Chief of Staff from January 2011 to January 2012 and was involved in all aspects and issues faced by the president and the administration. Daley was vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase Inc. and chairman of the Midwest Region of the U.S. from 2004 to 2011. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Christopher D. Damico
Damico was born and raised in Pennsylvania and began his career in New York with Swiss Bank in 1988, focusing on leveraged corporate finance. In 1992, he was transferred to London where he extended his banking experience into mergers and acquisitions and high yield. In 1998, Damico joined Morgan Stanley and was promoted to managing director in 2000. He resides in Pacific Palisades, California.
Douglas R. (Doug) Deason
Deason serves as president of Deason Capital Services LLC (DCS), managing family assets, including a large holding of Xerox Corporation shares, municipal bonds, a majority holding in FUNimation Entertainment and 1200 Media, a substantial holding in oil and gas operating company Foreland Resources, LLC and a large holding in global tax services firm Ryan LLC. Deason serves on several boards and committees, including the advisory board of Valesco Industries. He lives in Dallas.
Susan Zane Epstein, M.D.
Epstein is a family physician and serves on several committees and boards for Dell Children's Medical Center, the Texas Child Study Center, The Seton Breast Care Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Epstein has been a philanthropic leader in her community for more than 20 years. She resides in Austin.
Lawrence H. (Larry) Hayward
Hayward serves as chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Leslie's Poolmart Inc., the world's largest retailer of swimming pool supplies with nearly 900 stores operating in 35 states across the U.S. Prior to joining Leslie's, he served as president of ABCO Desert Markets, a leading food and drug retailer located in Arizona, as well as president and CEO of Carr Gottstein Foods Co. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ozdemir is the founder and chairperson of Limak Investments, the investment arm of Limak Group Companies, whose portfolio includes airports, ports, energy generation, distribution and trading assets. She received her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Bogazici University and her master's in international business and finance from Fordham University. She resides in Istanbul, Turkey.