Secretary Gutierrez, 63, is Co-Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a commercial diplomacy and strategic advisory firm. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group and a member of the Senior Strategic Advisory Group at Citigroup Inc. from 2011 to February 2013. He joined Citigroup from communications and public affairs consulting firm APCO Worldwide Inc., where he was Chairman of the Global Political Strategies division in 2010. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President George W. Bush from February 2005 to January 2009. Prior to his government service, Secretary Gutierrez was with Kellogg Company for 30 years. He became Kellogg's Chief Executive Officer in 1999 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2005. Secretary Gutierrez serves on the Boards of Directors of MetLife, Inc., where he serves on the Finance and Investment and Governance Committees, Time Warner Inc., where he serves on the Audit Committee, and Viridis, Inc., a privately held company. He previously served as a Director of Corning Incorporated, United Technologies Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive Lighting Science Group Corp., where he served on the Audit Committee, and iGPS, a privately held company. In addition to serving as Chairman of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Gutierrez is a member of the Human Freedom Advisory Council at the George W. Bush Institute and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Meridian International Center. He is also a co-founder of The Dream.US, a scholarship fund for undocumented students, and is a member of the Board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation.
Qualifications: Secretary Gutierrez's highly successful service as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kellogg Company provides him deep insight into the complex challenges faced by a growing organization in a highly competitive business environment. Additionally, his experience as U.S. Secretary of Commerce provides the Board exceptional knowledge and insight into the complex environment of international commerce. Secretary Gutierrez brings valuable business management and operational experience and an international commerce and global economic perspective to the Board.
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