Ms. Foran, 62, is Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. Prior to joining Prudential, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sara Lee Corporation from 2008 to 2009; Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Pfizer Inc. from 1997 to 2008; and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan & Co. Ms. Foran is a former Director of The MONY Group Inc. and MONY Life Insurance Company. She served as Co-Chair and a Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and Co-Chair of the CII International Corporate Governance Committee. She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Governance. Ms. Foran is the former Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Task Force. She previously served two terms on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and is a member of the Economic Club of New York. Ms. Foran is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, as well as a member of the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.
Qualifications: Ms. Foran is an accomplished attorney with deep expertise in legal affairs and corporate governance. She has held positions of increasing responsibility at four U.S.-based global companies, where for more than a decade she has had a leading role in strengthening corporate governance, environmental and sustainability principles and practices, ensuring regulatory compliance and developing programs to broaden investor communications. Having been a senior executive in the financial services, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, Ms. Foran has a broad range of experience in shareholder services, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, capital markets, derivatives, risk management, internal audit procedures and insurance matters as well as environmental, safety and social responsibility programs. Ms. Foran's corporate experience, in addition to her work with various investor groups and corporate trade associations, provides the Board exceptional acumen and insight on governance, investor and legal policies and practices.
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