Aulana L. Peters: Retired Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Aulana L. Peters is a retired partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She currently serves on the International Public Interest Oversight Board for Auditing and Professional Ethics and on the United States Comptroller General’s Accountability Advisory Panel. Peters sits on the Board of Directors of 3M Corporation, John Deere & Company, and Northrop Grumman, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Clinic. She’s also active with the South Central Scholars Fund. In 2003, the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni gave Peters the William O. Douglas Award. In 2008, she received the Horatio Alger Award and was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, and she was recognized by the College of New Rochelle, her alma Mater, as a “Woman of Achievement.”
Alexis M. Herman: Chair and CEO, New Ventures LLC
Alexis Herman began her career working for Catholic Charities helping young, out-of-school men and women find work in the Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard. At 29, President Jimmy Carter’s appointment made her the youngest director of the Women’s Bureau in the history of the Labor Department. On May 1, 1997, Alexis M. Herman was sworn in as America’s 23rd Secretary of Labor and the first African American ever to lead the United States Department of Labor. Under her tenure, unemployment in the country reached a 33-year low and the nation witnessed the safest workplace record in the history of the Department of Labor. A recipient of more than 20 honorary doctorate degrees from major colleges and universities around the country, Herman has continued to lend her expertise and talent to a vast array of corporate enterprises and nonprofit organizations.
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