Joseph W. McDonnell
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Chair
Compensation and Management Development Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Mr. McDonnell has served as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since May 2022 and as a director of the Company since October 2012. Mr. McDonnell also serves as the President of the University of Maine at Farmington, while he is on leave from his position as a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern Maine’s Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, where he lectures on organizational leadership, crisis and risk management, and argumentation, advocacy, and governance, among other subjects. In addition, Mr. McDonnell previously served as a Founding Director, Faculty Fellow and member of the board of the University of Southern Maine’s Confucius Institute. Mr. McDonnell previously served in several leadership positions in the academic and private sectors including: (i) Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and as Dean of the College of Management and Human Service, each position at the University of Southern Maine; (ii) Interim Dean of the College of Business at Stony Brook University; (iii) President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York International Commerce Group, Inc., which provides services for companies doing business in China; and (iv) Senior Vice President at the Long Island Lighting Company, a large gas and electric utility company. Mr. McDonnell holds an Executive Program Certificate from Harvard Business School, a PhD in Communications from the University of Southern California, and an MA and BA from Stony Brook University.
Mr. McDonnell’s qualifications to serve as a director include his significant experience in academia teaching and publishing articles on business administration, strategy, workforce development, crisis and risk management, and the development of management-level personnel, as well as his various leadership positions at foreign and domestic companies. Mr. McDonnell also has significant experience in sustainability matters leading a multi-million dollar initiative at the University of Maine at Farmington to increase energy efficiency and eliminate the use of fossil fuels on campus. Additionally, Mr. McDonnell has extensive knowledge of Chinese business and culture having lectured, published articles, and developed academic programs focused on China for more than twenty years, including founding a Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine. His research on the globalization and digitization of the economy, and complex trade relationships among the United States, Europe and China provide a unique perspective in these areas and enhance the Board’s understanding of the risks the Company faces due to its global operations.