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Brad Jacobs has started five companies from scratch and led each of them to become a billion-dollar or multibillion-dollar enterprise. These include three publicly traded companies: XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), where he continues to serve as executive chairman, United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) and United Waste Systems, Inc. XPO and United Rentals were among the 20 best-performing stocks of the last decade. Prior to starting XPO in 2011, Mr. Jacobs founded United Rentals in 1997 and led the company for 10 years as chairman, including six years as chief executive officer. He founded United Waste Systems in 1989 and served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer. Additionally, since August 2021, he has served as non-executive chairman of the board of directors of GXO Logistics (NYSE: GXO).

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Drew Wilkerson’s vision, brokerage expertise and executive leadership are central to RXO, delivering sustained company growth and value to investors and customers for more than a decade. A transportation industry veteran with 16 years of brokerage leadership experience, Mr. Wilkerson joined RXO’s predecessor company in 2012. He was subsequently promoted to regional vice president, president of the North American brokerage business and then, in 2020, president of North American Transportation. He was selected as CEO when RXO was established as an independent company in 2022. He has leadership and P&L responsibility for RXO’s North American truck brokerage business and complementary brokered services of managed transportation, last mile logistics and global freight forwarding. Prior to RXO, Mr. Wilkerson spent six years with C.H. Robinson, rising in experience and roles through sales, carrier relations, operations and customer relations. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in public relations.

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Christine Breves serves as executive vice president, business transformation with United States Steel Corporation, where she has held senior roles since 2013. Prior to her current position, she served as U.S. Steel’s chief financial officer from November 2019 to August 2022, and earlier held roles as senior vice president, manufacturing support, chief supply chain officer and chief procurement officer. Previously, Ms. Breves spent 14 years with the Alcoa Corporation, where she held various leadership positions in the company’s global procurement organization, including chief procurement officer from 2004 to 2012. She has served on the board of directors of Sylvamo Corporation since October 2021 and is a member of the audit committee. Ms. Breves brings to the board executive experience with strategy development and business transformation, as well as expertise with financial systems management, risk management, procurement and manufacturing operations.

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AnnaMaria DeSalva is chairman and chief executive officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Previously, she served as senior advisor to the chief executive of DowDuPont, and earlier, as DuPont’s chief communications officer. Prior to DuPont, Ms. DeSalva was vice president of corporate affairs for biopharmaceutical innovation at Pfizer, an advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and led the global healthcare practice of Hill & Knowlton. Earlier, at Bristol-Myers Squibb, she led global public affairs for the oncology business and served as director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Ms. DeSalva previously sat on the XPO board of directors, serving first as a director and then as vice chairman prior to the completion of the RXO spin-off. She serves on the board of governors of Argonne National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy and is a member of its compensation and nominating committees. She is a member of The Economic Club of New York, the Partnership for New York City, and the Paley International Council and is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board. Additionally, she serves on the boards of the non-profit Project Sunshine and the William & Mary Alumni Association. She is a graduate of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she serves as executive in residence at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Ms. DeSalva also completed the Harvard School of Public Health’s Executive Education Program in risk communication, as well as the Advanced Health Leadership Program jointly offered by the University of California, Berkeley and Pompeu University in Spain.

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Adrian Kingshott is a managing director of Spotlight Advisors, LLC. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor of Global Capital Markets and Investments at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. Mr. Kingshott was previously with Goldman Sachs, where he served as co-head of the firm's leveraged finance business, among other positions. More recently, he was the chief executive officer of AdSon LLC, and a member of the board of directors of Centre Lane Investment Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Kingshott was a senior advisor to Headwaters Merchant Bank, and a managing director of Amaranth Advisors, LLC. Mr. Kingshott previously served on the XPO board of directors for more than a decade prior to the completion of the RXO spin-off. He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University.

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Mary Kissel is executive vice president and senior policy advisor with Stephens Inc. Previously, Ms. Kissel served as senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State for policy and messaging and conducted special assignments for the Secretary. She was previously with The Wall Street Journal as a member of the Editorial Board and opinion editor for Asia-Pacific. Additionally, Ms. Kissel served on the XPO board of directors prior to the completion of the RXO spin-off. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a master’s degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College.

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Michelle Nettles has served as global chief people and culture officer for ManpowerGroup since July 2019, with responsibility for global human resources, learning, culture and diversity. Previously, over a 20-year tenure with Molson Coors Brewing Company, Ms. Nettles held various leadership roles across all aspects of human resources, including executive compensation, talent management, diversity and inclusion, culminating in chief people and diversity officer from October 2016 to July 2019. She additionally served in several roles as assistant general counsel, including responsibility for leading the company’s labor and employment practice. Ms. Nettles is a member of the boards of St. Paul’s Cathedral Trust in America and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and is the board chair for Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy. Ms. Nettles brings to the board extensive expertise in corporate culture-building, ESG matters and human resources, including experience in executive compensation, talent management and diversity and inclusion.

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Stephen Renna is a senior managing director with Ankura Consulting Group’s Global Strategic Advisory practice, a position he’s held since May 2021. Prior to joining Ankura, Mr. Renna served as the chief banking officer of the U.S. Export Import Bank (“EXIM”), the official export credit agency of the United States. In that role, from August 2019 to January 2021, he oversaw the execution of EXIM trade financing arrangements offered to exporters of U.S. goods and services. Previously, Mr. Renna was executive director of The Advocacy Center at the U.S. Department of Commerce from September 2017 to August 2019, and president and chief executive officer of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council from May 2011 to April 2016. Earlier, he was president of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers. Mr. Renna brings to the board more than 30 years of executive experience in the public and private sectors, notably in finance, investment structuring, business planning, capital formation and the functions of federal agencies.

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Thomas Szlosek is chief financial officer of Avantor, Inc., a global partner to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education and government, and advanced technologies and applied materials industries. He joined Avantor in December 2018 following a 14-year tenure with Honeywell, where he most recently served as CFO. During eight years with GE Corporation, Mr. Szlosek held various finance leadership roles, including CFO of GE Medical Systems Asia, based in Japan, and CFO of GE Consumer Finance Europe, based in Ireland. He is a certified public accountant, and began his career in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse (now PwC). Mr. Szlosek has served as a director and a member of the audit committee of Janus International Group, Inc. since June 2021. Mr. Szlosek brings to the board more than two decades of financial management experience across a number of different sectors, including medical, technology and manufacturing, and has extensive public company experience as a current and former chief financial officer of Fortune 500 companies.