Arthur Rock (chairman)
Arthur Rock is Principal of Arthur Rock & Co. and was a partner in Davis & Rock from 1961 to 1968, both venture capital firms. He was Chairman of the Board of Scientific Data Systems and a member of the Board of Directors of Teledyne Inc., Xerox, Argonaut Insurance, Apple Computer, AirTouch, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and Echelon Corporation. Mr. Rock was a founder of Intel Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee and lead director.
Mr. Rock has also served as trustee of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School, the California Institute of Technology, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Opera. He is a recipient of the Medal of Achievement of the American Electronics Association and the American Academy of Achievement, the Arents Pioneer Medal of Syracuse University, the Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award from the University of California, the Northern California Business Leader of the Year from the Harvard Business School Association, and the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award. He has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, the California Business Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Business Council Hall of Fame, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
He founded the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, and he and his wife Toni founded the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Mr. Rock was co-founder and past president of The Basic Fund which gives scholarships to inner city children to attend K-8 private schools. He is also on the board of Teach for America and Children’s Scholarship Fund and an active funder of KIPP. Mr. Rock received a BS degree in Political Science and Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Toni Rembe is the co-founder of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the president of the Van Loben Sels Rembe Rock Foundation, a private foundation specializing in social justice and related legal services. She is a former partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she served as a member of the firm’s governing executive committee and managing partner of its tax practice. She has represented a number of major corporations on Federal and California tax matters with special emphasis in the construction industry and international tax planning. She is renowned in the state and local tax field and has lectured extensively in the area.
Ms. Rembe has been a guest lecturer for the New York University Tax Institute, the University of Southern California School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, the California Franchise Tax Board and the Multistate Tax Commission.
In addition to being involved on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including The Commonwealth Club of California, The American Conservatory Theater and Mills College, she has been a director on the boards of several public companies, including Potlatch Corporation, AT&T Inc. and Aegon N.V. (an international insurance company headquartered in the Netherlands).
Lydia Beebe is Principal of LIBB Advisors LLC, a governance consulting firm, where she focuses on assisting boards of directors to perform at their best. Her services include corporate governance best practices, board of directors evaluations, and stockholder relations. Lydia also serves on three public company boards of directors, EQT Corporation (Chair), Kansas City Southern and Aemetis Inc. She has more than 35 years of significant experience as an attorney and legal counsel provider.
Prior to founding LIBB Advisors, Lydia was co-director of the Stanford Institutional Investors’ Forum. In addition, she was Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for two years, following two decades as corporate secretary and chief governance officer at Chevron, and the first woman officer at the company. For the 20 years in which she held that role, she advised the board of directors and senior management on corporate governance matters and managed Chevron’s corporate governance function. In addition, Lydia directed stockholder services for Chevron and its subsidiaries, as well as served as secretary to Chevron’s board, its executive committee, and its board nominating and governance committee.
Previously, Lydia was a senior manager and attorney in Chevron’s tax department and a legislative representative for the company in Washington, D.C. She began her legal career at Chevron as a contracts attorney in 1977.
Lydia has taken on multiple leadership roles in the community, serving on various boards of directors. She currently serves as an advisory board member of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, as well as on the governing boards of the Kansas University Endowment Association, Kansas University Law Alumni, and the San Francisco Symphony.
Lydia has also served on the board of directors of the National Judicial College, to which she was appointed by the American Bar Association; the Presidio Trust, to which she was appointed by President George W. Bush; and the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, to which she was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson and for which she was recognized as a Civil Rights Hero by the state of California.
Josh arrived in Silicon Valley over 40 years ago and served as lawyer, venture capitalist and entrepreneur during that time. He has worked closely with some of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs and companies, as well as completed many transactions that have been among the largest in Silicon Valley history. Josh was named one of the top 45 lawyers under 45 years old by American Lawyer Magazine and placed on the Forbes Midas List of dealmakers in 2005.
He is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy and was previously General Counsel at Carbon, Inc., a 3D printing company. Josh was a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a venture capital fund with approximately $2B AUM during his tenure at the firm from 2006 to 2019. Previously, Josh was instrumental in helping to build two leading Silicon Valley law firms, Venture Law Group and the Palo Alto office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He also served as Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association from 2013 to 2014. Josh has served on more than a dozen Boards of venture-backed high technology startups, and estimates that he has led the IPO process for over 100 companies, completed more than 1000 venture financings and advised over 300 venture-backed startup companies during his career.
Josh graduated magna cum laude from UCLA and from the UCLA School of Law where he was on the Law Review.
William E. Green, founder of William Green & Associates is a retired lawyer who practiced in the City of Palo Alto for more than 40 years after serving as Associate General Counsel for Boise Cascade Corporation and Sybron Corporation. Mr. Green also acted as Special Counsel in Intellectual Property areas for Arnelle, Hastie, McGee, Willis & Greene in San Francisco. Mr. Green is former Chairman of the American Red Cross Equal Opportunity Committee, a past member of the Red Cross National Service Delivery for the 21st Century Committee and its National Information Services Committee, and a former member of the National Board of Governors of the American Red Cross, serving on the Executive, Audit and Strategic Planning Committees. He was Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Green served as a member of the Board of Governors of United Way of America, member of its Executive Committee, former Chair of its Program and Services Committee, and a member of its Strategic Planning and its Agency Involvement Committees.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors of The Williams Companies, a major energy company. Williams has exploration and production divisions, oil and gas processing divisions and is the nation’s largest volume transporter of natural gas. During his tenure there he served as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Green also serves on the boards of directors of Ramsell Corporation, Flower’s Community Initiatives, and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.
Priya Cherian Huskins
Priya is a recognized expert in D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on D&O issues and a regular guest lecturer at Stanford’s annual Directors’ College, among other events. She has authored articles for publications as diverse as Directors & Boards, Stanford Law Review, and Insurance Journal.
Priya is on the board of directors of Realty Income Corporation, The Monthly Dividend Company®, (NYSE: O). She serves on the Technology Risk Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and is chair of the Compensation Committee. She is also on the advisory board of the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance and was on the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX).
Priya began her career as a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), one of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms. At WSGR, Priya worked with public and private companies through all stages of their development, including IPOs, ongoing public reporting and M&A transactions. Priya served as judge for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Northern California from 2009-2011.
A member of the California Bar, Priya earned her undergraduate degree with high honors from Harvard University. She was awarded her juris doctorate with honors from the Law School at the University of Chicago, where she was managing editor of the University’s Legal Forum publication. Following law school, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Frank Magill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Anne Sheehan is the former Director of Corporate Governance for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator-only public pension fund in the world, where she was responsible for overseeing all corporate governance activities for the fund including proxy voting, company engagements and managing over $4 billion placed with activists and ESG managers. Additionally, she is past Chair of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee.
Ms. Sheehan currently serves on the Board of VS & Co., is a Board Member of Cohn Robbins Holding Corp., and serves as a senior adviser to PJT Camberview. Prior to CalSTRS, she served as Chief Deputy Director for Policy at the California Department of Finance. During her tenure at Finance, Ms. Sheehan served on both the CalSTRS and CalPERS Boards as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Post-Employment Benefits Commission. Ms. Sheehan served as the Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors for two years. She was a founding Member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, as well as having served two terms on the NASDAQ Listing Council. Ms Sheehan is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Ms. Sheehan was named one of the 100 most influential people on corporate governance by Directorship magazine from 2009 until 2018.