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Robert J. Lawless

Independent Director since 2012


Mr. Lawless has extensive executive leadership, strategic planning, and corporate governance experience. As a former chief executive officer of a Fortune 1000 public company, he provides critical perspectives on governance and other issues affecting public companies. 

Mr. Lawless served as Chairman of the Board of McCormick & Company, Inc. (food manufacturing industry) from January 1997 until March 2009, having also served as President until December 2006 and Chief Executive Officer until January 2008, and is now retired. 

He is also a director of The Baltimore Life Insurance Company. Mr. Lawless previously served as a director of Constellation Energy Group from 2002 through March 2012 when Constellation merged with Exelon.