DOW CHEM : Jennifer Granholm Elected to Dow Board of Directors
03/24/2011| 09:05am US/Eastern
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that Jennifer M.
Granholm, former governor of the state of Michigan, has been elected to
its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Granholm served as Governor of Michigan for two terms, from 2003-2011.
Prior to being elected governor, she held a number of public service
roles, including serving as Michigan's first female attorney general.
She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, was recently appointed a
Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at the University of
California, Berkeley, and is a Senior Advisor to The Pew Charitable
Trusts Clean Energy Program.
"Jennifer Granholm's experience and perspective will be instrumental as
we continue to advocate for national and international policies that
drive innovation, increase productivity, encourage investments in
technology and create jobs," said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow's chairman and
chief executive officer. "During her tenure as governor, Granholm
launched initiatives focused on diversifying and transforming the
state's economy by adding new, emerging sectors such as clean energy to
Michigan's economic portfolio, as well as creating jobs and training
Michigan's workers to promote the state's long-term economic health. In
addition, she has a demonstrated track record of cultivating many
successful public- and private-sector collaborations that have laid the
groundwork for profitable and sustainable growth for 21st century
For a complete list of Dow's board members, committee assignments and
other corporate governance information, visit our Corporate
Governance web site.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology with the
"Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human
progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the
principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most
challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy
generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical,
advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a
broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in
approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as
electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had
annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people
worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at
188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the
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