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Phillip R. Lochner

Director of Public Companies
Greenwich, CT, USA

Philip R. Lochner, Jr. currently serves on the Boards of Directors of  CLARCOR Inc. (which is in the filtration and packaging businesses), CMS Energy Corporation (an electric and gas utility), and Crane Co. (a diversified manufacturer).  He has previously served or currently serves as Chairman of the Audit, Compensation, Compliance, Nominating, Governance and Litigation Committees of  boards of public companies.  Mr. Lochner has previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers and of the American Stock Exchange.  He has also served as a member of the Boards of Advisors of Republic N.Y. Corp., a New York banking corporation, and as a member of the Boards of Directors of, among others, American Television and Communications Corporation (a telecommunications company), Apria Healthcare Group (a healthcare company), Brooklyn Bancorp (a bank) and Gtech Holdings (an IT company), all of which were public companies when he served.

Mr. Lochner graduated from Yale College (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1964), Yale Law School (LL.B., Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal, 1967) and Stanford University (Ph.D., 1971), and was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of London.  He served as Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Law at the State University of New York Law School from 1971 to 1973, and was an associate at the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1973 to 1978.  From 1978 to 1990 he was employed by Time Incorporated, where he became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  In 1990-1991 he served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Lochner then became Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Time Warner Inc., a position he held until 1998 when he retired from that company. 

Mr. Lochner has previously served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Investor Responsibility Research Center, a  proxy voting and governance research organization, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.  He has also written and given speeches on governance matters.  He is a Trustee of the Canterbury School, a private secondary school.   


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