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Donald W. Blair, Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NIKE, Inc.


Mr. Blair was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of NIKE, Inc. from 1999 to October 2015. Prior to joining NIKE, he served 15 years at PepsiCo, Inc. in a number of senior executive-level corporate and operating unit financial assignments, including chief financial officer roles for PepsiCo Japan (based in Tokyo) and Pepsi-Cola International’s Asia Division (based in Hong Kong). He began his career in 1981 as an accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Mr. Blair brings nearly 40 years of financial expertise and management experience at the international, operational, and corporate levels to Corning. He also has proven experience in developing and implementing strategies for delivering sustainable, profitable growth in international organizations. As a former chief financial officer of a Fortune 100 company, Mr. Blair brings expertise in financial reporting, experience with assessing the efficacy of mergers and acquisitions of international companies on a global scale, as well as insight into assessing the efficacy of internal controls over financial reporting.

Mr. Blair has been a director since 2014. He currently serves on the Board of Dropbox, Inc.

Leslie A. Brun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC


Mr. Brun is chairman and chief executive officer of Sarr Group, LLC, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Ariel Alternatives, LLC, senior advisor of G100, Council Advisors, World 50 and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the founder and former chief executive officer and chairman of Hamilton Lane, where he served as chief executive officer and chairman from 1991 until 2005, former lead director of Merck & Co., Inc., former director and chairman of the board of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and a former director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. In addition, Mr. Brun also served as a managing director and co-founder of the investment banking group of Fidelity Bank, and as a past vice president in the corporate finance division of E.F. Hutton & Co.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

As the current and former chief executive officer of a number of large investment organizations, Mr. Brun brings to the board expertise in finance and investment banking, as well as overall operating and management experience. He has significant experience in identifying and evaluating investment opportunities across a range of industries. He also brings extensive public company directorship and committee experience, in particular with respect to the governance issues facing large public companies.

Mr. Brun has been a director since 2018. He currently serves on the Board of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Stephanie A. Burns, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning Corporation


Dr. Burns has nearly 38 years of global innovation and business leadership experience. Dr. Burns joined Dow Corning in 1983 as a researcher and specialist in organosilicon chemistry. In 1994, she became the company’s first director of women’s health. She was elected to the Dow Corning Board of Directors in 2001 and elected as president in 2003. She served as chief executive officer from 2004 until May 2011 and served as chair from 2006 until her retirement in December 2011.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

As the former chief executive officer of a major chemical company, Dr. Burns brings to Corning’s Board broad expertise in global innovation, directing scientific research, manufacturing and commercial management, and science and technology leadership. Reflecting the deep technical skills related to her Ph.D. in organic chemistry, and as the past honorary president of the Society of Chemical Industry, chair of the American Chemistry Council and member of President Obama’s President’s Export Council, Dr. Burns brings the perspectives of a leader in scientific innovation to the Board. Her background in organic chemistry and experience in managing the impacts of manufacturing on the environment, understanding of the effective management and disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities, and her educated perspective on corporate sustainability practices ensure the appropriate oversight of ESG at Corning and enable the driving of long-term value for stakeholders.

Dr. Burns has been a director since 2012. She currently serves on the Boards of HP Inc. and Kellogg Company.

Richard T. Clark, Retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Merck & Co., Inc.
Lead Independent Director


Mr. Clark retired from Merck in 2011. He joined Merck in 1972 and held a broad range of senior management positions. He became president and chief executive officer of Merck in May 2005 and chairman of the board in April 2007. He transitioned from the chief executive officer role in January 2011 and served as Merck board chairman through November 2011. He was president of the Merck Manufacturing Division (June 2003 to May 2005) of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. He is chairman emeritus of the board of Project Hope and a trustee of several charitable non-profit organizations.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

As the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of a Fortune 100 company, Mr. Clark brings broad managerial and operational expertise, deep business knowledge, and a track record of corporate achievement to the Board. His perspective on the complex issues facing public, R&D-focused global companies provides a unique perspective to the Board and management team regarding the navigation of volatile operating environments and the management of long-term investments to support the Company’s innovation-focused growth plans.

Mr. Clark has been a director since 2011.

Pamela J. Craig, Retired Chief Financial Officer, Accenture plc.


From 2006 through 2013, Ms. Craig served as chief financial officer of Accenture plc., a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, following many other leadership roles in line management, consulting and operations during her 34 years with the company. She is also actively involved in charitable organizations focused on education and on the advancement of women in business, including The Women’s Forum of New York, New York University Stern School of Business, Junior Achievement of New Jersey, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Smith College.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Ms. Craig brings to Corning’s Board over 34 years of finance, management, operational, technology and international business expertise from her time as chief financial officer at Accenture. Her skills and experience as the CFO of Accenture are particularly relevant to the perspective she brings to the Audit Committee. In particular, she brings knowledge of business transformations, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning and business process improvement. She also brings broad oversight and strategic skills from her time on the boards of several large, global public companies.

Ms. Craig has been a director since 2021. She currently serves on the Boards of 3M Company, Merck & Co. Inc., and The Progressive Corporation.

Robert F. Cummings Jr., Retired Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Mr. Cummings retired as vice chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) in February 2016. He had served in that role since December 2010, advising on client opportunities across sectors and industry groups. Mr. Cummings began his business career in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1973 and was a partner of that firm from 1986 until his retirement in 1998. He served as an advisory director at Goldman Sachs until 2002.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Mr. Cummings’ brings nearly 50 years of investment banking experience to the Board; in particular, he brings expertise in public and private financing, business development, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic financial issues. Additionally, he brings to the Board experience in the business development and growth of technology, telecommunications, and emerging businesses. Mr. Cummings’ expansive financial experience and broad skillset enable his effective leadership as Chair of our Finance Committee.

Mr. Cummings has been a director since 2006.

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA


Mr. Ferguson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA from April 2008 – April 2021. He is also the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. Prior to joining TIAA in April 2008, Mr. Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. From 1984 to 1997, he was an Associate and Partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Mr. Ferguson has been a national leader in banking and financial services for over 20 years as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of a Fortune 100 company; he brings extensive banking, financial and executive leadership expertise to Corning’s Board.

Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He also serves on the boards of The Conference Board, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Group of Thirty, and the National Association for Business Economics.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Mr. Ferguson’s extensive background in complex regulatory matters, and distinguished career as a financial services executive, enables him to provide invaluable insight to the Board in an evolving regulatory and asset management industry landscape. In addition, his extensive experience as a public company director has afforded him the ability to gain a well-informed understanding of key corporate governance and executive compensation matters.

Mr. Ferguson has been a director since 2021. He currently serves on the Boards of Alphabet, Inc. and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Deborah A. Henretta, Retired Group President of Global E-Business, Procter & Gamble Company


Ms. Henretta has over 37 years of business leadership experience across both developed and developing markets, as well as expertise in brand building, marketing, philanthropic program development and government relations. She joined Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1985. In 2005, she was appointed President of P&G’s business in ASEAN, Australia and India. She was appointed group president, P&G Asia in 2007, group president of P&G Global Beauty Sector in June 2013, and group president of P&G E-Business in February 2015. She retired from P&G in June 2015.

Ms. Henretta was a member of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2007 to 2013. In 2008, she received a U.S. State Department appointment to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Business Advisory Council, becoming the first woman to hold the position. In that role, she advised top government officials, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She is a senior advisor to G100, partner of Council Advisors, and spearheads SSA & Company’s digital transformation practice.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Ms. Henretta brings to the board her extensive experience in transformative and inclusive leadership, global operations, government relations, brand building, marketing, emerging markets management, governance and ESG matters from her time as the Group President of Procter & Gamble’s Global E-Businesses, her numerous government appointments, and her ongoing development of corporate leaders and board members through the G100 and Council Advisors. She also brings to the Board a broad knowledge of the issues currently facing public companies, in particular the process of digital transformation, through her experience on the boards of other public companies and her current work with SSA & Company.

Ms. Henretta has been a director since 2013. She currently serves on the Boards of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Meritage Homes Corporation and NiSource, Inc.

Daniel P. Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing


Dr. Huttenlocher is the Dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Huttenlocher served as dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech from 2012 to 2019 and worked for Cornell University from 1988 to 2012 in various positions. Before Cornell, Dr. Huttenlocher worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and was Chief Technology Officer at Intelligent Markets, Inc. He has also served as the Chair of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, an independent foundation that makes grants and impact investments to support non-profit organizations addressing global social challenges. Dr. Huttenlocher holds a Ph.D. in computer science and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Dr. Huttenlocher is a renowned computer science researcher and educator, inventor, innovator and entrepreneur with two dozen U.S. patents. He brings to the board extensive experience in technology innovation and commercialization, customer experience, software and artificial intelligence. In addition, his understanding of technical computing deepens our understanding of the cybersecurity landscape.

Dr. Huttenlocher has been a director since 2015. He currently serves on the Board of, Inc.

Kurt M. Landgraf, Retired President, Washington College


From July 2017 to July 2020, Mr. Landgraf was president of Washington College. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit educational testing and measurement organization, from 2000 until his retirement in December 2013. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), where he previously held a number of senior leadership positions, including chief financial officer.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Mr. Landgraf brings to the Board a wealth of executive management experience in public companies, non-profit entities, higher education, and government. As former chief executive officer of ETS and chief financial officer of DuPont, he brings broad financial expertise and operations skills and experience, as well as specialized knowledge of technology, transportation, education, finance, pharmaceuticals, health care, energy, materials, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Landgraf has been a director since 2007.

Kevin J. Martin Jr., Vice President, US Public Policy, Meta Platforms, Inc.


Mr. Martin is Vice President, US Public Policy at Meta Platforms, Inc. Prior to joining Meta, he was a partner and co-chair of the telecommunications practice at Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm (2009 to 2015). From March 2005 to January 2009, he was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Mr. Martin has two decades experience as a lawyer and policymaker in the telecommunications field. Before joining the FCC as a commissioner in 2001, Mr. Martin was a special assistant to the president for Economic Policy and served on the staff of the National Economic Council, focusing on commerce and technology policy issues. He served as the official U.S. government representative to the G-8’s Digital Opportunity Task Force.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

With twenty-years of legal, telecommunications, technology, and policy experience, Mr. Martin brings exceptional experience to the Board as former chairman of the FCC. His extensive experience in regulation and government affairs, international relations, and the media, telecommunications and technology sectors provide a unique and important perspective on the global communications transformation in which Corning participates.

Mr. Martin has been a director since 2013.

Deborah D. Rieman, Retired Executive Chairman, MetaMarkets Group


Dr. Rieman has more than 33 years of experience in the software and information technology industries. In 2016, she retired as executive chairman of Metamarkets Group. Previously, she was managing director of Equus Management Company, a private investment fund. From 1995 to 1999, she served as president and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies, Incorporated.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Dr. Rieman brings to the Board significant expertise in information technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial endeavours, as well as the technical skills related to her Ph.D. in mathematics. As the former president and chief executive officer of a software company specializing in security, she brings a deep IT security background to our Information Technology Committee. She also brings to the Board experience in technology development, marketing, business development, investor relations, and investment management, as well as significant institutional knowledge of Corning’s businesses. This significant experience with our Company gives her unique insight into the Company’s long-term performance and methods of long-term shareholder value creation. This understanding supports her role as Chair of our Compensation and Talent Management Committee, which prioritizes in its compensation strategies pay-for-performance and rewards for long-term value creation.

Dr. Rieman has been a director since 1999.

Hansel E. Tookes II, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon Aircraft Company


Mr. Tookes retired from Raytheon Company in December 2002. He joined Raytheon in 1999 and served as president of Raytheon International, chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Aircraft, and executive vice president of Raytheon Company. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Tookes served United Technologies Corporation as president of Pratt and Whitney’s Large Military Engines Group and in a variety of other leadership positions. He is a former Lieutenant Commander and military pilot in the United States Navy, and later also a commercial pilot with United Airlines. He is also a former member of the National Academies Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Mr. Tookes has over 40 years of extensive experience in technology-driven business environments, operations, manufacturing, performance excellence, business development, and military and government contracting. He also brings his science and engineering education, military training and strategic executive perspective to the Board. Mr. Tookes’ extensive industry and public company board experience supports his understanding of the corporate governance, executive compensation, and the ESG landscape, positioning h m to effectively lead the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Tookes has been a director since 2001. He currently serves on the Board of Ryder Systems Inc.

Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Weeks has served as the chief executive officer of Corning Incorporated since April 2005 and chairman of the board of directors since April 2007. He has held a variety of financial, commercial, business development, and general management positions across Corning’s businesses and technologies since he joined the company in 1983.

Mr. Weeks currently sits on the board of, Inc. and served on the board of Merck & Co., Inc. from February 2004 to May 2020. He is also on the board of trustees for the Corning Museum of Glass.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Mr. Weeks’s leadership in many of Corning’s businesses, contributions to the development of numerous technologies, and experience over 17 years as Corning’s chief executive officer gives him a unique understanding of Corning’s diverse business operations and life-changing innovations. He has proven skill in the development of emerging innovations, new product lines, and customer-related opportunities, in addition to his wide-ranging experience and knowledge of financial and accounting matters relevant to a global corporation.

He currently serves on the Board of, Inc.

Mark S. Wrighton, Interim President, George Washington University


Dr. Wrighton has nearly 30 years of leadership experience overseeing large research universities. He currently serves as president of George Washington University, on sabbatical from his position as a professor and chancellor emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis where he served 24 years as its chief executive officer and 14 years as chancellor. Before joining Washington University in St. Louis, he was a researcher and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was head of the Department of Chemistry from 1987 to 1990, and then provost from 1990 to 1995. Dr. Wrighton served as a presidential appointee to the National Science Board from 2000 to 2006. He is also a past chair of the Association of American Universities, the Business Higher Education Forum, and the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications of Particular Relevance to Corning:

Dr. Wrighton is a professor, chemist and research scientist with expertise in materials and research interests in the areas of transition metal catalysis, molecular electronics and photo processes at electrodes. He also has expertise in areas of direct relevance to Corning, including materials chemistry, photochemistry, surface chemistry and life sciences. Under Dr. Wrighton’s executive and fiscal leadership, Washington University in St. Louis grew significantly in academic stature, research enterprise, infrastructure, student quality, curriculum and international reputation. Dr. Wrighton brings to the Board his vast scientific knowledge and understanding of complex research and development issues.

Dr. Wrighton has been a director since 2009.

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