During his 27 year career at Cadbury Schweppes, culminating with his appointment as CEO in 2003, Todd Stitzer transformed the company into the world’s largest pure play confectionery company. Mr. Stitzer co-lead the defense against a hostile takeover by Kraft Foods resulting in a 50% premium to shareholders. He retired from the company in April 2010 following its purchase by Kraft. An alumnus of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Mr. Stitzer began his career at Lord, Day & Lord, specializing in corporate and securities law. He is the Chairman of Signet Jewelers Ltd. the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the US and the UK. In addition, he currently serves on the board of Diageo plc, the world’s largest premium spirits company, the board of Massachusetts Mutual, a Fortune 100 financial services company, and the Advisory Committee of Virgin Group Holdings, an international private equity group with investments in transportation, financial services, media and fitness sectors. He is also Trustee of Springfield College, Springfield, MA, where he was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanics in 2007. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut.