R. William Ide III; age 67; director since December 16, 2005; Partner of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (law firm), having previously served as Senior...
R. William Ide III; age 67; director since December 16, 2005; Partner of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (law firm), having previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Monsanto Corporation. Other directorships: AFC Enterprises, Inc. (the franchisor and operator of Popeyes.
He is also chair of the Advisory Board to the Conference Board’s Governance Center, a senior fellow and co-founder of Emory University’s Directors Institute and he chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee of the Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees. He is General Counsel and Secretary of the EastWest Institute and serves on the Audit Committee.
Mr. Ide formerly served as senior vice president and General Counsel of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), a $30 billion life sciences and pharmaceutical company, Counsel to the United States Olympic Committee and President of the American Bar Association.
He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University, J.D. degree from the University of Virginia and M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University.