Dr. Cheryl Shavers has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2019. Dr. Shavers has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Global Smarts, Inc., an advisory services and strategy firm since February 2001. She has served on the board of directors of, Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), an advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing provider, since August 2017 serving as a member of Audit Committee from August 2017 to May 2019, as a member of the Compensation Committee since May 2019; she has served on the Nominating and Governance Committee since August 2017 and was appointed Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee in October 2021. She also has served on the board of directors ITT (NYSE: ITT), a manufacturer of specialty components for the aerospace, transportation, energy and industrial markets, since October 2018, where she has been a member of the Compensation Committee since May 2019 and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee since October 2018. She has served on the board of directors of the Air Force Academy Foundation, a major gifts organization for United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) since April 2019 and has been a board trustee on the Falcon Foundation, a scholarship granting institution for USAFA admissions since April 2019.
Dr. Shavers formerly served on the boards of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL), from September 2001 until its acquisition by United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) in November 2018, where she served as the Chairman of the Technology & Cybersecurity Committee from February 2008 to December 2018; ATMI (NASDAQ: ATMI), a semiconductor materials company acquired by Entegris (NASDAQ: ENTG) from March 2006 to April 20014 where she served as a member of the Audit Committee from March 2006 to April 2014; and Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT), an electronic design automation software company acquired by Siemens Corporation (ETR: SIEGY), from June 2016 to March 2017, where she served as a member of the Audit Committee from June 2016 to March 2017. She is also a former member on the Advisory Board for E.W. Scripps, a print and electronic media company, from May 2008 to June 2011. Additionally, she served as a Dean’s Distinguished Executive Professor at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University from September 2001 to April 2011.
Previously, Dr. Shavers served in the Clinton Administration as Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology at the Department of Commerce from August 1999 to January 2001. In this role, Dr. Shavers oversaw the Commerce Department’s Technology Administration and the Office of Technology Policy, as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Technical Information Service and the Office of Space Commercialization. Additionally, she served as the Department of Commerce’s representative to the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on National Security from August 1999 to January 2001, the Committee on International Science, Engineering & Technology and the Committee on Technology from August 1999 to January 2001, as well as coordinated the Clinton Administration’s Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles program from August 1999 to January 2001. Internationally, Dr. Shavers served as a member of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission (USISTC) from August 1999 to January 2001 is a former member of the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Israel Science & Technology Foundation, a position she held from August 1999 to January 2001, the former Co-Chair of the Technology Subcommittee under the U.S.-Egypt Partnership for Economic Development, a position she held from August 1999 to January 2001, and was a frequently invited participant on the U.S.-South Africa Science & Technology Committee, the U.S.-Russia Science & Technology Committee, the U.S.-China Joint Management Committee and the U.S.-Japan Joint High-Level Committee. She is also a practicing registered Patent Agent with the Patent & Trademark Office of the Department of Commerce.
Dr. Shavers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry, both from Arizona State University in 1981, and an Honorary Master’s degree in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, which she received in 1991. We believe that Dr. Shavers is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her extensive experience leading private companies and public entities; overseeing international equity investments and acquisitions and serving on federal committees related to national security, international science and commercial space.