CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of America Corporation Board of Directors announced today that Charles "Chad" O. Holliday, Jr. has been elected as a director, effective immediately.
Holliday, 61, is the chairman of the board of directors of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., a position he has held since 1999. He previously served as chief executive officer of DuPont from January 1, 1999 until December 31, 2008. He joined the company in 1970 as an engineer and held various positions throughout his tenure.
"We welcome the wealth of experience and perspective that Chad will bring to the board," said Walter E. Massey, Bank of America chairman. "It's also important to note the board recently has added other directors, including Robert W. Scully, who bring substantial experience in financial services and will offer valuable insights."
Scully, 59, who was elected to the board in August, served as a member of the office of the chairman of Morgan Stanley focusing on the firm's key clients until January 2009, when he retired after nearly 35 years in the financial services industry.
Since 2007, Holliday has served as a member of the board of directors of Deere & Co. and as a member of the board's audit and corporate governance committees. He is chairman emeritus of Catalyst, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business, and chairman of the board of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to ensure U.S. prosperity.
Holliday is a founding member of the International Business Council and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He also previously served as chairman of the following organizations: the Business Roundtable's Task Force for Environment, Technology and Economy, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, The Business Council, and the Society of Chemical Industry - American Section.
He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and received honorary doctorates from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York and from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.
Separately, the board today announced the creation of two new committees. The credit and enterprise risk committees will replace the board's asset quality committee, effective October 27. Holliday will serve on the newly formed credit committee as well as the board's corporate governance committee.
In addition, the board also approved a resolution to set its size at 15 directors, down from 18 directors. All board positions have been filled.
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