San Francisco, California, January 12, 2018 — The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced that Glynis A. Bryan, CFO of Insight Enterprises, Inc., Tempe, AZ; Shubhi Rao, vice president and treasurer at Alphabet, Inc., Mountain View, CA; and Lewis Lee, co-founder and partner at Lee & Hayes, PLLC, Spokane, WA, have been appointed to the Bank’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC).
Additionally, Jack Pelo, president and CEO of Swire Coca-Cola, USA, Draper, UT and Mary Pat Thompson, senior vice president, finance at MWI Animal Health/AmericsourceBergen, Boise, ID have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively.
Reappointments to the EAC include: James A. Beer, former executive vice president and chief financial officer, McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA; Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr., retired chairman and chief executive officer, Edison International, Rosemead, CA; Jacqueline D. Reses, Square Capital lead and people lead, Square, Inc., San Francisco, CA; and Kevin C. Leader, principal vice president and treasurer, Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, CA.
Ms. Bryan has been chief financial officer at Insight Enterprises, Inc. since 2007. Prior to coming to Insight, Ms. Bryan worked for four years in the same role at APL Logistics Ltd. She spent the bulk of her career, however, at Ryder System Inc., where she left in 2000 as senior vice president of Ryder Capital Services. Ms. Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She also holds an MBA from Florida International University.
Mr. Lee is the co-founder and Chairman of Lee & Hayes, PLLC, an intellectual property (IP) and business law firm headquartered in Spokane, WA. Recognized as one of the top 300 IP strategists worldwide, Mr. Lee advises multinational companies and financial institutions on value creation strategies using IP assets. Mr. Lee is currently serving as President of the Washington State University Foundation, has taught as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University’s business school, and is a frequent speaker both domestically and abroad on intellectual property as an asset class. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University and holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and electrical engineering from Washington State University.
At Alphabet, Inc., Ms. Rao oversees all aspects of asset management, financial business risk management and global liquidity and equity management for the company. Prior to her arrival at the company in 2016, Ms. Rao was based in London where she was group treasurer for Tesco PLC. She worked for The Ford Motor Company in Michigan for more than a decade, holding a variety of Treasury roles. Ms. Rao holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Pelo has been president and CEO of Swire Coca-Cola, USA, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited in Hong Kong, since 1996. Prior to becoming president, he served as a division manager, based in Walla Walla, WA. He has been a director of Key Technology since 1998. Mr. Pelo holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University.
Ms. Thompson, CPA, has been MWI’s senior vice president of finance since 2015 and has been with the company since 1991. Her previous roles include controller of Agri Beef’s Feedlot and Commodity Division and working in auditing and accounting services at Arthur Anderson. Ms. Thompson graduated from the University of Idaho, summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in accounting.
After four years as executive Vice President and CFO at McKesson, Mr. Beer will soon transition to Atlassian. At Atlassian, Mr. Beer will also serve as CFO, overseeing all financial functions of the company. Prior to his work at McKesson, he served as the CFO of two other companies: Symantec Corporation, a security and storage software company, and AMR Corp., the owner of American Airlines. Mr. Beer holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College, London University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Craver served as chairman, president and CEO of Edison International for eight years. He was with the company since 1996. Mr. Craver is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Duke Energy and of Wells Fargo & Company, and a Senior Advisor to The Blackstone Group and to Bain & Company. Mr. Craver earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from the University of Southern California.
Ms. Reses runs Square Capital and also runs the People team. She came to Square, Inc. in 2015 after first spending three years as Chief Development Officer at Yahoo! While there, she directed the company’s M&A and Business Development teams, HR team, and managed the Asian assets such as holdings in Alibaba Group. For the ten years prior, she served as Partner and Head of Apax Partners’ media group. Ms. Reses holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
Mr. Leader is principal vice president and treasurer of Bechtel Corporation, a San Francisco-based global engineering and construction company. He joined Bechtel in 2001 as director of corporate finance. Prior to these roles, Mr. Leader spent more than 15 years in corporate banking, most recently as a managing director at Bank of America. Mr. Leader has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Saint Mary’s College of California and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
EAC members provide the Bank’s senior management with information on current and pending developments in the regional and national economies. All members serve three year terms.
The balance of the San Francisco Fed’s Economic Advisory Council includes:
Bob C. Donegan, president, Ivar’s Restaurants, Seattle, WA
Kathryn A. Hall, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer, Hall Capital Partners, LLC, San Francisco CA
Donald R. Knauss, retired, executive chairman, The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA
Karen Lee, chief executive officer, Pioneer Human Services, Seattle, WA
Willa Seldon, partner, The Bridgespan Group, San Francisco, CA
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