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Michael T. Strianese

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Executive Committee

Michael T. Strianese is chairman, president and chief executive officer of L-3 Communications, a global aerospace and national security company with 2013 sales of $12.6 billion that employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide.

Mr. Strianese played a key role in the company’s formation in 1997 and served as L-3’s first vice president of finance and controller. Following L-3’s Initial Public Offering in 1998, he was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2001. Mr. Strianese was appointed chief financial officer in 2005 and in 2006 was named president and chief executive officer and was elected as a director. Until 2007, he also served as the company’s first corporate ethics officer, where he led the development and implementation of a comprehensive, company-wide integrity program for L-3 employees. In 2008, Mr. Strianese was elected chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Strianese is chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Strianese has been recognized by the Association of the United States Army with its John W. Dixon Award and has received the Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, as well as the Eisenhower Distinguished Citizen Award from the Army Distaff Foundation.

With its corporate headquarters in New York City, L-3 is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, allied foreign governments and commercial customers.


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Robert B. Millard

Lead Director
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Director since April 1997. Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Committees. Mr. Millard is currently the Managing Partner of Realm Partners LLC. He held various positions, including Managing Director, at Lehman Brothers and its predecessors from 1976 to 2008. Mr. Millard is also a director of GulfMark Offshore, Inc. and Evercore Partners Inc. He is also a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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Claude R. Canizares

Member of the Audit Committee

Director since May 2003. Member of the Audit Committee. Since 1971, Professor Canizares has been at MIT. He currently serves as the Vice President, and is the Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics. In addition, he is a principal investigator on NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory and Associate Director of its science center. Professor Canizares is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the International Academy of Astronautics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on the Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee and the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Science, Technology and the Law. He has served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the NASA Advisory Council and the Council of the National Academy of Sciences.


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Thomas A. Corcoran

Member of the Audit Committee

Director since July 1997. Member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Corcoran is President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a private management consulting firm, since 2001. From March 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Corcoran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gemini Air Cargo. Mr. Corcoran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated from October 1999 to December 2000. From April 1993 to September 1999, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Electronic Systems Sector and Space & Strategic Missiles Sector of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to that he worked for General Electric for 26 years and held various management positions with GE Aerospace. Mr. Corcoran is also a director of GenCorp Inc. and ARINC. He formerly served as a director of La Barge, Inc., REMEC, Inc., Serco Ltd, United Industrial Corporation and Force Protection, Inc.


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Ann E. Dunwoody

Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee


Director since June 2013. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. General Dunwoody (U.S. Army – Ret.) was the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general. From 2008 until her retirement in 2012, she headed the Army Materiel Command, employing more than 69,000 people across 145 countries and all 50 states. General (Ret.) Dunwoody also served as Strategic Planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army and as Executive Officer to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency. During her 38-year military career, she was decorated for distinguished service and has received many major military and honorary awards.


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Lewis Kramer

Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since July 2009. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Mr. Kramer was a partner at Ernst & Young from 1981 until he retired in June 2009 after a nearly 40-year career at Ernst & Young. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Kramer served as the Global Client Service Partner for worldwide external audit and all other services for major clients, and served on the firm’s United States Executive Board. He previously served as Ernst & Young’s National Director of Audit Services.


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Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton

Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since September 2012. Member of the Compensation Committee. General Newton (U.S. Air Force – Ret.) was a four-star General and Commander of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, where he was responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel from 1997 until his retirement in 2000. Following his retirement from the Air Force, General (Ret.) Newton was executive vice president of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines until 2006. During his 34-year military career, General (Ret.) Newton also served as an Air Force congressional liaison officer with the U.S. House of Representatives and was a member of the Air Force’s Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds. General (Ret.) Newton is a current director of Sonoco Products Co. and Torchmark Corporation. He formerly served as a director of Goodrich Corporation.


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Vincent Pagano, Jr.

Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Executive Committee

Director since April 2013. Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Pagano was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP until his retirement at the end of 2012. He was the head of the firm’s capital markets practice from 1999 to 2012, and, before that, administrative partner of the firm from 1996 to 1999. He was a member of the firm’s executive committee during nearly all of that period. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Pagano serves on the Engineering Advisory Council of Lehigh University.


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H. Hugh Shelton

Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since April 2011. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. General (Ret.) Shelton, U.S. Army was the senior officer of the United States military and principal military advisor to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council when he served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. He had previously served as Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He has served as the Executive Director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University since January 2002. From January 2002 until April 2006, General (Ret.) Shelton served as the President, International Sales of M.I.C. Industries, an international manufacturing company. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001 and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2002, General (Ret.) Shelton is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, Inc. He has also served as a director of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., CACI International Inc., Protective Products of America, Inc. and Anteon International.


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Arthur L. Simon

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since April 2001. Member of the Audit and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Simon is an independent consultant. Before his retirement, Mr. Simon was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Certified Public Accountants, from 1968 to 1994. He is also a director of Loral Space & Communications Inc.


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Alan H. Washkowitz

Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since April 1997. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. Mr. Washkowitz is a private investor. Before his retirement in July 2005, Mr. Washkowitz was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, and was responsible for the oversight of Lehman Brothers Inc. Merchant Banking Portfolio Partnership L.P. Mr. Washkowitz joined Lehman Brothers Inc. in 1978 when Kuhn Loeb & Co. was acquired by Lehman Brothers. Mr. Washkowitz is also a director of Peabody Energy Corporation.