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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Charles A. Alutto
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Charles A. Alutto's carreer with Stericycle began in 1997 as an Area Vice President of Sales when Charlie’s previous company was acquired by Stericycle. From there, Charlie moved into roles with increasing responsibility including Vice President of Healthcare Sales and Marketing, Vice President and Managing Director of Stericycle Europe, and President of Stericycle US Healthcare Compliance Solutions. Before joining Stericycle, Charlie spent nine years with the New York-based Environmental Control Company. He started his career as a sales representative and progressed to Director of Sales and Marketing. Charlie earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in finance from the Providence College in 1988 and Masters of Business Administration from Saint John’s University in 1991.
Cindy J. Miller
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Cindy J. Miller joined Stericycle as President and Chief Operating Officer on October 1, 2018. Ms. Miller previously served as President, Global Freight Forwarding for United Parcel Service (UPS). Ms. Miller had a 30-year career with UPS starting as a driver and progressing to district manager for operating regions the United States and then managing director for regions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa before becoming President of the European region. Ms. Miller received a B.A. in Humanities and Business from Pennsylvania State University and an Executive MBA from the London Business School.
Dan Ginnetti
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Daniel Ginnetti was named as Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2014. He joined Stericycle as Area Vice President of Finance in 2003. In 2004 he was promoted to Area Vice President for Stericycle’s Western, and later, Midwestern business units. Following that, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for the United States and Canada. He returned to financial management in 2013 becoming Vice President of Corporate Finance and then CFO in August 2014. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Ginnetti held various finance and accounting positions with The Ralph M. Parsons Company, a worldwide engineering firm, and Ryan Herco Products Corp., a national industrial plastics distributor. Mr. Ginnetti has a B.S. degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kurt M. Rogers
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Kurt M. Rogers joined Stericycle as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in July 2017. Mr. Rogers previously served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a publicly-listed software technology and communications company, for more than seven years. Earlier, Mr. Rogers was a partner with international law firms Bingham McCutchen LLP (now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP) and Latham & Watkins LLP, and as an associate with Rogers & Wells LLP (now Clifford Chance LLP), where he represented clients in litigation, intellectual property and other matters. Mr. Rogers received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Brenda R. Frank
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Brenda Frank has served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer since January 2016. Brenda joined Stericycle with our acquisition of Shred-it in October 2015 where she spent six years as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Franchise Relations. Brenda has spent the last 20 years focusing on people, labor and employment, holding senior human resources and legal roles at global services companies such as ITOCHU INTERNATIONAL and Pitney Bowes. Brenda started her career as a labor and employment attorney and litigator at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Proskauer Rose. Brenda received her B.S. in Accounting from S.U.N.Y Albany and her J.D. from New York University Law School.
Ruth-Ellen Abdulmassih
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATION AND RELATED SERVICES
Ruth-Ellen Abdulmassih was appointed to Executive Vice President, Communication and Related Services, effective February 2017. Ruth joined Stericycle as VP of Sales, Expert Solutions, in 2006. She has held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including VP/General Manager and Sr. Vice President of both the Expert Solutions, Environmental Solutions and the Communication Solutions business units. Prior to joining Stericycle, Ruth led teams though a variety of management positions at Abbott Laboratories for 23 years. Ruth brings a wide array of global business leadership experience and expertise to Stericycle. Ms. Abdulmassih serves on various boards and volunteers for humanitarian health causes. She holds a BS degree in Business and Marketing from Northwood University.
Robert Guice
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL
Robert Guice was appointed Executive Vice President, International, effective September 2017. Robert joined Stericycle as Senior Vice President of Europe/Middle East/Africa/Asia with the Shred-it acquisition in October 2015. He had led international operations at Shred-it for more than 13 years. Prior to joining Shred-it, Robert spent two years with Iron Mountain plus had several sales related roles at Marconi Software Solutions (now Telent) and ICL/Fujitsu.
David W. Stahl
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
David W. Stahl was named Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer during April 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President for approximately 18 months. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Stahl served as the Chief Information Officer at Hillshire Brands Company for two years implementing an IT transformation and at Duracell (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) for two years establishing a new operating platform for Duracell following its separation from Proctor & Gamble. He also spent eight years with Tellabs in roles of increasing responsibility within quality and IT as well as quality roles with Underwriters Laboratories, 3Com Corporation, and Emerson Electronics. Mr. Stahl received a B.S.E.E. degree from Ohio Northern University.
Michael S. Weisman
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Michael S. Weisman joined Stericycle as Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer on April 16, 2018. Mr. Weisman previously served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company, a publicly-listed packaged foods company, which he joined through Kraft Foods in July of 2014. Earlier, Mr. Weisman served in compliance roles with US Foods and Career Education Corporation. He was also a partner with the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP for more than 10 years, serving as a member of the firm's White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Compliance Practice Group. Mr. Weisman received his B.S. in English Literature from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Board of Directors

Robert S. Murley
Chairman
Robert S. Murley has served as a director since January 2017 and was named Chairman of the Board in March of 2018. Mr. Murley is a Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse, LLC, a financial services company. From 1975 to April 2012, Mr. Murley was employed by Credit Suisse, LLC and its predecessors. In 2005, he was appointed Chairman of Investment Banking in the Americas. Prior to that time, Mr. Murley headed the Global Industrial and Services Group within the Investment Banking Division, as well as the Chicago investment banking office. He was named a Managing Director in 1984 and appointed a Vice Chairman in 1998. Mr. Murley is a member of the board of directors of Health Insurance Innovations Inc. He is also on the board of directors of privately held Brown Advisory Incorporated and the Board of Advisors of Harbour Group. Mr. Murley is an Emeritus Charter Trustee of Princeton University, a Trustee and the former Chairman of the Board of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Chair of the Board of the Lurie Children’s Foundation, is a Trustee of the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, Illinois, is Chairman of the Board of the UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors. Mr. Murley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Charles A. Alutto
Charles A. Alutto's carreer with Stericycle began in 1997 as an Area Vice President of Sales when Charlie’s previous company was acquired by Stericycle. From there, Charlie moved into roles with increasing responsibility including Vice President of Healthcare Sales and Marketing, Vice President and Managing Director of Stericycle Europe, and President of Stericycle US Healthcare Compliance Solutions. Before joining Stericycle, Charlie spent nine years with the New York-based Environmental Control Company. He started his career as a sales representative and progressed to Director of Sales and Marketing. Charlie earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in finance from the Providence College in 1988 and Masters of Business Administration from Saint John’s University in 1991.
Brian P. Anderson
Brian P Anderson has served as a director since January 2017. Mr. Anderson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baxter International from 1997 to 2004. He joined Baxter in 1991, as Vice President, Corporate Audit, became Corporate Controller in 1993 and then Vice President, Finance in 1997. He was also Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax from 2004-2005. Before joining Baxter, he spent 15 years with Deloitte in the Chicago and Washington, DC. Offices. He was an Audit Partner in the Washington, D.C. Office. He is a member of the Board of Directors of W. W. Grainger Inc., PulteGroup, James Hardie Industries plc, and the Nemours Foundation. He currently serves as Chairman of The Nemours Foundation and Chairman of the Audit Committees of James Hardie Industries plc and PulteGroup, and is the former Lead Director and Audit Committee Chairman of W. W. Grainger. Mr. Anderson was recently elected to The Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality, and served on the Board of AM Castle from 2005 to 2016, as Audit Committee Chairman (2005-2010) and Chairman of the Board 2010-2016.
Lynn D. Bleil
Lynn D. Bleil has served as a director since May 2015. Ms. Bleil was the leader of the West Coast Healthcare Practice of McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Ms. Bleil was also a leader of McKinsey's worldwide Healthcare Practice. She retired in November 2013 as a Senior Partner (Director) in the Southern California Office of McKinsey. During her more than 25 years with McKinsey, she worked exclusively within the healthcare sector, advising senior management and boards of leading companies on corporate and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions and integration, marketing and sales, public policy and organization. Ms. Bleil also serves as a director of DST Systems, Inc., a financial and health services information technology company, Sonova Holding AG, a global leader in hearing aids and cochlear implants, and Intermountain Healthcare's Park City Medical Center, a non-profit healthcare organization. Ms. Bleil holds a B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Thomas D. Brown
Thomas D. Brown has served as a director since May 2008. From 1974 until his retirement in 2002, Mr. Brown held various sales, marketing and management positions at Abbott Laboratories, where he served as a senior vice president and president of the diagnostics division from 1998 to 2002 and as corporate vice president for worldwide commercial operations from 1993 to 1998. He is a director of Quidel Corporation and Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., and formerly served as a director of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Cepheid Inc. Mr. Brown received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Thomas F. Chen
Thomas F. Chen has served as director since May 2014. Mr. Chen served as senior vice president and president of international nutrition of Abbott Laboratories before retiring in 2010. During his 22-year career at Abbott, Mr. Chen served in a number of roles with expanded responsibilities, primarily in Pacific/Asia/Africa where he oversaw expansion into a number of emerging markets. Prior to Abbott, he held several management positions at American Cyanamid Company, which later merged with Pfizer. He is a director of Baxter International Inc. and formerly served as a director of Cyanotech Corporation. Mr. Chen received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from National Cheng Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and a M.B.A. degree from Indiana University.
Veronica M. Hagen
Veronica M. "Ronee" Hagen joined Stericycle's Board of Directors in June of 2018. Ms. Hagen was a former President and Chief Executive Office of special materials manufacturer Polymer Group Inc., retiring in 2013, and a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper. Before Sappi Fine Paper, she worked for Alcoa as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer as well as Business Unit President of Alcoa Engineered Products. A former business owner, Ms. Hagen owned and operated Metal Sales Associates, which she sold prior to joining Alumax as Executive Vice President until it was purchased by Alcoa. Ms. Hagen has more than 15 years of experience on public company boards including her current board positions with Southern Company, Newmont Mining, and American Water Works and previously with Polymer Group. Ms. Hagen holds a B.A. degree from the University of Southern California.
Mark C. Miller
Mark C. Miller has served as a member of the Board of Directors since May 1992, including Chairman of the Board (May 2016 – March 2018 and August 2008 – January 2013) and Executive Chairman of the Board (January 2013 – May 2016). He became our Chief Executive Officer in May 1992, a position he held until January 2013. From May 1989 until joining us, Mr. Miller served as vice president for the Pacific, Asia and Africa in the international division of Abbott Laboratories, a diversified health care company, which he joined in 1976 and where he held a number of management and marketing positions. Mr. Miller serves as a director of Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., a developer of automated diagnostics systems, and formerly served as a director of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a developer and supplier of automated diagnostic systems. He received a B.S. degree in computer science from Purdue University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Miller was selected by Morningstar, Inc. as its “2009 CEO of the Year.”
Kay G. Priestly
Kay G. Priestly joined Stericycle's Board of Directors in June of 2018. Ms. Priestly served as Chief Executive Officer of mining company Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd from 2012 - 2014 and as Chief Financial Officer for the copper businesses of Rio Tinto from 2006 - 2012. Before Rio Tinto, Ms. Priestly served in senior financial roles for Entergy Corporation and as Chief Operating Officer for American Nursing Services, Inc. Her career began with Arthur Andersen where she progressed from staff accountant to partner, holding various management and global leadership positions in between. Ms. Priestly currently serves on the board of directors of TechnipFMC plc. She was previously on the board of directors for New Gold Inc., FMC Technologies, Stone Energy Corporation, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd, Oyu Tolgoi LLC, South Gobi Resources Ltd, and Palabora Mining Company. Ms. Priestly holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
Mike S. Zafirovski
Mike S. Zafirovski has served as a director since November 2012. Mr. Zafirovski is the founder and president of The Zaf Group LLC, a management consulting and investment firm established in November 2012. Mr. Zafirovski has served as an executive advisor to The Blackstone Group since October 2011. From November 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Zafirovski served as the president and chief executive officer and a director of Nortel Networks Corporation. Prior to that, he was the president and chief operating officer and a director of Motorola, Inc. from July 2002 to January 2005, and remained a consultant to and a director of Motorola until May 2005. He served as executive vice president and president of the personal communications sector of Motorola from June 2000 to July 2002. Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Zafirovski spent nearly 25 years with General Electric Company, where he served in management positions, including 13 years as president and chief executive officer of five businesses in the consumer, industrial and financial services areas, his most recent being president and chief executive officer of GE Lighting from July 1999 to May 2000. Mr. Zafirovski also serves as a director of The Boeing Company and three private companies (Apria Healthcare Group Inc., and non-executive chairman of the board for DJO Global, Inc. and Polymer Group Inc.). He received a B.A. degree in mathematics from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.