Julie Sloat and Louis Pinkham Named to Jacobs Board of Directors
Both bring deep business, financial and technology leadership and a commitment to sustainability and innovation
DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE: J) announced today the election of Julie Sloat and Louis Pinkham to its Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2023. With considerable experience across business, technology, manufacturing and energy transition, they bring to the board a proven track record of scaling ground-breaking products and services, developing organizations, and building cross-industry strategic partnerships.
As current Chair, CEO & President of American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP), Sloat has delivered best-in-class leadership in the energy transition market during her long tenure at the company. Most recently she served as AEP's president and chief financial officer and has held several key leadership positions across treasury, investor relations, enterprise risk management and business continuity. She was previously responsible for all aspects of electric service for AEP Ohio's 1.5 million customers and leading 1,500 employees plus contract employees. In addition to her AEP career, Sloat was vice president of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at Tween Brands, Inc. and held positions at Bank One and M&T Bank.
As current CEO of Regal Rexnord Corporation, Pinkham brings a vision for creating a better tomorrow and a strong focus on talent management while driving innovation and growth initiatives. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Crane Co., an industrial products manufacturer, where he helped transform a legacy business to become a cornerstone of growth. Prior to that, he held several global leadership positions in energy and power including senior vice president and general manager of Critical Power Solutions at Eaton Corporation and as a process design and development engineer at Molecular Biosystems.
Jacobs CEO Bob Pragada said, "As we increase our focus on critical infrastructure, sustainability and data-driven solutions, we are excited to welcome Julie Sloat and Louis Pinkham to Jacobs' Board of Directors."
Jacobs Executive Chair Steve Demetriou said, "Louis and Julie's respective leadership capabilities in business and financial operations, risk management and innovative technologies are aligned and complementary to the board and the respective inroads they've made in their careers echo our company's purpose – creating a more connected, sustainable world."
Sloat serves on the boards of American Electric Power Company Inc., Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Edison Electric Institute, Ohio Business Roundtable, Pelotonia, The Columbus Partnership and the U.S. Business Roundtable. She is Chair of the Board of the James Cancer Hospital Foundation and holds a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.
Pinkham serves on the board of Regal Rexnord Corporation and also the Board of Trustees for the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). He is actively engaged in his community as a member of the Commercial Club of
Following these additions to the Jacobs Board, it will be comprised of 13 members from diverse geographic, industry, government, technical and business backgrounds, providing a robust governance structure that aligns with the company's strong emphasis on inclusion. Jacobs' board is 54% female and ethnically diverse.
At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With approximately 15 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.
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