People: Cleco Corp (CNL.N)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. William L. Marks is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. He is retired, was CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Whitney Holding Corporation (“Whitney”), a bank holding company engaged in commercial, retail and international banking services, as well as brokerage, investment, trust and mortgage services, and Whitney National Bank for five years before retiring in March 2008. Mr. Marks is a director of Cleco in 2001. He is chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He has served as a director of Adtran, Inc. (“Adtran”), a global provider of networking and communications equipment, since 1993. Mr. Marks is a member of Adtran’s audit committee. He serves as a Life Trustee of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Mr. Marks spent 40 years in the banking business where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including his position as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Whitney. Mr. Marks oversaw the implementation of Whitney’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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