People: Forest City Enterprises Inc (FCEa.N)
23 Jan 2015
Dr. Scott S. Cowen is Lead Independent Director of Forest City Enterprises Inc. Dr. Cowen has been the President of and Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor of Business at Tulane University since July 1998. Leading Tulane University, as well as the City of New Orleans, through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he also developed unique and exceptional skills in crisis management. In recognition of his leadership skills, he received the Carnegie Award for Academic Leadership and was named one of the “Ten Best College Presidents” in America by Time magazine in 2009. Prior to 1998, Dr. Cowen was dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where he was also a professor for 23 years. Dr. Cowen is a board member of two additional publicly-traded companies, including Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., a consumer products corporation, since 1999 and American Greetings Corporation, a greeting card company, since 1989. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him to the White House Council for Community Solutions, which advises the president on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to address community needs.
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