People: Newell Brands Inc (NWL.N)
24 Feb 2017
Dr. Scott S. Cowen is Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been the President Emeritus of Tulane University and Seymour S Goodman Memorial Professor of Business since July 2014. Prior thereto, he was Distinguished University Professor and President of Tulane University and Seymour S Goodman Memorial Professor of Business since 1998. From 1984 to 1998, Dr. Cowen served as Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Prior to his departure in 1998, Dr. Cowen had been associated with Case Western Reserve University in various capacities since 1976. Dr. Cowen is also a director of Barnes and Noble Inc. (a book retailer), Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (a real estate developer) and NAACO Industries Inc. (a coal mining, small appliance and specialty retail manufacturer and marketer). Dr. Cowen is a former member of the Board of Directors of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. (an operator of retail fabric shops) and American Greetings Corp. (a manufacturer of greeting cards and related merchandise). Dr. Cowen has been a director since the Company completed its merger with Rubbermaid. He has extensive academic and professional expertise in the areas of strategic financial management systems, corporate governance and leadership, including as a consultant with public companies in these areas and significant experience in crisis management (including in connection with recovery from Hurricane Katrina). Dr. Cowen also has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Board.
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