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Alecia A. DeCoudreaux

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, President Emerita of the former Mills College, now Mills College at Northeastern University, and Former Executive at Eli Lilly and Company

Director since March 2015

Age 69

Ms. DeCoudreaux is the President Emerita of the former Mills College, a liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men, which is now known as Mills College at Northeastern University, having served a five-year term in that position from July 2011 through June 2016. Previously, Ms. DeCoudreaux served in a number of leadership roles at Eli Lilly and Company (“Eli Lilly”), a global pharmaceutical manufacturer, including as vice president and deputy general counsel, specialty legal team, from 2010-2011, vice president and general counsel, Lilly USA, from 2005-2009, and secretary and deputy general counsel of Eli Lilly from 1999-2005. During her 30-year career with Eli Lilly Ms. DeCoudreaux also previously served as an executive director of Lilly Research Laboratories, director of federal government relations, director of state government relations and director of community relations. In addition, Ms. DeCoudreaux has served on a number of charitable, educational and for profit and non-profit boards of trustees, including as both a trustee and board chair at Wellesley College. She currently serves as lead independent trustee and Chair of the board of the Parnassus Funds Trust, Parnassus Income Funds Trust, a family of investment funds that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and fundamental investment principals.

Ms. DeCoudreaux has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and her experience as an attorney in that field and in the area of corporate governance makes her a great asset to our Board.