Cleveland-Cliffs Appoints Ann Harlan and Janet Miller to Board of Directors
Harlan was formerly vice president, general counsel and secretary at The JM Smucker Company, a fortune 500 food manufacturing and marketing company. She currently serves on the board of Gorman Rupp Company, also a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where she has been lead director and chairs the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. She also serves on the Audit Committee and was the former chair of the Compensation Committee at Gorman Rupp. Harlan will join the Audit Committee of Cleveland-Cliffs’ Board.
Miller is an executive officer with University Hospitals, a nationally ranked health care system headquartered in Cleveland, with annual revenues in excess of $4 billion. As chief legal officer, she is a trusted advisor to the University Hospitals parent organization, as well as its many subsidiaries, on governance, internal audit, legal and enterprise risk matters. Miller recently announced her retirement from University Hospitals, which will be effective in May. Miller will join the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Cleveland-Cliffs’ Board.
“I am pleased to anounce the addition of these two very accomplished and talented professionals to the Cleveland-Cliffs Board. Both Ann and Janet have strong ties to Cleveland, where our company has been headquarterd for 172 years. They each bring a unique set of skills and expertise that will serve the Board and Cleveland-Cliffs well in the years to come,” said Cliffs Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lourenco Goncalves.
The Board of Directors is now comprised of 11 members, of which 10 are independent directors. Also, in order to re-balance the responsibilities among its board members, the company announced other changes to the committee assignments of some other members. Susan Green has been appointed to the Strategy Committee, Michael Siegal has stepped down from the Audit Committee, Gabriel Stoliar has stepped down from the Governance and Nominating Committee, and Robert Fisher, Jr. has stepped down from the Strategy Committee. Those changes are effective immediately.