Mr. Skinner has served as a member of the board of directors since December 1999. He is a member of the executive committee, the compensation committee, and the nominating and governance committee.
Mr. Skinner is currently of counsel to the law firm of Greenberg & Traurig, LLP. From 2000 to 2003, he was chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Freightways Corporation. Mr. Skinner formerly served as president of Commonwealth Edison Company and its holding company, Unicom Corporation (now Exelon Corporation). After retiring from Commonwealth Edison, Mr. Skinner served as co-chairman of Hopkins & Sutter, a Chicago law firm.
Prior to joining Commonwealth Edison, he served as chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush. Prior to his White House service, Mr. Skinner served in the president’s cabinet for nearly three years as U.S. secretary of transportation and was credited with numerous successes, including the development of the President’s National Transportation Policy and the passage of landmark aviation and surface transportation legislation.
From 1977 to 1989, Mr. Skinner practiced law as a senior partner in the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin (now Sidley Austin LLP). From 1984 to 1998, while practicing law full time, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as vice chairman of the President’s Commission on Organized Crime. From 1968 to 1975, Mr. Skinner served in the office of the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and in 1977, President Ford appointed him United States attorney, one of the few career prosecutors ever to hold such position. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of CBOE Holdings, Inc., Echo Global Logistics Inc., and Virgin American.
Mr. Skinner received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a JD from DePaul University School of Law.