MCCA Names Three Members to its Board of Directors:
Vanguard’s Anne E. Robinson, Agilent Technologies’ Michael Tang and Tyson Foods, Inc’s Amy Tu
Washington, D.C. – The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced today the appointment of Anne E. Robinson, Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Vanguard; Michael Tang, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Agilent Technologies, and Amy Tu, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Tyson Foods, Inc., to its board of directors.
“Anne, Michael and Amy join the MCCA Board at a historical time for the profession and community. As leaders they have the power to drive systemic change to eradicate racial and social inequities in our workplace and communities; and to amplify our message that diversity, equity and inclusion is possible if we can activate that change together,” said Jean Lee, President & CEO of MCCA. “We are confident that their voices will guide our strategic efforts to make this moment into a movement to achieve greater equity for those whose voices have not been heard.”
“There’s finally a widespread understanding in corporate America that diversity, equity and inclusion doesn’t happen on its own. It requires a proactive, conscious effort from all of us,” said Stuart Alderoty, Chairman of the MCCA Board and General Counsel at Ripple. “We are thrilled to have influential leaders like Anne, Mike and Amy join the Board during this critical time and demonstrate what is possible when leaders come together for a common mission. I look forward to working with them to continue our progress of changing the face of the legal industry.”
Anne E. Robinson is Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Vanguard and serves as Secretary of the Vanguard Funds. Anne leads Vanguard’s Legal, Compliance, Investment Stewardship and Government Relations departments. Anne joined Vanguard in August of 2016, bringing over 20 years of legal experience in the financial services industry where she has counseled senior executives on a wide range of legal, regulatory and business issues.
Michael Tang is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Agilent Technologies. He is responsible for leading Agilent’s global legal organization advising the board of directors and management team on all aspects of the law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities matters. He is also the acting head of the strategy and corporate development department. Michael has served in the Legal and Corporate Development departments of Agilent since joining the company in 2006. In 2013 he was named Agilent Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Michael was the lead attorney on Agilent’s spinoff of its electronic measurement business to form Keysight Technologies.
Amy Tu is responsible for Tyson’s legal, government affairs, corporate communications, ethics and compliance, and internal audit functions enterprise wide. She has oversight of all legal matters including litigation and investigations, corporate securities and governance, mergers and acquisitions, international, labor and employment, environmental and health and safety. Amy also leads Tyson Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed the growing world population. She is a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team and reports to President and CEO Dean Banks.
With the appointment of Anne E. Robinson, Michael Tang and Amy Tu, MCCA’s Board of Directors consists of 20 members: Stuart Alderoty, General Counsel, Ripple Labs, MCCA Board Chair; Jean Lee, President and CEO, MCCA; Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Freddie Mac; Damien Atkins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Hershey; Craig B. Glidden, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, General Motors; Duane Holloway, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, United States Steel Corporation; Seth Krauss, Chief Legal Officer, Endeavor; Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Bristol Meyers Squibb; Hannah Lim-Johnson, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Meritor; Linda Lu, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Litigation, Enforcement & Strategy, TransUnion; Lanesha Minnix, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Flowserve; Amy Fliegelman Olli, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, VMware; Tom Robertson, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft; Robin Sangston, Vice President, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Cox Communications; Dawn Smith, President & Chief Operating Officer, Wanji Walcott, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Discover Financial Services; and Neil Wilcox, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff to CEO, Fiserv.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is the preeminent voice on diversity, inclusion and equity in the legal industry. It was founded in 1997 with a mission to recruit, retain and promote diverse attorneys by publishing research to providing professional development opportunities to offering advisory services. Today, MCCA empowers members with the tools needed to disrupt business as usual – and to blaze a path forward for their company, industry and corporate America.