Ms. Fuller has served on our Board of Directors since October 2001. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mirant Corporation, a U.S. marketer of power and natural gas, from July 1999 through September 2005, and served as a member of Mirant's Board of Directors until January 2006. From September 1997 to July 1999, Ms. Fuller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mirant Americas Energy Marketing division of Mirant. From May 1996 to September 1997, Ms. Fuller was Senior Vice President of Mirant's North American operations and business development, and from February 1994 to May 1996, she was Mirant's Vice President for domestic business development. Ms. Fuller serves on the Board of Directors of Curtiss Wright Corporation, where she is the chairperson of the Executive Compensation Committee and a member of the Committee on Directors and Governance and the Audit Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Benevolink, the Leadership Board of the College of Engineering, University of Alabama and the Carter Center Board of Counselors.
Ms. Fuller has gained substantial executive compensation and human resources expertise as a result of her work with us and her prior Chief Executive Officer position and other independent director assignments, which is valuable for her role as Chairperson of our Leadership and Compensation Committee. In addition, she brings to the Board of Directors managerial, governance and corporate development experience and knowledge gained from her senior leadership and board positions at Mirant and other public companies. Given her experience at Mirant and as a director of Curtiss Wright Corporation, she also offers the Board of Directors an understanding of a global business.