NEW YORK, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board announced today the election of Jack A. Hockema, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kaiser Aluminum, to its board of trustees. The Conference Board is a global business research and membership association, which is celebrating its centennial this year.
"Jack is an industry leader, and his unique perspective will be an invaluable addition to The Conference Board," said Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and CEO, TIAA, and Chairman of The Conference Board's board of trustees. "We look forward to working with Jack and benefiting from his leadership, insights and guidance."
"Jack becomes the third board member from the west coast, which will help us as we expand our distribution of regional economic indicators like the Consumer Confidence Index," adds Jon Spector, President and CEO of The Conference Board. "This is an important area where The Conference Board can make an even greater impact within the business community."
"I am especially honored to be part of an organization with a 100-year history of improving business performance and societal advancement," said Mr. Hockema. "I look forward to working closely with The Conference Board's dynamic group of leaders in the years ahead."
Kaiser Aluminum, headquartered in California, is a leading producer of fabricated aluminum products for aerospace, general engineering, automotive and custom industrial applications. Mr. Hockema served as President of Kaiser Aluminum from October 2001 to December 2015. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and President of Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products. Prior to joining Kaiser in 1995, he held senior executive positions with Bohn Extruded Products, a division of Gulf+Western, and American Brass Specialty Products. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from Purdue University.
The board of trustees is comprised of business leaders from major organizations who oversee the business and affairs of The Conference Board. A complete list of the board of trustees is available here.
About The Conference Board
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