John Gordan - General American Independent Director

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USD 47.24  0.80  1.72%   

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Mr. John D. Gordan, III, is an Independent Director of General American Investors Company, Inc. In addition to his tenure since 1986 as a Director of the Company, Mr. Gordan served as Senior Counsel at Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP until his retirement from the firm in June 2011, after having been a Partner at the firm for the prior 16 years. Mr. Gordans practice focused on civil litigation with a special emphasis on the insurance industry. Presently, Mr. Gordan serves as an attorney with Beazley USA Services, Inc. Prior to his tenure with Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP, Mr. Gordan was a Partner at Lord Day Lord, Barrett Smith, New York and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York . Mr. Gordan received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. In addition to his tenure since 1986 as a Director of the Company, Mr. Gordan served as Senior Counsel at Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP until his retirement from the firm in June 2011, after having been a Partner at the firm for the prior 16 years. Mr. Gordans practice focused on civil litigation with a special emphasis on the insurance industry. Presently, Mr. Gordan serves as an attorney with Beazley USA Services, Inc. Prior to his tenure with Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP, Mr. Gordan was a Partner at Lord Day Lord, Barrett Smith, New York and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Age: 72  Director Since 1986      
Gordan received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. With his extensive legal background, Mr. Gordan provides the Company’s Board of Directors with a valuable perspective and legal expertise.

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General American Inv Leadership Team

Elected by the shareholders, the General American's board of directors comprises two types of representatives: General American inside directors who are chosen from within the company, and outside directors, selected externally and held independent of General. The board's role is to monitor General American's management team and ensure that shareholders' interests are well served. General American's inside directors are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets prepared by upper management to implement core corporate initiatives and projects. On the other hand, General American's outside directors are responsible for providing unbiased perspectives on the board's policies.
Diane Radosti, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer
Henry Schirmer, Director
Clara Villar, Director
Linda Genid, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Arthur Altschul, Independent Director
Connie Maria, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Lewis Cullman, Independent Director
Spencer Davidson, Chairman of the Board, CEO
Anang Majmudar, Vice President
Eugene Stark, Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Administration, Chief Compliance Officer
Sidney Knafel, Lead Independent Director
Craig Grassi, Assistant Vice-President
Sally Lynch, Vice President
Michael Robinson, Vice President
Raymond Troubh, Independent Director
Daniel Neidich, Independent Director
Rose Lynch, Director
Andrew Vindigni, Senior Vice President
Liron Kronzon, Vice President
Jeffrey Priest, President
Betsy Gotbaum, Independent Director
Samantha Jin, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer
Maureen LoBello, Assistant Secretary
Rodney Berens, Independent Director
John Gordan, Independent Director

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