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Julie Fasone Holder | Closing The Gender Gap In The Boardroom

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Julie Fasone Holder is leveraging 35 years of global operating and C-suite experience at The Dow Chemical Company, a history of strong business results, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion as an independent board member and founder/ entrepreneur of JFH Insights, a management advising company. In 2011, she joined the board of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN, 2013 sales revenue $9.4 billion) She served on the Audit, Finance and Health Safety Environmental and Security committee from 2011- 2014 and currently sits on the Compensation and Management Development, Finance, HSES and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. She served on the board of Intimacy Management Company from 2009 to 2012 until it was sold. Intimacy was a privately held luxury lingerie manufacturer with 2011 revenue of $38 million and with 16 luxury boutiques across the US. From 2005- 2011 she was a director at Wolverine Bank, a publicly held regional bank with $308MM in assets. She chaired the board’s strategic planning committee as it undertook its decision to go public in 2010. As founder and CEO of the management advising company JFH Insights, Julie consults with corporations and organizations on diversity and inclusion strategies and coaches senior women executives. She has developed and delivers executive education programs for the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Management. Julie has extensive operating, marketing, and M&A experience and success in bringing together disparate companies and cultures and in leading high-performing teams that deliver revenue growth, cost synergies and margin expansion. She ran multi-billion dollar business portfolios while at Dow. Major accomplishments include unwinding a significant long-term joint venture and leading its subsequent re-integration into a $2.4 billion Specialty Plastics portfolio with oversight of more than 1500 people. She also led the integration of a large acquisition into a $1billion Specialty Chemicals portfolio while completing asset restructuring, EBIT improvement and synergy delivery. While working in the office of the CEO, Julie led the development and implementation of a highly successful corporate positioning strategy that integrated innovation, sustainability and corporate social responsibility as key elements. In addition, she elevated marketing and sales capabilities by rejuvenating market-based innovation while restructuring a 4,000-member workforce to support Dow’s business transformation. She also led an enterprise-wide implementation of a new global talent management process and leadership curriculum and formalized a succession planning process. As a trailblazing executive, Julie is an invited member to Women Corporate Directors, The Committee of 200 and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. She currently serves as president of the Eli Broad College of Management Alumni Advisory Board (Michigan State University), as co-chair of membership on The Committee of 200 (C200) and on the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s board. She serves as a board coach for Inforum Center of Leadership in Detroit MI and as a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices. Julie has completed a number of NACD and Women Corporate Directors programs in board leadership and governance practices and has completed the Director Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Executive Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Michigan State University. She resides in Petoskey, Michigan, with her husband, John. They have two daughters.

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