Members of the Citizens Task Force On Ethics

February 13, 2008 4:20:58 PM PST
Below are the new members of the Harris County Citizens Task Force on Ethics James W. Crownover - Mr. Crownover had a 30-year career with the McKinsey & Company management consulting firm before retiring in 1998. He headed McKinsey's Southwest practice for many years, and also co-headed the firm's worldwide energy practice. In addition, he served as a member of McKinsey's Board of Directors. Mr. Crownover also is chairman of Rice University's Board of Trustees and has served on the boards and executive committees of Houston's United Way and the Houston Grand Opera.

Laura Blackburn ? Ms. Blackburn is the president of the Houston Area League of Women Voters, a post she also held from 1973 to 1975. A former biology, anatomy and physiology teacher at Kingwood High School, Ms. Blackburn also is the 2004 winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Research at Princeton. Ms. Blackburn also was on the staff of former Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire.

Lawrence D. Finder ? Mr. Finder is a partner in the Houston law firm of Haynes & Boone. A former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Mr. Finder also served as a member and chairman of the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers from 1995 to 2003. He also served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston from 2004 to 2006 and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

Mallory Caldwell ? Mallory Caldwell is a principal in the Houston office of McKinsey & Company, where his expertise is focused on the energy sector. Mallory's expertise is on topics such as governance, organization design, organization behavior, capability building, performance management, leadership and culture. Prior to joining McKinsey in 2000, Mallory was an attorney with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, in Houston.

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