Ralph V. Whitworth
Relational Investors LLC http://www.rillc.com/Ralph V. Whitworth is a co-founder and Investment Committee member of Relational Investors LLC. The fund specializes in strategic block investments. Mr. Whitworth served as the chairman of the board of Waste Management (WMI) in 1999 as a major management assignment. He led the recruitment effort to replace the company's management team and was responsible for the overall management of the company. He played a similar role at the world's largest home health care provider, Apria Healthcare Group Inc. (AHG). Mr. Whitworth is considered an expert on corporate governance issues and has presented his views before Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange Board, and the Federal Reserve. Mr. Whitworth holds a juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.