Ellen H. Masterson
- Independent Director
- Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee Chair
Ms. Masterson joined the Company as a director in September 2017. Since 2014, Ms. Masterson has served as an independent director of Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE: WHG), an investment management firm with over $15 billion in assets under management, and Westwood Trust, a Texas state-chartered trust company. Ms. Masterson is the chair of the audit committee of both WHG and Westwood Trust and serves as a member of the WHG governance committee. She joined the Board of Governors of The Doctors Company, a leading physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, in 2018 where she serves on the audit and finance committees. Ms. Masterson retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in 2008, having served in this capacity since 1999 and from 1985 to 1997. At PwC, Ms. Masterson specialized in audits of companies involved in several sectors of the financial services industry and public companies with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. She held senior positions within the leadership of PwC from 2001 to 2008, including international responsibilities across the global network of PwC firms. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Masterson served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American General Corporation, prior to its acquisition by American International Group, Inc. Since 1982, she has served on numerous boards of non-profit and charitable organizations.
Ms. Masterson brings extensive knowledge of financial reporting and accounting issues faced by companies in the business services industry, as well as experience with strategic planning and corporate governance. With her experience as a partner in an international accounting firm, as a chief financial officer for a public company, and as an audit committee member of a public company board, Ms. Masterson strengthens the Board’s financial reporting and accounting acumen, and provides significant expertise from which she can draw to advise and consult with the Board and management on financial and audit-related matters.