James A. Rubright

Retired Chairman and CEO, RockTenn Company (now WestRock)

James A. Rubright served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rock-Tenn Company (now WestRock), an integrated manufacturer of corrugated and consumer packaging, from 1999 until his retirement in October 2013. Prior to joining RockTenn, he served as executive vice president of Sonat, Inc., a diversified energy company. At Sonat, Mr. Rubright was the head of Sonat’s interstate natural gas pipeline and energy marketing businesses. Prior to 1994, he was a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding, LLP.

Mr. Rubright currently serves as a director of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. He was formerly a director of Rock-Tenn Company, Forestar Group, Inc., Avondale, Inc. and Oxford Industries, Inc.

Mr. Rubright has been a director of Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources) since August 2001.