background in the energy industry to our Board. Mr. Hall serves as chair of the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board.
Marc S. Rosenberg, Director
Mr. Rosenberg joined the Board of the Company on November 21, 2016, and previously spent over 23 years as a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he founded and co-chaired the firm’s Corporate Governance and Board Advisory Practice. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Mr. Rosenberg advised boards of directors, board committees and senior management in connection with crisis management, governmental investigations, corporate governance matters and other special situations. Mr. Rosenberg's legal practice also included extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, financings and other corporate transactions. He currently serves as a Director Emeritus at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and previously served as a Director from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Rosenberg holds a J.D., from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and an A.B. from Princeton University, summa cum laude. Mr. Rosenberg adds legal expertise and an accomplished background in corporate governance to our Board. Mr. Rosenberg serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of the Board.
Christian S. Fong, Director
Mr. Fong joined the Board of the Company on February 12, 2017. Mr. Fong has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fong Management, LLC, where he serves as an executive to real asset, cleantech and financial services firms. Mr. Fong co-founded Renewable Energy Trust Capital (“RET”) in 2010 and served in multiple executive roles through 2016, including as RET’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director. Prior to founding RET, Mr. Fong was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Capital Markets at AEGON / Transamerica and previously served as CEO of Corridor Recovery, Inc, as a consultant at McKinsey & Co, and as a candidate for Governor of Iowa. Mr. Fong holds an MBA with High Distinction from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, and a B.S. in Statistics, summa cum laude, from Creighton University. He has earned the chartered financial analyst and certified commercial investment member designations. Mr. Fong serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of the Board.
David Pauker, Director
Mr. Pauker joined the Board of the Company on December 20, 2016. David Pauker has more than 25 years of experience as a financial consultant and turnaround manager specializing in underperforming companies. From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Pauker was the executive managing director of Goldin Associates, LLC, a leading national restructuring advisory firm. At Goldin, Mr. Pauker was a senior advisor to institutional investors, lenders and management in connection with companies in consumer products, energy & natural resources, financial services, manufacturing, media & telecommunications, real estate, retail, textile & apparel and other industries. He has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer or Chief Restructuring Officer for numerous companies undergoing significant transition and has advised clients in connection with the restructurings of Boston Generating, Calpine, Mirant, Northwestern, NRG, Power Company of America and SemGroup. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the board of directors of Lehman Brothers, appointed pursuant to the Lehman bankruptcy plan. He has frequently been ranked among leading U.S. restructuring advisors. Mr. Pauker is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Pauker serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of the Board.
BOARD LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
Our Board consists of nine members. For more information on changes in the composition and size of our Board, please see “Business - Recent Developments - Corporate Governance Changes.” The Board is responsible for, among other things, overseeing the conduct of our business, reviewing and, where appropriate, approving our long-term strategic, financial and organizational goals and plans, and reviewing the performance of our chief executive officer and other members of senior management. Following the end of each year, our Board will conduct an annual self-evaluation, which includes a review of any areas in which the Board or management believes the Board can make a better contribution to our corporate governance, as well as a review of the committee structure and an assessment of the Boards’ compliance with corporate governance principles. In fulfilling the Boards’ responsibilities, directors have full access to our management and independent advisors.