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DEF 14A
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/23/2017
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Katharine Weymouth

Ms. Weymouth, age 50, is former Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post. She was CEO and Publisher from February 2008 to October 2014. Ms. Weymouth became a Director of the Company in September 2010, and she currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Board. She joined The Washington Post in 1996 as Assistant General Counsel and held various positions within that organization over 18 years. Ms. Weymouth held several positions within the Post’s advertising department, including Director of the department’s jobs unit, Director of Advertising Sales and Vice President of Advertising. She also served as Associate Counsel of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, then the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. She is a Director of Cable One, Inc. (“Cable ONE”). She serves as a Trustee of the Philip L. Graham Fund, The Field School, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. Ms. Weymouth is also a member of the Board of the American Institute of Architects. Ms. Weymouth is a niece of the Chairman of the Board of the Company, Mr. Graham.

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Christopher C. Davis

Mr. Davis, age 51, has served as Chairman of Davis Selected Advisers, NY, Inc., an investment adviser, since 2009. He has served as a Director of the Company since January 2006 and is a member of the Audit and Executive Committees of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Davis became lead Director in May 2011. Mr. Davis is also a Director and officer of a number of mutual funds advised by Davis Selected Advisers, LP, as well as other entities controlled by Davis Selected Advisers, LP. Mr. Davis is a Director of the Hudson Highland Land Trust and a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund. Mr. Davis brings financial and investment experience to the work of the Board, including particular experience in evaluating strategic opportunities, transactions and investments. Mr. Davis also has experience in public company financial reporting, accounting and compliance matters, as well as significant leadership and institutional organizational experience from his service on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

Anne M. Mulcahy

Mrs. Mulcahy, age 64, served as Chairman of the Board of Xerox Corporation from 2002 until 2010 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 through June 2009. From May 2000 through July 2001, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of Xerox. Mrs. Mulcahy has served as a Director of the Company since January 2008. She is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee. Mrs. Mulcahy began her Xerox career as a field sales representative and assumed positions with increasing responsibility in sales and senior management. She was Vice President for Human Resources before becoming Chief Staff Officer and later Corporate Senior Vice President. She is a Director of Target Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, LPL Financial and the non-profit organization Save the Children, where she serves as Board Chairman. As a result of the various leadership roles in which she has served at Xerox Corporation, Mrs. Mulcahy has experience in the core management skills relevant to a global branded organization, including matters relating to strategic oversight and execution. Her experience in compensation, benefits, human resource strategy and management development provides an important perspective to the Board’s deliberations about those matters, particularly given the significant size of the Company’s workforce. As a Director of other public companies, Mrs. Mulcahy also has experience in governance matters affecting organizations of comparable size and scope as the Company.

Larry D. Thompson

Mr. Thompson, age 71, is retired from PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, where he served as Executive Vice President–Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from June 2012 to November 2014. From October 2004 to May 2011, when he initially retired, Mr. Thompson served as a Senior Vice President–Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Thompson has served as a Director of the Company since June 2011 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Thompson serves on the Advisory Boards of The Brookings Institution and the Georgia Justice Project and is a Director of Practicing Law Institute, the George W. Bush Foundation, the Ethics Resource Center and the Southern Company, as well as various Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series Funds. Mr. Thompson is also a trustee of the Chautauqua Institution. His government career included serving in the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Attorney General and leading the Department’s National Security Coordination Council. In 2002, President George W. Bush named Mr. Thompson to

 

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