Investor Relations

Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Compensation CommitteeAudit CommitteeFinance CommitteeExecutive Committee
Outside Directors
Lee C. Bollinger 
Lee C. Bollinger
President, Columbia University


Elected to the board May 10, 2007

Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002. A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. A leading First Amendment scholar, he is widely published on freedom of speech and press, an... 
Committee Member    
Christopher C. Davis 
Christopher C. Davis
Chairman, Davis Selected Advisers, LP


Elected to the board January 20, 2006

Christopher C. Davis serves as chairman of Davis Selected Advisers, LP, an investment counseling firm that oversees approximately $70 billion of client assets, including mutual funds and institutional separate accounts. The firm employs a research-driven, long-term approach to investing.

He joined Davis Selected Advisers in 1989 as a financial analyst and became a portfolio manager of the firm’s flagship funds, Davis New York Venture ... 

  Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member
Thomas S. Gayner 
Thomas S. Gayner
Co-Chief Executive Officer,
Markel Corporation


Elected to the board January 18, 2007

Thomas “Tom” Gayner is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation. He oversees the investing activities for the company, as well as the Markel Ventures diverse industrial and service businesses.

Mr. Gayner joined Markel in 1990 to form Markel Gayner Asset Management which provided equity investment counsel for Markel Corporation as well as outside clients.

Prior to joining Markel, Mr. Gayner served as vice presiden... 

  Chairperson Committee Member  
Inside Directors
Donald E. Graham 
Donald E. Graham
Chairman of the Board


Elected to the board September 11, 1974.

Donald E. Graham became chairman of the board in September 1993. He was chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (previously The Washington Post Company) from May 1991 until November 2015. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000 and chairman of the paper from September 2000 to February 2008.

Graham was born on April 22, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Philip L. and Kat... 
   Committee Member Chairperson
Anne M. Mulcahy 
Anne M. Mulcahy
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
Xerox Corporation


Elected to the board January 17, 2008

Anne M. Mulcahy was most recently chairman of Xerox Corporation. She stepped down from this role and from the Xerox Board, effective May 20, 2010.

From August 2001 through June 2009, she was also chief executive officer of Xerox. Mulcahy retired from the CEO post effective July 1, 2009, and retained the position of chairman.

Prior to serving as CEO, Mulcahy was president and chief operating officer of Xerox from May 2... 
Chairperson    Committee Member
Timothy J. O’Shaughnessy 
Timothy J. O’Shaughnessy
President and Chief Executive Officer


Elected to the board November 12, 2014

Timothy O’Shaughnessy became president and chief executive officer of Graham Holdings, effective November 2015. O'Shaughnessy joined the Company as president in 2014 to oversee investments and acquisitions, and to help set a new direction following the sale of The Washington Post. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. During his tenure, the e-commerce and marketing company grew sales to ne... 
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Larry D. Thompson 
Larry D. Thompson
Retired Executive Vice President–Government Affairs,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, PepsiCo


Larry D. Thompson retired from PepsiCo in December 2014 as Executive Vice President-Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. His responsibilities included leading PepsiCo's worldwide legal function, as well as its global government affairs and public policy group and its global citizenship and sustainability team.

Mr. Thompson has extensive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. In 2001, Mr. Thompson was confirmed by the United States Sen... 
Committee Member    
G. Richard Wagoner 
G. Richard Wagoner
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
General Motors Corporation


Elected to the board June 10, 2010

G. Richard (“Rick”) Wagoner retired from General Motors Corporation in August 2009 after a 32-year career. He served as GM chairman and chief executive officer from May 2003 through March 2009 and had been president and chief executive officer since June 2000. Other positions he held at GM include: president and chief operating office; executive vice president of GM and president of North American Operations; executive vice president, chief financ... 
  Committee Member   
Katharine Weymouth  
Katharine Weymouth
Former Chief Executive Officer and Publisher
The Washington Post


Elected to the board September 23, 2010

Katharine Weymouth is former chief executive officer of The Washington Post and its affiliated publishing businesses, a position she held from 2008 until 2014.

Weymouth joined the newspaper in 1996 as assistant counsel. After two years, she moved to Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), then the online publishing subsidiary of the Company, as associate counsel. In 2000, Weymouth returned to the Post, where she served as the a... 

   Committee Member