General Dynamics Elects Laura J. Schumacher to Board of Directors
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 3, 2014
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has elected Laura J. Schumacher to be a director
of the corporation, effective February 2, 2014.
Schumacher is the executive vice president of Business Development, External
Affairs and General Counsel for AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a biopharmaceutical
company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. Schumacher is
responsible for AbbVie's legal, licensing and acquisitions, government
affairs, health economics outcomes research, investor relations, public
affairs and corporate brand marketing functions, and the AbbVie Foundation.
She also serves as secretary to AbbVie's board of directors.
Previously, Schumacher served as Abbott's executive vice president, general
counsel and secretary. During her more than 20 years with Abbott, she also
held various positions within the litigation department and led the Legal
division, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, and the licensing and
acquisition functions. Schumacher played a key role in the execution of
AbbVie's separation from Abbott.
"Laura is an accomplished business leader and corporate strategist, and we
look forward to benefiting from her experience as a member of our board," said
Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics.
Prior to joining Abbott, Schumacher was an associate attorney with the law
firm Schiff, Hardin & Waite in Chicago. She holds a bachelor's degree in
business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a juris
doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
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