Resume: James E. Heard
Feb. 12, 1946, White Castle, La.
AB, government, Harvard College, 1968; JD, George Washington University, 1975.
CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises pension and other fund managers how to vote on proxy issues.
Kept tabs on black voter registration in Jackson, Miss., for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Pioneered research on corporate governance issues at the nonprofit Investor Responsibility Research Center in the '80s.
ABUSE HE HATES THE MOST
Over-the-top executive pay packages, especially for underachievers. "The parade of executives who left Global Crossing with multimillion-dollar payoffs is just obscene."
Married to Ellen, an education consultant; two grown children, Sarah and Nicholas.