XPO Logistics in Greenwich has named AnnaMaria DeSalva, current independent director and chairman of its nominating and governance committee, to the newly created position
of vice chairman of the board. Additionally, the company has appointed Marlene Colucci as a new independent director.
XPO’s board now consists of eight directors, seven of whom are independent, including three women.
“Our board composition underscores the importance we place on diversity, the workplace environment and corporate social responsibility as central to our long-term success,” said XPO Chairman and CEO Bradley Jacobs. “AnnaMaria has an exemplary track record in corporate affairs for some of world’s most prominent companies. Marlene brings a new perspective to our governance structure based on her decades of experience with public policy development.”
As vice chairman of XPO’s board of directors, DeSalva will provide support on key governance matters and shareholder engagement to the chairman, lead independent director and the board, and will continue to lead the nominating and governance committee. She joined the XPO board in September 2017.
DeSalva is an independent adviser supporting the CEO of DowDuPont, following her role as chief communications officer of DuPont. While at DuPont, she led the company’s corporate affairs strategy through a multiyear transformation, including DuPont’s merger with Dow.
Colucci has served as the executive director of The Business Council in Washington, D.C. since 2013. She previously was executive vice president of public policy for the American Hotel & Lodging Association for eight years, where she provided guidance on regulatory matters.
From 2003 to 2005, she served in the White House as special assistant to President George W. Bush in the Office of Domestic Policy. In that role, she developed labor, transportation and postal reform policies and advised the president and his staff on related matters.