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Vanessa C. L. Chang

Retired Director
EL & EL Investments


Ms. Chang has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting, executive compensation, capital markets and corporate governance matters acquired during her career and service on other public and private company boards. In addition to her board service, she actively monitors governance trends through her participation in the National Association of Corporate Directors, Women Corporate Directors and Women in Governance. Ms. Chang has developed considerable knowledge of the Company’s business, corporate history and governance during her 17 years of service on the Board. Her experience and commitment to independent oversight as a director enhance our Board’s effectiveness, and her leadership as Chair of our Compensation and Executive Personnel Committee and contributions to our Nominating and Governance Committee continue to provide value to the Board. Ms. Chang also provides the perspective of a former California resident impacted by California’s regulatory environment.


  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory
  • Workforce/Talent Management


  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Expertise*
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Company CEO

*Meets the criteria for an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.


  • Director, EL & EL Investments, a private real estate investment business (1999-2018)
  • CEO and President,, an online dispute resolution service for high-volume, low-value claims (2000-2002)
  • Senior Vice President, Secured Capital Corporation, a real estate investment bank focused on origination and subsequent sales of commercial mortgage-backed securities (1998)
  • 21-year career at the accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, which included serving as the West Coast Partner in charge of Corporate Finance


  • B.A., University of British Columbia
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)


  • Director of Transocean Ltd. (2012-present)
  • Director or trustee of 14 exchange traded funds and seven other funds advised by Capital Group
  • Director, Sykes Enterprises (2016-2021)
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