Tesla Appoints Linda Johnson Rice as New Independent Directors to its Board

By: Errol Mars

Linda Johnson Rice

Tesla Inc. has appointed Linda Johnson Rice, who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board.

Johnson Rice becomes the second woman on Tesla’s board, joining Juniper Networks’ Robyn Denholm.

" Linda has extensive corporate board experience, having previously served on the boards of a number of companies across a variety of industries, including Bausch & Lomb, Continental Bank, Quaker Oats, Dial Corporation, MoneyGram and Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and currently serving on the boards of Omnicom Group and Grubhub. Linda is a Trustee at the Art Institute of Chicago, President of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, Council Member of The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and board member of After School Matters and Northwestern Memorial Corporation."

Tesla, Inc. is an American automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer based in Palo Alto, California.


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