Ms. Peterson was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in June 2013 and has served as a director of Oclaro since July 2011. She currently runs an executive coaching and management consulting practice. Ms. Peterson was formerly Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Services and Customer Advocacy for Sun Microsystems Inc., until her retirement in 2005 after 17 years with the company. From August 2008 to the present, Ms. Peterson has served as a director of Humana Inc., a healthcare provider, and is currently a member of their nominating and corporate governance and organization and compensation committees. From August 2006 to the present, she has served as a director for Ansell Limited, a public company listed on the Australia Stock Exchange, where she is currently a member of the audit and risk committee and chairperson of the business transformation process committee. In addition, Ms. Peterson currently serves as a director of Quantros, Inc. She previously served as a director of Supervalu Inc. and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, and served on the board of trustees of Kettering University. Ms. Peterson has received the distinction of being an NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Board Leadership Fellow. She earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and an honorary doctorate of management and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.
Edward Collins, 72, has served as a director of the Company since May 2008. From 1995 to 2014, Mr. Collins served as the Managing Director and a Partner at ChinaVest Group, a private equity group investing in China. In connection with the winding up of ChinaVest V, LP, he was Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Liquidation, Inc. From 2012 to March 2015, Mr. Collins was Senior Counsel with the international law firm White and Case. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Collins served as Chairman, and is currently a director, of California Bank of Commerce. From 1999 to 2011 he served as chairman of the audit committee of TFC – the Taiwan Greater China Fund, listed on the NYSE, and was a director and chairman of the audit committee of the successor to TFC, the Shelton Greater China Fund, until 2012. Since 2009, Mr. Collins has served as non-executive Chairman of Branded Spirits, Ltd., a privately held company that sells wine and branded spirits in China, Hong Kong and Macau. He served as non-executive Chairman of MedioStream, Inc., a software company, from 2001 to 2014. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Collins was a partner at the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown, & Enersen, where he was responsible for the Greater China practice. He has served as counsel to various investment groups, banks and manufacturing companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and is a member of the State Bar of California. With his many years of experience in the private equity industry, Mr. Collins brings to our Board in-depth knowledge of finance and strategic investment strategy. Mr. Collins’ experience and training as a practicing attorney also enables him to bring valuable insights to the Board, including his thorough understanding of the legal risk of our business. Based on the Board’s identification of these qualifications, skills and experiences, the Board has concluded that Mr. Collins should serve as a director.
Mr. Cowan has served as a director of Oclaro since July 2012. Prior to Oclaro, Mr. Cowan served on Opnext's Board of Directors from March 2007 through July 2012. Mr. Cowan has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cowan Group, LLC, an investment and consulting firm, since January 2000, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cowan Holdings, Inc., since October 2006. Mr. Cowan is also a shareholder and board member of several privately owned businesses. In addition, Mr. Cowan currently serves as a board member of Lea County Bancshares, Inc., and served as a board member and chairman of the audit committee of DBSD North America, Inc., a provider of satellite and terrestrial wireless service, from 2006 until March 2012. Mr. Cowan was the Chief Financial Officer of Alamosa Holdings, Inc., a wireless telephone network operator, from December 1999 until February 2006, and he served on the Board from April 2003 to February 2006. He became a partner in an international public accounting firm in 1983, and from January 1986 until September 1993 he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Cowan received his Bachelor's in Business Administration in accounting in 1976 from Texas Tech University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Dougherty has served as Chief Executive Officer of Oclaro since June 2013 and has served as a director of Oclaro since April 2009. Prior to Oclaro, Mr. Dougherty served as a director of Avanex Corporation from April 2005 to April 2009, when Avanex and Bookham merged to create Oclaro. Mr. Dougherty has served as a director of Picarro, Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-sensitive gas spectroscopy equipment using laser-based technology, since October 2002. He also has served on the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford since January 2004. From February 2001 until September 2002, Mr. Dougherty was the Chief Operating Officer at JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDS), an optical technology company. Prior to JDS he was the Chief Operating Officer of SDL, Inc., from March 1997 to February 2001 when they were acquired by JDS. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Dougherty was the Director of Product Management and Marketing at Lucent Technologies Microelectronics in the Optoelectronics Strategic Business Unit. Mr. Dougherty received a B.Sc. degree in Optics in 1983 from the University of Rochester.
Ms. Holland has served as a director of Oclaro since September 2004. Ms. Holland previously served as a director of Oclaro's predecessor, Bookham Technology plc, from April 1999 until September 2004. Ms. Holland has more than 20 years of experience in senior finance leadership roles with high-technology companies. She served as the CFO of Read-Rite Corporation, a publicly-traded supplier of magnetic recording heads, from 1990 to 1995. She also served as the CFO of technology companies NeoMagic Corporation from 1995 to 1996 and Zaffire, Inc. from 1999 to 2000. Ms. Holland served as a director and audit committee member of Credence Systems Corporation, a publicly-traded test equipment supplier, from September 2004 until August 2008 when Credence merged with LTX Corporation. Ms. Holland served as a director, audit committee member and nominating and corporate governance committee member of LTX-Credence Corporation with service ending December 2011. From June 2005 to December 2006, Ms. Holland served on the Board of Directors of WiderThan, a Korean company listed on the NASDAQ National Market. Ms. Holland also served as a director and chair of the audit committee, and was a member of the nominating and governance and compensation committees of Apache Design Solutions from January 2011 through July 2011, when the company was sold to Ansys and the entire Apache Board resigned. Ms. Holland earned a bachelor's degree in economics from California Polytechnic State University and completed the Stanford Executive MBA program in 1993.
Mr. Smith has served as a director of Oclaro since July 2012. Prior to Oclaro, Mr. Smith served on Opnext’s Board of Directors from April 2009 to July 2012. Mr. Smith has been at AT&T since February 1979, and since September 2014 has served as President, AT&T Technology Operations, where he is responsible for all network-related operations across AT&T’s global service footprint, including network planning and engineering, AT&T’s global network operations center, mobility and wireline central offices, undersea cable infrastructure, construction and engineering with wireless field operations, core installation and maintenance, U-verse field operations and customer care centers. From January 2010 to September 2014, Mr. Smith was President, AT&T Network Operations. From March 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Smith was President, Local Network Operations at AT&T, where he was responsible for all local network-related operations across AT&T’s domestic footprint. From October 2007 to March 2008, Mr. Smith was AT&T’s Executive Vice President — Shared Services, in charge of mass market and enterprise operations, corporate real estate, procurement, regional wireline planning, and business planning and integration, and from January 2007 to October 2007 he served as AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Network Operations in the Southeast. Before AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth Corporation in December 2006, Mr. Smith served as Chief Technology Officer for BellSouth from 2001 until December 2006, responsible for setting the overall technology direction for BellSouth’s core infrastructure. In that position, he was responsible for network and operations technology, internet protocol applications, next generation strategy, and BellSouth Entertainment, LLC. Mr. Smith graduated with honors from North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 1979, and is on the board of advisors of its graduate school. He is the former chairman of the board of the Make a Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama and has served on several other non-profit boards.
Mr. Smith has served as lead independent director of Oclaro since July 2011 and as a director since April 2009. Prior to Oclaro, Mr. Smith served as a director of Avanex Corporation from December 1999 to April 2009, when Avanex and Bookham merged to create Oclaro. Mr. Smith was the Dean of the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina from October 2000 to December 2007. Previously, Mr. Smith served as the President of Bank of America East, a financial institution, from October 1998 to September 2000. From July 1991 to October 1998, Mr. Smith served as President of Nations Bank Carolinas, a financial institution. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from the University of the South.