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Resume: James E. Heard


BORN

Feb. 12, 1946, White Castle, La.

EDUCATION

AB, government, Harvard College, 1968; JD, George Washington University, 1975.

CURRENT JOB

CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises pension and other fund managers how to vote on proxy issues.

FIRST JOB

Kept tabs on black voter registration in Jackson, Miss., for the American Civil Liberties Union.

CAREER START

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."

FAMILY

Married to Ellen, an education consultant; two grown children, Sarah and Nicholas.


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