Kodak Board Elects Patrick Sheller Assistant Secretary
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--July 19, 2006-- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that Patrick M. Sheller has been elected Assistant Secretary, reporting to Laurence L. Hickey, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer.
Sheller, 45, succeeds Sharon. E. Underberg, 45, who held the post of Assistant Secretary for two years as part of a developmental assignment. Underberg, who has been promoted to the position of Director, Corporate and Regulatory Legal Staff, is an Assistant General Counsel and a Vice President of Kodak's Legal Department.
Sheller currently serves as Kodak's Chief Compliance Officer, and is responsible for ensuring that Kodak's compliance programs and policies continue to meet the highest legal, regulatory and ethical standards and monitoring the company's adherence to these standards. He will continue in his role as Chief Compliance Officer in his new position.
Prior to joining Kodak in 1993 as Marketing, Antitrust & Litigation counsel to the company's Health Group, Sheller was in private law practice with the firm of McKenna & Cuneo (now McKenna, Long & Aldridge) in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in antitrust and health care law. From 1986 to 1989, Sheller worked for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he served as an Antitrust Attorney Advisor to Chairman Daniel Oliver and as a Staff Attorney in the Commission's Bureau of Competition.
Sheller has held several roles within Kodak's Legal department and Health Group. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Kodak's Chief Antitrust Counsel. In this role he managed the Company's antitrust compliance program and provided antitrust advice on various business transactions and conduct, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and intellectual property licensing. From 2000 to 2004, Sheller was on assignment to Kodak's European, African & Middle Eastern Region (EAMER) first in the U.K., and later at the company's regional headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, where he provided commercial legal advice to Kodak's EAMER businesses. Sheller returned to Kodak's Rochester headquarters in 2004 to assume business development and operating roles in Kodak's Health Care Information Systems business. He assumed his current position in 2005.
Sheller is a graduate of St. Lawrence University (1983) and Albany Law School of Union University (1986). He is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.
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