Debra L. Zumwalt
Debra Zumwalt has served on our board of directors since October 2014. Ms. Zumwalt serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and the Technology and Information Security Committees.
Since 2001, Ms. Zumwalt has been the Vice President and General Counsel of Stanford University and is in charge of the legal services provided to the University and its three affiliated hospitals with combined annual revenues of over $12 billion. Ms. Zumwalt is a member of the University Cabinet and provides governance, legal and strategic advice to the boards of the University, Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Management Company, which manages over $30 billion in assets. Ms. Zumwalt is also a member of the board of overseers for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford, and a director of SUMIT Holding International, LLC and SUMIT Insurance Company Ltd., a holding company and captive insurance company providing insurance coverage for the Stanford hospitals and physicians.
From 1993 to 2001, Ms. Zumwalt was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, where she specialized in complex civil litigation and higher education law, and for whom she served as managing partner of the Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm’s governing board. Previously, from 1987 to 1993, Ms. Zumwalt was Senior University Counsel at Stanford, responsible for advising and representing the University in connection with congressional hearings, criminal and civil investigations, negotiations and litigation matters. Prior to joining Stanford in 1987, Ms. Zumwalt worked as litigation counsel for Chevron Chemical Company and as a litigation associate for Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco.
Ms. Zumwalt is currently a director of Exponent, Inc., a public engineering and scientific consulting company. She is also on the board of the American University of Afghanistan and has served on other nonprofit boards in education and legal services. In 2021 she was named to the NACD Directorship 100. Ms. Zumwalt received a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.