SVP of Strategy, Corporate Development and Communications
Mueller Water Products
Ms. Zakas has been a director of the Company since March 2011. Ms. Zakas has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Mueller Water Products since January 2018. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development, and Communications as well as Human Resources at Mueller Water Products, where she has been since 2006. Prior to joining Mueller Water Products, she served in various positions at Russell Corporation from 2001 to 2006, culminating in her role as Corporate Vice President, Chief of Staff, Business Development, and Treasurer. From 1993 to 2000, Ms. Zakas held positions of increasing responsibility at Equifax, including serving as Corporate Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary, and Director of Investor Relations. She began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York. Ms. Zakas is a Trustee Emerita at Randolph College. She has also served on the boards of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College), The Westminster Schools, Berkeley Divinity School of Yale University, and Georgia Trust. Ms. Zakas earned a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The Company’s Board believes that Ms. Zakas’ in-depth knowledge of business operations and strategy, together with her broad experience related to financial and corporate governance matters, qualify her to serve on the Board.