AKRON (April 13, 2004) — Attorney Shirley D. Peterson, 62, has been elected to Goodyear's board of directors.
Goodyear Chairman and CEO Robert J. Keegan said Ms. Peterson has had a “distinguished career in business, government and academia” and “will make important contributions to our board.”
Ms. Peterson began a 20-year career as an attorney with the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C., in 1969, becoming a partner in 1978. She was appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 as assistant attorney general, tax division, at the U.S. Dept. of Justice, remaining there until 1992 when she was appointed commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
She rejoined Steptoe & Johnson in 1993 as a partner and head of its tax practice. Two years later Ms. Peterson, a Bryn Mawr College and New York University School of Law graduate, was named president of Hood College in Frederick, Md., serving in that position until 2000.
Her election to Goodyear's board brings its size to 11 members—10 of whom are independent.