This excerpt taken from the GPS 8-K filed Nov 30, 2006.
KNEELAND C. YOUNGBLOOD TO JOIN GAP INC.S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SAN FRANCISCONovember 30, 2006Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today announced the appointment of Kneeland C. Youngblood to the companys board of directors.
Mr. Youngblood, 50, is co-founder and managing partner of Pharos Capital Group LLC, a Dallas private equity firm that provides growth and expansion capital, primarily in health care, business services and applied technology.
We are very pleased to add a director who brings the perspective of an experienced professional investment manager and deep business experience, said Bob L. Martin, chairman of the boards Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee. We look forward to Mr. Youngbloods contributions as Gap Inc. takes the next steps in executing our turnaround strategies.
Mr. Youngblood will serve on the boards Audit and Finance Committee and Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee. With his appointment, Gap Inc.s board will have 13 directors nine of whom are independent.
Mr. Youngblood also serves as a director of Burger King Holdings Inc. and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and as Chairman of the American Beacon Funds, a $20 billion investment affiliate of American Airlines.
In October, Mr. Youngblood was listed among the 75 Most Powerful African Americans on Wall Street by Black Enterprise magazine. He was appointed in 1993 by President Clinton with Senate confirmation to the board of the United States Enrichment Corporation. Mr. Youngblood also served on the boards of iStar Financial, a NYSE publicly traded REIT, and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, which manages more than $100 billion in retirement assets. In addition, he served on the executive committee of the Council of Institutional Investors and currently is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Youngblood is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of TexasSouthwestern Medical School.