Emerson has elected James Turley as Chair of the company’s Board of Directors. Turley, who has served as a Member of Emerson’s Board since 2013, is an Independent Director. He succeeds former chair and CEO David N. Farr, who retired after 20 years as CEO in February.
Turley was Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young from 2001 until his retirement in 2013. A sought-after audit and financial reporting expert, Turley also serves on the Boards of Directors for Citigroup Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation and Precigen, Inc.
As former Chairman of the Board of Catalyst, he is recognized as a champion for diversity. He is the recipient of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s prestigious Crystal Leadership Award for his support of equal marketplace access for women and the groundbreaking programs – he oversaw at Ernst & Young that enable the strategic development of women-owned businesses.