CPR Institute Welcomes Four New Board Members

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 11:50


The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit think-tank and alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), announces four new additions to its elite board of directors. The newest board members are Carlos M. Hernandez, chief legal officer at Fluor Corporation; Peter Rees, legal director at Shell; Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr., executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Walgreen Company; and Maura Abeln Smith, general counsel at PepsiCo, Inc.

“We are pleased to welcome these new additions to our board of directors,” said Kathleen A. Bryan, president and CEO of the CPR Institute. “They are staunch supporters of the CPR Institute, its programs, and its activities and will bring exciting new ideas and enthusiasm to our board.”

The CPR Institute provides an independent platform for corporate counsel, lawyers and global ADR practitioners to share best practices, advance their skills, and expend the field of commercial dispute resolution. The notable new members will guide the CPR Institute in its mission to spearhead innovation and promote excellence as the primary multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of commercial disputes.