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Edward Monser

St. Louis, Missouri

Mr. Monser began his engineering career in 1981 and has served as an executive vice-president, chief operating officer, and president at Emerson, a global technology and engineering company. At Emerson, he helped drive the company's international growth. Mr. Monser retired as the president of Emerson, in October 2018.

Mr. Monser serves on the advisory Economic Development Board for China's Guangdong Province. He is a past board member and past vice-chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. He is also active in promoting international understanding and trade as a member and current vice-chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum.

An advocate for lifelong learning, and a former high school teacher, Mr. Monser lends his time and expertise to a number of educational, civic and charitable organizations.

Mr. Monser holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is an alumnus of the executive education program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

* Member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Management Resources and Compensation Committee