Laura J. Schumacher
Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Genera
Executive Vice President, External Affairs and General Counsel of Abbvie Inc. since January 2013 -Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Abbott Laboratories, 2007 to 2012 Key Attributes/Skills/Expertise: Ms. Schumacher's positions as chief legal officer of two large public companies provide her with extensive experience with respect to risk management and a deep knowledge of the types of legal and regulatory risks facing public companies. Her experience as a senior executive in the healthcare industry has provided her with a keen awareness of strategic considerations and challenges associated with a complex, highly-regulated industry. Additionally, through her key role in the strategic consideration and execution of the separation of Abbvie from Abbott Laboratories, Ms. Schumacher brings an important understanding of and insight into corporate governance matters and complex corporate transactions.