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J. Veronica Biggins

Managing Director
Diversified Search
Avnet, Inc.
United States of America

Biography

J. Veronica Biggins is a Managing Director of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search and leads the Board practice. Veronica has more than 15 years of experience as a senior partner in executive search. Ms. Biggins previously served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Presidential Personnel under William Jefferson Clinton. She was responsible for selecting and hiring all political appointees within the federal government. In this role, she worked directly with the President on appointments at all levels of the administration, including the placement of agency heads, ambassadors and members of presidential boards and commissions. Ms. Biggins served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. When she retired as Chairman of the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund, Ms. Biggins received a Points of Light award from President George W. Bush for her leadership of the Fund. Ms. Biggins' background includes 20 years' experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor, The Citizens and Southern National Bank. Prior to joining the White House, Ms. Biggins was one of the highest ranking women in the banking industry, serving as executive vice president for Human Resources for the bank. Ms. Biggins serves on the Avnet and Southwest Airlines Board of Directors. She was recently recognized by the Board of Directors Network (BDN) for her advocacy of women on corporate boards. She holds a master's degree from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree from Spelman College. Ms. Biggins has a Fellowship from Harvard University in Advanced Leadership Initiatives and is a member of the International Business Fellows. As a member of Avnet's board of directors, Ms. Biggins chairs the Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

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