June 4, 2009
WOOSTER, Ohio — David H. Gunning, a member of The College of Wooster’s board of trustees since 1994, was elected chair at the board’s spring meeting on Saturday, May 30. The board also elected Douglas F. Brush vice chair.
Gunning retired as vice chairman of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., a global producer and merchant of iron ore and other steel-related products, in 2007. From 1967 to 1993, he was a partner, regional managing partner, and coordinator of corporate practice at Jones Day, a law firm whose clients include more than 250 of the Fortune 500. He became chairman, president and CEO of Capitol American Financial Corp. in 1993, and joined Cleveland-Cliffs in 2001. Gunning holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. His son, Paul, is a 1992 graduate of The College of Wooster.
Brush is chairman of the board of Sentry Group, the world’s largest producer of fire-resistant chests, files, safes, security storage containers, and gun safes. He joined the family-owned company in 1979 as a sales representative and held a succession of positions, including personnel director, sales and marketing manager, and executive vice president, before being named president and chief executive officer in 1991. He became chairman in 2001. Brush holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of Wooster and has been a member of the college’s board since 2000.
The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts college, nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes mentored independent research. Each Wooster senior works one-on-one with a faculty adviser to create an original research project, written work, performance or art exhibit. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 1,800 students.
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