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Vicki A. O’Meara

Vicki serves as Executive VP and General Counsel of Ryder System, Inc. Ryder is a leading transportation and supply chain management solutions company headquartered in Miami. Vicki leads the safety, security and environmental departments, the government relations function, and serves on the Company's Leadership Team.

Ms. O’Meara joined Ryder in 1997 from the law firm of Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, where she was a partner and chair of the firm’s worldwide Environmental, Health and Safety practice. Ms. O'Meara has also served in a variety of federal government positions including Assistant Attorney General, heading the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Assistant to the General Counsel in the Office of the Secretary of the Army. Ms. O'Meara was a White House Fellow, and in that capacity, served as Special Assistant to the White House Counsel and as Deputy Executive Secretary to the Cabinet Domestic Policy Council.

Ms. O'Meara is a Director of Laidlaw, Inc. She has also served in the following capacities: Adjunct Professor of the Union Institute in Cincinnati, OH; Faculty Member, Army Logistics Management Institute, Ft. Lee, VA; and Faculty, National ALI-ABA programs.

Vicki received a BA in political science from Cornell, where she graduated cum laude and was selected as Outstanding Senior of her class; a law degree from Northwestern University Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court team; and a MA in environmental science and resource policy from George Washington University.

She has been a member of the Board of Northwestern Corporate Counsel, the Cornell President's Council for Women, and currently serves as a director on the following Community organization boards: Defenders of Property Rights, Florida Council on Economic Education, and Zoological Society of South Florida.

Vicki A. O’Meara