Board of Directors

Michael R. Gaulke
Chairman of the Board


Mr. Gaulke joined the Company in 1992, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was named President in 1993, and he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company in 1994. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to May 2009, and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2007. Mr. Gaulke served as Executive Chairman from May 2009 to June 2010. Prior to 1992, he held senior executive positions at Raynet Corporation and Spectra Physics, and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Gaulke is member of the boards of Sutter Health and Sutter Health Bay Area, and a member of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Community Board of Trustees.

The Company believes that Mr. Gaulke’s leadership role in the Company, and extensive and unique experience with the operations of the Company, qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company. The Company also considered Mr. Gaulke’s prior senior leadership experience in technology companies and his prior service on other public company boards in connection with his nomination.
   
Paul R. Johnston, Ph.D., P.E.
Chief Executive Office
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Dr. Johnston joined the Company in 1981 and has assumed increasingly responsible positions over time, most recently being named Chief Executive Officer in 2009 and President in 2007. Dr. Johnston was elected to the Board of Directors in May 2009. In his prior roles, Dr. Johnston was previously responsible for Exponent’s Health and Environmental businesses before assuming management of all of the Company’s consulting groups. He has also managed the Company’s network of offices. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.

The Company believes that Dr. Johnston’s service as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and extensive and unique experience with the operations of the Company, qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.
   
Karen Richardson
Director


Ms Richardson joined the Board in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. She served as Chief Executive Officer of E.piphany, a customer relationship management software company, from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Richardson held several senior executive positions at E.piphany from 1998 to 2003. Prior to joining E.piphany, Ms. Richardson served as Vice President of Sales at Netscape Communications Corporation, an internet software company, from 1995 to 1998. She is also a Member of the Board of BT Group, PLC.

The Company believes that Ms. Richardson’s record of success in senior leadership positions at technology companies qualifies her to serve as a director of the Company.
   
Stephen C. Riggins
Director


Mr. Riggins spent 30 years with KPMG, LLP, where he practiced as a certified public accountant and was in a number of senior leadership positions, including being a member of KPMG's Board of Directors and its Management Committee. Other roles included serving as Western Area Managing Partner - Assurance; Managing Partner - Information, Communication, and Entertainment; Managing Partner - Silicon Valley Office and Los Angeles Office.

The Company believes that Mr. Riggins’ senior leadership positions with a large professional services organization and his extensive financial background qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company. The Company also considered Mr. Riggins prior experience on and contributions to the Board in connection with his nomination.
   
John C. Shoven, Ph.D.
Director


Dr. Shoven has been a member of the Board of Exponent since 2003. Dr. Shoven is currently the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1973. He is also the Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a position he has held since November 1999, and earlier served in that capacity from 1989 to 1993. He served as Chairman of the Economics Department at Stanford University from 1986 to 1989 and as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Shoven earned his doctoral degree in economics from Yale University and his bachelor’s degree in physics from University of California, San Diego. Dr. Shoven is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of the Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security, an award winning teacher at Stanford, and has published more than one hundred professional articles and twenty books. Dr. Shoven is currently Chairman of the Board of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and a member of the boards of American Century Funds and Financial Engines, Inc.

The Company believes that Dr. Shoven’s extensive academic experience and service as director of a number of large public companies qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company. The Company also considered Dr. Shoven’s prior experience on and contributions to the Board in connection with his nomination.
   
Debra Zumwalt, J.D.
Director


Debra Zumwalt Ms. Zumwalt has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Ms. Zumwalt is currently the Vice President and General Counsel for Stanford University and its affiliated entities, including two hospitals. She has held this position since 2001. She is also a member of the University Cabinet. Ms. Zumwalt was a Partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, from 1993 to 2001, where she served on the Executive Board and as Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley office.

The Company believes that Ms. Zumwalt’s senior leadership positions and her extensive legal background qualifies her to serve as a director of the Company.