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AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael J. Morell, retired deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been elected to the board of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT).
"We are pleased to have
Michael Morell join the Goodyear Board of Directors," said Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Richard J. Kramer. "He brings to our board outstanding leadership skills and a global perspective gained during the course of three decades of distinguished service to
the United States. We look forward to adding his skills and expertise to our board."
Morell served as deputy director of the CIA from
May 2010 to
August 2013. A career officer, he held a variety of senior leadership positions with the agency, including serving as acting director twice, director of intelligence and executive director. He also served as a deputy director at the National Counterterrorism Center.
He joined the CIA in 1980 as an analyst covering international energy issues. Morell later worked on
East Asia for 14 years, holding a number of jobs in analysis and in management before his selection in 1999 as director of Asian Pacific and Latin American analysis.
A native of
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Morell earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the
University of Akron and a master's degree in economics from
Morell, 55, served on President
Barack Obama's Review Group on Intelligence and Telecommunications. He is a senior fellow at
Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a counselor at Beacon Global Strategies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Throughout his career, Morell received a number of awards, including the Presidential Rank Award for exceptional performance, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for his role in the 2011 operation against
Osama Bin Laden, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Defense Service Medal, and four CIA Director's Awards.
The election of Morell brings the size of Goodyear's board to 13 members.