Judith N. Batty has a breadth of experience in structuring and negotiating complex international acquisitions, divestitures, financings and market entry. She is comfortable navigating countries and challenges, maintaining a keen focus on success and delivering bottom line results. With a proven track record of working at the top executive levels within a top fortune 500 company, Ms. Batty also brings expertise in legal, public and government affairs, and business operations.
Through her current board service and membership on the executive committees of Arena Stage, for which serves as Chair of the Board, and the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she also serves as the International Commissioner, and her past service on the Boards of the Links Foundation, Incorporated, Levine Music, an accredited multi-campus music center, and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, she understands the need of capital allocation and fiscal management to achieve maximum financial results. Ms. Batty also brings deep expertise in corporate governance.
Ms. Batty served as an executive and senior attorney at Exxon Mobil Corporation for over 28 years. She was the first female, and first African American, General Counsel of ExxonMobil's 3000 employee, publicly traded, Japanese affiliate. In addition to her legal positions, Ms. Batty served as Senior Director, Federal Relations, Government and Public Affairs for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to her tenure with ExxonMobil, Ms. Batty was a corporate attorney in private practice. Upon graduation from law school, she joined the United States Department of Justice, through its Honors Program, and was assigned to the Trial Section of the Antitrust Division.
Ms. Batty received her Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University College of Arts and Sciences and her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. Ms. Batty is an appointee of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Batty is Co-Chair of the Executive and Governance Committee.