CPR Board Announces Carlos Hernandez of Fluor Corporation, Chairman and Aetna’s Tom Sabatino, Vice Chair, Welcomes New Members from GM and AkzoNobel

New board appointments reflect strong support and involvement from leading General Counsel for CPR’s mission

NEW YORK – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, announced Carlos M. Hernandez as its new Chairman of its Board of Directors, and Thomas Sabatino as new Vice Chair. CPR also welcomes new board members Peter Drucker, Director, Global Litigation at AkzoNobel N.V. and Craig B. Glidden, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of General Motors Co.

Carlos M. Hernandez, formerly Vice Chair of CPR’s Board of Directors, is chief legal officer for Fluor Corporation and serves as the company's corporate secretary. He joined Fluor in 2007. Previously, Mr. Hernandez served as general counsel for ArcelorMittal Americas, a major steel producer. Mr. Hernandez also served as general counsel and secretary of International Steel Group (ISG), Inc. prior to its acquisition by Mittal Steel Company. Before joining ISG, Mr. Hernandez served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Fleming Companies, Inc., in Dallas. 

"I look forward, with CPR's outstanding executive team and board of directors, to continue to advance the organization's mission of promoting greater global understanding and providing thought leadership in conflict prevention and dispute resolution," said Hernandez. 

Thomas Sabatino, Jr. is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aetna, Inc., and a member of Aetna’s Executive Committee. He previously served as senior executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. He has also held leadership positions at Walgreen Co., United Airlines, Schering-Plough Corporation, and Baxter International Inc. 

Peter Drucker serves as Director, Global Litigation for AkzoNobel, headquartered in Amsterdam, where he manages commercial, toxic tort, product liability, environmental, antitrust, and insurance coverage litigation. He is also responsible for the company’s team of health, safety and environmental lawyers. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel-Litigation for Asarco Inc. 

Craig B. Glidden is executive vice president and general counsel of General Motors Co. where he is responsible for global public policy and corporate sustainability, in addition to his role leading GM Legal. Mr. Glidden was previously executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell and senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Glidden and General Motors were the recipients of CPR’s Corporate Leadership Award in 2016. 

“With gratitude to John Kiernan for his steady and insightful leadership, it is with both optimism and excitement that we welcome our new leadership,” said Noah Hanft, CPR President & CEO. “Given their powerhouse—and, notably, in-house—credentials, Carlos and Tom will no doubt play a vital role in helping guide CPR in its mission to promote innovation and excellence in the prevention and resolution of commercial disputes.” 

“We are further thrilled to welcome Peter and Craig to the CPR board,” Hanft added. “The continued support and Board participation CPR receives from top counsel around the world—from companies such as Aetna, AkzoNobel, General Dynamics, Amgen, Fluor, General Motors and VISA—both reflects and ensures the ongoing excellence of CPR’s work.” 

About CPR: CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that, for more than 35 years, has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently. Our membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world. CPR is unique as: (1) a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture; (2) a developer of cutting-edge tools and resources, powered by the collective innovation of its membership; and (3) an ADR provider offering innovative, practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, and neutrals worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cpradr.org.