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RPM is proud to share the news that Frederick Nance, a longstanding member of the company’s board of directors, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list. He joined RPM’s board of directors in 2007 and chairs its governance and nominating committee.

In addition, Nance was recently recognized as a 2022 Best Lawyer in the 28th edition of the Best Lawyers in America listing across six different specialty categories of law practice, including bet-the-company litigation, government relations and sports law.

Nance has served as global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs (U.S.) LLP since 2017, heading 45 offices across 20 countries, as well as the firm’s U.S. Sports & Entertainment practice. In addition, he is an experienced trial litigator in federal and state courts. Nance joined the law firm after graduating from law school and became partner in 1987. He went on to serve as managing partner of its Cleveland office from 2002 – 2007 and as its regional managing partner from 2007 – 2017. In addition, Nance served two four-year terms on the firm’s global, seven-person management committee.

An active member of the Northeast Ohio community, Nance serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Cleveland Clinic. In October 2015, Nance was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan.

“We proudly congratulate Fred on this achievement. His legal and global management expertise has been invaluable in driving RPM’s growth and success,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and CEO. “During his nearly 14 years on the board, RPM’s sales have increased 83% to $6.1 billion and net income has climbed 141% to $502.6 million. We are grateful for his sound leadership and many contributions to our company.”

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