Ms. M. Michele Burns serves as Board Member, Chairwoman of the Compensation Committee, and Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Risk Committees at The Goldman Sachs Group. She also serves as Chairwoman of the Finance Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Board of Directors at Cisco Systems & Board Member & Member of Nominating and Corporate Governance, Audit Committee at Etsy. She also serves as a Board Member at Circle Internet Financial. She was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a global leader for HR and related financial advice and services, and a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). Prior to being named Chairman and CEO of Mercer in September 2006, Michele held the position of Chief Financial Officer for MMC. From 2004-2006, Michele served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, and Executive Vice President of Mirant, where she was responsible for directing the company's corporate and operational financial functions, and investor relations. As Chief Restructuring Officer, she spearheaded the development of a new capital structure and plan of reorganization - two vital components in Mirant's emergence from Chapter 11. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delta Air Lines from August 2000 to April 2004. She held various other positions in the finance and tax departments of Delta beginning in January 1999. Michele's roots are within the consulting industry. She began her career with Arthur Andersen, and over the course of a successful 18-year tenure rose to Senior Partner, leading Andersen's Southern Region Federal Tax Practice, headed its US Healthcare Practice and its Southeastern Region Financial Services Practice, and served on its Global Advisory Council. Michele received Suma Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Accountancy.