Dean's Advisory Council: Lionel L. Nowell
Mr. Nowell serves on the Board of Directors of American Electric Power Company where he is a member of the Audit (Chairman), Governance, Executive, Finance, and Policy committees, Bank of America Corporation where he is on the Audit, Corporate Development and Governance committees, Darden Restaurants Inc. where he is on the Compensation and Corporate Governance committees, and Reynolds American Inc. where he is a member of the Audit committee. Additionally, Mr. Nowell resides on the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Ohio Society of CPAs.
Mr. Nowell retired in May 2009 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of PepsiCo. In this role, Mr. Nowell was responsible for PepsiCo’s worldwide corporate treasury function, including debt and investment activities, capital markets strategies, foreign exchange, insurance and pensions.
Previously, Mr. Nowell was Chief Financial Officer for The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG). Before PBG, he was PepsiCo’s Controller. Mr. Nowell joined PepsiCo from RJR Nabisco, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. At RJR Nabisco he played an active role in developing successful strategies to enhance shareholder value.
Early in his career Mr. Nowell held a variety of senior financial roles at the Pillsbury division of Diageo PLC, including Chief Financial Officer of its Pillsbury North America, Pillsbury Foodservice, and Haagen-Dazs divisions. He also served as Vice President and Controller of the Pillsbury Company, and Vice President of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Nowell was a finance executive at Pizza Hut, which at the time was a division of PepsiCo.
Mr. Nowell is author of the self-help book entitled “You Are Better Than Your Best”. He was selected in 2013 to the NACD Directorship 100, is a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio - Inactive), and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.