Retired Chairman and CEO, Rock-Tenn Company
Director since 2001
James A. Rubright was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RockTenn Company, an integrated paperboard and packaging company, in 1999 where he served until his retirement in October 2013. Prior to joining RockTenn, he served as Executive Vice President of Sonat, Inc., an energy company, from 1994 until 1999, where he was responsible for Sonat’s interstate natural gas pipeline group and energy services businesses from 1997 to 1999. Prior to 1994 he also served as a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding, LLP.
Rubright currently serves as a Director of Forestar Group, Inc. He was formerly a Director of RockTenn Company, Avondale, Inc. and Oxford Industries, Inc.
Rubright, 65, has been a Director of AGL Resources since August 2001.