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. 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.
Mr. Rubright currently serves as a Director of RockTenn Company and Forestar Group, Inc. He was formerly a Director of Avondale, Inc. and Oxford Industries, Inc.
Mr. Rubright, 65, has been a Director of AGL Resources since August 2001.