George C. Freeman III

George C. Freeman III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

GEORGE C. FREEMAN, III, has been Universal's Chief Executive Officer since April 2008, and President since December 2006. Previously, Mr. G. Freeman served as Universal’s General Counsel and Secretary from February 2001 until November 2005, and was elected Vice President in November 2005. Prior to joining Universal, Mr. G. Freeman served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; a law clerk for the Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court; and an associate with Hunton Andrews Kurth (formerly Hunton & Williams), an international law firm. Mr. G. Freeman is also a director of Tredegar Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions, since May 2011 and serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee and is Chair of its Executive Compensation Committee. He is also a director of the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia, a private mutual assessment and casualty insurance company, since 2013 and serves as Chair of the Governance Committee, and as a member of its Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Universal since his election in 2008, and serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Finance and Pension Investment Committee.

Chairman of the Board