Retired Chairman and CEO, Rock-Tenn Company
Director since 2001
James A. Rubright served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rock-Tenn Company, an integrated manufacturer of corrugated and consumer packaging, from 1999 until his retirement in October 2013. Prior to joining RockTenn, he served as executive vice president of Sonat, Inc., a diversified energy company. At Sonat, Rubright was the head of Sonat's interstate natural gas pipeline and energy marketing businesses. Prior to 1994, he was a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding, LLP.
Mr. Rubright currently serves as a director of Forestar Group, Inc. and HD Supply Holdings, Inc. He was formerly a director of Rock-Tenn Company, Avondale, Inc. and Oxford Industries, Inc.
Mr. Rubright, 68, has been a director of Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources) since August 2001.