Kelvin R. Westbrook joined ADM’s board of directors in November 2003. He serves as chairman of the compensation/succession committee and as a member of the nominating/corporate governance committee.
Westbrook is president and chief executive officer of KRW Advisors, LLC, a privately held consulting firm serving the telecommunications and media industries, among others. He established the firm after a nine-year tenure with Millennium Digital Media Systems, LLC, the broadband telecommunication services company he founded in 1997. He was the company’s chairman and chief strategic officer from October 2006 to September 2007, and had previously served as its president and CEO.
In 1993, Westbrook founded and served as the president and chairman of LEB Communications, Inc., an affiliate of Charter Communications. Earlier, he had been a partner in the corporate law and mergers and acquisitions practice of New York law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
Westbrook serves as a director of Camden Property Trust, Commerce Bank (St. Louis) N.A., Stifel Financial Corp., the National Cable Satellite Corporation (C-SPAN), BJC HealthCare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the St. Louis Internship Program and The Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (The Muny). He also serves on the Washington University School of Medicine National Council and the Business Program Advisory Council of Harris Stowe State University.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington in 1977 and a doctoral degree from Harvard Law School in 1982.