Markel Corporation has announced the appointment of A. Lynne Puckett to its board of directors. Puckett serves as senior vice president and general counsel at Celanese Corporation, a producer of specialty materials and chemical products.
“We are delighted that Lynne has agreed to join Markel’s board of directors,” said Steve Markel, chairman of the board at Markel. “She brings a wealth of global experience and expertise in a number of key business areas, as well as important new perspectives that will be invaluable to Markel and its management team.”
Puckett will serve as a member of the board’s audit and nominating/corporate governance committees.
Prior to joining Celanese in 2019, Puckett served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Colfax Corporation, a manufacturer of medical technology and fabrication services and technology. She has also served as a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells. Before becoming an attorney, she worked for five years at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Puckett has also served on several nonprofit boards, including the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.