The Carla A. Hills Page


Carla Anderson Hills bio / The Chicago Conference on the Global Economy (pdf, 1p)

The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I), Vancouver, May 31- June 11, 1976: "The official US delegation that endorsed these recommendations includes familiar names: Carla A. Hills, then-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, became George Bush's chief trade negotiator; William K. Reilly, then-head of the Conservation Foundation, became Bush's Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Among the NGOs (nongovernment organizations) present, were: International Planned Parenthood Federation; World Federation of United Nations Associations,..." and various environmental groups.

UN Land Policy / Sovereignty International

"Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Carla Hills, congratulates Philip J. Reilly, president of Mission Viejo, as he was honored with the 'Professional Builder of the Year' award by Professional Builder magazine." Mission Viejo was a pet project of Philip Morris director Edward Lasker. (Philip Morris Inc. 1975 Annual Report, p. 23, 42-43.)

Hills, PM 1975 Annual Report / UCSF (pdf, 44 pp)

Carla Hills was a member of the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting (Carnegie II, in 1977). She resigned during the course of the study. John W. Gardner was also a member. (A Public Trust: The Report of the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting (Carnegie II) Preface and Membership. Current, Public Broadcasting.)

Carnegie II / Current

Hills was a trustee of the RAND Corporation from 1983 to 1987.

Carla Hills served as the United States Trade Representative from 1989 to 1993. Her nomination was introduced by Senators Cranston and Wilson. Testimony was also received from Robert S. Strauss; Anthony Harrigan of the US Business and Industrial Council; and James E. Burke, the Chariman of Johnson & Johnson from 1976 to 1989. (Congressional Record Daily Digest, Jan. 27, 1989.) The next day, her crony, William K. Reilly, had the hearing on his appointment as EPA Administrator. He was introduced by Senators Warner, Robb, Graham, Wilson, and Wallop. (Dead link http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/stacks/senatebibs/101dgst1.htm.)

EPA Administrator William K. Reilly pronounced his blessing upon the environmental provisions of NAFTA, as negotiated by Hills (Statement on the North American Free Trade Act, by William K. Reilly. Aug. 13, 1992.)

Aug. 13, 1992 Statement by William Reilly / US EPA

Carla Hills has been a director of American International Group since 1993. Fellow directors have included former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation trustees Edward E. Matthews and Frank J. Hoenemeyer, the retired Vice Chairman of Prudential Insurance Co.; and Pei-yuan Chia, who headed Citibank's private banking under John Reed.

AIG 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Carla Hills has been a director of Time Warner and AOL Time Warner since 1993. Fellow directors have included Lawrence B. Buttenwieser of General American Investors; fellow RAND trustee J. Richard Munro; former Philip Morris director Richard D. Parsons; Michael A. Miles, the former chairman of the board and CEO of Philip Morris; Beverly Sills (Greenough), with whom she served on the Carnegie Commission II; and "corporate governance maven" Raymond Troubh. Anti-smoker Ted Turner joined after the merger with AOL.

Time Warner 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
AOL Time Warner 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Carla Hills is a Life Trustee of the Urban Institute. Other Life Trustees include Warren E. Buffett, James E. Burke, Joseph A. Califano, William T. Coleman of the RAND Corporation, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., J. Irwin Miller of Cummins Engine Company, former EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus, and Cyrus R. Vance. Trustees in 2000 included Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, and Philip Morris director Lucio Noto.

2000 Annual Report / Urban Institute (pdf)

Roderick M. Hills

Hills was Chairman and CEO of Republic Corp. from 1971-75; Counsel to President Ford in 1975; Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 1975-77; Chairman and CEO of Peabody Coal Co., 1977-78; Partner of Latham, Watkins and Hills, 1978-82; Chairman and CEO of Sears World Trade Inc. from 1982 to 1984 (while Frank Carlucci was President and Chief Operating Officer); Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Yale University, 1985; Managing Director of The Manchester Group (now Hills Enterprises) since 1987; Managing Partner of Donovan Leisure Rogovin Huge & Schiller (William J. Donovan's old law firm) in 1989; Chairman of the International Practice Group at Shea & Gould, 1992-94; counsel to Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferndon, 1993-94; and Partner of Hills & Stern since 1995. (Compiled from various director bios)

Roderick Hills and six other lawyers founded Munger Tolles & Olson, a law firm which specializes in litigation, in 1962. Charles T. Munger is a longtime friend of Warren Buffett, and is now Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Munger also owns the Daily Journal Corp., which publishes the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal. (Munger Tolles & Olson A short but sweet history. Excite Careers.) Patrick J. Cafferty Jr. of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP was an attorney for Philip Morris Inc. in the San Diego County lawsuit against the tobacco industry. (Deposition of James L. Repace, Vol. 1, August 3, 2000. No. JCCP No. 4042.)

Munger Tolles & Olson / Excite
Repace deposition, Aug. 3, 2000 / UCSF (pdf, 87 pp)

Ford Administration officials Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are accused of covering up information concerning the death of government scientist Frank Olson in 1953, a few days after the CIA slipped LSD into his drink. White House counsel Roderick Hills urged settling the case out of court. (Scientist's death haunts family, by Fredric N. Tulsky. The Mercury News Aug. 7, 2002.)

Tulsky / San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 8, 2002

Roderick Hills was a director of Federal Mogul from 1977 to 2001. Director John C. Pope is also on the boards of Waste Management Inc. and Per Se Technologies with Hills.

Federal Mogul 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Mogul 2001 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Roderick Hills was a director of Oak Industries from 1985 until it merged with Corning in 2000. Fellow directors included Elliot Richardson, retired partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; and The Lord Stevens of Ludgate, who was a director and Chairman of INVESCO between 1986 and 1989.

Oak Industries 1995 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Oak Industries 1999 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Roderick Hills was a director of Mayflower until it was sold to Laidlaw in 1995. Fellow directors included Perry J. Lewis, a director of Aon Corporation.

Mayflower 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Roderick Hills was a director of WM Holdings from 1997-98 and Waste Management Inc. from 1998 to 2000. Fellow director Steven G. Rothmeier was the chairman of CEO of Northwest Airlines Inc. from 1986 to 1989. Northwest's smoking ban was announced March 23, 1988. Rothmeier was also a director of Honeywell, whose directors included Philip Morris directors William H. Donaldson and Elizabeth E. Bailey. Director John C. Pope is also on the boards of Federal-Mogul Corp. and Per Se Technologies with Hills.

Waste Management Inc. 1999 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Roderick Hills was a director of Per Se Technologies Inc. (formerly Medaphis) from 1998 to 2001. Fellow directors include Kevin E. Moley, who was "in various senior management positions with the Health Care Financing Administration" from 1984 to 1988, the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget of the US Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1991, and Deputy Secretary of DHHS from 1991 to 1993. Moley is also on the board of Cephalon with Charles A. Sanders and Gail R. Wilensky. Director John C. Pope is also on the boards of Federal-Mogul Corp. and Waste Management Inc. with Hills.

Per Se Technologies 2001 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Roderick Hills has been a director of Chiquita Brands International Inc. (formerly United Brands) since its reorganization in 2002.

Chiquita Brands 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

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