Katherine J. Harless

Retired, President and Chief Executive Officer
Idearc Inc.

Katherine J. Harless was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Idearc Inc., Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, from November 2006 until her retirement in February 2008. She previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Information Services Inc. from 2000 to November 2006, when it was spun off by Verizon Communications, Inc. to become Idearc, and was a director of Idearc from November 2006 to May 2008. Ms. Harless is a director of the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Our Company

At The Toro Company, we take great pride in helping our customers enrich the beauty, productivity, and sustainability of the land. Founded in 1914, The Toro Company was built on a tradition of quality and caring relationships. Today, the company is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf maintenance, snow and ice management, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Through a strong network of professional distributors, dealers and retailers in more than 125 countries, we proudly offer a wide range of products across a family of global brands to help golf courses, professional contractors, groundskeepers, agricultural growers, rental companies, government and educational institutions, and homeowners – in addition to many leading sports venues and historic sites around the world.