Daniel T. Carroll died last week.
Mr. Carroll was on the board of American Woodmark while I was there (and I believe continued to serve up until he passed away). He had served as the President of Booz Allen Hamilton for a while, and was the consumate director.
In a way he was before his time. He served on a number of boards, and understood - and insisted on - prompt and accurate board reports, straightforward management presentations, and expected management to do its homework. He also expected directors to do theirs, and always studied his materials before any meeting.
He was a tough audit committee director.
RIP Mr. Carroll.