Ward Klein is the former CEO of Energizer Holdings Inc. and current Chairman of the Board of Edgewell Personal Care Company (Energizer's personal care spinoff). In 2012, Energizer holdings cut 10% of their workforce (1,500 jobs) and closed several plants. That same year, Klein’s total compensation was increased by 47% to $9.5 million. He is the Vice Chair of the Teach for America St. Louis Regional Advisory Board; Teach for America has been widely criticized for destabilizing schools and communities as well as its role in the movement for education privatization. He is also the Chairman of Civic Progress, an organization of St. Louis CEOs and powerful executives that promotes a business agenda in the region.