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.
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Total Pay (2014): $9.6 million
Key Relationships: Teach for America, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Civic Progress.
About Energizer: "Energizer Holdings, Inc. manufactures dry cell batteries and flashlights. The Company offers a full line of products, including alkaline, carbon zinc, miniature, and rechargeable batteries, as well as lighting products. Energizer also manufactures and markets a range of razor and shave related products on a global basis" (From Bloomberg Business's company profile). The company had a 2014 revenue of $4.4 billion.
Corporate Headquarters: 533 Maryville University Dr, St. Louis, MO 63141