ADM Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Archer Daniels Midland Co. on May 3 announced at its 95th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting the election of its board of directors, including new director Michael S. Burke.

Burke is chairman and chief executive officer of AECOM, which designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries.

Prior to his current position, Burke was AECOM’s senior vice-president of corporate strategy; chief corporate officer; chief financial officer; and president. Before joining AECOM in 2005, he held a variety of leadership positions at KPMG LLP.

Eleven incumbent directors also were re-elected, including: Alan L. Boeckmann, Terrell K. Crews, Pierre Dufour, Donald E. Felsinger, Suzan F. Harrison, Juan R. Luciano, Patrick J. Moore, Francisco J. Sanchez, Debra A. Sandler, Daniel T. Shih and Kelvin R. Westbrook.

Earlier this week, ADM released first-quarter earnings that were an improvement over the first quarter of 2017.

Net earnings attributable to ADM were $393 million, up 16% from $339 million in the previous year’s first quarter. Operating profit of $704 million was up 4.1% from $676 million, and revenues increased 3.6% to $15.526 billion from $14.988 billion.