Stephen Neal, chairman of the law firm Cooley LLP, has been appointed chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. Neal, a Levi’s director since 2007, succeeds Richard Kauffman, who has been named a senior adviser to Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy. Kauffman had served on the board since 2008 and as its chairman since last year.
The appointment Friday comes just one day after Charles “Chip” Bergh succeeded John Anderson as chief executive officer of the San Francisco-based jeans and sportswear giant.
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