Eddie Adair

Audit Committee Chair

Rayonier Advanced Materials

Current public company boards: Rayonier Advanced Materials

Prior public company boards: Globe Life, Tech Data Corporation, Torchmark Corporation

Executive experience: Eddie Adair began his business career in Birmingham, Alabama as a staff accountant with Haskins & Sells, now Deloitte & Touche, and became a CPA in 1972. He was named controller of Durr-Fillauer Medical, Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama in May 1973 starting a career of almost twenty years. Durr-Fillauer was a NASDAQ listed company that distributed pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to hospitals, physicians, drug stores, and other healthcare providers. Eddie was named president and chief operating officer in 1981 and served as a member of its board of directors. At the time of its sale in 1992, Durr-Fillauer had revenues of approximately $1 billion with net income of $2 million and approximately thirteen hundred employees in sixteen states. 

Eddie left Durr-Fillauer in 1992 and in 1993 became a partner in Cordova Ventures, a venture capital management company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm, founded in 1989, manages venture funds with contributed capital totaling more than $275 million.

He also serves on the boards of the UAB Health System and UAB Health Services Foundation in Birmingham. He was previously on the board of Performance Food Group until its sale to Blackstone Group in 28, and the board of PSS World Medical, Inc., until its sale to McKesson Corporation in 213. He was also on the board of Tech Data and Torchmark.

Additional information: In 217, Eddie was inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. Additionally, he has been named to the Directorship 1 by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Eddie has been active in civic organizations and has served on the boards of the Montgomery Area Red Cross, the Montgomery Small Business Incubator, the United Way, Leadership Montgomery, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, and others. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church where he has served on the board of trustees, administrative board, and the finance committee.

Eddie is married to the former Alice Virginia Barker of Birmingham and has two children, Charles Thomas Adair and Emily Adair Burwell, and five grandchildren. He and Ginny have lived in Montgomery since 1973.