Jannie K. Lau

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Jannie K. Lau is a lawyer and retired technology company executive. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arduro Sustainable Rubber Inc., a green technology company that provides a sustainable, economic, and environmentally friendly solution to disposing of waste rubber. From April 2017 through December 2021, she served on the Comcast NBCUniversal external Joint Diversity Advisory Council. Comprised of national leaders in business, politics, and civil rights, the Council provided advice to senior executives at Comcast and NBCUniversal regarding the development and implementation of diversity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives.

From October 2012 until her retirement in December 2019, Ms. Lau was the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of InterDigital, Inc., then an S&P 400® multinational mobile and video technology company (NASDAQ: IDCC). Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, she managed the company’s global legal and government affairs functions, including a worldwide team of over 100 legal and public affairs professionals.

Ms. Lau is also a valued voice on technology and innovation policy and has advised the Presidential campaigns of Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton on these issues. She recently served on the Transition Leadership Board for Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro and in 2016 served on the Personnel and Planning Task Force for then Pennsylvania Attorney General-Elect Shapiro. Ms. Lau currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan organization for good government, and previously served as a board member of the Delaware Children’s Museum and Jobs for Delaware Graduates. Among other recognitions, she has been honored as one of Pennsylvania’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women” by the National Diversity Council and as a “Woman of the Year” by The Legal Intelligencer.

Ms. Lau is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia College of Columbia University. She and her husband, Todd C. Longsworth, live in Villanova, Pennsylvania, with their two children.

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.