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Biography PhotoWilliam R. Harker
Director

William R. Harker has served as a director of Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. since May 2017. Mr. Harker, age 44, is President and Co-Founder of Ashe Capital Management, LP, a position he has held since 2013. Before establishing Ashe in 2013, Mr. Harker worked at ESL Investments, Inc., or ESL, a private investment firm. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Harker served as a member of the Office of the Chairman at Sears Holdings Corporation, or Sears, and in various other roles including as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to ESL and Sears, Mr. Harker was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Harker has previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Sears Canada, Inc. Mr. Harker serves on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is an exam-qualified Certified Public Accountant and a member of the New York State Bar. Mr. Harker received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting degree from West Virginia University.