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Ralph Baxter, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a position he has held since 1990. He serves on the Board of Directors of The West Virginia Education Alliance, a statewide public education organization whose mission is to create positive, systemic change in public education. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Dean's Councils at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a member of the Dean's Council of The University of Virginia School of Law. In January 2005, he was named “Ambassador of the Year” by West Virginia Executive magazine’s inaugural West Virginia Honor Awards in recognition of his civic and professional achievements.