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Janet L. Yellen to Keynote the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit

WASHINGTON, DC (MAY 3, 2018) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 corporate board members, today announced that Dr. Janet L. Yellen, former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will offer a keynote address to over 2,000 members and other top business leadership at its marquee event, the Global Board Leaders’ Summit, September 29–October 2, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Dr. Yellen will share her insights about the global and domestic financial markets and macro trends that will shape economic policy into 2019 and beyond. She will also discuss the lessons she learned as chair of the Federal Reserve and what it took to lead America from a financial crisis to the third-longest economic expansion in history. 

“We’re honored to have Dr. Yellen, respected economist and former chair of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors as the keynote speaker for our most significant annual event,” said NACD CEO Peter Gleason. “Engaging Dr. Yellen in a fireside chat continues NACD’s long tradition of candid and incisive conversations with the thought leaders who are shaping the business landscape.” 

Currently, Dr. Yellen is a distinguished fellow in residence at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Yellen was the first woman to be appointed chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Prior to that appointment, Yellen served as the Board of Governors’ vice chair, and she has also served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Yellen was chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration and has also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

About the Global Board Leaders’ Summit

The annual NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit is the largest forum for corporate directors in the world. The Summit brings public- and private-sector leaders together to exchange best practices, identify new and developing trends, and address timely and critical challenges.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 19,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit

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