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NACD Directorship magazine each year identifies the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors, corporate governance experts, regulators, and advisors. Promoting continued economic growth remains a priority for policy makers and directors alike. Therefore, our NACD Directorship 100 recognizes those who participate in actual board work who influence how that work is done. Click here to learn more about each honor.

This list is not intended to encompass all the career accomplishments of the Directorship 100 but rather to highlight noteworthy positions. More extensive profiles will be published in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine.

Honorees and award winners will be celebrated at the NACD Directorship 100 Gala in New York City on November 29.

 

2014 Honorees

NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

Paula Rosput Reynolds

Director, Delta Air Lines, BAE Systems, and TransCanada; board chair, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and KCTS-9 public television in Seattle

Paula Rosput Reynolds is president and CEO of PreferWest LLC, a business advisory group based in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining PreferWest, Reynolds completed a one-year assignment leading the restructuring team at American International Group (AIG). Reynolds is the former chairman, president, and CEO of Safeco Corp. In addition, she has served as a director of various public companies and is currently on the boards of Delta Air Lines, BAE Systems plc, and TransCanada Corp. She currently serves as the board chair for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and KCTS-9 public television in Seattle.

Paula Rosput Reynolds

NACD Director of the Year

Rhys J. Best

Rhys J. Best

Chairman, Austin Industries;
Director, Cabot Oil and Gas, Commercial Metals Company, MRC Global, Inc., and Trinity Industries

Rhys J. Best is Chairman of Austin Industries and a past chairman of Crosstex Energy Services. He has also served on various boards as a member of the audit, compensation, and governance committees, as well as other special committee assignments. In addition, Best is a former chair and CEO of Lone Star Technologies Inc., but retired from this position in June 2007, concurrent with the merger of Lone Star into U.S. Steel Co. Over the years, Best has been honored with numerous accolades and awards for his leadership, including in 2006, Ernst and Young presented him with the Entrepreneur of the Year-Regional Manufacturing Award; in 2010, he was given the Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of North Texas; and in 2013, Best's high school presented him with the Thomas Jefferson High School Distinguished Alumni Award.

NACD Directorship 100: Hall of Fame

Barbara Hackman Franklin

President and CEO, Barbara Franklin Enterprises; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; NACD board chair emerita; Director, Aetna

Ilene H. Lang

Former President & CEO, Catalyst

Myron Steele

Partner, Potter Anderson Corroon; former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Please note: This list is intended to cite notable and current directorships.

Directorship 100: Directors and Executives
Jerry C. Atkin
Zions Bancorp
Howard A. Bain, III
Learning Tree International
Patricia C. Barron
Quaker Chemical
Teleflex
Adrian D.P. Bellamy
Reckitt Benckiser Group
Williams-Sonoma
C. David Brown, II
CVS Caremark
Rayonier
Stephen G. Butler
Ford Motor Co.
ConAgra Foods
John T. Cahill
Kraft Foods Group
American Airlines Group
Colgate-Palmolive
Phyllis J. Campbell
Nordstrom
Alaska Air Group
Frank M. Clark, Jr.
Waste Management
Aetna
Richard T. Clark
Automatic Data Processing
Corning
Linda Zarda Cook
Boeing
KBR
Mary B. Cranston
Graftech International
Juniper Networks
Visa
International Rectifier
Michael Eskew
Eli Lilly & Co.
United Parcel Service
3M Co.
IBM
Denise K. Fletcher
Unisys Corp.
William J. Flynn
Republic Services
Kenneth C. Frazier
ExxonMobil
Steven Gerard
Joy Global
Lennar Corp.
Murry S. Gerber
Blackrock
US Steel
Halliburton
Jamie S. Gorelick
United Technologies Corp.
Amazon.com
Michael Graff
Builders FirstSource
Transdigm Group
Polypore International
Gabrielle E. Greene-Sulzberger
Whole Foods
Stage Stores
Rajiv L. Gupta
Tyco International
Delphi Automotive
Hewlett-Packard
John L. Hennessy
Google
Cisco Systems
Alexis M. Herman
MGM Resorts International
Coca-Cola
Cummins
Entergy
Mae C. Jemison
Scholastic Worldwide
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Valspar
Mercedes Johnson
Micron Technology
Juniper Networks
Intersil Corp.
Martha Frances Keeth
Verizon
Arrow Electronics
David T. Kollat
L Brands
Select Comfort
Wolverine World Wide
Rochelle B. Lazarus
General Electric
Blackstone
Merck & Co.
Steven F. Leer
Norfolk Southern
USG Corp.
Richard L. Leza
Exar Corp.
William R. Loomis, Jr.
Phillips 66
L Brands
Jonathan Lundy
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide
Marjorie Magner
Accenture
Gannett Co.
Ally Financial
David L. Mahoney
Symantec Corp.
Corcept Theurapeutics
Adamas Pharmaceuticals
Sara Mathew
Campbell Soup Co.
Avon Corp.
Judith A. McHale
Ralph Lauren Corp.
Yellow Media
Seaworld Entertainment
Hilton Worldwide Holdings
Richard W. Mies
Exelon Corp.
Babcock & Wilcox Co.
James E. Nevels
Hershey Co.
Phebe N. Novakovic
General Dynamics Corp.
Abbott Laboratories
Debra J. Perry
Korn Ferry
PartnerRe
Richard R. Pettingill
Tenet Healthcare
Accuray
Hanger
Caroline S. Pisano
KeyW Holding Corp.
James H. Quigley
Wells Fargo
Hess Corp.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Joyce M. Roché
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Macy's
AT&T
Tupperware Brands
Javier G. Teruel
Starbucks Corp.
JC Penney Co.
Nielsen NV
Maynard G. Webb, Jr.
Yahoo!
Visa
Salesforce.com
Marsha C. Williams
Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.
Fifth Third Bancorp
Modine Manufacturing Co.
Linda S. Wolf
WalMart Stores
InnerWorkings
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon
Procter & Gamble
Alcoa
CitiGroup

NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
Joseph Adams
Managing Partner, CEO
McGladrey
Luis A. Aguilar
Commissioner
SEC
Michael J. Aiello
Chairman, Corporate Department
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Charles Allen
CEO
Crowe Horwath
Donna F. Anderson
Vice President and Corporate Governance Specialist
T. Rowe Price
George M. Anderson
Member, North American Board Practice
Spencer Stuart
Francis J. Aquila
Partner
Sullivan & Cromwell
Orlando Ashford
President of Mercer's Talent Business
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Irving S. Becker
National Practice Leader, Executive Compensation Practice
Hay Group
Carolyn Berger
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Glenn Booraem
Fund Controller, Principal
Vanguard Group
Andre G. Bouchard
Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Brian V. Breheny
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Catherine L. Bromilow
Partner
PwC's Center for Board Governance
Stephen L. Brown
President and CEO
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
Francis H. Byrd
Director of Corporate Governance
TIAA-CREF
Richard F. Chambers
President and CEO
Institute of Internal Auditors
Mary Ann Cloyd
Partner, Leader of PwC's Center for Corporate Governance
PwC
Richard J. Daly
CEO
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Julie H. Daum
Leader, North American Board Practice
Spencer Stuart
Steven M. Davidoff Solomon
Columnist, DealBook
The New York Times
James W. DeLoach
Managing Director
Protiviti
Phyllis Deiso, CPA
National SEC Practice Leader
McGladrey
Robert M. Dell
Global Chair/Managing Partner
Latham & Watkins
James Doty
Chairman, PCAOB
SEC
Theodore L. Dysart
Vice Chairman
Heidrick & Struggles
Michelle Edkins
Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
BlackRock
Robin A. Ferracone
CEO
Farient Advisors
Cindy Fornelli
Executive Director
Center for Audit Quality
Daniel M. Gallagher
Commissioner
SEC
Samuel Glasscock, III
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Amy L. Goodman
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Holly J. Gregory
Partner
Sidley Austin
Robert Greifeld
President, CEO
Nasdaq OMX
Bonnie W. Gwin
Vice Chairman
Heidrick & Struggles
Steven E. Hall
Partner, Managing Director
Steven Hall & Partners
Robert E. Hallagan
Managing Director, Vice Chairman-Board Leadership Services
Korn Ferry
Randy J. Holland
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Marie N. Hollein
President and CEO
Financial Executives International
Stephen R. Howe, Jr.
Americas and U.S. Firm Managing Partner
EY
Jack B. Jacobs
Justice (retired)
Delaware Supreme Court
Blair Jones
Managing Director
Semler Brossy
Brad S. Karp
Chairman
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
David A. Katz
Partner
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Margaret H. Kavalaris
Partner
Dentons
David H. Kistenbroker
Managing Partner
Dechert
Jannice L. Koors
Managing Director
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Robert J. Kueppers
Deputy CEO
Deloitte
J. Travis Laster
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Patrick A. Lee
Senior Advisor
KPMG International
James P. Liddy
U.S. Vice Chair, Audit and Regional Head of Audit, Americas
KPMG
Joann S. Lublin
Management News Editor
The Wall Street Journal
Mark Lundvall
Vice President, Investment Proxy Research
Fidelity Investments
Stephen P. Mader
Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Board Services Practice
Korn Ferry
William G. McGuinness
Chair, Litigation Department
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Jeffrey D. Morgan, FASAE, CAE*
President and CEO
National Investor Relations Institute
Robert Moritz
Chairman and Senior Partner
PwC
John Noble
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Donald F. Parsons
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
George B. Paulin
Chairman, CEO
Frederic W. Cook & Co.
Michael S. Piwowar
Commissioner
SEC
Michael Powers
Co-Managing Partner
Meridian Compensation Partners
Becky Quick
Co-anchor, Squawk Box
CNBC
Punit Renjen
Chairman of the Board
Deloitte
Veta Richardson
President and CEO
Association of Corporate Counsel
Henry duPont Ridgely
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Allie Rutherford
Director, Corporate Governance
EY
Elizabeth M. Saunders
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
Anne Sheehan
Director, Corporate Governance
CalSTRS
Anne Simpson
Senior Portfolio Manager and Director for Corporate Governance
CalPERS
Michael W. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
AIG Commercial Insurance
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Editor and Columnist, DealBook
The New York Times
Jeffrey C. Sprecher
CEO
InterContinental Exchange
Kara M. Stein
Commissioner
SEC
Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Chief Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
David N. Swinford
CEO
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Anton Valukas
Chairman
Jenner & Block
John B. Veihmeyer
Chairman, CEO
KPMG
Charles Weinstein
CEO
EisnerAmper
Mary Jo White
Chair
SEC
John W. White
Chair, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice
Cravath
James K. Wolf
Co-Managing Partner
Meridian Compensation Partners

*Resigned

Note: Company affiliations are listed as of July 1, 2014

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