NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors


NACD convenes four distinct Fortune 500 Advisory Councils for chairs of the following committees:

In support of a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) created the Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council. Since 2009 this council has brought experienced audit committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies together with key shareholder representatives, regulators, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to strengthen corporate governance in general and the work of the audit committee in particular.

KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and Sidley Austin LLP collaborate with NACD in convening and leading this council.

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Participation

Confidential
Meetings and teleconferences are conducted under a modified version of the Chatham House Rule to maintain an environment for candid dialogue. No outside media is present at advisory council meetings. All delegates participate on their own behalf.

Cost
There is no cost associated with council participation other than travel expenses.

Commitment
Conversation is ongoing, punctuated by semi-annual meetings, typically from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Washington, D.C. or New York City. Debrief conference calls for non-attending delegates follow each in-person meeting.

Delegates*

JANICE M. BABIAK
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

MAUREEN A. BREAKIRON-EVANS
MCognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

JOSEPH R. BRONSON
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

IRWIN S. COHEN
SUPERVALU Inc.

MARY B. CRANSTON
Visa Inc.

TERRELL K. CREWS
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Hormel Foods Corp.

GARY T. DICAMILLO
Whirlpool Corp.

TIMOTHY P. FLYNN
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

PATRICK W. GROSS
Waste Management Inc.

HARRY J. HARCZAK
Tech Data Corp.

LESLIE S. HEISZ
Ingram Micro Inc.

ROBERT H. HERZ
Federal National Mortgage Association, Morgan Stanley

MICHELE J. HOOPER
PPG Industries Inc.

MARIE L. KNOWLES
McKesson Corp.

JAMES A. LASH
Baker Hughes Inc.

CHRISTOPHER S. LYNCH
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

DONALD T. NICOLAISEN
Verizon Communications Inc.

CHARLES H. NOSKI
Avon Products Inc., Microsoft Corp., Priceline Group Inc.

GARY L. PERLIN
State Farm Insurance Cos.

JAMES H. QUIGLEY
Hess Corp., Wells Fargo & Co.

GABRIELLE E. SULZBERGER
Whole Foods Market Inc.

MARY ALICE TAYLOR
Allstate Corp.

JACK T. TAYLOR
Murphy USA Inc., Sempra Energy Corp.

DONNA F. ZARCONE
CDW Corp.

*This list of recent participants is representative, not comprehensive. Delegates participate on their own behalf, and listed companies correspond to delegates' audit committee chair roles. Council rosters are subject to change.

"The content and pacing kept everyone completely engaged throughout the day. The outside presenters were topical and most informative. The quality of the director participants was absolutely first rate. It is so much more productive to participate in a program with experienced directors."
-Roger Vincent, Audit Committee Chair, UGI Corp.

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Our Mission

NACD believes that the dialogue facilitated by the four advisory councils is vital to advancing the shared, overarching goal of all boards, investors, and regulators: a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America.

 

For more information, or to inquire about an invitation, contact:
202.572.2083
AdvisoryCouncils@NACDonline.org