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Peter Gleason

Peter Gleason is Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the only national association devoted exclusively to serving the information and educational needs of corporate directors. Mr. Gleason also serves as Treasurer for the NACD Board of Directors and as Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Board Leadership, a joint venture between NACD and its six Alliance Partners. The Center for Board Leadership engages in substantive research projects focused primarily on helping establish and refine “best practices” to enhance board performance. Mr. Gleason is a member of NACD’s national faculty and is a frequent presenter on the subjects of corporate governance, executive and director compensation, hostile corporate transactions, board evaluation, and strategic planning. He has appeared on CNBC’s SquawkBox and PowerLunch, Reuters TV, NPR’s Marketplace, and is regularly quoted in the national media. He served as a Commissioner on NACD’s Blue Ribbon Commissions on Risk Governance, Board-Shareholder Communications, The Governance Committee, Director Liability, Board Leadership, Executive Compensation, Risk Oversight, and he was Vice Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluation. Mr. Gleason is currently a Director of The Patriot Fund, a non-profit organization that supports and funds programs that help men and women establish productive lives following an injury or facing challenges resulting from military service to our country. He is a member of the Business Advisory Board of Nura Life Sciences, LLC, a privately held healthcare company, and he is also a member of the Executive Advisory Panel for the Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG). OCEG has been organized to help codify and standardize the way businesses approach compliance. Mr. Gleason was formerly in the Strategy and Business Transformation Group of the Real Estate Advisory Practice at Ernst & Young, and in the Merger Integration and Change Management Consulting Group at Pritchett & Associates. In addition, Mr. Gleason spent eight years in the Research Department at Institutional Shareholder Services (now RiskMetrics), including service as Vice President and Director of U.S. Research. Mr. Gleason is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA with concentrations in both Finance and Marketing from Virginia Tech. He also holds the NACD Certificate of Director Education.

Entries by Peter Gleason

Championing Diversity

April 2, 2018

CEO Peter Gleason on the promise of progress.


Leading Indicators

February 1, 2018

The business environment is changing so rapidly that, to quote the immortal Yogi Berra, “The future ain’t what it used to be.”


Reflections on the Human Spirit

July 21, 2017

NACD President and CEO Peter R. Gleason on summer reads.


Managing Insecurity

June 5, 2017

CEO and President Peter Gleason on overcoming insecurity.


On Meetings

March 27, 2017

NACD CEO Peter R. Gleason on the importance of building consensus.


Fit for Purpose

January 24, 2017

Turning vision to reality at NACD.


All in a Day’s Work

July 20, 2012

NACD member goes from keynote speaker to first responder


To Be or Not to Be?

To be a public company or to be a private company: that is the question for an increasing number of directors of both private and public enterprises.


A Cultural Evolution

With every business disruption, culture is affected, and directors must keep pace.


Giving Thanks

NACD President and CEO Peter Gleason reflects on all we have to give thanks for.