Sue Cole is a director of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., where she serves as chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She also serves on the boards of Biscuitville Inc. and Diversified Trust Company. A founding director and past president of NACD's Carolinas Chapter, she continues to be on several non-profit boards, including United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center.
Ms. Cole is currently the managing partner of SAGE Leadership & Strategy LLC, a boutique advisory firm she founded in 2011 to advise family businesses and large non-profits on strategy, leadership development, and governance. She has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, including corporate lending and wealth management. Before founding SAGE, she was a principal with Granville Capital Inc. for five years. She served as regional CEO for the Mid-Atlantic at United States Trust Company N.A., where she was responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and leadership of five offices in North Carolina, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. She also served as president of North Carolina Trust Company, the predecessor to U.S. Trust Company of North Carolina.
Early in her career, she was a senior vice president at North Carolina National Bank, where she oversaw corporate banking services in the Greensboro area and managed the retail branch system. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ms. Cole earned her B.S. in Business Administration in 1972 and her M.B.A. in Finance in 1977.
Peter Gleason has been the CEO of NACD since 2017. He has served in a variety of roles during his tenure at NACD, including President, CFO, COO, Managing Director, and VP of Research and Development. Gleason is a recognized expert on board leadership and corporate governance. He serves as a member of NACD's national faculty, is regularly quoted in the media, and is a frequent presenter on the subjects of corporate governance, executive and director compensation, risk, strategic planning, and board/shareowner relations. Gleason has served as a commissioner on every NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report since joining NACD in 2000 and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
He currently serves on the NACD board, the advisory board of NuraHealth, Inc., and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), based in London. He is the immediate past chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) and the former chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has served on a number of other non-profit boards.
Before joining NACD, Gleason was a management consultant with both Ernst & Young and Pritchett & Associates. He also served as vice president and director of US Research for Institutional Shareholder Services.
Gleason is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA, with concentrations in both Finance and Marketing, from Virginia Tech.
Jocelyn Carter-Miller is President of TechEdVentures and SoulTranSync- entrepreneurial ventures specializing in the development and marketing of high performance educational and personal empowerment programming. Currently, she serves on the pubic boards of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (Finance Committee Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee Member), InterPublic Group (Nominating and Governance Committee Chair, Audit Committee Member), Arlo Technologies, Inc. (Compensation Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Cyber Committee), and the non-profits NACD Florida and League of Women Voters of Broward County.
As a director, Jocelyn focuses on best-in-class governance practices and strategy, and provides oversight/expertise on effective marketing principles and techniques (i.e. branding, targeting/ personalization, data analysis, digital/performance marketing, social media and user experience), and financial management to support cultures that drive efficient growth, spending accountability, and increased valuations.
Previously, Jocelyn was Executive Vice President- Chief Marketing Officer of Office Depot, Inc. with global marketing responsibility for 846 superstores, contract, catalog and e-commerce businesses. Prior to Office Depot, she was Corporate Vice President- Chief Marketing Officer of Motorola, Inc. with overall marketing responsibility for its $30 billion diverse communications, infrastructure and semiconductor businesses. Also, Jocelyn was general manager for Motorola network operations in LA and EMEA. Before Motorola, she was Vice President- Marketing and Product Development at Mattel, Inc., achieving record sales and profits for Barbie.
Ms. Carter-Miller received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago, and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.
Jocelyn co-authored Networlding: Building Relationships and Opportunities for Success published by Jossey-Bass, and frequently speaks at business, women and community forums. Jocelyn was a 2013 NACD Directorship 100 Honoree, Savoy Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, 2017 Directors & Boards Director to Watch, and 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by Women, Inc.
Nora M. Denzel is a Silicon Valley technology executive. Before transitioning to full time board work, she was the interim CEO of Redbox (Outerwall) and held several C-Suite positions in technology companies encompassing leading big data, consulting, enterprise software and storage businesses. Her functional expertise as a board member is applying technology to transform companies, achieving innovation at scale, and turning technical concepts into narratives and strategies that anyone can understand. Nora is the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD). She also serves on the Gen Digital (NASDAQ: GEN) and SUSE S.A. boards. Until 2012, Nora was a key C-suite executive at Intuit (the makers of TurboTax® and Mint®). She retired as the SVP of Big Data and was responsible for driving data analytics company-wide to delight Intuit's fifty-million customers. Previously, she served as a senior executive at HP Enterprise. For 10 years Nora served on the non-profit board of AnitaB.org (an organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in computing) and is currently on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Nick Donofrio currently serves on the boards of APTIV, Security Score Card, Sproxil, and The MITRE Co. He is the chair of the Peace Tech Lab and Quantexa boards. Nick was formerly a director on the Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Delphi Automotive plc boards and chaired the innovation and technology committee for both companies. He previously sat on the board of Bank of New York Mellon, where he chaired the technology committee, and was a director of Liberty Mutual. Mr. Donofrio brings to NACD a wide range of executive management skills and significant technological expertise.
He began his career in 1964 at IBM, where he remained for 44 years in increasingly responsible roles, including those of division president for advanced workshops, general manager of the large-scale computing division, and executive vice president of innovation and technology. In 2008 he was elected an IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical honor, and in the same year received the first U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration Gold Medal ever conferred on a non-U.S. government employee.
He has long focused on advancing educational and career development opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the STEM disciplines. This commitment has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of Britain's Royal Academy of Engineering, and the 2010 recipient of the IRI Medal. Recently he chaired a National Academy of Engineering initiative that resulted in the March 2015 release of a report titled Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work.
Brenda J. Gaines currently serves as a director of Southern Company Gas, the National Association of Corporate Directors, local community boards and Chairs the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services and Smithsonian Affiliations.
She is a former director and Audit Chair of Tenet Healthcare, CNA Financial Inc. and Office Depot and former Compensation Committee Chair of Fannie Mae. She is also a former director of Nicor Inc, AGL Resources and the NACD Chicago Chapter Board. She was president and chief executive officer of Diners Club North America, a division of Citigroup Inc., until her retirement in March 2004 and held a variety of senior management positions within Citigroup.
Ms. Gaines has twice been honored as one of the NACD Directorship 100. Ebony Magazine named Gaines in "15 at the Top in Corporate America" and Crain's Chicago Business recognized her as one of the "100 Most Influential Women". Fortune Magazine and Savoy Magazine recognized Gaines as one of "The Most Powerful Black Executives in America" and Black Enterprise Magazine included her as one of the "Top Fifty Blacks in Corporate America". Ms. Gaines has been featured in the New York Times "The Boss" column and was also honored by her alma mater, Roosevelt University with the "Otto Wirth Award" for lifetime achievement.
Dan Gallagher is the chief legal, compliance, and corporate affairs officer of Robinhood Markets, Inc., a fast-growing brokerage giving millions of people access to our financial system. Previously, Gallagher was partner and deputy chair of the Securities Department at WilmerHale. Gallagher was a commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (2011–2015) as well as a deputy director and coacting director of the Division of Trading and Markets. Gallagher has also served as the chief legal officer at Mylan NV and as the president of a financial services consulting firm. Gallagher is a board member of NACD. He served on the board of Symbiont and was formerly a nonexecutive director of the Irish Stock Exchange. He is also on the advisory boards for the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Corporate Governance, part of the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute in Drexel University's LeBow College of Business.
Sandra Lawrence's current board and civic commitments include serving on the board of Evergy, Inc. (where she serves as Nom/Gov/Sust chair and on the Compensation Committee), as trustee of the Delaware/Ivy Mutual Funds (where she serves on the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee), on the board of Brixmor Property Group (where she serves on the Audit Committee), on the board of Sera Prognostics, on the board of Recology (where she serves as Risk Oversight chair, and on the Compliance Committee, Governance Committee, and Talent and Compensation Committee), as past chair of the board of NACD's Heartland Chapter; on the board of the Hall Family Foundation (where she also serves as Audit chair, and on the Investment Committee, and Compensation Committee); on the board of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (where she serves on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Investment Committee). She is a former Director of American Shared Hospital Services (where she served as Audit chair, on the Nom/Gov Committee, and Compensation Committee), a former Trustee of Ivy and Waddell and Reed Mutual Funds (where she served on the Governance Committee), Westar Energy (where she served as Nom/Gov chair, and on the Compensation Committee), and Dunn Industries (where she served as Organization Strategy chair, and on the Audit Committee). Sandra retired from The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City's nationally ranked pediatric medical center, after serving two years as CAO/EVP and eleven as CFO/EVP. She was responsible for the hospital's finance and accounting, integrated care, network solutions and managed care, human resources, information and digital systems, government relations, occupational health, and other operations. Prior to her employment with Children's Mercy, Sandra served as CFO and SVP of Midwest Research Institute (now MRIGlobal), VP of Administration for Gateway, Director of MRI's Statistics and Economics Center for Regional Development, and President of Stern Brothers Investment Bank. Additional honors which Sandra has received include the Junior League of Kansas City's Community Collaborator award, one of NACD's Directorship 100, WomenInc's Most Influential Corporate Board Directors, being included on the 2019 Black Enterprise Registry of Corporate Directors, named one of Savoy Magazine's Top 100 Corporate Directors, named one of Ingram's 250 Most Powerful Business Leaders of the Kansas City Area, the Harmony Humanitarian Award, the Central Exchange Woman of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Up and Comer Award. Sandra is currently a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and received her MBA from Harvard Business School, M.Arch from MIT, and AB from Vassar College.
Joining the NACD Board of Directors in July of 2023, the Honorable Michael Montelongo, a career soldier, public official, and corporate executive, is president and chief executive officer of GRC Advisory Services, LLC and most recently was Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President for Sodexo, Inc (Euronext: SW). He is also a senior advisor at leadershipForward, a premier leadership performance firm serving Fortune 500 and small business clients. A governance and audit committee financial expert and NACD Board Leadership Fellow, Montelongo serves on corporate and nonprofit boards including Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO), Conduent Inc (NASDAQ: CNDT), and Leadership Roundtable.
He is a former Bush White House appointee who served as the 19th Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Air Force and the first Latino in that role. A public policy expert, Montelongo is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the Bush administration, Montelongo was an executive with a global management consulting firm, a regional telecommunications company, and completed a career in the U.S. Army, a Congressional Fellowship in the U.S. Senate, and service as an assistant professor teaching economics and political science at West Point.
Active in civic leadership, Montelongo volunteers for organizations that expand opportunities for young people, support community health and wellness, assist veterans, and promote national service. The first in his extended family to attend college, Montelongo earned his bachelor's degree in science from West Point and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Mary A. Winston is an experienced executive and corporate board member who served as interim Chief Executive Officer at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, as well as Chief Financial Officer at three large industry leading corporations. She leverages her executive and financial experience to bring value to the corporate boardroom, where she has years of experience serving as an SEC financial expert.
Ms. Winston currently serves on the following public company boards:
Winston serves on the NACD Board of Directors, after having served as Chair of the Board of NACD Carolinas.
Winston previously served on the boards of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, Domtar Corp, Dover Corp, Supervalu Inc. and Plexus Corp, serving on their audit, finance, compensation and nominating & governance committees.
Ms. Winston combines these experiences in her current role as President & CEO of WinsCo Enterprises, which provides financial and board advisory consulting services to large corporations and their board of directors.
Previously, Ms. Winston served in three EVP, Chief Financial Officer roles at Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading discount retailer (acquired by Dollar Tree); Giant Eagle Inc., a leading grocery and fuel retailer; and Scholastic Corp, a global leader in publishing and media. Winston served in senior financial roles with Pfizer Inc and at Visteon, and began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen. With broad financial responsibility, as well as experience managing strategy, M&A, investor relations, procurement and communications functions, as well as leading major cost-reduction programs, and implementing strong internal control & corporate governance programs, Ms. Winston was a valued strategic advisor to these company's CEOs and boards.
Among several honors, Ms. Winston was named one of the "Top 25 Black Directors", "Most Influential Corporate Directors", "Most Influential Black Corporate Directors", "Directors to Watch", "Most Powerful Women in Business" and "Most Influential People in Finance". She has appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box, Bloomberg Business News and has been quoted in Reuters Business News and the Wall Street Journal.
Ms. Winston holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School, and is a CPA, as well as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Dona D. Young is non-executive chair of Foot Locker and previously served as Lead Director as well as chair of its nominating and governance committee. She also serves on the Audit Committee and the Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Young serves on the board of directors of USAA, where she is a member of the company's nominating and governance; audit; and compensation and workforce committees. She also sits on the supervisory board of Aegon NV and chairs its risk committee and is a member of the nominating & governance committee. Further, Young serves as a Board member at Spahn & Rose. Additionally, Young serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Until recently, Young had served on the Boards of Save the Children US and Save the Children International for ten years.
Young currently engages in strategic advising and consulting.
Young retired as chair, president, and CEO of The Phoenix Companies, an insurance and asset-management company, after a nearly 30-year career. Earlier, she had been the organization's general counsel; Young was among the first women to serve in that capacity for a financial services company. At the time of her 2008 retirement, Young was 1 of only 24 women who were serving as CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. Young oversaw a major restructuring of the company during her six-year tenure as its CEO and retired shortly after the successful spin-off of its asset-management business. The spin-off company, VIRTUS, trades on the Nasdaq exchange.
Young has spoken widely on issues such as leadership, civic engagement, and board and governance matters. She has served on the faculty of the Director Professionalism® program of the NACD since August 2012.
Young is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and has recently become NACD Directorship Certified®, demonstrating a commitment to the profession of directorship. She has also received the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2015, Young was named to the NACD Directorship 100, an awards program that recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom each year. Young was also one of four directors to receive the Financial Times Outstanding Director Award in 2021.