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 an independent board director with AMB, Ericsson, NortonLifeLock, and Talend SA. She became a full-time independent board director after retiring in 2012 as a key C-suite executive at Intuit (TurboTax, Mint, and QuickBooks), with her last position being senior vice president of Big Data. Prior, she held technical executive roles at HP Enterprise as the SVP of three divisions (all with over $1 billion P&Ls): Computer Storage, Enterprise Software, and HPE Consulting. She also was a senior executive at Legato Systems Inc. (now part of DellEMC). She began her career as an IBM software engineer, progressing to become an executive.
Denzel has served for more than 10 years on the board of AnitaB.org, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of women in computing. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. In 2012, she was named as one of the top 25 women engineers by Business Insider Magazine.
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 Gaines currently serves as the audit committee chair for Tenet Healthcare and on the board of Southern Company Gas. She previously served on the boards of AGL Resources, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Nicor, and Office Depot. 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. Gaines is a delegate to the NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council, served on the NACD Chicago Chapter board, and was recognized as an NACD Directorship 100 honoree in both 2011 and 2012.
Dan Gallagher is the Chief Legal Officer of Robinhood, a fast-growing brokerage giving millions of people access to our financial system. Before joining Robinhood, Dan was Partner and Deputy Chair of the Securities Department at the international law firm WilmerHale. In those roles, he advised corporate boards and management on the full range of legal and strategic issues and counseled financial services and accounting firms in investigations, regulatory proceedings, and policy matters.
Dan has an extensive background in financial markets and regulatory matters, including serving as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2011 to 2015. He held several other positions on the SEC staff before being appointed commissioner, including deputy director and co-acting director of the division of trading and markets. Dan also previously served as the Chief Legal Officer at Mylan N.V., a leading global pharmaceutical company, and as the president of a financial services consulting firm.
Dan serves on the boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Symbiont, and was formerly a non-executive 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. Dan holds a J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a B.A. from Georgetown University.
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.
Mary Winston is an experience corporate board member who currently serves on the boards of Acuity Brands, Bed Bath & Beyond, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Dover Corporation. Mary also sits—and has sat—on numerous private company and nonprofit boards, including currently serving on the TD US Bank and the NACD boards. She is also an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Mary is a well-respected executive leader with a long track record of success in both the boardroom and the C-suite—this expertise she now leverages for the benefit of corporate clients, as the President of WinsCo Enterprises Inc, a consulting firm providing financial, strategic, and board advisory services. As interim-CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond (and as the second Black woman to hold a CEO role in the F500), she was instrumental in transforming the business to a more successful omni-channel retailer. Mary is the former EVP & Chief Financial Officer for Family Dollar (where she played a key role in the $9 billion sale of the company), as well as Giant Eagle, Inc. and Scholastic, and has led sizable financial organizations throughout her career. She has extensive experience in all aspects of finance and accounting, as well as M&A, corporate strategy, business restructuring, corporate governance/compliance, shareholder activism, and investor relations/communications. In addition, given her work in the retail space, Mary has an extensive understanding of marketing and branding, as she oversaw marketing operations in some of her C-suite roles. Mary holds an MBA from Northwestern University.
Dona D. Young is the lead director of Foot Locker, where she previously chaired the nominating and governance committee. She is also a member of the supervisory board of Aegon NV and chairs its risk committee. Additionally, Young serves on the boards of Save the Children and Save the Children International. She 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, and was among the first women to serve in that capacity for a financial services company. She was one of only 24 women CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies at the time of her 2008 retirement. During her six-year tenure as CEO of The Phoenix Companies, she oversaw a major restructuring of the company, and retired shortly after the successful spin-off of its asset management business at the end of 2008. The spin-off company, VIRTUS, trades on the Nasdaq exchange.
Young has spoken widely on a range of issues, including leadership, civic engagement, and board and governance matters. Since August, 2012, she has served on the faculty of the Director Professionalism® Program of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Young has earned the NACD Board Leadership Fellow designation, which is NACD's highest designation. She has also received NACD's Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2015, she was named to the NACD Directorship 100, which recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom each year.