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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.

 

2012 Honorees

NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack B. Lowe, Jr.

Chairman
Zale Corporation; TDIndustries

Lowe became CEO and board chair of TDIndustries, one of America's premier specialty contracting companies in 1980. For 15 consecutive years, the company has appeared in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work in America". In his career, Lowe has been active in many civic and industry organizations and is a former trustee of the Dallas Independent School District.

Jack B. Lowe, Jr.

NACD Directors of the Year

William S. Ayer

William S. Ayer

Chairman
Alaska Air Group

A veteran of more than three decades in aviation, Ayer is the incoming chairman of the NextGen Advisory Council, a panel of aviation industry leaders who are working with the FAA to modernize the nation's air traffic control system and improve airport and airspace efficiency. In addition, he is vice chairman of the Museum of Flight and serves on the Angel Flight West Foundation board. He is a regent at the University of Washington and vice chair of the University of Washington Foundation.

Linda Rabbitt

Linda Rabbitt

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rand Construction Corp.
Lead Independent Director, Towers Watson

Rabbitt is the current chair of the Federal City Council, is on the board of the Economic Club of Washington and is a trustee of George Washington University. She is a director and deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Va.

NACD Directorship 100: Hall of Fame

William B. Chandler, III

William B. Chandler, III

Partner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

James D. Robinson, III

James D. Robinson, III

Chair, Directors and Corporate Governance
Coca-Cola

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Directorship 100: Directors and Executives
Josef Ackermann
Chairman of the Board
Zurich
Gilbert F. Amelio
Chair, Human Resources
AT&T
James L. Barksdale
Chair, Information Technology Oversight
FedEx
Edward W. Barnholt
Chair, Compensation Committee
eBay
Gordon M. Bethune
Chair, Compensation Committee
Sprint Nextel
W. Frank Blount
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
KBR
Samuel F. Bodman, III
Chair, Compensation Committee
Weatherford Intl.
Michael Boskin
Chair, Audit Committee
ExxonMobil
James T. Brady
Chair, Audit Committee
T. Rowe Price Group
Gregory D. Brenneman
Chair, Compensation Committee
Home Depot
Peter C. Browning
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Nucor
Ursula M. Burns
Director
American Express
Mary K. Bush
Director
Discover Financial Services
Mathis Cabiallavetta
Chair, Finance and Risk Committee
Swiss Re
Norm Champ
Director
SEC Division of Investment Management
Arthur D. Collins, Jr.
Chair, Compensation Committee
Boeing
Scott D. Cook
Chair, Innovation Technology
Procter & Gamble
Robert W. Cook
Director
SEC Division of Trading and Markets
Alexander M. Cutler
Director
DuPont
Domenico De Sole
Director
Gap
Susan L. Decker
Lead Director
Intel
Robert E. Denham
Lead Director
Chevron
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Director
Delphi Automotive
David W. Dorman
Chairman of the Board
CVS
Dina Dublon
Chair, Audit Committee
PepsiCo
William J. Fallon
Chairman of the Board
CounterTack
Oscar Fanjul
Chair, Finance Committee
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Bill Ford, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Ford Motor Co.
Kent Foster
Chair, Human Resources and Compensation Committee
J.C. Penney
Brenda J. Gaines
Director
Office Depot
Raymond V. Gilmartin
Chair, Corporate Governance
General Mills
David R. Goode
Chair, Personnel and Compensation Committee
Delta Air Lines
William H. Gray, III
Chair, Corporate Governance and Ethics
Prudential
Cheryl W. Grisé
Chair, Governance and Corporate Responsibility
MetLife
Myra M. Hart
Governance, Membership and Public Affairs Committee
Kraft Foods
Jane E. Henney, M.D.
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
AmerisourceBergen
Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Nordstrom
Bonnie G. Hill
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Home Depot
Mellody L. Hobson
Director
Groupon
Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr.
Director
Ford Motor Co.
Edward Neville Isdell
Director
General Motors
Shirley Ann Jackson
Chair, Audit Committee
Marathon Oil Co.
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Director
Pfizer
Jim Kilts, Jr.
Chair, Compensation Committee
Pfizer
Ellen J. Kullman
Chairman of the Board and CEO
DuPont
Maria Elena Lagomasino
Chair, Compensation Committee
Coca-Cola
Fred Langhammer
Chair, Compensation Committee
Walt Disney
Sherry Lansing
Chair, Governance Committee
Qualcomm
Jan Leschly
Chair, Compensation & Benefits
American Express
Stuart R. Levine
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Arthur Levinson
Chairman of the Board
Apple
Ann M. Livermore
Director
UPS
Edward J. Ludwig
Lead Director and Chair, Investment and Finance Committee
Aetna
Christopher S. Lynch
Chair, Audit Committee
AIG
Fred V. Malek
Chair, Compensation Committee
CBRE Group
Alex J. Mandl
Lead Director & Chair, Audit Committee
Dell
Siri S. Marshall
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Ameriprise Financial
Arthur C. Martinez
Lead Director
International Flavors & Fragrances
Deryck Maughan
Director
Glaxo SmithKline
Stanley A. McChrystal, Ret. USA
Director
JetBlue Airways
Douglas H. McCorkindale
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Lockheed Martin
Blythe J. McGarvie
Chair, Audit Committee
Viacom
Terry McGraw, III
Chair, Nom Gov Committee
Phillips 66
Andrew J. McKenna, Sr.
Chairman of the Board
McDonald's
Heidi Miller
Director
General Mills
M. Christian Mitchell
Chairman of the Board
REIS
Nicholas G. Moore
Chair, Audit & Examination
Wells Fargo
Anne M. Mulcahy
Director
Johnson & Johnson
Leo F. Mullin
Chair, Public Policy
Johnson & Johnson
Richard B. Myers, Ret. USAF
Director
United Technologies
Georgia R. Nelson
Chair, Compensation Committee
Cummins
Donald T. Nicolaisen
Chair, Audit Committee
Verizon Communications
Harald J. Norvik
Director
ConocoPhillips
Charles H. Noski
Chair, Audit Committee
Microsoft
Sam Nunn, Jr.
Chair, Public Responsibility
General Electric
Dean R. O'Hare
Chair, Audit Committee
H.J. Heinz
Samuel J. Palmisano
Chairman of the Board
IBM
Helmut Panke
Chair, Antitrust Compliance
Microsoft
William D. Perez
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Johnson & Johnson
David S. Pottruck
Chair, Compensation Committee
Intel
Linda Rice
Director
Kimberly-Clark
Patricia F. Russo
Lead Director
General Motors
Thomas O. Ryder
Chair, Audit Committee
Amazon
Paul Sagan
Chair, Nominating and Corp Governance
iRobot
Ronald F. Sargent
Chair, Audit Committee
Kroger
Susan C. Schwab
Director
Boeing
H. Hugh Shelton
Chairman of the Board
Red Hat
Ronald L. Skates
Director
Courier Corporation
James A. Skinner
Chairman of the Board
Walgreen
Joan E. Spero
Director
IBM
Judith Sprieser
Chair, Audit Committee
Allstate
Thomas G. Stemberg
Chair Compensation Committee
Lululemon Athletica
Randall L. Stephenson
Chairman, President, CEO
AT&T
James S. Tisch
Director
General Electric
Solomon D. Trujillo
Chair, Corporate Responsibility
Target
Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Director
AT&T
Peter V. Ueberroth
Director
Coca-Cola
Craig Weatherup
Lead Director
Starbucks
Arthur F. Weinbach
Chairman of the Board
CA Technologies
Robert E. Weissman
Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Christine T. Whitman, Governor
Chair, Governance and Stockholder Relations
Texas Instruments
Donna F. Zarcone
Chair, Audit Committee
CIGNA
Carlo V. di Florio
Director
SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
Greg Abott
Attorney General
State of Texas
Wiliam Ackman
CEO, Founder
Pershing Square Capital Management
Joseph Adams
Managing Partner, CEO
McGladrey
Luis A. Aguilar
Commissioner
SEC
William T. Allen
Director
NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business
Charles Allen
CEO
Crowe Horwath
Donna F. Anderson
Vice President and Corporate Governance Specialist
T. Rowe Price
Francis J. Aquila
Partner
Sullivan & Cromwell
Spencer T. Bachus
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
Congress
Stephen Bainbridge
William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
Maria Bartiromo
Anchor, Closing Bell
CNBC
David H. Batchelder
Principal, Founder, member of Investment Committee
Relational Investors
Lucian Bebchuk
Director of the Program on Corporate Governance
Harvard Law School
Irving S. Becker
National Practice Leader of the Executive Compensation Practice
Hay Group
Richard A. Bennett
Chairman
GMI
Robert Bennett
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Max W. Berger
Partner
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP
Carolyn Berger
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Stanley D. Bernstein
Partner
Bernstein Liebhard
Kenneth Bertsch
President and CEO
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
Glenn Booraem
Fund Controller, Principal
Vanguard Group
Carol Bowie
Head, Compensation Policy
ISS
Richard C. Breeden
Founder, Chairman, CEO, Chief Investment Officer
Breeden Capital Management
Duke K. Bristow, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics
USC Marshall School of Business
Catherine L. Bromilow
PwC Partner
PwC Center for Corporate Governance
Beth Brooke
Global Vice Chair, Public Policy
Ernst & Young
Stephen L. Brown
Director of Corporate Governance
TIAA-CREF
Martha Carter
Global Head of Research
ISS
Emily Chasan
Senior Editor, CFO Journal
Wall Street Journal
Stephen Chipman
CEO
Grant Thornton
David Chun
CEO, Founder
Equilar
James M. Citrin
Co-Head, North American Board and CEO Practice
Spencer Stuart
Mary Ann Cloyd
Leader
PwC Center for Corporate Governance
John Coffee
Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
James Copland
Director, Center for Legal Policy
Manhattan Institute
Richard Cordray
Director
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Meredith Cross
Director, Division of Corporate Finance
SEC
Keith T. Darcy
Executive Director
Ethics and Compliance Officers Association
Julie H. Daum
Co-Head, North American Board and CEO Practice
Spencer Stuart
Steven M. Davidoff Solomon
DealBook Professor, The New York Times
Professor, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
George L. Davis, Jr.
Executive Committee Member, Co-Leader of Global Board Practice
Egon Zehnder International
James W. DeLoach
Managing Director
Protiviti
Mike DeWine
Attorney General
State of Ohio
Phyllis Deiso, CPA
National SEC Practice Leader
McGladrey
Thomas J. Donohue
President and CEO
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
James Doty
Chairman
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Michael Dowd
Partner
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Theodore L. Dysart
Vice Chairman
Heidrick & Struggles
David K. Eaton
Vice President of Proxy Research
Glass Lewis & Co.
Richard Edelman
President and CEO
Edelman
Michelle Edkins
Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
BlackRock
W. Neil Eggleston
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis
David M. Einhorn
Co-Founder, President
Greenlight Capital
Jay Eisenhofer
Managing Director, Co-Founder
Grant & Eisenhofer
Charles M. Elson
Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair
University of Delaware, Weinberg Center
John M. Engler
President
Business Roundtable
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
President, CEO
TIAA-CREF
Robin A. Ferracone
Executive Chair, Founder
Farient Advisors
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman, CEO
BlackRock
Cindy Fornelli
Executive Director
Center for Audit Quality
Abe M. Friedman
Former Head of Governance
BlackRock
Eric Friedman
Executive Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Robert M. Galford
Managing Partner
Center for Leading Organizations
Daniel M. Gallagher
Commissioner
SEC
Gary Gensler
Chairman
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Samuel Glasscock, III
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Arthur F. Golden
Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Amy L. Goodman
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Michael D. Greenberg
Director
RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance
Holly J. Gregory
Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Robert Greifeld
President, CEO
Nasdaq OMX
Joseph Grundfest
Senior Faculty, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Stanford Law School
Bonnie W. Gwin
Vice Chairman
Heidrick & Struggles
Steven E. Hall, Sr.
Partner, Managing Director
Steven Hall & Partners
Robert E. Hallagan
Managing Director, Vice Chairman-Board Leadership Services
Korn/Ferry International
Kamala Harris
Attorney General
State of California
Robert M. Hayward
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis
Paul G. Hodgson
Chief Research Analyst
GMI
Eric H. Holder
Attorney General
United States of America
Randy J. Holland
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Carl C. Icahn
Chairman
Icahn Enterprises
Darrell Issa
Chairman, 112th Congress Oversight Committee
United States Congress
Jack B. Jacobs
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Tim Johnson
Chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Senate
Brad S. Karp
Chairman
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
David A. Katz
Partner
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
William Kelly
Corporate Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Robert Khuzami
Director, Division of Enforcement
SEC
David H. Kistenbroker
Managing Partner
Dechert, Chicago Office
Arthur Kohn
Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Jannice L. Koors
Managing Director
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Robert J. Kueppers
Deputy CEO
Deloitte
David F. Larcker
Co-director, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Stanford Law School
J. Travis Laster
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Richard S. Levick, Esq
President and CEO
Levick
Craig Lewis
Director, Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation and Chief Economist
SEC
James P. Liddy
U.S. Vice Chair, Audit and Americas Regional Head of Audit
KPMG
Daniel S. Loeb
Founder, CEO
Third Point LLC
David Louie
Attorney General
State of Hawaii
Joann S. Lublin
Management News Editor
Wall Street Journal
Jon Lukomnik
Executive Director
IRRC Institute
Stephen P. Mader
Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Board Services Practice
Korn/Ferry International
Robert McCormick, JD
Chief Policy Officer
Glass Lewis & Co.
William G. McGuinness
Chair of The Litigation Department
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Patrick S. McGurn
Executive Vice President, Special Counsel
ISS
Keith Meyer
Vice Chairman, Head of Global CEO & Board Practice
CTPartners
Nell Minow
Director
GMI
Scott L. Mitchell
Chairman
OCEG
G. Mason Morfit
Partner
ValueAct Capital
Jeffrey D. Morgan, FASAE, CAE
CEO
National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Alan Murray
Deputy Managing Editor, Executive Editor of Online
Wall Street Journal
David A. Nadler
Vice Chairman
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Charles M. Nathan
Of Counsel
Latham & Watkins
Duncan Niederauer
CEO, director
NYSE Euronext
John Noble
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Justus O'Brien
Head of Board Practice
Egon Zehnder International
John F. Olson
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Jonathan Oviatt
Chief Legal Officer
Mayo Clinic
Troy A. Paredes
Commissioner
SEC
Donald F. Parsons
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
George B. Paulin
Chairman, CEO
Frederic W. Cook
Nelson Peltz
Founder and CEO
Trian Fund Management
Becky Quick
Co-anchor, Squawk Box
CNBC
Jed Rakoff
Chief Judge
US District Court Southern District of New York
Punit Renjen
Chairman of the Board
Deloitte
Henry duPont Ridgely
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Eileen Rominger
Director, Division of Investment Management
SEC
Marc S. Rosenberg
Partner and Co-Chair Corporate Governance and Board Advisory Group
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Mary L. Schapiro
Chairman
SEC
Eric Schneiderman
Attorney General
State of New York
Andrew E. Shapiro
Founder, President, Portfolio Manager
Lawndale Capital Management
Anne Sheehan
Director Corporate Governance
CalSTRS
Richard Shelby
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Congress
Anne Simpson
Senior Portfolio Manager and Director for Corporate Governance
CalPERS
Michael W. Smith
President of Executive Liability
Chartis
Timothy Smith
Senior Vice President and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement
Walden Asset Management
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs
Yale School of Management
Larry Sonsini
Chairman
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Reporter, 'Dealbook' Editor and Columnist
The New York Times
Myron Steele
Chief Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
David N. Swinford
President and CEO
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Anton Valukas
Chairman
Jenner & Block
Bruce Vanyo
Partner
Katten
John B. Veihmeyer
Chairman, CEO
KPMG-Americas
Mike Wallace
Director, Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA
Global Reporting Initiative
Elisse Walters
Commissioner
SEC
Charles Weinstein
CEO
EisnerAmper
Dennis T. Whalen
Partner in Charge and Executive Director
KPMG's Audit Committee Institute
Ralph Whitworth
Founder, Principal, Investment Committee Member
Relational Investors
Christianna Wood
Chairman
International Corporate Governance Network
Ann Yerger
Executive Director
Council of Institutional Investors (CII)

NACD Directorship 100: People to Watch

Directorship 100: People to Watch
Mark Beasley
Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management
North Carolina State University, ERM Initiative
Paul A. Beswick
Acting Chief Accountant
SEC
Henry L. Boerner
Chairman, CEO
Governance & Accountability Institute
Bradley Bondi
Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Neil S. Braun
Dean
Pace University Lubin School of Business
Brian V. Breheny
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
David Green
Director
U.K. Serious Fraud Office
Keir D. Gumbs
Partner
Covington & Burling
Darrin Hartzler
Manager
International Finance Corporation
Christopher Hohn
Founder
Children's Investment Fund
Benjamin Lawsky
Superintendent
New York Department of Financial Services
James McRitchie
Publisher
CorpGov.net
Henry Mintzberg
Professor
McGill University
Ellen Moskowitz
Partner
Brunswick Group
Ann C. Mule
Associate Director, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
University of Delaware
Jeffrey Rudman
Partner
WilmerHale
Jason Schloetzer
Professor
Georgetown University
Andrew J. Sherman
Partner
Jones Day
Adair Turner
Chairman
Financial Services Authority, London