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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.

 

2017 Honorees

NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

Jerre L. Stead

Current Director: IHS Markit
Former Director: American Precision Industries, Armstrong Holdings, BrightPoint, Conexant Systems, IGO, Ingram Micro, Mindspeed Technologies, Thomas & Betts, Weyerhaeuser


Jerre L. Stead

NACD Directors of the Year

Michele J. Hooper

Michele J. Hooper

Current Director: PPG Industries, UnitedHealth Group
Former Director: AstraZeneca, DaVita, Seagram, Target, Warner Music Group

Catherine A. Rein

Catherine A. Rein

Chair Emeritus: Corning
Former Director: BNY Mellon, FirstEnergy, GPU

NACD Directorship 100: Hall of Fame

Irvine O. Hockaday Jr.

Irvine O. Hockaday Jr.

Current Director: Aratana Therapeutics, Estee Lauder
Former Director: Aquila, Crown Media Holdings, Dow Jones, Ford Motor, Kansas City Southern, Sprint
Reatha Clark King

Reatha Clark King

Former Director: Exxon Mobil, Lenox Group, HB Fuller, Wells Fargo

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Please note: This list is intended to cite notable and current directorships.

Directorship 100: Directors and Executives
Charles E. Adair
Rayonier Advanced Materials
Tech Data
Torchmark
Brian P. Anderson
James Hardie Industries
PulteGroup
Stericycle
W. W. Grainger
Janice M. Babiak
Bank of Montreal
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Carin M. Barth
Black Stone Minerals
Enterprise Products Partners
Group 1 Automotive
John F. Bergstrom
Advance Auto Parts
Associated Banc-Corp
Kimberly-Clark
WEC Energy Group
Jean M. Birch
Papa Murphy's
Donna M. Boles
CST Brands
Maureen A. Breakiron-Evans
Ally Financial
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Cubic
Irene C. Britt
Dunkin Brands
Tailored Brands
TerraVia
Colleen B. Brown
TrueBlue
Herman E. Bulls
Comfort Systems USA
Stephanie A. Burns
Corning
HP
Kellogg
Vernon E. Clark
Raytheon
Judith B. Craven
Luby's
Sysco
Yvonne M. Curl
HealthSouth
Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Gary T. DiCamillo
Global Partner Acquisition
Whirlpool
Connie K. Duckworth
Steelcase
Steven G. Elliott
AllianceBernstein
Huntington Bancshares
PPL
Joseph B. Fuller
PVH
Pamela H. Godwin
Unum
Allan C. Golston
Harley-Davidson
Stryker
Robert C. Greving
CNO Financial
James Guyette
Priceline
PrivateBancorp
Tyler E. Jacks
Amgen
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Cynthia T. Jamison
Big Lots
Darden Restaurants
Office Depot
Tractor Supply
Julia L. Johnson
American Water Works
FirstEnergy
MasTec
NorthWestern
James C. Lam
E*TRADE Financial
Brenda J. Lauderback
Denny's
Select Comfort
Wolverine Worldwide
Sara G. Lewis
PS Business Parks
Sun Life Financial
Weyerhaeuser
Lester L. Lyles
General Dynamics
KBR
Maya Makanjee
Mpact
Tiger Brands
Ellen R. Marram
Eli Lilly
Ford Motor
Joe C. McKinney
Broadway Bank
Luby's
New York REIT
Roberto G. Mendoza
ManpowerGroup
Quinpario Acquisition
Western Union
Nana Mensah
Darden Restaurants
Reynolds American
Linda A. Mills
AIG
Navient
Pattye L. Moore
One Gas
ONEOK
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Michael G. Mullen
Discovery Air
General Motors
Sprint
Dean C. Oestreich
Alliant Energy
Pamela D. Reeve
American Tower
Frontier Communications
Sonus Networks
Arthur F. Ryan
Citizens Financial
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Lynn A. Schenk
Biogen
Sempra Energy
Neal B. Shapiro
Tegna
Laurie A. Siegel
CenturyLink
FactSet Research Systems
Volt Information Sciences
James T. Thompson
Hawkins
Sims Metal Management
Susan L. Wagner
Apple
BlackRock
Swiss Re
Wendy A. Watson
Citizens Financial
Wendell P. Weeks
Amazon.com
Corning
Merck
Barbara A. Yastine
First Data
Primerica
Zions Bancorporation
Edward J. Zore
ManpowerGroup
RenaissanceRe

NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
Joseph M. Adams
Managing Partner and CEO
RSM
Michael J. Aiello
Chairman, Corporate Department
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Irving S. Becker
Vice Chairman, Executive Pay and Governance Practice
Korn Ferry Hay Group
Wayne Berson
CEO and Chair, Global Board of Directors
BDO USA
Glenn Booraem
Investment Stewardship Officer
Vanguard
Andre G. Bouchard
Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Brian V. Breheny
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Catherine L. Bromilow
Partner, Governance Insights Center
PwC
Maureen P. Bujno
Managing Director, Center for Board Effectiveness
Deloitte
David Chun
Founder and CEO
Equilar
Walter J. Clayton
Chair
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Eileen Cohen
Managing Director
JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management
Michael R. Cote
President and CEO
SecureWorks
Richard J. Daly
President and CEO
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Julie Hembrock Daum
Leader, North American Board Practice
Spencer Stuart
Deborah L. DeHaas
Chief Inclusion Officer, National Managing Partner, and Vice Chair, Center for Board Effectiveness
Deloitte
James W. DeLoach
Managing Director
Protiviti
Phyllis Deiso
Partner and National SEC Practice Leader
RSM
Lynne M. Doughtie
U.S. Chair and CEO
KPMG LLP
John P. Drzik
President, Global Risk and Specialties, Marsh LLC Chair, Global Risk Center
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Theodore L. Dysart
Vice Chairman, Global CEO & Board Practice
Heidrick & Struggles
Michelle Edkins
Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Stewardship
BlackRock
Margaret Engel
Founding Partner
Compensation Advisory Partners
Steven Epstein
Corporate Partner and Co-head, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Thomas Farley
NYSE Group President
NYSE
Robin A. Ferracone
Founder and CEO
Farient Advisors
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO
BlackRock
David Fitt
Partner
Pay Governance
Cynthia M. Fornelli
Executive Director
Center for Audit Quality
Abe M. Friedman
Founder and Managing Partner
CamberView Partners
Adena Friedman
President and CEO
Nasdaq
Sam Glasscock III
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Holly J. Gregory
Partner and Co-leader, Global Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Practice
Sidley Austin
Robert Greifeld
Chairman
Nasdaq
Bonnie W. Gwin
Vice Chair and Co-Managing Partner, Global CEO and Board Practice
Heidrick & Struggles
Steven E. Hall
Founding Partner and Managing Director
Steven Hall & Partners
Robert E. Hallagan
Vice Chair and Co-Managing Director, Board Leadership Services
Korn Ferry
Dayna L. Harris
Partner
Farient Advisors
Eric Hosken
Partner
Compensation Advisory Partners
Stephen R. Howe
Managing Partner, Americas Area
EY
Blair R. Jones
Managing Director
Semler Brossy Consulting Group
Ira T. Kay
Managing Partner
Pay Governance
T. Mark Kelly
Chair
Vinson & Elkins
Thomas J. Kim
Partner
Sidley Austin
David H. Kistenbroker
Co-leader, White Collar and Securities Litigation Practice
Dechert
Jannice L. Koors
Managing Director, Chicago Office Director
Pearl Meyer
Rakhi Kumar
Managing Director, Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship
State Street Global Advisors
J. Travis Laster
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Paula Loop
Leader, Governance Insights Center
PwC
Joann S. Lublin
Management News Editor
The Wall Street Journal
Mark Lundvall
Vice President, Investment Proxy Research
Fidelity Investments
J. Michael McGuire
CEO
Grant Thornton
F. William McNabb III
Chairman and CEO
Vanguard
Joan E. Meyer
Partner and Practice Group Chair, North America Compliance, Investigations, and Government Enforcement
Baker McKenzie
Tamika Montgomery-Reeves
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Megan Murphy
Editor
Bloomberg Businessweek
Alan Murray
Chief Content Officer and Editor in Chief
Time Inc., Fortune Magazine
Justus O'Brien
Co-leader, Board & CEO Advisory Group
Russell Reynolds Associates
Gregg H. Passin
Senior Partner and U.S. Executive Awards Practice Leader
Mercer, a Marsh & McLennan Company
Michael S. Piwowar
Commissioner
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
James L. Powers
CEO
Crowe Horwath
Michael Powers
Managing Partner
Meridian Compensation Partners
Jose R. Rodriguez
Partner in Charge & Executive Director, Audit Committee Institute
KPMG LLP
Tim Ryan
Senior Partner and Chairman, PwC US
PwC
Steven G. Scheinfeld
Partner and Global Chair, Corporate Practice
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Collins J. Seitz Jr.
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Anne Sheehan
Director, Corporate Governance
CalSTRS
Anne Simpson
Investment Director, Sustainability
CalPERS
Carol SingletonSlade
Leader, Global Energy and U.S. Board Practices
Egon Zehnder
Joseph R. Slights III
Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery
Andrew Ross Sorkin
DealBook Founder and Editor
The New York Times
Kara M. Stein
Commissioner
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jane Edison Stevenson
Vice Chair and Managing Director, Board and CEO Services
Korn Ferry
Leo E. Strine Jr.
Chief Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
David N. Swinford
President and CEO
Pearl Meyer
Joe Tarantino
President and CEO
Protiviti
Anthony Tatulli
Global Head of Financial Lines
AIG
Karen L. Valihura
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Kim A. Van Der Zon
Partner; Head, Global Board Practice
Egon Zehnder
Bruce G. Vanyo
Partner and Co-head, Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice
Katten Muchin Rosenman
James T. Vaughn Jr.
Justice
Delaware Supreme Court
Charles Weinstein
CEO
EisnerAmper
Dennis T. Whalen
Leader, Board Leadership Center
KPMG LLP
Alex Wittenberg
Executive Director, Global Risk Center
Marsh & McLennan Companies
James Wolf
Managing Partner
Meridian Compensation Partners

Note: Company affiliations are listed as of July 1, 2017

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