Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council

Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council

In support of a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) created the Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council. Since 2009 this council has brought experienced audit committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies together with key shareholder representatives, regulators, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to strengthen corporate governance in general and the work of the audit committee in particular.

KPMG's Audit Committee Institute and Sidley Austin LLP collaborate with NACD in convening and leading this council.

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Participation
 

Confidential
Meetings and teleconferences are conducted under a modified version of the Chatham House Rule to maintain an environment for candid dialogue. No outside media is present at advisory council meetings. All delegates participate on their own behalf.

Cost
There is no cost associated with council participation other than travel expenses.

Commitment
The conversation is ongoing, punctuated by semi-annual meetings, typically from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Washington, D.C., or New York City. Debrief conference calls for non-attending delegates follow each in-person meeting.

Delegates*
 
  • HUMBERTO P. ALFONSO
    Eastman Chemical Co.
  • ANTHONY K. ANDERSON
    Exelon Corp.
  • JANICE M. BABIAK
    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
  • JOSEPH R. BRONSON
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • J. FRANK BROWN
    Home Depot Inc.
  • BRAD W. BUSS
    Advance Auto Parts Inc.
  • SUSAN O. CAIN
    Lithia Motors Inc.
  • R. KERRY CLARK
    Textron Inc.
  • TERRELL J. CREWS
    Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Hormel Foods Corp.
  • CYNTHIA A. GLASSMAN
    Discover Financial Services Inc.
  • PATRICK W. GROSS
    Waste Management Inc.
  • WILLIAM B. HANKS
    CenturyLink Inc.
  • SANDRA L. HELTON
    Principal Financial Group Inc.
  • ROBERT H. HERZ
    Federal National Mortgage Association, Morgan Stanley
  • JEFFREY T. HINSON
    Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
  • SHERRILL W. HUDSON
    Lennar Corp.
  • TRACY B. MCKIBBEN
    United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  • LOUIS P. MIRAMONTES
    Rite Aid Corp.
  • LESLIE A. MURPHY
    Kelly Services Inc.
  • CHARLES H. NOSKI
    Wells Fargo & Co.
  • GARY L. PERLIN
    State Farm Insurance Cos.
  • LESLIE F. SEIDMAN
    General Electric Co.
  • ANDREW K. SILVERNAIL
    Stryker Corp.
  • SHERRY M. SMITH
    Deere & Co.
  • JOHN B. VEIHMEYER
    Ford Motor Co.

*This list of recent participants is representative, not comprehensive. Delegates participate on their own behalf, and listed companies correspond to delegates' audit committee chair roles at the time of participation. Council rosters are subject to change.

Our Mission
 

NACD believes that the dialogue facilitated by the four advisory councils is vital to advancing the shared, overarching goal of all boards, investors, and regulators: a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America.