Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council

Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council

In support of a sustainable and profitable corporate America, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) created the Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council in 2010. Since then, this council has brought nominating and governance committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies together with investors, regulators, and other stakeholders to explore ways to strengthen corporate governance in general and the work of the nominating and governance committee in particular.

Heidrick & Struggles and Sidley Austin LLP collaborate with NACD in convening and leading the council.

Return to Overview

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
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*
 
  • CHARLES E. ADAIR
    Tech Data Corp.
  • PATRICIA M. BEDIENT
    Alaska Air Group Inc.
  • BETSY J. BERNARD
    Zimmer Biomet Holdings
  • CHARLES E. BUNCH
    Mondelez International Inc.
  • RICK L. BURDICK
    AutoNation Inc.
  • JEANNIE H. DIEFENDERFER
    Windstream Holdings Inc.
  • RICHARD W. FROST
    Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.
  • JOSEPH B. FULLER
    PVH Corp.
  • HELENE D. GAYLE
    Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  • RENEE L. GLOVER
    Federal National Mortgage Association
  • CHERYL W. GRISE
    Pultegroup Inc.
  • H. EDWARD HANWAY
    Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
  • ALEXIS M. HERMAN
    Cummins Inc., Coca Cola, MGM Resorts International
  • THOMAS E. HOAGLIN
    American Electric Power Co. Inc.
  • ANASTASIA D. KELLY
    O-I Glass Inc.
  • DENNIS F. LYNCH
    Fiserv Inc.
  • KAY W. MCCURDY
    Arthur J Gallagher & Co.
  • HENRY W. MCGEE
    AmerisourceBergen Corp.
  • RODERICK A. PALMORE
    CBOE Global Markets Inc.
  • JUDY A. SCHMELING
    Casey's General Stores Inc.
  • BRADLEY S. SEAMAN
    Steel Dynamics Inc.
  • JANE L. WARNER
    Tenneco Inc.
  • MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS
    Realogy Holdings Corp.
  • DONA D. YOUNG
    Foot Locker Inc.
  • DONNA F. ZARCONE
    Cigna Corp.

*This list of recent participants is representative, not comprehensive. Delegates participate on their own behalf, and listed companies correspond to delegates' nominating and governance committee chair roles at 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.