DirectWomen Board Institute faculty includes CEOs, Directors, and search firm consultants. Additionally, many of our Board Institute alumnae and Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award honorees come back each year to share their experiences and advice with each new class. For a full listing of each year's faculty members, please refer to the 2016 Tribute Book, 2015 Tribute Book, 2014 Program Book, 2012 Program Book, 2011 Tribute Book, 2009 Tribute Book, 2008 Tribute Book, and 2007 Tribute Book. Past Board Institute faculty included:
Alan L. Beller
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Director, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
President and Co-Founder, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Continental Airlines, Inc.
Managing Director, g-b1 Partners
Director, Honeywell, Inc.
Director, Sprint, Inc.
Director, Prudential Financial, Inc.
International Director and Vice Chairman, JLL
President & CEO, Bulls Advisory Group LLC
Director, Comfort Systems USA
Head, Board Recruiting Practice, RSR Partners
Connie R. Collingsworth
General Counsel and Secretary, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Director, Banner Corporation
Director, Premera Blue Cross
Mary B. Cranston
Retired Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Director, Chemours Company
Director, CSAA Insurance Group
Director, International Rectifier Corporation
Director, Visa, Inc.
Retired Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Avaya, Inc.
Director, Amber Road, Inc.
Julie H. Daum
North American Board and CEO Succession Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart
Arnold W. Donald
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, Carnival Corporation
Director, Bank of America
Director, Crown Holdings, Inc.
Executive Search and Assessment Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates
Michelle D. Duguid
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Washington University
Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Fenaroli and Associates
Lauren Rich Fine
Partner, Howard & O’Brien Associates
Research Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
E. Thames Fulton
Managing Director, RSR Partners
Chief Legal Officer, Macy’s, Inc.
Bonnie W. Gwin
Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Board of Directors Practice, North America, Heidrick & Struggles
Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles
Susan S. Hart
Executive Search Consultant and Co-Leader, Global Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods Practice, Spencer Stuart
Partner, Member of Executive Committee, Norton Rose Fulbright
Director, Columbia Pipeline Partners LP
Commissioner, Texas Lottery Commission
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Director, Rice Midstream Partners
Director, TRC Companies, Inc.
Principal, Hill Family Advisors
Director, The Carlyle Group
Director, The Wendy’s Company
Director, Dean Food Company
Director and Chair, Tractor Supply Company
Director, Officer Depot
Mary Ann Jorgenson
Retired Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Director, Anthony & Sylvan Pools Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director, Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Director, DineEquity, Inc.
Senior Advisor, ConnectWise.com
Director, Hochschild Mining
Director, Legg Mason Closed-End Mutual Funds
Director, Associated Banc-Corp
Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper LLP (US)
Director, Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Director, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Marathon Oil
Director, Team, Inc.
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.
Lead Director, Mondelez International
Ilene H. Lang
Former President & CEO, Senior Advisor, and Honorary Director, Catalyst Inc.
Susan S. Lanigan
Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dollar General Corporation
Director, Dolgencorp, LLC
Director, Kirkland’s, Inc.
Director, Simmons First National Corporation
Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black
President of BBG Ventures
Director, Gilt Groupe
Director, Starz LLC
Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Hercules, Inc.
Director, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Director, Tractor Supply Co.
Director, C&D Technologies, Inc.
Deborah P. Majoras
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, The Procter & Gamble Company
Director, Valero Energy Corp.
Retired Senior Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Director, International Paper Company
Director, Nuclear Electric Insurance, Ltd.
Director, HP, Inc.
Jean Paul Montupet
Retired Executive Vice President, Emerson Electric Co.
Director, IHS Markit, Inc.
Director, Wabco Holdings, Inc.
Director, Lexmark International, Inc.
Managing Director / Area Manager, Dallas and Houston, Russell Reynolds Associates
Julie Cohen Norris
Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
John W. Rogers
Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, Lead Portfolio Manager, Ariel Investments, LLC
Director, Exelon Corporation
Director, McDonald’s Corporation
Former Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary, LinkedIn
Thomas L. Sager
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Hillary A. Sale
Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and Professor of Management, Washington University
Member, FINRA Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, State Auto Insurance
Founder and CEO, Sinclair Board Advisory Group Ltd.
Managing Director, Diversified Search
Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, Catalyst
Of Counsel, Taylor English Duma LLP
General Counsel and Managing Partner, Equicorp Partners, LLC
Director, DSW, Inc.
Sharon C. Taylor
Senior Vice President and Chair, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Director, New Jersey Resources
Frances Fragos Townsend
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc.
Director, Freeport McMoRan, Inc.
Director, Scientific Games Corporation
Director, The Western Union Company
James S. Turley
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young LLP
Director, Emerson Electric Company
Kim A. Van Der Zon
Partner, Egon Zehnder International, Inc.
Elisse B. Walter
Retired Chairman and Commissioner, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Director, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Founder and Managing Partner, Village Lane Advisory, LLC
Director, Christopher & Banks
Director, Carnival Corporation
Retired President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corp.
Director, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Marissa C. Wesely
Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Coordinator, Win-Win Coalition
Anré D. Williams
President, Global Merchant Services and Loyalty, American Express
Mark S. Wrighton
Chancellor, Washington University
Director, Brooks Automation, Inc.
Director, Cabot Corporation
Director, Corning Incorporation
Executive Partner, SIRIS Capital Group