Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Honorees

The Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award is presented to women lawyers who have served with distinction as independent directors of public companies and exemplify the manner in which Sandra Day O’Connor led her life, paving new paths for the women who came after her.

Kim Lubel

Kim Lubel serves on the boards of directors of Westlake Corporation (NYSE:WLK), Arcosa Inc. (NYSE:ACA), and PBF Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PBF), as well as the boards of Southwest Research, Inc., Inspire Trust Co., United Ways of Texas, Miami University (Ohio) Foundation, and the UT Law School Foundation.  Kim also mentors executive leaders in both private and public companies.

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Laura S. Unger

Laura is the Former SEC Commissioner and Acting Chair and a Director at Nomura Holdings Inc., Nomura Holdings America, Navient Corp., and Instinet Incorporated.

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Mary L. Schapiro

Mary L. Schapiro is the Vice Chair for Global Public Policy of Bloomberg, the global financial technology company that was founded in 1981. She has been at Bloomberg since October 2018, and also serves as a Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman. Ms. Schapiro, who has had a distinguished

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Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett is the President of the Barack Obama Foundation and a Senior Distinguished Fellow at The University of Chicago Law School. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, published in April 2019.

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Kim K.W. Rucker

Kim Rucker is an accomplished executive, holding senior leadership positions since 2004.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of 3 Fortune 500 Companies and a world-renowned medical non-profit. Kim serves on the Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation, a global specialty and materials company with net sales in

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Angela Braly

A recognized leader in business and healthcare, Angela F. Braly serves on the board of directors of Brookfield Asset Management, ExxonMobil, Lowe’s, and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Braly formerly served as the Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc. (now called Anthem).  Ms. Braly has been named one

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Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fortune 50 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), is a seasoned executive and former U.S.

Pamela F. Craven

Pamela Craven is the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of collaboration and communications networks and services for businesses.

Eve N. Howard

Eve N. Howard is a proven, senior leader and recognized expert with more than 30 years of experience in corporate governance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions,