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 leads her life, paving new paths for the women who come after her.

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Express Company, the Estée Lauder Companies, Intel Corporation, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She is a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ambassador

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Edith E. Holiday

Edith (Ede) E. Holiday is a member of the Board of Directors of the H. J. Heinz Company, Hess Corporation, White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd., Canadian National Railway, and RTI International Metals, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors or Trustee of various investment companies in the

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Suzanne Nora Johnson

Suzanne Nora Johnson currently serves on the boards of Visa, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Intuit, Inc. and the American International Group, Inc Ms. Nora Johnson’s community activities include service on the boards of The American Red Cross, the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Markle Foundation, RAND Health, Technoserve,

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Betsy Z. Cohen

Betsy Z. Cohen has retired as Chief Executive Officer and board member of The Bancorp Bank (NASDAQ: “TBBK”), which she founded in August 2000. The Bancorp Bank is an FDIC-insured electronic institution that provides private label banking products to non-bank entities such as Legg Mason and SEI. Ms. Cohen now

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Janiece M. Longoria

Janiece M. Longoria serves on the Board of Directors of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the third largest publicly traded natural gas delivery company in the U.S., and the provider of electricity transmission and distribution service for the Houston metropolitan area and natural gas distribution service in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma

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Linda Koch Lorimer

Linda Koch Lorimer is the retired Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives at Yale University. Ms. Lorimer has also served as a member of the Yale Corporation, the university’s governing board. She was one of six Officers of the University reporting to the President and was asked to lead

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Juliette Pryor

Juliette Pryor is a skilled public and private company c-suite executive with 25+ years of business experience. She has deep experience in the board room of multiple corporations, providing key

Kellye L. Walker

Kellye Walker, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of experience helping publicly traded companies

Sarah C. Dodds-Brown

Sarah Dodds-Brown is a strategic business partner and enterprise thinker who effectively anticipates challenges and thoughtfully influences change and evolution.   Over the course of her career at American Express, Sarah