Wednesday November 26, 2014

The Directorship 100

The veritable who’s who of the American corporate governance community, the Directorship 100 reveals the most renowned boardroom influentials.

People to Watch

Our annual assessment of the most influential people in corporate governance also uncovers a short list of movers and shakers who merit serious attention as potential boardroom influentials. This new feature of the Directorship 100 recognizes a few outstanding individuals who, by virtue of what they do and how they do it, bear watching.

Vineeta Anand, Chief research analyst, AFL-CIO

David W. Anderson, President, The Anderson Governance Group

C.E. Andrews, President and COO, McGladrey

Kenneth Bertsch, Executive director, corporate governance, Morgan Stanley

Francis H. Byrd, Managing director, The Altman Group

Stephen Chipman, CEO, Grant Thornton

Richard J. Daly, CEO, Broadridge Financial Services

Phyllis Deiso, National SEC practice leader, McGladrey

Janice DiPietro, National managing partner, consulting, Tatum

Robin A. Ferracone, Founder and executive chair, Farient Advisors

Neil Goldenberg, Partner in charge, Internal Audit and Risk Management, Eisner

John Goodyear, Chairman, CEO, Navigant Consulting

Francesco Guerrera, U.S. business editor, Financial Times

Dana Hermanson, Paul Lapides, James G. Tompkins IV, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University

Niels C. Holch, Executive director, Shareholder Communications Coalition

James A. Kaplan, Chairman and founder, Audit Integrity

Olivia F. Kirtley, U.S. member of the Board of the International Federation of Accountants

Neil C. Krauter, CEO, The Krauter Group

Fred J. Krebs, President, Association of Corporate Counsel

Stuart Levine, Chairman and CEO, Stuart Levine & Associates

Gary Lutin, Chairman, Shareholder Forum

Kevin M. LaCroix, Publisher, The D&O Diary blog; attorney & partner, Oakbridge Insurance Services

James McRitchie, Founder, publisher, editor,

Keith Meyer, Vice chairman, Global CEO and Board Practice CTPartners

John Napoli, Co-managing partner, Lorie Almon, Co-managing partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance, University of San Diego School of Law; author: F.I.A.S.C.O., Infectious Greed and The Match King

Francis G.X. Pileggi, Founding partner, Fox Rothschild; prolific blogger on the Delaware Courts

Joseph Tarantino, President and CEO, Protiviti

Steve Wchsler, President and CEO, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Jack Weisbaum, CEO, BDO

Ellen Zimiles, Global head of compliance and investigations, Navigant Consulting

To order PDFs or extra hard copy issues of The September 2010 issue with the full Directorship 100 cover story, please contact Keith Pew at

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Comments on “The Directorship 100”

  • carl clark says:

    I’m wondering where the proxy solicitors are on this list.

    • This is a good question and one we will take up in our 2011 survey of reader’s choices for the NACD Directorship 100 list. Thank you for bringing to my attention.

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