Directorship 100

The most influential people in and around the boardroom.

Directorship 100


The NACD Directorship Awards Virtual Gala is the leading annual event recognizing directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom. The annual NACD Directorship 100 Awards celebration includes the presentation of six distinct honors: the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, Public Company Director of the Year, Private Company Director of the Year, Nonprofit Director of the Year, and the Directorship 100 (Directors and Governance Professionals categories).

The complimentary gala will be presented virtually on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:00 PM EST.

Congratulations to the 2021 NACD Directorship 100 Honorees

Alfred E. Osborne Jr., Ph.D.

NACD 2021 B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

Lead Independent Director, Kaiser Aluminum Corp.; Director, Source Capital Inc. and Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

William M. Cook

William M. Cook

Public Company Director of the Year

Nonexecutive Chair, IDEX Corp. and Neenah Inc.; Independent Director, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd

Lynn N. Clarke

Lynn N. Clarke

Private Company Director of the Year

Chair, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas; Director, ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages, The Vollrath Company, A. Duie Pyle Inc, and the NACD Connecticut Chapter

Phyllis J. Campbell

Phyllis J. Campbell

Nonprofit Director of the Year

Independent Director, Air Transport Services Group Inc.; Director, Allen Institute and Washington Roundtable; Immediate Past Chair, US-Japan Council

Event Information

NACD Directorship Awards Virtual Gala

The 2021 honorees will be honored during the 2021 NACD Directorship Awards Virtual Gala along with the NACD DE&I Award winners on November 9, 2021, and their profiles will be shared prominently with all 22,000 NACD members, as well as partner organizations and other key governance stakeholders. They also will be highlighted in the NACD Directorship magazine’s Annual List of the Most Influential People in Boardrooms and Corporate Governance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 NACD Directorship 100 Sponsorship Opportunities

NACD offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities that will bring visibility to your company at the event, online, and in NACD’s premier magazine, Directorship. Combined, these opportunities will reach more than 22,000 of the most influential leaders in corporate America.

View 2021 Sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our generous partners for supporting the 2021 NACD Directorship 100.

Directorship 100 Lead Partner

2021 NACD Directorship 100 Sponsors