Directorship 100

The most influential people in and around the boardroom.

Directorship 100

Directorship 100 Gala

NACD's Directorship 100 Gala is the leading annual event recognizing individual 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).

Congratulations to the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 Honorees

Ronald L. Thompson

B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

Chairman, TIAA; Lead director, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Srikant Madhav Datar

Public Company Director of the Year

Director, ICF International, Novartis, Stryker Corp., T-Mobile US

Kathryn B. Swintek

Private Company Director of the Year

Chair, ABI Bank; director, Open Road Integrated Media, Oculogica, Turtle & Hughes

John K. Welch

Nonprofit Director of the Year

Chair, Battelle Memorial Institute; director, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Venue Information

Directorship 100 Gala

Last year, due to growing concern over COVID-19, NACD made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Directorship 100 Gala awards ceremony and dinner. Instead, NACD recognized the 2020 award winners in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine and at NACD Summit 2020. Winner profiles were also highlighted on the NACD Directorship 100 website.

Should circumstances allow, NACD hopes to celebrate the 2021 honorees together at an in-person gala.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 NACD Directorship 100 Gala Tables and 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 21,000 of the most influential leaders in corporate America.

Sponsorship opportunities coming soon!

Thank you to our generous partners for supporting the 2020 NACD Directorship 100.

Directorship 100 Lead Partner