2020 Honorees

2020 Honorees

Ronald L. Thompson

NACD B. Kenneth West
Lifetime Achievement Award

Chair, TIAA; Lead director, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Integrity. Mature confidence. Informed judgment. High performance standards. These are the attributes that characterize the career of Dr. Ronald L. Thompson, earning him the distinction of being named the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement award winner. Thompson has been the soul of the privately held Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) since 1995, where he first served as an independent trustee and, since 2008, as independent chair. During that time, Thompson led the TIAA through periods of strategic transformation that evolved the company from a single-line retirement company to a respected Fortune 500 institution that offers a broad range of financial services. However, Thompson’s impact extends well beyond the factors of economic growth and TIAA, as evidenced by letters of support from his many board colleagues.

Thank you for joining us in recognizing Thompson and all of the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 honorees in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine and in the tribute that was shared at the Virtual NACD Summit 2020 on October 12.

The NACD Directorship 100 list below highlights only key directorships as of August 5 and is not intended to be a complete record of individuals' directorships.

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Directorships listed are not intended to be all inclusive and have been updated as of August 4 to reflect new directorships in preparation for honoree profiles featured in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine. 

Hilary E. Ackermann

Vistra Corp.

John Paul Bilbrey

Campbell Soup Co.

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Elanco Animal Health


Elizabeth W. Camp

Genuine Parts Co.

Intelligent Systems Corp.

Synovus Financial Corp.

Carol Anthony Davidson

FMC Corp.

Legg Mason

TE Connectivity

Nora M. Denzel, NACD.DC

Advanced Micro Devices


NACD Florida and Northern California Chapters


Wendy F. DiCicco

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals

Jeannie H. Diefenderfer, NACD.DC

Colony Capital

NACD New Jersey Chapter

Windstream Holdings

Evelyn Sanciangco Dilsaver


Tempur Sealy International

Katina J. Dorton

Fulcrum Therapeutics

NACD Research Triangle Chapter

US Ecology

Barbara J. Duganier, NACD.DC

MRC Global

Noble Energy

NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

West Monroe

William H. Easter

Concho Resources

Delta Air Lines

Grupo Aeroméxico

Kim Samuel Fennebresque

Albertsons Cos.

Ally Financial


BlueLinx Holdings

Michael Fung

Floor & Decor Holdings

Franklin Covey Co.

Robert M. Galford

Forrester Research

Karen M Garrison

Kaman Corp.

SP Plus Corp.

Thomas S. Gayner

Cable One

Colfax Corp.

Graham Holdings Co.

Markel Corp.

Mary Kay Haben

Equity Residential

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp.

Hershey Co.

William J. Harvey


Mack L. Hogans

Boise Cascade Co.

Sheila Hooda, NACD.DC

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.

Prosight Global

Frank Jaehnert, NACD.DC

Briggs & Stratton Corp.


NACD Chicago Chapter

Nordson Corp.

William L. Jews

CACI International

Choice Hotels International

Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey

General Electric Co.

Intel Corp.

Merck & Co.

Sandra A.J. Lawrence

American Shared Hospital Services


Hall Family Foundation

Ivy and Waddell and Reed Mutual Funds Complex Trust

Debra L. Lee


Burberry Group

Marriott International

Dennis J. Letham

Extra Space Storage


Stuart L. Levenick

Entergy Corp.

Finning International

WW Grainger

Gary Faye Locke

AMC Entertainment Holdings


Letitia Anne Long

Parsons Corp.

Marilyn Matz


Daniel R. Maurer

CNO Financial Group


Margaret M. McCarthy

American Electric Power Co.

Brighthouse Financial

First American Financial Corp.

Marriott International

Charles Douglas McCrary

Regions Financial Corp.

Robert Edward Mellor

Coeur Mining


Roderick Alan Palmore

CBOE Global Markets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corp.

Senior Counsel, Dentons

Pamela D. Reeve

American Tower

Frontier Communications

NACD New England Chapter

Ellen B. Richstone


NACD New England Chapter

Orion Energy Systems

Superior Industries International

David L. Rosenblum, NACD.DC

Hanmi Bank

Hanmi Financial

NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter

Elizabeth Pedrick Sartain


AARP Foundation


Judy A. Schmeling

Canopy Growth

Casey's General Store

Constellation Brands

NACD Florida Chapter

Thomas M. Schoewe

General Motors


Northrop Grumman

Alice Davey Schroeder

Natus Medical


Leslie F. Seidman

General Electric

Moody's Corp.

Henry B. Smith

AXIS Capital Holdings

Noel J. Spiegel

American Eagle Outfitters

Radian Group

VTV Therapeutics

Shivan S. Subramaniam

Citizens Financial Group

Kathleen Patricia Taylor

Addeco Group

Air Canada

Canada Pension Plan Investment Group

Royal Bank of Canada

Mary Beth Elizabeth Vitale, NACD.DC


Luna Innovations


Richard Tyrone Williams

Coca-Cola Consolidated

HomeTrust Bancshares

NACD Carolinas Chapter

NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Joe M. Adams

Managing Partner and CEO


Michael J. Aiello

Partner and Chair, Corporate Department

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Donna F. Anderson

VP, Head of Corporate Governance

T. Rowe Price

Christine M. Anderson

Managing Partner, Growth Strategies

Baker Tilly

Susan M. Angele

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center


Irving S. Becker

Vice Chair, Executive Pay and Governance Business

Korn Ferry

Julie Bell Lindsay

Executive Director

Center for Audit Quality

Lisa Blais

Head, US Board Practice Egon Zehnder

NACD New England Chapter

Glenn H. Booraem

Principal and Investment Stewardship Officer, Vanguard

NACD Philadelphia Chapter

Andre Bouchard


Delaware Court of Chancery

Richard F. Chambers

President and CEO

The Institute of Internal Auditors

Suzanne Patricia Clark


US Chamber of Commerce

Walter Joseph Clayton


US Securities and Exchange Commission

Stacey Cunningham


NYSE Group

Richard J. Daly

Executive Chair

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Julie Hembrock Daum

Leader, North American Board Practice

Spencer Stuart

Deborah L DeHaas

Former Vice Chair and National Managing Partner, Center for Board Effectiveness


Phyllis Deiso

Partner and National SEC Practice Leader


Thomas J. Donohue


US Chamber of Commerce

John Drzik

President, Global Risk and Digital

Marsh, a Marsh & McLennan Co.

Theodore L. Dysart

Vice Chair; Leader, Global Board of Directors Practice; and Member, CEO Search Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

Michelle Anne Edkins

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Stewardship


Margaret M. Engel

Founding Partner

Compensation Advisory Partners

Steven Epstein

Partner, Corporate Department, and Cohead, Mergers and Acquisitions

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Luciana Fato

Executive Vice President, General Counsel


Robin Ann Ferracone

Founder and CEO

Farient Advisors

Laurence Douglas Fink

Founder, Chair, and CEO


R. David Fitt


Pay Governance

Scott Flynn

Leader, Board Leadership Center


Jason S Frankl

Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

Adena T. Friedman

CEO and President


Timothy C. Gokey


Broadridge Financial Solutions

Holly J. Gregory

Partner and Cochair, Global Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Practice

Sidley Austin

Janine Guillot


Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Bonnie W Gwin

Vice Chair and Comanaging Partner, Global CEO & Board Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

Robert E. Hallagan

Managing Director and Vice Chair, Board Leadership Services

Korn Ferry

Marc Hodak


Farient Advisors

Eric P. Hosken


Compensation Advisory Partners

Kirsty Jenkinson

Director, Corporate Governance


Kelly Lyn Johnson, NACD.DC

Partner, Board Chair


Blair N. Jones

Managing Director

Semler Brossy Consulting Group

Nichole A. Jordan, NACD.DC

National Managing Partner, Markets, Clients & Industry

Grant Thornton

T. Mark Kelly


Vinson & Elkins

Thomas J. Kim


Sidley Austin

David H. Kistenbroker

Partner and Global Coleader, White Collar and Securities Litigation


Stephen Klemash

Americas Leader, EY Center for Board Matters


Jannice L. Koors

Senior Managing Director and Western Region President

Pearl Meyer

Robert Kress

Managing Director

Accenture Security

Rakhi Kumar

SVP, Sustainability Solutions

Liberty Mutual

Tonie R. Leatherberry

Board Relations Leader, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory and President, Deloitte Foundation


Paula Loop

Leader, Governance Insights Center


Debra Everitt McCormack

Managing Director, Center for Board Effectiveness


Alan Murray



Ellen J. Odoner

Partner and Cohead, Public Company Advisory Group

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Cydney Posner

Leader, Governance Center

Cooley LLP

Michael Powers

Managing Partner and Chair, Executive Committee

Meridian Compensation Partners

James L. Powers



Bradley J Preber, NACD.DC


Grant Thornton

John Rodi

Leader, Audit Committee Institute


Eva Marie Sage-Gavin

Senior Managing Director

Accenture Talent & Organization

Steven G. Scheinfeld

Partner and Global Chair, Corporate Department

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Anne Margaret Simpson

Director, Board Governance and Strategy


Andrew Ross Sorkin

Founder and Editor, DealBook

The New York Times

Chad E. Spitler

Founder & CEO

Third Economy

Brian Stafford

CEO and President


Jane Stevenson

Global Leader, CEO Succession, and Vice Chair, Board and CEO Services

Korn Ferry

David N. Swinford

President and CEO

Pearl Meyer

Joseph A. Tarantino

President and CEO


Corey E. Thomas

Chair and CEO, Rapid7; DIrector, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

NACD New England Chapter

Peter P. Tomczak

Partner and Chair, North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group

Baker McKenzie

Martin Whittaker


Just Capital

Alex P. Wittenberg

Executive Director, Marsh & McLennan Insights

Marsh & McLennan Companies

James K. Wolf

Managing Partner

Meridian Compensation Partners

Liz A. Zale

Managing Director

Sard Verbinnen & Co

2021 NACD Directorship 100 Partners

Directorship 100 Lead Partner