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.

Please join us in recognizing Thompson and all of the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 honorees in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine and in a tribute to be 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 being written for 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

Tapestry

Elizabeth W. Camp

Genuine Parts Co.

Intelligent Systems Corp.

Synovus Financial Corp.

Carol Anthony Davidson

FMC Corp.

Legg Mason

TE Connectivity

Nora M. Denzel

Advanced Micro Devices

Ericsson

NACD Florida and Northern California Chapters

NortonLifeLock

Wendy F. DiCicco

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals

Jeannie H. Diefenderfer

Colony Capital

NACD New Jersey Chapter

Windstream Holdings

Evelyn Sanciangco Dilsaver

HealthEquity

Tempur Sealy International

Katina J. Dorton

Fulcrum Therapeutics

NACD Research Triangle Chapter

US Ecology

Barbara J. Duganier

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

BAWAG Group

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

Kennametal

Mack L. Hogans

Boise Cascade Co.

Sheila Hooda

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.

Prosight Global

Frank Jaehnert

Briggs & Stratton Corp.

Itron

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

Evergy

Ivy and Waddell and Reed Mutual Funds Complex Trust

NACD Heartland Chapter

Debra L. Lee

AT&T

Burberry Group

Marriott International

Dennis J. Letham

Extra Space Storage

Tenneco

Stuart L. Levenick

Entergy Corp.

Finning International

WW Grainger

Gary Faye Locke

AMC Entertainment Holdings

nLIGHT

Letitia Anne Long

Parsons Corp.

Marilyn Matz

Teradyne

Daniel R. Maurer

CNO Financial Group

Zagg

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

Monro

Roderick Alan Palmore

CBOE Global Markets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corp.

Pamela D. Reeve

American Tower

Frontier Communications

NACD New England Chapter

Ellen B. Richstone

eMagin

NACD New England Chapter

Orion Energy Systems

Superior Industries International

David L. Rosenblum

Hanmi Bank

Hanmi Financial

NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter

Elizabeth Pedrick Sartain

AARP

AARP Foundation

ManpowerGroup

Judy A. Schmeling

Canopy Growth

Casey's General Store

Constellation Brands

NACD Florida Chapter

Thomas M. Schoewe

General Motors

KKR

Northrop Grumman

Alice Davey Schroeder

Natus Medical

Prudential

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 Vitale

Pareteum

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

RSM

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

KPMG

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

Chancellor

Delaware Court of Chancery

Richard F. Chambers

President and CEO

The Institute of Internal Auditors

Suzanne Patricia Clark

President

US Chamber of Commerce

Walter J. Clayton

Chair

US Securities and Exchange Commission

Stacey Cunningham

President

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

Deloitte

Phyllis Deiso

Partner and National SEC Practice Leader

RSM

Thomas J. Donohue

CEO

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 Edkins

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Stewardship

BlackRock

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

AIG

Robin Ann Ferracone

Founder and CEO

Farient Advisors

Laurence Douglas Fink

Founder, Chair, and CEO

BlackRock

R. David Fitt

Partner

Pay Governance

Scott Flynn

Leader, Board Leadership Center

KPMG

Jason Frankl

Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

Adena T. Friedman

CEO and President

Nasdaq

Timothy C. Gokey

CEO

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Holly J. Gregory

Partner and Cochair, Global Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Practice

Sidley Austin

Janine Guillot

CEO

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

Partner

Farient Advisors

Eric P. Hosken

Partner

Compensation Advisory Partners

Kirsty Jenkinson

Director, Corporate Governance

CalSTRS

Kelly Lynn Johnson

Partner, Board Chair

BDO USA

Blair R. Jones

Managing Director

Semler Brossy Consulting Group

Nichole A. Jordan

National Managing Partner, Markets, Clients & Industry

Grant Thornton

T. Mark Kelly

Chair

Vinson & Elkins

Thomas J. Kim

Partner

Sidley Austin

David H. Kistenbroker

Partner and Global Coleader, White Collar and Securities Litigation

Dechert

Steve Klemash

Americas Leader, EY Center for Board Matters

EY

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

Deloitte

Paula Loop

Leader, Governance Insights Center

PwC

Debbie McCormack

Managing Director, Center for Board Effectiveness

Deloitte

Alan Murray

President

Fortune

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

CEO

Crowe

Bradley Preber

CEO

Grant Thornton

John Rodi

Leader, Audit Committee Institute

KPMG

Eva 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

CalPERS

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Founder and Editor, DealBook

The New York Times

Chad E. Spitler

Founder & CEO

Third Economy

Brian Stafford

CEO and President

Diligent

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

Protiviti

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

CEO

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

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