2021 Honorees

2021 Honorees

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D.

NACD B. Kenneth West
Lifetime Achievement Award

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

The annual B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a director whose distinguished boardroom service throughout their career best exemplifies the characteristics modeled by the former NACD CEO for whom the award is named. Honorees are recognized for their dedication to effective leadership, the improvement of corporate governance, and the demonstrable impact they have had in their communities and throughout their boardroom service to public, private, or nonprofit entities.

These are the attributes that characterize the career of Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. and have earned him the honor of being named the 2021 NACD Directorship 100 B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Osborne is a corporate governance expert, teacher, mentor, and a consummate boardroom professional. He has served on more than 25 public, private, and nonprofit boards and has inspired new generations to aspire to and be ready for board service. The many testimonial letters we received from his colleagues supporting his nomination for our highest annual honor extolled his lifelong commitment to continuous learning. His current and past board service includes Kaiser Aluminum, Wedbush Inc., First Pacific Advisors family of mutual funds, the Geffen Academy at UCLA, Fidelity Charitable, Harvard-Westlake School, and the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation. Osborne is senior associate dean for external affairs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management with oversight of UCLA Anderson’s resource development, alumni relations, corporate initiatives, and executive education. He also holds an appointment as professor of Global Economics, Management, and Entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson and is the founder and faculty director of its Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

We invite you to join us in recognizing Dr. Osborne—and all of the 2021 NACD Directorship 100 honorees—at the virtual NACD Directorship Awards gala on the evening of November 9.

The complete NACD Directorship 100 list (below) highlights only the honorees’ key directorships as of August 8 and is not intended to be a complete record of individuals' directorships.

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Directorships and positions listed are not intended to be all inclusive and were updated as of August 8 to reflect new roles in preparation for honoree profiles featured in the November/December issue of Directorship magazine.

Rebecca Lynn Atchison, NACD.DC

Absolute Software Corp.

Bumble Inc.

Q2 Holdings Inc.

Charles V. Bergh

HP Inc.

Levi Strauss & Co.

Susan Marie Cameron


nVent Electric PLC

Tupperware Brands Corp.

Kimberly A Casiano

Ford Motor Co.

Adela Cepeda

BMO Financial Corp.

Mercer Funds

Pathway Funds

UBS Funds

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Regional Management Corp.

Sempra Energy

Trinet Group Inc.

Zions Bancorporation

Rick L. Crandall

Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc.

Smith W Davis

Martin Marietta Materials Inc.

Diane L Dewbrey

Barrett Business Services Inc.


Leldon E. Echols

EnLink Midstream LLC

HollyFrontier Corp.

Trinity Industries Inc.

Sara Louise Faivre, NACD.DC

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp.

Venita E. Fields

Superior Group of Companies Inc.

David's Bridal Inc.

Lifespace Communities, Inc.

IMA Financial

Pamela Forbes Forbes-Lieberman

Sanfilippo & Son Inc.

Standard Motor Products Inc.

Anne Raby Gates

Kroger Co.

Raymond James Financial Inc.

Tapestry Inc.

Seth Goldman, NACD.DC

Beyond Meat Inc.

Sandra Lynn Helton

Covetrus Inc.

Optinose Inc.

Principal Financial Group Inc.

Diane Hessan

Panera Bread


Eastern Bankshares

Schlesinger Group

Kathleen M. Holmgren

Automation Anywhere

Calavo Growers Inc.

Extreme Networks Inc.

Jeri L. Isbell, NACD.DC

Atkore Inc.

SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc.

Joseph Pearce Keithley

Axcelis Technologies Inc.

David W. Kenny

Best Buy Co. Inc.

Nielsen Holdings PLC

Gloria Cordes Larson

Unum Group

Duy-Loan T. Le

Atomera Inc.

Ballard Power Systems Inc

Cree Inc.

National Instruments Corp.

Shelly C Lombard

HC2 Holdings Inc.

Spartacus Acquisition Corp.

Rose E. McKinney-James

ioneer Ltd.

MGM Resorts International

Gualberto Medina

CBRE Group Inc.

Patrick J. Moore

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.

Energizer Holdings Inc.

Rafael Peter Pastor

Edisability LLC

KinderCare Education LLC

RosettaBooks LLC

Peggie Pelosi, NACD.DC

Usana Health Sciences Inc.

Warren B. Phelps

CarParts.com Inc.

Luna Innovations Inc.

Patricia Salas Pineda

Frontier Group Holdings Inc.

Levi Strauss & Co.

Jose Luis Prado

Hormel Foods Corp.

Northern Trust Corp.

Sandra J. Price


Evergy Inc.

US Infrastructure Company

Gregory A. Sandfort

Genesco Inc.

WD-40 Co.

Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa

Callon Petroleum Co.

Camden Property Trust

Delaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund Inc.

New Senior Investment Group Inc.

Mayo A. Shattuck

Capital One Financial Corp.

Exelon Corp.

Gap Inc.

Janice Elaine Stipp

ArcBest Corp.

Rotork PLC

Sappi LTD

Jaynie Miller Studenmund

ExlService Holdings Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc.

Western Asset Investment Grade Income Fund Inc.

Gilbert R Vasquez

Entravision Communications Corp.

Michael Vekich

BNC National Bank Inc.

Bnccorp Inc.

Kimberley H Vogel

TriCo Bancshares

Kathryn A Walker

Adtran Inc.

OpenAir Equity Partners

SmartHome Ventures

South Dakota State University

Kathy N. Waller

Beyond Meat Inc.

Cadence Bancorp

CGI Inc.

Delta Air Lines Inc.

Jane L Warner

Brunswick Corp.

Tenneco Inc.

Christopher J. Williams

Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Clorox Company

Union Pacific Corp.

Paul Stratton Williams

Air Transport Services Group Inc.

Compass Minerals International Inc.

Public Storage

Romeo Power Inc.

Kelly Breslin Wright

Fastly Inc.

Plum Acquisition Corp. I

Christine Yingli Yan

Ansell Ltd.

Cabot Corp.

Modine Manufacturing Co.

ON Semiconductor Corp.

Shariq Yosufzai

Aqua Metals Inc.

Ellen M. Zane

Boston Scientific Corp.

Brooks Automation Inc.

Haemonetics Corp.

Synchrony Financial

Debra Lee Zumwalt

Exponent Inc.

Huron Consulting Group Inc.

NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Joe M. Adams

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner


Michael J. Aiello


Weil, Gotshal, & Manges

Claudia H. Allen

Senior Advisor

KPMG Board Leadership Center

Julie Bell Lindsay

Executive Director

The Center for Audit Quality

Barbara Berlin

Director, Governance Insights Center


Peter J Beshar

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Marsh McLennan Companies Inc.

Lisa Blais

Partner, US Board Practice Leader

Egon Zehnder

Amy Borrus

Executive Director

Council of Institutional Investors

Melissa L. Burek

Founding Partner

Compensation Advisory Partners

Douglas K. Chia


Soundboard Governance

Stephen T Dabney


KPMG Audit Committee Institute

Richard J Daly

Chief Executive Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Julie Hembrock Daum

Leader, North American Board Practice

Spencer Stuart

Daniel Dobrygowski

Head of Governance and Policy

Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum

Brian Duwe


Skadden Arps

Theodore L. Dysart

Vice chair, Global CEO & Board Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

Richard W. Edelman

Chief Executive Officer


Michelle Anne Edkins

Managing Director, Investment Stewardship


Steven Epstein

Partner and Co-head of M&A

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Luciana Fato

Executive VP, General Counsel


Martine Ferland

President, Chief Executive Officer


Robin Ann Ferracone

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Farient Advisors

Laurence Douglas Fink

Chief Executive Officer


Janet Foutty

Executive Chair

Deloitte US

Jason S Frankl

Senior Managing Director; Global Head, Activism and M&A Solutions

FTI Consulting

Adena T. Friedman



Gary Gensler


US Securities and Exchange Commission

Timothy Charles Gokey

President, Chief Operating Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Holly J. Gregory


Sidley Austin

Janine Guillot

Chief Executive Officer

Value Reporting Foundation

Bonnie W Gwin

Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Partner of the Global CEO and Board Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

Rebecca M Henderson

Economist, Professor

Harvard Business School John and Natty McArthur University Profes

Robert B. Hirth

Senior Managing Director


Fabrice C. Houdart

Managing Director, Global Equity

Out Leadership

Kelly Lyn Johnson, NACD.DC

National Practice Leader


Blair N. Jones

Managing Director

Semler Brossy Consulting Group

Nichole A. Jordan, NACD.DC

National Managing Partner, Markets, Clients & Industry

Grant Thornton

Stephen Klemash

Americas Leader, Center for Board Matters


Jannice L. Koors

Senior Managing Director; President, Western Region

Pearl Meyer

Robert Kress

Managing director, Security


Karina A. Litvack

Chair, Governing Board

Climate Governance Initiative

Kelly Malafis

Founding Partner

Compensation Advisory Partners

Aeisha Mastagni

Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Investments and Stewardship Strategies


Debra Everitt McCormack

Managing Director

Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness

The Honorable Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick


Delaware Chancery Court

Maria Castañón Moats

Partner, Governance Insights Center


Carol Lynn Oven, NACD.DC


Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness

Heather Palmer


Sidley Austin

Michael Powers

Managing Partner

Meridian Compensation Partners

Bradley J Preber, NACD.DC

Chief Executive Officer

Grant Thornton

John Rodi

Leader, Board Leadership Center

KPMG Board Leadership Center

Tim Ryan

US Chair, Senior Partner


Steven G. Scheinfeld


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Collins J. Seitz

Chief Justice

Delaware Supreme Court

Anne Margaret Simpson

Managing Investment Director, Board Governance and Sustainability


Jane Stevenson

Vice Chair, Board and CEO Services

Korn Ferry

Bentham Stradley

Managing Partner

Pay Governance

David N. Swinford

President, Chief Executive Officer

Pearl Meyer

Joseph A. Tarantino

President, Chief Executive Officer


Gillian Tett

Chair, Editorial Board; Author

Financial Times

Peter P. Tomczak

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

Baker McKenzie

Jeffrey Williiams Ubben

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Inclusive Capital Partners

Keyvan Vakili

Associate Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

London Business School

Hotense Harder Whelan


Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern School of Business

Alan D. Whitman


Baker Tilly

Sarah Keohane Williamson

Chief Executive Officer


Jim A. Wittmer

Partner, Regional Strategic Federal Tax Services

Grant Thornton

Liz A. Zale

Managing Director

Sard Verbinnen & Co.