2022 Honorees

2022 Honorees

Linda Fayne Levinson

NACD B. Kenneth West
Lifetime Achievement Award

Chair, Clearpath Robotics; Chair, AZA Finance; and Independent Director, Nate (Previous roles: Independent Lead Director, Jacobs and NCR; Director, Western Union; and Chair, Hertz)

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, their 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 have characterized the career of Linda Fayne Levinson and have earned her the honor of being named the 2022 B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Throughout her career as a corporate director, Levinson has served on more than 19 public, private, and nonprofit boards, including those of Hertz Global Holdings Inc., Jacobs, NCR, and Western Union Co. She now serves on several private company boards, including as chair of AZA Finance, chair of Clearpath Robotics, and director of Nate.

Levinson was a venture capitalist in the 1990s, investing in e-commerce and technology. She took multiple companies public, four of which were early unicorns (privately held start-ups with a value of more than $1 billion). Prior to that, she was part of the private equity team that took Northwest Airlines Corp. private and she ran the US leisure travel business at American Express Co. In 1978, she was elected the first woman partner at McKinsey & Co.

She has also been an active member of professional organizations, including (in the past) the Lead Director Network and the Compensation Committee Leadership Network. She has also served as an NACD Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council delegate.

We invite you to join us in recognizing Levinson—and all of the 2022 NACD Directorship 100™ honorees—at the NACD Directorship 100 Awards Gala on the evening of June 22, 2022, in New York City.

The complete NACD Directorship 100 list (below) highlights only the honorees’ key directorships as of April 1, and is not intended to be a full record of individuals' directorships.

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Barbara A. Adachi

International Women's Forum, Northern California

Elements Global Services Inc.

Old Republic International Corporation

VSP Vision

Steven P Aldrich, NACD.DC

Blucora Inc.

Bay Are Glass Institute

Xero Ltd

Oakland Roots SC

Roxanne S Austin

AbbVie Inc.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.

Freshworks Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc.

Peter Boneparth

Kohls Corporation

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Kimberly Ann Box, NACD.DC

Applied Sciences Inc.

KBI Advisors

Wijit Inc.

McGrath RentCorp

Douglas E. Brooks

Oasis Petroleum Inc.

California Resources Corporation

Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc.

Kathryn L. Carson

USA Gymnastics

Timothy C Chou

Blackbaud Inc.

Teradata Corp

Alan R. Crain

NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

Arbitrator Intelligence, Inc.

Houston Committee on Foreign Relations

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Sally W. Crawford

Hologic Inc.



Prolacta Bioscience

Lisa M Crutchfield

Fulton Financial Corporation

Vistra Corporation

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Unitil Corporation

Steven B. Davis

American Eagle Outfitters

Marathon Petroleum Corporation


PPG Industries

Ralph de la Vega

New York Life Insurance Company

Amdocs Corp


American Express Company

Denise L. Devine

Fulton Financial Corporation

AgroFresh Solutions Inc.


NACD Philadelphia Chapter

Evelyn Sanciangco Dilsaver

Tempur Sealy International Inc.

Blue Shield of California

Bailard Real Estate Investment Trust Inc.

Protiviti Inc.

Bob Druten

Kansas City Southern

EPR Properties

Alliance Holdings GP L.P.

American Italian Pasta Co.

Anna L Fieler, NACD.DC

J. Crew Group

Shake Shack Inc.

QuinStreet Inc.

Dorlisa K. Flur, NACD.DC

Hibbett Inc.

Sally Beauty Holdings

UNCC Belk College of Business

NACD Carolinas Chapter

Matthew K. Fust

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Dermira Inc.

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc.

Elder Granger, NACD.DC



Defense Logistics Health

Better Therapeutics Inc

Suzan F. Harrison

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Westrock Company

Sandra R Hernandez

23andMe Inc.

California HealthCare Foundation

First Republic Bank

Blue Shield of California

Eileen Ann Kamerick, NACD.DC

ACV Auctions

Associated Banc-Corp

Legg Mason Closed End Funds

Hochschild Mining PLC

Holli C. Ladhani

Quanta Services

Marathon Oil Corporation

SHINE Technologies

Priority Power Management, LLC

Jack R Lazar

Global Foundries Inc.

thredUP Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Box Inc.

Bethany J. Mayer

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Sempra Energy

Box Inc.

Lam Research

Dustan E. McCoy

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

YETI Holdings Inc.

Ronald L. Merriman

nVent Electric PLC

Aircastle Limited

Preferred Hotel Group

Realty Executives

Graciela I Ivonne Monteagudo

ACCO Brands Corporation

IHeartMedia Inc.

WD-40 Company

Hans C. Morris


LendingClub Corporation


Dambisa Felicia Moyo

Chevron Corporation

3M Company

Laura Oliphant, NACD.DC

BE Semiconductor Industries NV

Novelda AS

Aehr Test Systems

Liminal Insights

Ulice Payne

Foot Locker Inc.

ManpowerGroup Inc.

WEC Energy Group Inc.

Patricia Salas Pineda

Levi Strauss & Co.

Frontier Group Holdings

Omnicom Group

Beryl B. Raff

The Larry H. Miller Company

Jewelers Circular Keystone

Helen of Troy Limited

Academy of Sports and Outdoors, Inc.

Kathryn V. Roedel

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Generac Holdings Inc.

Merline Saintil

Alkami Technology Inc.

Rocket Lab USA Inc.

Synnex Corporation


Maria A. Sastre

Florida Blue

General Mills

Miramar Services Inc.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc.

Eileen M. Schloss

Alteryx Inc.

CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings Inc.


Sharethrough, Inc.

Dunia A Shive

Trinity Industries Inc.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Main Street Capital Corporation

DallasNews Corporation

Jill Bellavia Smart

World Fuel Services Corporation


Hireright Inc.

EPAM Systems Inc.

Jacque J. Sokolov

Lucid Diagnostics, Inc.

Artrya USA Inc.

Calviri, Inc.

GlobalMed, LLC

Myrna M Soto

Spirit Airlines Inc.

CMS Energy

Popular Inc.


Sheila A. Stamps

IQVIA Holdings, Inc.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

MFA Financial, Inc.

Scott C. Syphax

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Sacramento Regional Community Foundation

ProAssurance Corp.

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co.

Corey E. Thomas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Inc.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc.

Rapid7 Inc.

NACD New England Chapter

Janet S. Wong, NACD.DC

Lumentum Holdings, Inc

Lucid Group Inc.

Enviva Inc.

Allegiance Bancshares Inc.

Laurie J. Yoler

Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

Bose Corporation

Computer History Museum

Leaf Logistics, Saltbox

Dawn M Zier

The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

Spirit Airlines Inc.

Purple Innovation Inc.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare

Jim M. Zortman

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc.

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Joe M. Adams

Managing Partner and CEO


Michael J. Aiello

Partner, Chair of Corporate Practice

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP

George M. Anderson

Consultant; Lead, Board Effectiveness Practice in North America

Spencer Stuart

Julie Bell Lindsay


Center for Audit Quality

Lisa Blais

Head of US Board Practice

Egon Zehnder

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

CEO & Founder

GEC Risk Advisory

Sandra Lynne Boss

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Stewardship


Suzanne Patricia Clark

President and CEO

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

John T. Colas

Partner and Vice Chairman, Financial Services Americas, Oliver Wyman

Marsh McLennan

Moira Conlon


Financial Profiles, Inc.

David Curran

Co-Chair of the Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice, Executive Director of the ESG and Law Institute

Paul, Weiss

Stephen Dabney

Leader, Audit Committee Institute


Theodore L Dysart

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

Heidrick & Struggles

Steven Epstein

Partner, Corporate Department, and Cohead, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

Fried Frank

Alessia Falsarone, NACD.DC

Managing Director

PineBridge Investments

Martine Ferland

President and CEO, Mercer, Vice Chair

Marsh McLennan

Robin Ann Ferracone


Farient Advisors LLC

Beth C. Florin


Pearl Meyer

Natasha Fortuin

Fellow, Climate Governance Initiative

World Economic Forum

Janet Foutty

Executive Chair of the Board


Adena T. Friedman

President and CEO


Emily Glazer


The Wall Street Journal

Timothy C. Gokey


Broadridge Financial Solutions

Holly J. Gregory

Partner, Co-chair of Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice

Sidley Austin LLP

Bonnie W Gwin

Vice Chair and Co-Managing Partner, global CEO & Board Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

Ryan Harvey

Managing Partner

Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Shawn Henry

President, Services Division and Chief Security Officer


Mellody Louise Hobson

Co-CEO & President

Ariel Investments

Marc Hodak


Farient Advisors LLC

Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director

The Abernathy MacGregor Group

Frances Hopper Jeter

Managing Director


Kelly Lyn Johnson, NACD.DC

National Practice Leader, Business Services & Outsourcing


Blair N. Jones

Managing Director

Semler Brossy Consulting Group

Nichole A. Jordan, NACD.DC

Central Region Managing Partner

Grant Thornton LLP

Thomas Kim


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Paul J Knopp

Chair and CEO


Jannice L. Koors

Senior Managing Director, President Western region

Pearl Meyer

Robert Kress

Managing Director, Accenture Security


Frank L. Kurre

Managing Director and Global Account Management Leader


Kai Haakon E. Liekefett

Partner, Co-Chair Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense Practice

Sidley Austin LLP

Janet L. Malzone, NACD.DC

National Managing Partner of Audit Services

Grant Thornton LLP

Debra Everitt McCormack

Global Board Effectiveness and Sustainability Lead


Margot McShane

Managing Director, Board Practice in the Americas 

Russell Reynolds Associates

Maria Castañón Moats

Leader, Governance Insights Center


Patrick J Niemann

Audit Committee Forum Leader, EY Center for Board Matters


Carey Oven

National Managing Partner, Center for Board Effectiveness


Amanda Packel

Managing Director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance; Co-Director, Stanford Directors’ College

Stanford Law School

Kristen Pederson, NACD.DC

EY Americas Center for Board Matters Leader


John Rodi

Financial Services Audit Partner & Leader - KPMG Board Leadership Center


Jean Rogers

Global Head of ESG


Lisa Ross



Tim Ryan

US Chairman and Senior Partner


Nicole Sandford

Executive Vice President and Global Board Services Leader

Ellig Group

Steven G. Scheinfeld

Partner and Global Chair, Corporate Department

Fried Frank

Susan P. Schroeder


Compensation Advisory Partners

Anne Margaret Simpson

Global Head of Sustainability

Franklin Templeton

Lauren E. Smith, NACD.DC

Managing Director, Board Practice

Diversified Search Group

Jane Stevenson

Vice Chair, Board & CEO Services, Global Leader, CEO Succession Practice

Korn Ferry

Joseph A. Tarantino

President and CEO


Peter P. Tomczak

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

Baker McKenzie

Edward James Westerman

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Risk & Investigations Practice

FTI Consulting

Travis Judson Wofford


Baker Botts

Scott Zdrazil


Council of Institutional Investors