2023 Honorees

2023 Honorees

Peter C. Browning

NACD B. Kenneth West
Lifetime Achievement Award

GMS, Inc., ScanSource, Inc.

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.

As founder and Managing Director of Peter Browning Partners, LLC, a board advisory service, Peter has a wide range of experience in business, and as a director. Since 1987, he has served on the board of directors of fourteen publicly traded companies during which time he has served as Chairman and CEO, CEO, non-executive chair, lead director, and chairs of audit, compensation, and governance/nominating committees. Recent board service includes ten years at Wachovia Corporation, sixteen years at Lowes Companies, sixteen years at Nucor Corporation where he served as non-executive chairman and lead director, fourteen years at EnPro Industries, and most recently twenty years at Acuity Brands last serving as lead director. He serves as the lead director of ScanSource, Inc., and is a member of the board of directors of GMS, Inc. In January 2013, he joined the board of the private company Equilar, the leading provider of compensation and governance data, as lead independent director, stepping down in June 2022.

Browning is a native of Boston, MA and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1976. The Harvard Business School prepared a case study regarding his success in effecting changes at Continental's White Cap Division.

He is also the co-author of “The Director’s Manual: A Framework for Board Governance” published by Wiley in February 2016. In addition, Peter is a founding member of the Lead Director Network and a frequent participant in governance seminars, serving on panels addressing various corporate governance and compensation issues.

We invite you to join us in recognizing Browning—and all the 2023 NACD Directorship 100™ honorees—at the NACD Directorship 100 Awards Gala on the evening of December 13, 2023, in New York City.

The complete NACD Directorship 100 list (below) highlights only the honorees’ key directorships as of September 14, and is not intended to be a full record of individuals' directorships.

NACD Directorship 100: Directors

Nick A. Adamo

Commvault Systems


Melody C. Barnes

Booze Allen Hamilton


Elizabeth Ann Bastoni

CNH Industrial


Jerónimo Martins

Jeanne M. Beliveau-Dunn

Xylem Inc.



Descartes Labs

Jorge L Benitez

Fifth Third Bank

World Kinect Corporation

Simplex Transportation Management Services

Cathleen Benko

NIKE, Inc.



Diane D. Brink

Altus Power

Belden Inc.

indie Semiconductor, Inc.

Charles P. Carinalli

Extreme Networks

Dhaani Systems

Algorithmic Intuition

Nelson C. Chan


Deckers Outdoors

Twist Bioscience

Celeste A. Clark

Wells Fargo & Company

Darling Ingredients, Inc.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Inc.

Mary Schmid Daugherty, NACD.DC

The Meritex Company

Driessen Water, Inc.

DWS Funds

Edney Distributing Company, Inc.

Julie A. Dill, NACD.DC


Sterling Infrastructure

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline

John C. Dorman

LoanDepot, Inc.

SmartRent, Inc.

DeepDyve, Inc.

LandGate, Inc.

Alessia Falsarone, NACD.DC

Assicurazioni Generali SpA

OpenCorporates Ltd.

Innovate UK Loans Ltd.

Claudia Fan Munce

Best Buy

Arteris IP

BMO Financial Corp.

Sarah Jane Friar



Christine M. Gorjanc, NACD.DC

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Invitae Corporation

Shapeways Holdings, Inc.

Carbon Health Technologies, Inc.

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth

Vital Energy, Inc.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

NACD TriCities Chapter

Memorial Hermann Health System

Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

CACI International Inc.

Michelle K. Lee


Unity Technologies


Shelley B. Leibowitz, NACD.DC

Morgan Stanley

Elastic NV


Supply Wisdom

Emily Maddox Liggett

UltraClean Technology


Decagon Institute

King Philanthropies

Charisse R. Lillie

Exelon Corporation

Independence Health Group, Inc.

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Deborah Liu



Kevin E. Lofton

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Medtronic PLC

Howard University

Georgia State University Foundation

Paula Beth Madoff

Tradeweb Markets

Great-West Lifeco

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust

Power Corporation of Canada

Kathleen Sue McAllister

Black Hills Corporation

SilverBow Resources

The Metals Company

Hoegh LNG Partners

Ryan McManus, NACD.DC

Nortech Systems

NACD New York Chapter


Columbia University Graduate School of Business Think Bigger Technology and Innovation Hub

Cary D. McMillan

American Eagle Outfitters

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

George R. Mrkonic, Jr.

AutoZone Inc.

Ulta Beauty Inc.

Chitra Nayak





Kim A. Nelson


Cummins Inc.

Tate & Lyle, PLC.

Judith Anne Reinsdorf, NACD.DC

Enpro Industries

Nurix Therapeutics

NACD New Jersey Chapter

University of Rochester

Mary P. Ricciardello

Eagle Materials Inc.

ProPetro Holding Corp

NACD TriCities Advisory Board

Nina L. Richardson

Silicon Labs




Jane Sadowsky, NACD.DC

Nexa Resources

Allied Gold

Scientific Games

Art Omi

Mary Lee Schneider, NACD.DC

Larry H. Miller Company

PGIM Alternative Investments Funds

Penn State University Board of Trustees

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Teresa Mosley Sebastian, NACD.DC

AES Corporation

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

Peckham Industries Inc.

Susan E. Siegel

Align Technology, Inc.

Illumina, Inc. 

Nevro Corporation

The Engine, built by MIT 

Denise R. Singleton

Phillips 66

Teledyne Technologies Inc.

50/50 Women on Boards

Georgetown Law Board of Visitors

Christa L. Steele

The Doctors Company

Tanimura & Antle

NACD Northern CA

Larry Taylor, NACD.DC

Guided Compass Technologies

Chairman, NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter

The Creighton Group Foundation

Jack T. Taylor


Murphy USA

Genesis Energy

Jorge Luis Titinger


Form Factor Inc.

Ichor systems


Robin L Washington

Alphabet Inc.




Patricia Dolan Wellenbach, NACD.DC

Thomas Jefferson University

NACD Philadelphia Chapter

Leroy J. Williams

MolsonCoors Beverage Company

UMB Financial Services

JE Dunn Construction Company

The Daniels Fund

John B. Williams, NACD.DC

Associated Banc-Corp, Inc.

Church Mutual Insurance Company, Inc.

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

Magdalena Yesil



Smartsheet (SMAR)


NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions

Claudia H. Allen

Managing Director & Senior Advisor

KPMG Board Leadership Center

Susan M. Angele

Managing Director & Senior Advisor

KPMG Board Leadership Center

Julie Bell Lindsay

Chief Executive Officer

Center for Audit Quality Governing Board (Ex Officio)

Barbara Berlin

Managing Director, Governance Insights Center

 PwC’s Governance InsightsCenter

Glenn H. Booraem

Principal, Vanguard

NACD Philadelphia Chapter

Stephen L. Brown

Managing Director & Senior Advisor

KPMG Board Leadership Center

David Chun

Founder and CEO


Larry Clinton


Internet Security Alliance

Stephanie J. Creary

Assistant Professor of Management and Faculty Fellow of the Coalition for Equity & Opportunity (CEO)

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Julie Hembrock Daum

North American Board Practice Leader

Spencer Stuart

Brad Deutser



Keith D. Dorsey, NACD.DC

Managing Partner


Rachel Duran

Senior Director

Alvarez & Marsal

Theodore L. Dysart

Managing Director

Russell Reynolds Associates

Jen Easterly


Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Evan Epstein

Executive Director & Adjunct Professor, UC College of the Law San Francisco

Founder & Managing Partner, Pacifica Global

Emily Farnworth

Director, Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall

University of Cambridge

Robin Ann Ferracone

Founder and CEO

Farient Advisors LLC

Casey Fleming

Chairman and CEO

BlackOps Partners Corp

Mary A. Francis

Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer


Anthony P. Goodman

Senior Client Partner

Korn Ferry

Holly J. Gregory

Co-Chair, Global Corporate Governance Practice

Sidley Austin LLP

Keir Devon Gumbs

Chief Legal Officer


Bonnie W Gwin

Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Partner, Global CEO and Board Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

Adé Kayode Heyliger


Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Michael C Hyter

President and CEO

Executive Leadership Council

Jon Iwata

Founding Executive Director

Data & Trust Alliance

Frances H. Jeter, NACD.DC

Partner & Head of Houston Office, FGS Global

Board Director, Stellar Bancorp

Nichole A. Jordan, NACD.DC

National Managing Partner

Grant Thornton LLP

Adam Richard Kokas

In Memoriam Adam R. Kokas For the impact he made in corporate governance at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc., and beyond. 2023

Jannice L. Koors

Senior Managing Director

Pearl Meyer & Partners, LLC

Kai Haakon Liekefett


Sidley Austin LLP

Lynn Martin


NYSE Group

Debra Everitt McCormack

Global Board Effectiveness and Sustainability Lead


The Honorable Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick


Delaware Chancery Court

Anna W.M. Mok

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP President & Co-Founder, Ascend

Co-Founder, Ascend Pinnacle

Anna W.M. Mok

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP President & Co-Founder, Ascend

Co-Founder, Ascend Pinnacle

Stephen D. Newton

Managing Director, Board and CEO Advisory Partners, Global Education Practice Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates

Kristen Pederson, NACD.DC

EY Americas Center for Board Matters Leader


Anthony J. Pugliese

President and CEO

The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc.

Toby Eduardo Redshaw


Verus Advisory

Judith F. Samuelson

Founder and Executive Director

The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program

Reid Sawyer

Managing Director

Marsh McLennan

Steven G. Scheinfeld

Global Chair Corporate Department - Partner

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobs

Elliot S. Schreiber

Advisory Council

Enlightened Enterprise Institute

Lauren E. Smith, NACD.DC

Managing Partner & Co-Head, Board Practice

Diversified Search Group

Gail W. Stewart, NACD.DC

Partner, Baker Botts

Board of Regents of Baylor University

Rebecca Thornton

Managing Director and Head of Director Advisory Services

J. P. Morgan

Ilana Wolfe

Head of Corporate Board Engagement

Goldman Sachs

Christine Wong

Partner and Global Co-Chair

Litigation Department Morrison & Foerster LLP

Kristina Wyatt

Deputy General Counsel, Chief Sustainability Officer