2023 NACD Directorship 100™ Honorees Announced

We are excited to announce the 2023 NACD Directorship 100 honorees on September 14, 2023.

The annual NACD Directorship 100 celebrates and recognizes the most influential directors and leaders in the corporate governance community who have demonstrated excellence in the boardroom through innovation, courage, and integrity.

This celebration includes the presentation of six distinct honors:

  • B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Public Company Director of the Year

  • Private Company Director of the Year

  • Nonprofit Director of the Year

  • NACD Directorship 100: Directors

  • NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals

The full list of policies and procedures for each award can be found below.

B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

For exceptional achievements throughout the full scope of one’s board career

Nominees should demonstrate dedication to the improvement of corporate governance practices, as evidenced by a reputation among peers and in the business community for excellent leadership. His or her exceptional achievements should have an impact that is visible in boardrooms today.

Director of the Year

For outstanding recent achievements in public, private, and nonprofit board service

Three distinct Director of the Year categories: Public, Private, and Nonprofit. Nominees in each category must exemplify NACD’s principles of director professionalism: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high-performance standards.

Directorship 100

The most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community

The 2023 D100 will comprise 50 directors and 50 governance professionals and institutions who exemplify the knowledge, leadership, and excellence that our organization promotes. Nominees play a significant role in shaping the greater boardroom agenda.