The 2010 NACD Directorship 100 Recognizes the Most Influential People in Corporate Governance

Regulators and rule makers had the most impact on the boardroom

H. Rodgin Cohen, Edward A. Kangas, Alan G. Lafley, Carol J. Loomis, Paul A. Volcker elected to Corporate Governance Hall of Fame

07 Sep, 2010, 11:20 ET from National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the honorees today of its fourth-annual Directorship 100 – a combination of leading corporate directors, corporate governance practitioners and public policy leaders who are recognized as the most influential people in the boardroom and the corporate governance arena.

The 2010 Directorship 100 list recognizes individual corporate directors from such public companies as Accenture, AK Steel Holdings, Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola, Dreamworks Animation, Estee Lauder, Home Depot, Microsoft, Novell, Procter & Gamble, Travelers, Viacom, Xerox and Yum! Brands for their boardroom influence and leadership.

Among the 100 honorees, individuals in the "regulators and rule makers" category  received the most nominations this year, revealing a shift in the type of leader exerting the most influence on corporate governance. Administration officials on the list include President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie B. Jarrett. Members of Congress Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank, the eponymous authors of the financial regulation that became law, were re-elected to this year's list as was SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro.  

The Directorship 100 also includes a Corporate Governance Hall of Fame, created in 2008 to recognize select individuals who, over time, have made a lasting impact on corporate governance and boardroom practice.  The 2010 inductees are:

  • H. Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell;
  • Edward A. Kangas, non executive chairman of Tenet Healthcare who also serves on the boards of United Technologies, Intuit, Hovnanian Enterprises and Eclipsys;
  • Alan G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, General Electric and legendary former CEO of Procter & Gamble;
  • Carol J. Loomis, senior editor-at-large of Fortune magazine whose 50-plus year in business journalism is without peer; and
  • Paul A. Volcker, the former Fed chief and current head of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board who has played a central role in advocating for oversight of today's largest global financial institutions.

"The esteemed boardroom leaders on the Directorship 100 share a common characteristic as proactive agents of change in the boardroom community, shaping the future of corporate governance at a time when American business looks to restore investor confidence and restore economic growth," said NACD CEO and president Ken Daly.

NACD Directorship surveyed 15,000 public company directors and executives to arrive at the final 2010 Directorship 100 honorees. The list is published in the September 2010 issue of NACD Directorship, the official magazine of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

The Directorship 100 recognizes influencers in all spheres of corporate governance. In addition to Directors, CEOs and Regulators and Rule Makers, categories include: Governance Policy Makers; the Media; Investors; Auditors; Compensation Consultants; Executive Recruiters; Corporate Governance Advisors; Corporate Secretaries, General Counsel and Corporate Governance Officers; Professors and Strategists, and the Hall of Fame.

The complete Directorship 100 is listed by category below. For a PDF of the cover story, please email jwarner@NACDonline.org.

The 2010 NACD Directorship 100*


Directors

Dina Dublon, Microsoft, Accenture, PepsiCo

J. Michael Cook, Comcast, Burt's Bees, International Flavor & Fragrances

Curtis J. Crawford, ON Semiconductor, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, ITT

Raymond J. Groves, Boston Scientific

Bonnie G. Hill, Home Depot, AK Steel Holding, California Water Service Group, Yum! Brands

Mellody Hobson, DreamWorks Animation, Estee Lauder, Starbucks

Blythe J. McGarvie, Accenture, Pepsi Bottling Group, The Travelers Cos., Viacom, WaWa

Charles H. Noski, Microsoft

James D. Robinson III, Coca-Cola, Novell, On Deck Capital, PrimeRevenue, SkyGrid, Visiprise, Semtek

Maggie Wilderotter, Procter & Gamble, Xerox


CEOs

Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft

Warren E. Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

James L. Dimon, JPMorgan Chase

Michael T. Duke, Wal-Mart

Steve Jobs, Apple

Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont

James E. Rogers, Duke Energy

Eric E. Schmidt, Google

Ivan G. Seidenberg, Verizon Communications

Rex W. Tillerson, Exxon Mobil


Regulators and Rule Makers

The Obama Administration:  President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie B. Jarrett, Timothy Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Paul A. Volcker, Kenneth Feinberg, Congress : Christopher Dodd, Barney Frank, Charles E. Schumer, Henry A. Waxman, Richard Shelby, Spencer T. Bachus, Philip N. Angelides,

Securities and Exchange Commission: Mary L. Schapiro, Kathleen L. Casey, Elisse B. Walter, Luis A. Aguilar, Troy A. Paredes, Henry Hu, Richard C. Ferlauto, David M. Becker, Meredith B. Cross, Brian V. Breheny. The Delaware Courts: Myron T. Steele, William B. Chandler III, Leo E. Strine Jr., Donald F. Parsons Jr., John W. Noble, J. Travis Laster,

Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General

Robert H. Herz, Financial Accounting Standards Board

Daniel L. Goelzer, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Duncan L. Niederaurer, Marshall N. Carter, Scott R. Cutler, NYSE Euronext

Robert Greifeld, Bruce Aust. Nasdaq OMX


Governance Policy Makers

Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jeffrey D. Morgan, National Investor Relations Institute

Ann Yerger, Amy Borrus, Council of Institutional Investors

Paul DeNicola, Matteo Tonello, The Conference Board


Attorneys

Richard Beattie, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett

Robert S. Bennett, Hogan Lovells

Stanley D. Bernstein, Bernstein Liebhard

Thomas A. Cole, Sidley Austin

Michael J. Dowd, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Eric J. Friedman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Holly J. Gregory, Ira M. Millstein, Weil Gotshal & Manges

Edward D. Herlihy, Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Brad S. Karp, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

David H. Kistenbroker, Bruce G. Vanyo, Katten Muchin Rosenman

William G. McGuinness, Douglas H. Flaum, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

John F. Olson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Steven B. Pfeiffer, Fulbright & Jaworski

Marc S. Rosenberg, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Larry W. Sonsini, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati


Investors

Jack Ehnes, California State Teachers' Retirement System

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Hye-Won Choi, TIAA-CREF

Nelson Peltz, Trian Fund Management

David M. Rubenstein, Arthur Levitt, Carlyle Group

Anne Stausboll, Anne Simpson, Joseph A. Dear, California Public Employees' Retirement System

Ralph V. Whitworth, David H. Batchelder, Relational Investors

Christianna Wood, International Corporate Governance Network


Auditors

Sharon L. Allen, Raymond Lewis, Deloitte LLP

Dennis M. Nally, John J. Barry, Catherine L. Bromilow, PricewaterhouseCoopers

James S. Turley, Beth Brooke, Ernst & Young

Timothy P. Flynn, John B. Veihmeyer, Henry R. Keizer, Mary Pat McCarthy, KPMG LLP


Recruiters

Julie Hembrock Daum, Thomas J. Neff, Spencer Stuart

George L. Davis, Justus J. O'Brien, Egon Zehnder

Joseph E. Griesedieck Jr., Robert E. Hallagan, Stephen P. Mader, Nels B. Olson, Korn/Ferry International

L. Kevin Kelly, John S. Wood, Bonnie W. Gwin, Theodore L. Dysart, Heidrick & Struggles


Compensation Consultants

Irving S. Becker, Hay Group

David Chun, Equilar

Frederic W. Cook, Frederic W. Cook & Co.

David N. Swinford, Pearl Meyer & Partners

Russell P. Fradin, Hewitt Associates

John J. Haley, Towers Watson

Steven E. Hall, Pearl Meyer, Steven Hall & Partners


D&O Insurers, Governance Advisors

Robert C. Cox, Chubb Group

Mark Lamendola, Travelers

Timothy J. O'Donnell, ACE USA

Daniel W. Riordan, Zurich Financial Services

Michael W. Smith, Chartis

Richard A. Bennett, The Corporate Library; Gavin Anderson, GovernanceMetrics International

Steve Harvey, Martha Carter, Carol Bowie, Patrick S. McGurn, ISS Governance Services

Robert McCormick, Glass Lewis & Co.


Corporate Governance Officers, Corporate Secretaries and General Counsel

Douglas K. Chia, Johnson & Johnson

Margaret M. Foran, Prudential Financial

A. Douglas Melamed, Intel

Mark Preisinger, The Coca-Cola Company

Amy W. Schulman, Pfizer

Brad Smith, Microsoft

Jean K. Traub, Capital One Financial

John Kent Walker Jr., Google

Paul F. Washington, Time Warner


Professors

Lucian A. Bebchuk, William W. George, Ben W. Heineman Jr., Harvard

John C. Coffee Jr., Columbia Law School

Charles M. Elson, Roger G. Coffin, University of Delaware

Joseph A. Grundfest, F. Daniel Siciliano, Stanford Law School


Strategists

Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Co.

Ram Charan, Charan Associates

Richard S. Levick, Levick Strategic Communications

David A. Nadler, Marsh & McLennan Cos.

Paul H. O'Neill, The Blackstone Group

Harvey L. Pitt, Kalorama Partners


Media

Charles Gasparino, Fox Business Network

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Eric Dash, Gretchen C. Morgenson, Louise Story, Joe Nocera, The New York Times

Alan Murray, Joann S. Lublin, The Wall Street Journal

Norman Pearlstine, Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Becky Quick, CNBC


*Note: More than 100 individuals are named because some listings contain more than one person within the same company or group.



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