NEW YORK, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Judy McLevey as Assistant Director, Governance Center. McLevey will play a central role in shaping the operations and strategic direction of the Governance Center—a unit of The Conference Board that convenes prominent senior executives from companies, investors, and advisors around confidential discussions of key issues. She will facilitate work on a broad range of topic areas, ranging from shareholder activism and corporate political spending to cybersecurity, board quality, and sustainable value creation.
McLevey joins The Conference Board after having held a senior leadership role at the New York Stock Exchange—the last seven as Vice President, Corporate Actions & Market Watch in the NYSE's Global Corporate Client Group. In that capacity, she oversaw rules and regulatory compliance and led a series of high-profile industry initiatives and working groups dedicated to corporate governance, trading and settlement, and disclosure rules (Reg FD), among others. As head of the global securities operations team, she was responsible for client data, corporate actions, trading situations, and proxy voting across the organization. Previously, McLevey was a Managing Director at the NYSE where she held a senior marketing and sales position.
"We are delighted that Judy McLevey is joining our team," said Donna Dabney, Executive Director, Governance Center. "With her unsurpassed understanding of the issues and deep reservoir of relationships with C-suites across industries and geographies, Judy is a one-of-a-kind match with the mission of the Governance Center. I look forward to working with her to expand and sharpen our offerings to help even more companies meet the competitive, regulatory, and reputational challenges of today's rapidly evolving business environment."
McLevey holds an MBA from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University and a BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been a long-standing member and served on the boards of numerous industry associations including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), National Investor Relations Institute, the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, the Shareholder Services Association (SSA) and the Securities Transfer Association (STA).
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