Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council

Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council

In support of a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) created the Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council. Since 2009 this council has brought experienced audit committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies together with key shareholder representatives, regulators, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to strengthen corporate governance in general and the work of the audit committee in particular.

KPMG's Audit Committee Institute and Sidley Austin LLP collaborate with NACD in convening and leading this council.

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Participation
 

Confidential
Meetings and teleconferences are conducted under a modified version of the Chatham House Rule to maintain an environment for candid dialogue. No outside media is present at advisory council meetings. All delegates participate on their own behalf.

Cost
There is no cost associated with council participation other than travel expenses.

Commitment
Conversation is ongoing, punctuated by semi-annual meetings, typically from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Washington, D.C. or New York City. Debrief conference calls for non-attending delegates follow each in-person meeting.

Delegates*
 
  • HUMBERTO P. ALFONSO
    Eastman Chemical Co.
  • JOAN C. AMBLE
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
  • TRACY A. ATKINSON
    Raytheon Co.
  • ANN T. BATES
    United Natural Foods Inc.
  • PATRICIA M. BEDIENT
    Alaska Air Group Inc.
  • MAUREEN A. BREAKIRON-EVANS
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
  • JOSEPH R. BRONSON
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • SUSAN O. CAIN
    Lithia Motors Inc.
  • VANESSA C. CHANG
    Edison International
  • MARY B. CRANSTON
    Visa Inc.
  • KERMIT R. CRAWFORD
    Allstate Corp.
  • CYNTHIA A. GLASSMAN
    Discover Financial Services Inc.
  • PATRICK W. GROSS
    Waste Management Inc.
  • ROBERT H. HERZ
    Federal National Mortgage Association, Morgan Stanley
  • CATHERINE P. LEGO
    Lam Research
  • CRAIG B. OWENS
    JCPenney Co. Inc.
  • JAMES H. QUIGLEY
    Wells Fargo & Co.
  • JOHN R. ROBERTS
    Centene Corp.
  • RAMON A. RODRIGUEZ
    Republic Services Inc.
  • JACK T. TAYLOR
    Murphy USA Inc., Sempra Energy Corp.
  • SUSAN TOMASKY
    Marathon Petroleum Corp.
  • WENDY A. WATSON
    Citizens Financial Group Inc.
  • MARY A. WINSTON
    Dover Corp.
  • DONNA F. ZARCONE
    Cigna

*This list of recent participants is representative, not comprehensive. Delegates participate on their own behalf, and listed companies correspond to delegates' audit committee chair roles at time of participation. Council rosters are subject to change.

Our Mission
 

NACD believes that the dialogue facilitated by the four advisory councils is vital to advancing the shared, overarching goal of all boards, investors, and regulators: a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America.