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    Meet our Insights Council and Advisory Board Members

    By introducing leaders across organizations, industries, and regions, we offer the opportunity to inform insights, bring new ideas to the boardroom, and promote board excellence.

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    About the Insights Council

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    Members identify matters of significance related to boardroom governance and share a commitment to driving board excellence and advancing corporate leadership 

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    Members contribute to the identification, origination, and advancement of relevant and timely governance insights focusing on best practices across four key governance areas 

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    Members engage in consistent collaboration to generate meaningful thought leadership for the center's education library, promote community, and participate in idea exchange

    The Insights Council comprises of four committees, focused on the following disciplines:

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    Board Best Practices

    ESG & Sustainability

    Governance Solutions for Effective Board Members and Directors

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Risk & Cyber Oversight

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    Meet the Council Members

    Amma Anaman_NCBE Headshot

    Amma Anaman

    Associate General Counsel and Legal Relationship Manager, U.S. Listings, Nasdaq

    Charles Neidenbach Headshot

    Charles Neidenbach

    Lead ESG Advisor, Nasdaq

    Chris Hetner_NCBE Headshot

    Chris Hetner

    Senior Executive, Board Director, and Leader in Cybersecurity, Former SEC Chair Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

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    Cid Wilson

    President and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)

    Coco Brown_NCBE Headshot

    Coco Brown

    Founder and CEO of Athena Alliance, Inc.

    Colleen Valentine_NCBE Headshot

    Colleen Valentine

    Director, Information Security, KKR

    David Curran_NCBE Headshot

    David Curran

    Co-Chair of the Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice and Executive Director of the ESG and Law Institute, Paul Weiss

    Dominique Shelton

    Dominique Shelton Leipzig

    Partner, Mayer Brown's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group

    Erika Moore_NCBE Headshot

    Erika Moore

    Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Nasdaq

    Helle Bank Jorgensen Headshot

    Helle Bank Jorgensen

    CEO of Competent Boards

    Ilana Wolfe_NCBE Headshot

    Ilana Wolfe

    Head of Corporate Board Engagement, Goldman Sachs

    James Beasley_NCBE Headshot

    James Beasley

    Head of Board Advisory, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Nasdaq

    Jerusha Stewart_NCBE Headshot

    Jerusha Stewart

    CEO of Take Your Seat

    Jessica Grounds_NCBE Headshot

    Jessica Grounds

    CEO, Corporate Directors Forum

    Joanne Pedone_NCBE Headshot

    Joanne Pedone

    Senior Associate General Counsel, Nasdaq

    Jocelyn Mangan_NCBE Headshot

    Jocelyn Mangan

    CEO & Founder, Him For Her

    Kaley Childs Karaffa_NCBE Headshot

    Kaley Childs Karaffa

    Head of Board Advisory, Americas, Nasdaq

    Lee Anne Milhiser_NCBE Headshot

    Lee Anne Milhiser

    Vice President, Head of Global Enterprise Risk Management, Nasdaq

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    Sheila Bangalore

    Board Member

    Steve Roycroft, Chief Executive Officer of RANE

    Steve Roycroft

    CEO of RANE

    Evaluating and Furthering Opportunities

    About the Advisory Board

    Joan Conley, Senior Advisor on Corporate Governance and ESG Programs, Nasdaq

    The Advisory Board is a dynamic environment of corporate governance ideation and creativity with a goal of delivering forward-looking strategic guidance to our constituents.

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    Meet the Advisory Board Members

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    Adam Kostyál

    Senior Vice President, Head of European Listings, Nasdaq

    Bryan Smith_NCBE Headshot

    Bryan Smith

    Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Nasdaq

    Byron Loflin_NCBE Headshot

    Byron Loflin

    Global Head of Board Advisory, Nasdaq

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    Darla Stuckey

    President and CEO, Society for Corporate Governance

    David Chun_NCBE Headshot

    David Chun

    Founder and CEO, Equilar

    Ed Knight_NCBE Headshot

    Edward Knight

    Vice Chairman, Nasdaq

    George Vlachos

    George Vlachos

    International Director of Board Advisory Services, Stanton Chase

    Jennifer Robertson, Owner and Managing Director, Board Matters

    Jennifer Robertson

    Owner and Managing Director, Board Matters

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    Joan Conley

    Senior Advisor on Corporate Governance and ESG Programs, Nasdaq

    Karen Snow_NCBE Headshot

    Karen Snow

    Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Listings and Revenue, Nasdaq

    Nicola Corzine_NCBE Headshot

    Nicola Corzine

    Executive Director, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Nasdaq

    Bob McCooey_NCBE Headshot

    Robert H. McCooey, Jr.

    Vice Chairman, Nasdaq

    Robert Straw, CEO Zurich, CEIBS

    Robert Straw

    CEO Zurich, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

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    Roosevelt Giles


    Shannon Gordon_NCBE Headshot

    Shannon Gordon

    CEO, theBoardlist

    Sonia Tartar_NCBE Headshot

    Sonia Tatar

    Executive Director, INSEAD Centres of Excellence in Corporate Governance and Family Business

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