Welcome to the Private Directors Association®

Our mission is creating, sustaining and enhancing Private Company value through the active use of Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.  We advocate for excellent practices in board formation and governance. We provide a national network where executives and professionals interested in board service can find and meet with those interested in securing exceptional board members.


Cathy Carrroll
Founder & President
Legacy Onward

PDA membership has enhanced the professionalism of our board.  With access to governance best practices, we significantly improved our decision making and board effectiveness.  Membership also helped me prepare for board interviews, and as a result, I was recently invited to join the board of a large family business on the east coast.

For more comments from Private Companies, Directors, Executive Search Firms, and more, please visit the Testimonials page of our website. 

Login Note

We are so happy to share the new Private Directors Association® website. If you are a member or someone who previously created an account with us, you will need to reset your password. If you have any difficulties, please contact the Administrator