Welcome to the Private Directors Association®

Our mission is creating, sustaining and enhancing Private Company value through the active use of diverse 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. We provide a welcoming and responsive culture that distinguishes us.

PDA Continues to Add Member Value

PDA Inaugural Town Hall Meeting

Thank you to the nearly 300 PDA members that attended the inaugural Member Town Hall on June 24th. The opportunity to hear from PDA President and CEO Alan Aldworth on PDA’s status, growth strategy, and membership engagement enhancements provided members with an excellent overview of PDA’s future direction. If you could not attend, don’t worry, Member Town Hall Meetings are on the PDA calendar every quarter. Join us on September 30, 2021, for your next opportunity to gather as an organization, hear from Alan, and ask any questions you may have.

Register to Attend Here

Private Directors Association® Certificate in Private Company Governance

The most effective board directors are committed to developing a deep and expansive understanding of their role. This commitment is supported by the newly offered Private Directors Association ® Certificate in Private Company Governance.

We encourage all members to take advantage of this exclusive PDA benefit. The certificate program will enhance your readiness for private company board service, empower you to contribute at the highest level of an organization, and demonstrate your commitment to continued director education. 

Learn More and Register for this Complimentary PDA Member Benefit Here



Dennis Kessler, Founder & President, Midwest Family Business Advisors
Independent Board Director

Independent Directors on Private Company Boards bring value to a board by sharing their knowledge about succession planning for the business and the family as well as their experience in strategic planning gained from other industries and other businesses in which they have worked.

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

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