The Private Directors Association provides a national network where executives and professionals interested in board service can find and meet with those interested in securing exceptional board members.
Kensington a division of Keystone Partners
My membership in the PDA was a key factor in my being asked to serve on my first corporate board. I had significant C-suite and P&L leadership positions in public and private companies and non profit board experience, but wasn’t sure how to translate that into my first Independent Director role.
So I joined PDA in 2018 and participated in the PDA Director Development & Referral program, which offered me one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and education related to Board roles and responsibilities, and résumé and interview preparation.
The board governance educational programming PDA offers helped me to learn the language of the board and increase the depth of my knowledge in areas where I haven’t had exposure. Also the networking is great at these events.
I have found the board opportunities PDA invites its members to apply for, is extremely valuable since there are so few ways to find these even for the best networkers. I landed my first Corporate Board Director role through one of these and have been elected to the Board of Plastek Industries, Inc, a world class, family owned plastics packaging manufacturer in Erie, PA.