The Private Directors Association® DC Metro Chapter

About Us

The Private Directors Association® DC Metro Chapter is an essential element of the Private Directors Association® (PDA) mission to:

  • Advocate for and teach board formation and governance.
  • Enhance private company value through high-performing boards.
  • Advocate for the value of diverse and inclusive boards.
  • Create a national alliance of directors, executives, and private company owners interested in board service to learn, network, and identify and attract exceptional board members.
The PDA DC Metro chapter is led by members who volunteer their time and expertise to serve the private company community by convening directors, executives, owners, and the C-Suite of private companies for expert programming on leading board practices and developing issues.

Chapter programs allow PDA members and guests the opportunity for peer-to-peer networking while learning about the most current and challenging topics facing our local private company community. The chapter helps participating members be more effective in the boardroom, add value to their organizations, and advance good governance.  

PDA DC Metro Chapter Sponsors

The PDA DC Metro chapter programs are supported by local organizations that value the importance of good governance. Our chapter's growth and value to the private company community would not be realized without their active involvement and commitment to the PDA mission. To learn more about becoming a PDA DC Metro chapter sponsor, contact the Chapter leaders, Guillermo Christensen and Susan Kearney.

About Private Directors Association®

The Private Directors Association® is the only national association dedicated exclusively to improving private companies' growth and sustainability through governance that adds value. Our over 2,600 members include current and qualified future board members, private company owners, and C-level executives of family-owned businesses, ESOPs, private equity-owned, early-stage, and start-up organizations.


The Private Directors Association® offers individual and corporate memberships. If you are a director, executive, owner, or member of the C-suite of a private company in the DMV, we encourage you to join the PDA and affiliate yourself with the DC Metro chapter. You will gain access to exclusive content, excellent educational programming, and unparalleled local and national networking opportunities.

For more information, or to become a member, please visit the membership section of our website or contact Paula Gardzelewski, Senior Manager of Business Development, at 281-404-3725 or Michael DuBois, Senior Manager of Business Development at 202-297-9996.

The Private Directors Association® thanks our generous National sponsors.