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.

Private Directors Association® Board of Directors Grows by Three

PDA is pleased to announce that Colleen Chappell, Jim Gagnard, and Mary Zappone have joined the PDA board of directors, effective April 9, 2021. Learn more about our new board members 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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