Private company directors, boards, and owners faced with the demands of a fundamentally different operating reality are reshaping how they think, operate, and interact with the business. PDA members benefit from private company-specific support, a robust national network, and resources that help transform information into meaningful action, ensuring that knowledge yields results.

There is no better time to become a PDA member and access exclusive content, excellent educational programming, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Learn more about each type of PDA membership below and JOIN TODAY.


The Private Directors Association® offers a Corporate Membership specifically designed to enhance the value of private companies. Members receive practical learning opportunities designed to augment the skills they bring to the boardroom, have access to exclusive full board member resources and discounts, and enjoy a wide variety of peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

In addition to the benefits afforded Individual Members, these exclusive benefits are available to PDA Corporate Members:

  • Each Corporate Membership is entitled to one complimentary director or advisor search annually. The PDA enhanced posting approach supports a faster process with highly qualified candidates. (Value: $10,000) 
  • Qualified PDA Corporate members are eligible for one annual complimentary in-boardroom Ransomware Preparedness and Response session (Value: $10,000)  Hosted by Apollo Information Systems Corp., the program includes three key elements: 
    • Expert consultation
    • Access to state-of-the-art technology
    • Essential security awareness education
  • OR a 90-minute Cyber review program designed to provide an understanding of the cybersecurity risks targeting your industry and organization.
  • Access to PDA's CISO-on-Call program 
  • Corporate members receive an additional 30% discount on PDA University Director Education products designed to enhance private company value through high functioning boards.

Corporate Membership Investment: 
$3,150 for up to a ten-member roster. 
Additional roster members are $300 per person.

To learn more about becoming a PDA Corporate Member or join immediately, contact Paula Gardzelewski, Senior Manager of Business Development, at (281) 404-3725.


  • Access to PDA University Director Education, designed to enhance private company value through high functioning boards, provides Individual Members' training and mentorship.
  • Access to an annual average of 100 PDA-hosted educational webinars and their post-event recordings and PDA-hosted podcasts.
  • Members enjoy a national network of peers as they engage in events focused entirely on private company issues, locally through our 22-chapter system and virtually through webinars and online resources. 
  • Through PDA's partnership with Bolster, our members have access to additional board opportunities. Bolster matches board-ready PDA members with start-up and scale-up companies for fiduciary and advisory board roles.  
  • Your member profile will be listed in the PDA Member Directory housed on our website.  
  • Members have admittance to PDA's proprietary body of knowledge and archived webinars. Also available is interactive, digital access to nearly 7,000 global newspapers and magazines from an online library. 
  • Board director opportunities for members are posted on the PDA website.
  • A complimentary copy of PDA's monthly e-newsletter.
  • Each member receives an annual subscription to Directors & Boards and Private Company Director magazines.

Individual Membership Investment: $350