The Private Directors Association MINNESOTA CHAPTER is an essential element of the Private Directors Association (PDA) with a 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota Chapter Sponsors

The PDA Minnesota 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 Minnesota Chapter sponsor, contact Chapter President, Libby Utter. 

About Private Directors Association

The Private Directors Association is the only national association dedicated exclusively to improving private companies' growth and sustainability through governance. Our membership includes 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 Minnesota, we encourage you to join the Private Directors Association and affiliate yourself with the Minnesota 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.

The Private Directors Association thanks our generous National Sponsors: