Private Directors Association Mission

To enhance the value and sustainability of privately-held companies through effective governance.

Private Directors Association Vision

Be the premier professional organization for private company governance.

We connect, educate, and advocate!

  • Connect | We bring Business Owners, CEOs, Board Members and aspiring Board Members together to exchange insights on why and how to effectively use Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.
  • Educate | We provide experience-based educational content specifically designed for private company Leaders and current and aspiring Board members.
  • Advocate | We advocate for the widespread use of effective advisory boards and fiduciary boards and for excellence in the boardroom, from Board formation to ongoing governance practices.   

We provide these services while maintaining a welcoming and responsive culture that distinguishes us.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee promotes PDA values to reflect its stated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The committee’s primary imperatives are to ensure diverse representation in PDA branded activities and to support PDA committees in their recruitment of diverse members.

  • The Private Directors Association believes that Diverse and Inclusive Private Company Boards of Directors and Advisors make better decisions.
  • The Private Directors Association encourages its members to advocate for Diversity and Inclusion on all of the Boards upon which they serve.
  • The Private Directors Association invites all people interested in Board Service to join and actively participate in the Association.
  • The Private Directors Association provides education on the values of Diversity and Inclusion as part of all Private Company Boards of Directors and Advisors.
  • The Private Directors Association organization incorporates diverse leadership at its National and Chapter levels.