National Committees

Below are the Private Directors Association®  standing National Committees and Chairs. All of the Committee Chairs and Members volunteer their time to support the organization. The Committees meet on a regular basis. As a Member of the Private Directors Association®, you are welcome to serve on any Committee. To do so, please contact the Chair of the Committee as listed below by finding their contact information in our member directory. Interested in learning more about one or more of our committees, click here to read the full committee definitions.

Executive Committee

TITLENAMECOMPANY NAME
Chairman and Director Larry Molinari Perlick Corporation
Vice Chairman and Director Bob Buddig Carl Buddig & Co.
Ex-Officio and Acting CEO Budd Berro Private Directors Association®
Director and Immediate Past President & CEO Alan Aldworth  
Director and Chairman Emeritus  Ken Hoganson RBI Advisors, LLC
Director and Vice President for Financial Services Phil Grybas Great Plains Communications
Director and Vice-President & Corporate Secretary Paul Marcela Governance Partners Group LLC
Director and Vice-President & COO Dennis Kessler Midwest Family Business Advisors
Director Joe Poehling Prometheus Group, Inc.

 

Audit & Risk Committee

TITLENAMECOMPANY NAME
Chairman and Immediate Past President & CEO Alan Aldworth  
Ex-Officio and Acting CEO Budd Berro Private Directors Association®
Director Steve Barth Foley & Lardner LLP
Director Don Delves Willis Towers Watson
Director and Chairman Emeritus Ken Hoganson RBI Advisors, LLC
Director Mat Klein  
Director Mary Zappone Brace Industrial Group

 

Compensation Committee

TITLE NAME COMPANY NAME
Chairman, Director and Chairman Emeritus Ken Hoganson RBI Advisors, LLC
Director  Don Delves Willis Towers Watson
Non-Director Maryann Waryjas  

 

Nominating & Governance Committee

TITLENAMECOMPANY NAME
Chairman and Director Jim Gagnard Rocket Wagon Industrial IoT Studio
Director and Vice Chairman Bob Buddig Carl Buddig & Co.
Director Colleen Chappell ChappellRoberts
Director and Vice President for Financial Services Phil Grybas Great Plains Communications
Director and Chairman Emeritus Ken Hoganson RBI Advisors, LLC
Director and Vice-President & COO Dennis Kessler Midwest Family Business Advisors
Non-Director and Vice President for Member Services Raphael Lavin Standard Professional Services, LLC
Director and Vice-President & Corporate Secretary Paul Marcela  Governance Partners Group LLC
Non-Director and Vice President & Chief Strategy and Development Officer Diane Meister Meridian Associates, Inc.
Chairman of the Board and Director Larry Molinari Perlick Corporation
Immediate Past Chairman and Director Joe Poehling Prometheus Group, Inc.
Director Marc Sullivan Phoenix Management Services
Director and Vice President Roy Verstraete  

 

National Committee Leadership

TITLENAMECOMPANY NAME
Chairperson Board Opportunities Diane Adams Independent Director
Chairperson Body of Knowledge Shepherd Pryor Teamwork Technologies
Chairperson Chapters Budd Berro B2B Solutions Group
Co-Chairperson Cyber Security Robert Barr Oracle
Co-Chairperson Cyber Security Dave Tyson Apollo Information Systems
Co-Chairperson Diversity and Inclusion Sherrin Ingram Int'l Center for Strategic Planning
Co-Chairperson Diversity and Inclusion Kim Theiss Independent Board Member
Chairperson e-Newsletter Editorial Barbara Ford Phoenix Strategic Advisors
Chairperson ESOP Steve Ryan Prairie Capital Advisors
Chairperson Family Business Centers David Spitulnik Spitulnik Advisors
Chairperson Membership Raphael Lavin Standard Professional Services, LLC
Chairperson Model Board Meeting Rob Sligh The Family Business Consulting Group
Co-Chairperson Private Equity Robbie Allen Slalom
Co-Chairperson Private Equity Rob Hogan Shorehill Capital LLC
Co-Chairperson Private Equity Marc Sullivan Phoenix Management Services
Chairperson Resource Shepherd Pryor Teamwork Technologies 
Chairperson Sponsorship Cindy Burrell DIVERSITY in BOARDROOMS