Director Development & Referral

One of the Private Directors Association® MEMBER BENEFITS is the Director Development & Referral program with one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and education as it relates to Board roles and responsibilities, as well as résumé and interview preparation.

As a Member you have access to individuals who are currently serving on Private Company Boards of Directors and are knowledgeable on how to prepare for and function on these types of Boards.  These individuals volunteer their time to work with Members individually and in groups on a variety of topics.

As a participant in the Director Training course you will have access to an in-depth training manual titled, ”Board Director Training and Preparation”. This document, prepared by the Midwest Family Business Advisors, covers a wide range of topics. 

If you are a member and would like to arrange for training and access to these files, please contact the Administrator at admin@privatedirectorsassociation.org. If you are not yet a member and wish to apply for Membership, CLICK HERE.

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Section

Letter from the Chairman

1

Resume Dennis Smith

2

Tommy Page Bio

3

Board Member Selection Process

4

Board Skills Matrix

5

Board Candidate Phone | Initial Interview

6

Experience Detail | Tell a Story

7

Criteria for Director Selection

8

Director Qualification Standards & Selection

9

Board of Directors Governance Guidelines

10

Board Evaluation Guidelines

11

Fiduciary and Advisory Board

12

Evolving Your Family Business Board

13

Board Search Firms Private Company Orientation

14

Resource Library

15

Sample Agenda

16

Five Questions Companies Should Ask

17

Five Questions to Ask When Being Interviewed

18

 

Members Trained for Board Service

Month

Year

Name

Coach

April

2015

Bill McNitt

Dennis Kessler

June

2015

Joanne Bernstein

Dennis Kessler

July

2015

Laura Michaud

Dennis Kessler

October

2015

Vinny Caraballo

Dennis Kessler

October

2015

David Smith

Dennis Kessler

October

2015

Joe Wemhoff

Dennis Kessler

November

2015

Armand Christopher

Dennis Kessler

November

2015

Barry Cain

Dennis Kessler

November

2015

Zoe Quan

Dennis Kessler

December

2015

Venita Fields

Dennis Kessler

January

2016

Bruce Werner

Dennis Kessler

January

2016

Jay Heilbrunn

Dennis Kessler

January 

2016

Mark Kilgore

Dennis Kessler

January 

2016

David Kirshenbaum

Dennis Kessler

January

2016

Charlie Leichtweis

Dennis Kessler

January

2016

David Spitulnik

Dennis Kessler

February

2016

Terri Friel

Barry Cain

February

2016

Paul Rigby

Barry Cain

February

2016

John Bintz

Barry Cain

March

2016

Adam Boris

Barry Cain

March

2016

Don Hempson

Dennis Kessler

March

2016

Reid Miles

Dennis Kessler

April

2016

Greg Rocque   

Barry Cain

April

2016

Paula Noble

Barry Cain 

April

2016

Daniel Kaye

Dennis Kessler

April

2016

Jim Reiman

Dennis Kessler

April

2016

Bryan Schwartz

Dennis Kessler

May

2016

Craig Jimenez

Dennis Kessler

May

2016

Loraine Herr

Cathy Carroll

May

2016

Diane Meister

Cathy Carroll

May

2016

Liz Levy-Navarro

Cathy Carroll

May

2016

Jim Rudnicki

Cathy Carroll

June

2016

Pat McNally

Cathy Carroll

June

2016

Bruce Stevens

Cathy Carroll

July

2016

Dave Watkins

Cathy Carroll

August

2016

Bob Lindeman

Cathy Carroll

September

2016

Judy Foley

Cathy Carroll

October

2016

Ron Repking

Cathy Carroll

October

2016

Steven Wollack

Barry Cain

October

2016

Jay Taylor

Dennis Kessler

November

2016

Javier Alarcon

Cathy Carroll

November

2016

Angela Floessel

Cathy Carroll

November

2016

Paul Bryant

Barry Cain

November

2016

Rick Landuyt

Barry Cain

November

2016

Dean Weinberg

Dennis Kessler

December

2016

Mark Sefcik

Dennis Kessler

January

2017

Harry Novak

Barry Cain

January

2017

Tom Sampson

Barry Cain

January

2017

Alice Peterson

Dennis Kessler

January

2017

Jim Piper

Dennis Kessler

February

2017

Jose-Luis Bretones 

Barry Cain

March

2017

Matt Weissert

Cathy Carroll

March

2017

Barbara Ford

Cathy Carroll

March

2017

Greg Hayward

Cathy Carroll

March

2017

David Taber

Cathy Carroll

March

2017

Sandra Wilson

Cathy Carroll

March

2017

Mark Little

Cathy Carroll

March

2017

Pilippe Lavie

Barry Cain

March

2017

10. Javier Alarcon

Barry Cain

March

2017

Tomas Page

Barry Cain

April

2017

David Taber

Cathy Carroll

April

2017

Milt Pinsky

Cathy Carroll

April

2017

Claudia Johnson

Dennis Kessler

April

2017

Mona Pearl

Dennis Kessler

May

2017

Van Grinsven

Dennis Kessler

June

2017

Linda Petchenik

Barry Cain

June

2017

Claudia Johnson

Barry Cain

August

2017

Tim Volk

Barry Cain

August

2017

Leah Bailey

Dennis Kessler

August

2017

David Budnick

Bruce Werner

August

2017

Mark Trembacki

Dennis Kessler

September

2017

Benji Wolken

Dennis Kessler

October

2017

Chester Singletary

Dennis Kessler

October

2017

Matt Hartzman

Barry Cain

October

2017

 Lynn Walsh

Bruce Werner

November

2017

Karen Kane

Barry Cain

December

2017

Noel Elfant

Barry Cain

January

2018

Martin Mindling

Dennis Kessler

January

2018

Cate Brady

Cindy Burrell

January

2018

Paul Watford

Dennis Kessler

January

2018

Gabriela Rodil

Dennis Kessler

January

2018

Holly Nelson

Dennis Kessler

January

2018

Tom Sampson

Barry Cain

February

2018

Julia Bristow Briggs 

Claudia Johnson

April

2018

Doug DuMars

Bruce Werner

April

2018

Joan Rockey   

Cate Brady

April

2018

Ralph Beck

Dennis Kessler

April

2018

Steve Knoop

Barry Cain

May

2018

Robert Miller

Meredith Wailes

May

2018

Steve Healy

Dennis Kessler

May

2018

Beth Brooks

Cate Brady

May

2018

Sue Tyler

Meredith Wailes

May

2018

Dana Cooper-Hayes

Barry Cain

May

2018

Jon Paul

Dennis Kessler

May

2018

Howard Kaplan

Dennis Kessler

May

2018

Anna Nichols

Dennis Kessler

May

2018

Jay Brodsky

Bruce Werner

May

2018

Tony Natale

Dennis Kessler

June

2018

William Johnson

Dennis Kessler

June

2018

Hal Lewis

Dennis Kessler