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Welcome to the 2023 Directorship 100 nominations page. To give you more time to submit nominations, we have extended the nomination period for an additional two weeks to end on June 30, 2023. Honorees will be chosen by an independent selection committee and then ratified by the NACD Board of Directors. 

The award program includes: 

  • B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award - For exceptional achievements throughout the full scope of one’s board career. Nominees should demonstrate dedication to the improvement of corporate governance practices, as evidenced by a reputation among peers and in the business community for excellent leadership. His or her exceptional achievements should have an impact that is visible in boardrooms today.
  • Director of the Year - Public, Private and Nonprofit - For outstanding recent achievements in public, private, and nonprofit board service. Three distinct Director of the Year categories: Public, Private, and Nonprofit. Nominees in each category must exemplify NACD’s principles of director professionalism: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high-performance standards.
  • NACD Directorship 100: Directors (50 directors in total) and Governance Professionals (50 governance professionals in total) - For outstanding recent achievements in public, private, and nonprofit board service

For more information on the award criteria, nominations process and past winner, please visit the NACD Directorship 100 website.

This year's honorees will be featured in the 2024 Q1 issue of Directorship™ and honored at the NACD Directorship 100 Awards Gala in New York City on December 13, 2023.

If you have questions about this year’s nominations, please email directorship100@nacdonline.org.

To submit a nomination, you must first create a new account on this nominations platform. To do so, click "Begin Nomination" and complete the form on the right-hand side of the page. Once you have registered your new account you will be directed to the nomination form.