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As a 501c3 nonprofit, NACD Northern California relies on partners to support the good governance and education of board directors. Partner support gives our chapter the opportunity to ensure that today’s directors are well-prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. If your company is interested in learning more about becoming a partner, please contact Kate Azima here.

Leadership Sponsors


Baker Botts is a full-service, leading global law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve.  We have a long, distinguished tradition of service to our clients since the 1840s. During the earliest days of Houston, Baker Botts represented the burgeoning industries of cotton merchants, brokers and railroads.


We connect great leaders with great companies. Routinely ranked by Forbes as a top executive recruitment firm, Boyden is a premiere leadership solutions and talent advisory firm with offices across California, US and world.


Chevron, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, is involved in multiple facets of the energy industry: finding, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing and distributing transportation fuels and lubricants; manufacturing and selling petrochemicals and additives; generating power; and developing technologies that enhance business value.


At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets. Our four integrated service lines: Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services, and our deep sector knowledge, our clients capitalize on new opportunities and growth.

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Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives, and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.

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GHD Digital is GHD’s digital transformation business, dedicated to helping clients unlock innovation, embrace the future and change communities for good. We help solve complex challenges in the energy, water, transport and infrastructure sectors, and specialize in areas such as AI, cyber and risk, immersive reality, automation, and innovation advisory.


Grant Thornton has what it takes to help you drive excellence throughout your business. We collaborate, deliberate and innovate. Our people speak up, get creative and shake up the status quo.


Heffernan offers insurance for directors, officers, and executive teams. With businesses facing an unprecedented world of risk, executive teams are under pressure to navigate these challenges. Heffernan’s Executive Risk and Private Client insurance consulting teams work exclusively with executives and board members to provide comprehensive insurance solutions and protection.


An independent executive compensation advisory firm. Our focus is on providing sound advice and counsel on how pay programs attract, retain and motivate executives to create shareholder value. The firm helps compensation committees and management ensure that compensation programs align pay with performance.

Additional Sponsors

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Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 1,500+ lawyers across 17 offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

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David Perry & Associates, Inc. is a full service Marketing/PR, Design & Video Production, Social Engagement & Crisis Communications firm with international reach. Specialties include Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training, media relations, corporate affairs and content creation.


Egon Zehnder is the world’s preeminent leadership consulting firm, sharing one goal: to help people and organizations transform. We know what great leaders can do and are passionate about delivering the best solutions for our clients. Our more than 500 Consultants in 68 offices and 40 countries form one powerful, collaborative team. Our services include: leadership development, individual, team and organizational effectiveness, CEO search and succession, executive search and assessment, Board advisory, and cultural transformation.


Provides corporate leadership data and solutions for business development, board recruiting, executive compensation and shareholder engagement. Equilar prides itself on assisting influential corporate leaders address the most critical C-suite and boardroom decisions.


With offices in New York and San Francisco, Joele Frank provides effective and disciplined communications counsel and support to help our clients take control in advancing their business and strategic objectives. Our clients range from large, global public companies to smaller, private enterprises across virtually all industries.


One of the world’s leading professional services firms and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. We’re leading the industry in new and exciting ways. Our size and strength make us much more agile and responsive to changing trends.

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Meridian Compensation Partners delivers effective solutions and independent advice in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. Meridian provides management, boards and compensation committees at public and private corporations with services that include board level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters.


PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago. As times changed and PwC expanded worldwide, our commitment to clients—like you—never wavered. With us, you’re supported by a global network of over 284,000 people in 155 countries with one goal: to help your business thrive.


RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through today’s complex business environment by understanding their needs and bringing together the right teams to address them. With nearly 11,000 professionals in 87 U.S. cities, 4 locations in Canada and access to over 43,000 people in 120 countries through our membership in RSM International, we can meet your needs wherever in the world you do business.

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The sixth-largest, U.S. based full-service corporate law firm. With more than 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, it offers broad experience in transaction and litigation matters.

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