NACD Annual Directorship 100 Recognizes the Most Influential Corporate Directors and Governance Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2023 – Boyden, a premier global leadership and talent advisory firm, is delighted to congratulate Keith D. Dorsey, Managing Partner, Boyden US, being named one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as part of their 2023 NACD Directorship 100™, an annual list of leading corporate directors and governance advocates.  

The 2023 NACD Directorship 100 recognizes leading corporate directors and governance advocates in several categories, and 2023 honorees represent a range of companies that include Best Buy, ScanSource, Inc., Equilar, American Eagle Outfitters, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and more.

“Exemplifying board leadership is a top priority for our organization, and this year's peer-nominated Directorship 100 honorees demonstrate their excellence in governance,” says NACD president and CEO Peter Gleason. “The accomplishments and integrity of this year’s director honorees are inspiring, and we look forward to celebrating these individuals at our annual gala in New York.”

Keith is a seasoned corporate governance and human capital expert with over 30 years of executive and board experience, excelling in driving growth, enhancing shareholder value, and guiding change. Serving as Managing Partner and Boyden US Regional Leader, CEO & Board Services, he is a prolific author and researcher, frequently published by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Directors & Boards, and Fast Company. He holds board positions at Pacific Crest Trail Association, Vimly Benefit Solutions, and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. He also serves as Chair on the Financial Advisory Commission for the City of La Quinta and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

"Keith’s recognition is a testament to his exceptional expertise in the field,” states Chad Hesters, President & CEO, Boyden and Member of Boyden’s Global Board of Directors. “His dedication to advancing corporate governance excellence mirrors Boyden's commitment to fostering exceptional leadership worldwide. We are immensely proud of Keith's achievement."

"This is a prestigious and well-deserved honor, one that underscores Keith’s unwavering commitment to excellence in corporate governance,” says Jeff Hodge, Managing Partner and Board Chair, Boyden US. “His invaluable contributions to governance leadership have played a pivotal role in innovative approaches to best practices in corporate governance. We congratulate Keith on this remarkable recognition.”

Honorees will be recognized at the upcoming 2023 Directorship 100 Awards Gala in New York City on December 13, in addition to being featured in NACD Directorship magazine’s annual list of The Most Influential People in Boardrooms and Corporate Governance. NACD will share honoree profiles with all 23,000 NACD members as well as with partner organizations and other key governance stakeholders.

An independent selection committee reviews the nominees’ history of advancing board performance and leading corporate governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles form a framework that encourages corporate governance excellence in areas that include risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation, and transparency. The complete list of the 2023 NACD Directorship 100 is available at

To learn more about the 2023 NACD Directorship 100™, visit

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the premier membership organization for board directors who want to expand their knowledge, grow their network, and maximize their potential.

As the unmatched authority in corporate governance, NACD sets the standards of excellence through its research and community-driven director education, programming, and publications. Directors trust NACD to arm them with the relevant insights to make high-quality decisions on the most pressing and strategic issues facing their businesses today.

NACD also prepares leaders to meet tomorrow's biggest challenges. The NACD Directorship Certification® is the leading director credential in the United States. It sets a new standard for director education, positions directors to meet boardroom challenges, and includes an ongoing education requirement that prepares directors for what is next.

With an ever-expanding community of more than 23,000 members and a nationwide chapter network, our impact is both local and global. NACD members are driven by a common purpose: to be trusted catalysts of economic opportunity and positive change—in business and in the communities we serve.


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