NACD New Jersey launched its 2019-2020 season with a fireside chat featuring Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and our NACD NJ 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, in conversation with Christopher Clark, NACD Director of Partner Relations and Publisher of NACD Directorship magazine. Internationally renowned physicist and trailblazer, Dr. Jackson has served as a director of numerous major corporations, including FedEx, IBM, Medtronic and PSE&G as well as on the boards of significant non-profit and governmental institutions.
This program continued the chapter series of fireside chats with distinguished board leaders and executives.
NACD New Jersey Hosts Fireside Chat with Legendary Shirley A. Jackson
NACD New Jersey launched its 2019-2020 season with a fireside chat featuring Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NACD NJ 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, in conversation with Christopher Clark, NACD Director of Partner Relations and Publisher of NACD Directorship Magazine. Dr. Jackson’s dedication to the common good has marked her legendary career in research, public service, academia, and board service. Dr. Jackson gave attendees several key lessons for board service – operate personally and with the board within an ethical framework, value intellectual agility, deepen your ability to see across sectors, embrace multi-cultural sophistication, champion intellectual and geographic diversity, and strive for a global perspective.
NACD NJ 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree - Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board Member: FedEx Corporation, IBM, Public Services Enterprise Group (PSE&G) Former Co-Chair: U.S. President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB) Former Chair: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Former Vice-Chair: Board of Regents - Smithsonian Institution Former Member: U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST), World Economic Forum USA (WEF USA) Former Director: AT&T, The Council on Foreign Relations, KeyCorp, Marathon Oil Corp., Medtronic plc, NYSE Euronext, New York Stock Exchange, Sealed Air Corp., US Steel.
Director, Partner Relations Christopher Y. Clark is NACD's director of partner relations and publisher of NACD Directorship magazine and Directorship.com. Previously, Clark held a number of roles at Forbes Inc., including vice president of sales and vice president and general manager of the Forbes Management Conference Group. He is a member of the Broadridge Virtual Shareholder Meeting Best Practices Working Group and a contributing member of NACD's flag and general officer advisory council.