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Vision and Mission


  • NACD aspires to a world where...
  • Businesses are sustainable, profitable and trusted.

  • NACD is providing the tools, resources and voice to advance this vision.


NACD advances exemplary board leadership - for directors, by directors.  Our team provides the information and insights that board members rely upon to confidently navigate business challenges and enhance long-term shareowner value. Importantly, directors and boards turn to NACD to gain the knowledge and wisdom to become a strategic asset to their companies, and NACD amplifies the collective voice of directors in the national dialogue on board governance issues.  NACD is the Voice of the Director. This is not corporate speak: Our entire organization is focused on meeting the needs of board members, and supporting directors to perform more effectively and efficiently.


Chicago Chapter Policies 

NACD Chicago holds a variety of monthly programs from September - May where business attire is expected. Registrations are rquired for every program and unless noted, all registrartions are done on-line with a credit card. Walk-in registrations are not accepted; late fees will be applied for any registration taken after a program registration has closed.  Event cancellations received 72 hours prior to an event will be issued a refund to the credit card used for the registration. Registration fees may not be used as credit for another event or transferred to another member or non-member guest for their use.


NACD Chicago follows all NACD attendance policies, which allows a non-member to attend up to two (2) Chapter programs before being required to become a member to attend a third.   Chapter "Open Registration" events are excluded from this policy.  NACD Chicago programming includes:


  • Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheons -  Open events in September and May featuring a prominent corporate figure speaking on a Boardroom hot topic. 

  • Audit Committee Agenda Program - Focused outlook on what Audit Committees will be facing this year.

  • Peer-To-Peer Dinners - Small networking dinners hosted throughout the Chicago area focused on a roundtable Hot Topic discussion.