KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. With 90 offices and more than 29,000 employees and partners throughout the US, we’re leading the industry in new and exciting ways. Our size and strength make us much more agile and responsive to changing trends.

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to Boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Spencer Stuart is a global leader in executive search and the adviser of choice to top companies seeking counsel on senior leadership needs. Our clients include leading multinational corporations, medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurial startups and nonprofit organizations across a variety of industries. Founded in 1956 and still privately owned, Spencer Stuart today has 56 offices in 30 countries. Our global reach, leadership in CEO and senior executive searches, and status as the premier firm for board counsel and recruitment give us unparalleled access to the world’s top executive talent.

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, Morgan Stanley is dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even the most challenging goals.

Vinson & Elkins lawyers are committed to excellence and steeped in the energy and finance industries, offering clients experience handling transactions, investments, projects and disputes worldwide. The firm’s deep bench of more than 630 lawyers collaborating across 16 offices allows a multi-disciplinary approach, whether companies need guidance on complex transactions or litigation. V&E brings insight and know-how, building on a strong foundation since 1917 that offers clients an understanding of the intersection of energy, finance and the law.

Akin Gump was founded in 1945 with the guiding vision that commitment, excellence and integrity would drive the success of the firm. We incorporated those qualities into the firm’s core values as we grew into an international, full-service law firm positioned at the intersection of commerce, policy and the law. Our goal in every engagement is to offer a level of client service that not only meets but anticipates our clients’ needs and exceeds their expectations. We serve clients in over 85 practices that range from the traditional, such as corporate and litigation, to the contemporary, such as climate change and cybersecurity. Our lawyers collaborate across borders and practice areas to provide comprehensive counsel.

As the largest provider of business continuity management solutions – spanning consulting, software, managed services, and staffing – Castellan is uniquely positioned to help clients find the right balance of risk tolerance and resilience to protect their employees, brand, and bottom-line. Leveraging a proprietary proven process for driving business continuity success, Castellan partners with clients to establish a clear vision, drive real results, and provide on-going support from their community of business continuity experts. Castellan helps clients replace uncertainty with confidence.

When search firms or corporations have open board opportunities, they can use Equilar’s robust database of 140,000 public corporate board members, executives and other qualified candidates, to find people who fit their needs. WCD members will be highlighted as part of a search function for diverse directors. This is one additional avenue our members can use to get noticed for new board opportunities.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets.

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,200 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott’s flagship brand of quality-tier, full-service hotels and resorts, provides consistent, dependable and genuinely caring experiences to guests on their terms. Marriott is a brilliant host to guests who effortlessly blend life and work, and who are inspired by how modern travel enhances them both. Our hotels offer warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City. JPMorgan Chase is ranked by S&P Global as the largest bank in the United States and the seventh largest bank in the world by total assets.

For more than a century, Merck has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries.

The Board Risk Committee (BRC) is a thought leadership peer forum dedicated to Board Risk Committee members and Chief Risk Officers (CROs). Focused effort is required for risk management practices to mature at a rate that keeps pace with the exponential growth of operational risks. The BRC is a trusted place for the exchange of ideas and best practices. The purpose is to keep Directors and CROs current and informed, so that they can more effectively fulfill the responsibilities entrusted to them. Central to this exchange will be discussions of current and emerging risks facilitated by horizon scanning that provides a forward-thinking perspective.

Kirkland & Ellis is a law firm with approximately 2,900 attorneys representing global clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. With offices in 15 locations across the United States, Europe and Asia, our reputation for excellence is recognized worldwide. We believe in teamwork fueled by creative solutions, and we are dedicated to providing our clients with superior results.

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients.

S&P Global Ratings, part of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is the world's leading provider of independent credit risk research. We publish more than a million credit ratings on debt issued by sovereign, municipal, corporate and financial sector entities. With over 1,400 credit analysts in 26 countries, and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Our research and opinions about relative credit risk provide market participants with information that helps to support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

At CVS Health, we share a clear purpose: helping people on their path to better health. Through our health services, plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. Making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless, to not only help people get well, but help them stay well in body, mind and spirit.

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