Peter Gleason has been the CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) since 2017. Gleason is a recognized expert on board leadership and in corporate governance. He serves as a member of NACD’s national faculty, is regularly quoted in the media, and is a frequent presenter on the subjects of corporate governance, executive and director compensation, risk, strategic planning, and board/shareowner relations. Gleason has served as a commissioner on every NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report since joining NACD in 2000, and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Gleason currently serves on the board of NACD and on the advisory board of NuraHealth Inc., which is a development-stage health-care company. Gleason is chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) and a director of the NACD Capital Area Chapter. He was recently appointed to the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), based in London. Gleason is the former chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was formerly a director of The Patriot Fund.
Before joining NACD, Gleason was a management consultant with both Ernst & Young and Pritchett & Associates. In addition, he served as vice president and director of US Research for Institutional Shareholder Services.
Gleason is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA, with concentrations in both Finance and Marketing, from Virginia Tech.