What is a Summit Ambassador?

If you're looking to network at the Summit, connecting with an ambassador is a great place to start. A Summit ambassador's role is to help attendees meet and network with other attendees. This year’s ambassadors are a diverse group of directors from across the country currently serving on public, private, and nonprofit boards. Many are part of our education and Board Advisory Services faculty, others are serving as chapter leaders or participating in NACD’s fellowship program.

How do I connect with an Ambassador?

  • Ambassadors can be identified by the “ambassador” ribbon on their name badge, and they will be present at all of the networking events and receptions.

  • Additionally, during the “main stage” sessions, there will be tables designated as “Ambassador Tables” where an ambassador will serve as a host and facilitate networking. All are welcome to sit at these marked tables.


Rich Howell

Chairperson Emeritus, NACD North Texas Chapter; Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee, LKCM Funds

Mary Winston

Chair, NACD Carolinas Chapter; Director, Dover Corp., Domtar Corp., SuperValu Inc., Acuity Brands Inc., The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Fay Feeney

CEO, Risk for Good; Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation; Director, NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter

Debra Koenig

Cofounder, Koenig Sales; Chair, NACD Colorado Chapter, Quaker, Steak & Lube

Renee Hornbaker

CEO, Storey & Gates LLC; Compensation Committee Chair, Stream Energy; Director, Eastman Chemical Co., The Freeman Co., WatchGuard, CLEAResult

Allan Grafman

Audit Committee Chair, IDWM; Director, Trelus

Colleen Brown

Founder, Marca Global LLC; Director, Spark Networks, TrueBlue Inc., Port Blakely

Rick Wassel

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, AdventHealth; Vice Chair, Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology, Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund; Chair, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, NeXtGen Biologics

Hoshi Printer

Audit Committee Chair, Lantronix; Director, Standard Homeopathic Company, NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter

Elizabeth Camp

CEO, DF Management, Inc.; Compensation Committee Chair, Synovus Financial Corp.; Director, Genuine Parts Company, Coastal Bank and Trust, NACD Atlanta Chapter

Greg Pratt

Chair, Carpenter Technology Corp.; Chair, Governance Committee, Tredegar Corp

Ann Danner

Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC; Trustee, Lake Forest Academy

Howard Brownstein

President, The Brownstein Corp, NACD Philadelphia Chapter; Director, Merakey, P&F Industries, Inc.

Deborah Bayle

Director, People's Utah Bancorp, Deborah S. Bayle Scholarship for Youth, NACD Utah Chapter, United Way Retirees Association

Anna Catalano

Director, Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corp., Alzheimer's Association, Houston Grand Opera, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

Jim Skinner

Former Vice Chair, Neiman Marcus Group; Director, Fossil Group, Hudson Ltd., Ares Commercial Real Estate

Lisa Yarnell

Independent Director, Committee Chair, The Executive Forum; Managing Director InLine Strategies; Interim Co-CEO Gurunanda

Drumm McNaughton

Chair and CEO, The Change Leader Inc.; Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, LIGS University

Andrew Chrostowski

Chairman of the Advisory Board, RealWear, Inc.; Director, Rogers Group Inc.