Good Governance Begins With a Solid Foundation

Who We Are: Our sole focus is on the unique governance needs of private companies throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. Good governance drives private company growth which in turn helps build strong communities and economies.

The Private Directors Association, established in 2014, is an independent 501(c)(6) organization based in Chicago. It stands as the sole national association devoted to enhancing the growth and sustainability of private companies through effective board governance.

PDA's mission is to drive private company success through the creation and optimization of governance boards, comprised of qualified and diverse members.

Our vision is for the Private Directors Association to become the leading professional association for private company directors, advocating and championing board excellence.

With a membership exceeding 3,400+, the association represents a diverse and highly skilled community of executive leaders, encompassing current and prospective board members, private company owners, C-level executives of family-owned businesses, ESOPs, private equity-backed companies, and early-stage ventures.

Our members engage across our 20 Chapters nationwide (and growing) to promote the mission of enhancing corporate value through high-performing boards.

Our value lies in our exclusive focus on addressing the distinctive governance requirements of private companies throughout their business lifecycle. We recognize that strong governance drives private company growth, thereby contributing to the development of robust communities and economies.

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