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NYSE Board Advisory Council

The NYSE board diversity initiative

The New York Stock Exchange launched its Board Advisory Council (BAC) in 2019 to address the critical need for diverse, inclusive leadership on public and private company boards.

Comprised of CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-known companies, BAC members use their personal and professional networks to identify and nominate board-ready candidates. BAC networking events have resulted in over 500 meetings between 64 company leaders and 144 candidates and to date, the BAC has helped place 40+ candidates on corporate boards.

For network members

The NYSE Board Candidate Network


The NYSE Board Advisory Council Network is composed of hundreds of diverse, board-ready candidates across industries, nominated by an NYSE-listed company CEO or BAC member. The network’s 300+ candidates are top executives in their field and hail from a range of in demand industries.

Featured candidates

ABC

Jené Elzie is a business executive with over 25 years of global achievement at the intersection of sports, media, and technology. She has designed, built, and operationalized new businesses, business units, and teams at companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar global organizations.

She created and led the first international marketing operation for the NBA, established in nine offices worldwide, and more than tripled customer engagement. While at Comcast/ NBCUniversal, Jené achieved double-digital revenue growth in her senior roles as a commercial operator and B2B marketing specialist. She also led Golf Channel’s expansion across Europe and Asia during her tenure.

She is an expert in scaling and monetizing consumer audiences and digital transformation and has done business in over 35 countries. Her time spent building new business verticals within Fortune 500 and large companies and corporate board experience have established her as a leader suited for business challenges across the global economy.

NYSE-hosted BAC events

Board Advisory Council meeting

With Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber

Led by Council member and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker, the BAC engaged in a rich conversation around diversity issues during its first in-person council meeting since 2019.

Following the meeting, Dara took some time to share his thoughts on the importance of diverse teams and boards during an interview recorded on the NYSE Trading Floor.

NYSE Board Advisory networking forum

The NYSE hosted the 2022 BAC Networking Forum in September, connecting seventeen companies to forty-seven qualified candidates during two hours of interviewing for open board positions.

Candidates also benefitted from listening to keynote speaker Tissa Richards give an insightful presentation on how candidates can sharpen their board bios and interviewing skills.

Watch the highlights

NYSE BAC Forum
25/25: Phoebe Woods , Board of Directors, Pioneer Natural Resources and PPL Corp.
NYSE BAC Forum
1/25: Tim Cawley, CEO Con Edison; Nick Fink, CEO FBHS, Lynn Martin, President NYSE
NYSE BAC Forum
2/25: Dara Khoshrowshi, CEO Uber; Lucinda Baier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale
NYSE BAC Forum
3/25: Dara Khoshrowshi, CEO Uber; Karyn Seidman Becker, CEO Clear, Lucinda Baier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale
NYSE BAC Forum
4/25: Tara Dziedzic, Head of U.S. Listings, NYSE ; Angela Johnson, Chief of Staff, Uber
NYSE BAC Forum
5/25: Nick Fink, CEO FBHS; Tim Cawley, CEO Con Edison
NYSE BAC Forum
6/25: Council members
NYSE BAC Forum
7/25: Kristen Davis, Dawn Stump (in red)
NYSE BAC Forum
8/25: D.V. Rao, Derrick Roman, Raj Mehan
NYSE BAC Forum
9/25: Hema Nealon
NYSE BAC Forum
10/25: Tissa Richards, Sofia Adrogue
NYSE BAC Forum
11/25: Frances Resheske; Deneen Donneley; Louis Caldera
NYSE BAC Forum
12/25: Tissa Richards
NYSE BAC Forum
13/25: Tissa Richards
NYSE BAC Forum
14/25: Sandra Andrews
NYSE BAC Forum
15/25: Raj Mehan, Tara Dziedzic
NYSE BAC Forum
16/25: Phoebe Woods; Donna Bradin
NYSE BAC Forum
17/25: Networking candidates
NYSE BAC Forum
18/25: Frances Resheske; Deneen Donneley
NYSE BAC Forum
19/25: Networking candidates
NYSE BAC Forum
20/25: Jacqueline Shoback, Elizabeth King, Chief Regulatory Officer and President ESG, ICE
NYSE BAC Forum
21/25: Hon. William Lacy Clay, Jr.
NYSE BAC Forum
22/25: Sandra Andrews, Maxwell David, Managing Director Apollo Global Management
NYSE BAC Forum
23/25: Linda Walker Bynoe, Board of Directors, Equity Residential
NYSE BAC Forum
24/25: Linda Walker Bynoe, Board of Directors, Equity Residential
NYSE BAC Forum
25/25: Phoebe Woods , Board of Directors, Pioneer Natural Resources and PPL Corp.
NYSE BAC Forum
1/25: Tim Cawley, CEO Con Edison; Nick Fink, CEO FBHS, Lynn Martin, President NYSE

Board Governance Library

Council Members

How to get involved

CEOs of NYSE listed companies seeking new, diverse board candidates can request a curated list with specific skills/attributes from the NYSE exclusive candidate network pool. Additionally, CEOs of all NYSE listed companies can help build the candidate network by nominating board-ready candidates.