Peter Gleason is Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the only national association devoted exclusively to serving the information and educational needs of corporate directors. During his 16 year career at NACD, he has been served as COO, CFO, Managing Director, and President.
Mr. Gleason is a recognized expert on board leadership and corporate governance issues. He serves as a member of NACD's national faculty and is regularly quoted in the national media. He has served as a Commissioner on every NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report issued over the past 16 years, including the most recent releases on The Strategic Asset Board, Long Term Value Creation, Strategy Development, Talent Development, and Board Diversity.
Mr. Gleason is currently a member of NACD's national board of directors, serves on the Advisory Board of Nura Health, Inc., a development-stage health care company, and is a director of the Capital Area Chapter of NACD. He is the immediate past Chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Before joining NACD, Mr. Gleason was a management consultant with both Ernst & Young and with Pritchett & Associates. In addition, Mr. Gleason served as Vice President and Director of U.S. Research for Institutional Shareholder Services.
Mr. Gleason is a graduate of Dartmouth College, has an MBA with concentrations in both Finance and Marketing from Virginia Tech, and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.