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Welcome to the Private Directors Association®

The Private Directors Association® (PDA) is an independent 501(c)(6) founded in 2014 and headquartered in Chicago, IL. PDA is the only national association dedicated to improving private companies’ growth and sustainability through governance that adds value.

Our close to 3,000 members include current and qualified future board members, private company owners, and C-level executives of family-owned business, ESOPs, private equity owned, early stage, and start-up organizations.

The PDA mission is to:

  • Advocate for and teach board formation and governance
  • Enhance private company value through high-performing boards
  • Advocate for the value of diverse and inclusive boards
  • Create a national alliance of directors, executives, and private company owners interested in board service to learn, network, and identify and attract exceptional board members


To learn more about becoming a member of the Private Directors Association®, click here or contact:

Kimberly Aldworth


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