Sample Board Bios

Aspiring Directors

Having a solid board bio, an easy-to-read summary of your board skills and experience, as well as a strong board-focused resume detailing your on-board and career roles and achievements, is essential in a highly professional board search strategy.

Here’s Where to Start

Several PDA members have generously provided their board bios and board-focused resumes as examples. These samples will inform your decisions about how to shape and write your board bio and resume. We know you will find them to be a helpful asset.

Are you seeking a private company board seat? Be sure to:

  • Highlight your career skills and achievements related to board work.
  • Explain your nonprofit or other volunteer board roles. Illustrate how they have equipped you for corporate board service.

Full bio:  Marlon Brownlee

Are you ready to showcase your private company board experience?

Review these bio samples from PDA members Lawrence X. Taylor and Jeanne Coughlin.

Full bio: Lawrence Taylor

Full Bio: Jeanne Coughlin

Even experienced directors need board resumes.

Time and style changes may impact your existing resume and bio, giving the wrong impression during your search. Here is an example of a refreshed sample, shared by PDA founder Dennis Kessler.

Full bio: Dennis Kessler

Resume: Dennis Kessler

Don’t forget, you can buy a full pack of Elizabeth Hammack’s templates here. These materials have been compiled exclusively for the Private Directors Association® and cost only $50.

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