Congratulations to the 2016 “Director of the Year” Honorees!

Corporate Directors Forum is proud to recognize the following directors for their outstanding efforts
in the boardroom and behind the scenes, as nominated by their peers.  Awards will be presented on
Thursday, September 22
nd, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Join in the festivities for the 2016 Director of the Year awards as we honor these
visionaries for outstanding boardroom achievements that soar to the stars … and beyond!

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2016 Director of the Year Honorees
David F. Hale

Lifetime Contribution To Life Sciences (SPECIAL AWARD FOR 2016)
chair & CEO, Hale BioPharma Ventures; former chair, Santarus, SkinMedica & others

Magda Marquet, Ph.D.

Corporate Governance
Chairman, Ajinomoto Althea Inc.

Mark D. Dankberg

Enhancement of Economic Value
chair & CEO, ViaSat, Inc.

Carol Chang

Corporate Governance, Not-for-Profit Board
chair, UC San Diego Foundation

Jim Buechler

Companies in Transition
fmr. chair & CEO, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D.

Lifetime Achievement
founder & chair, ResMed, Inc.; director, NuVasive, Inc. & others

Corporate Directors Forum is a  San Diego-based, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer-networking.  We believe that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.