Each year, Corporate Directors Forum honors one of San Diego’s top board directors in each of the following categories:
Corporate Governance  
Awarded to a director who has been a leader in guiding the board and executive management in growing the company, and maintaining the ethics and conscience of the board to insure that everything is done properly.
Corporate Citizenship
Awarded to the director who has fostered awareness and implementation of community responsibility using the resources of the company, and by developing a corporate culture and employees who support the community.
Enhancement of Economic Value
Awarded to the director who has brought unique abilities or outside resources to the company through the board position or who has developed creative applications of new resources to improve the company’s planning, operations and profitability.
Corporate Governance, Not-for-Profit Board
Awarded to the director who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her not-for-profit board and to the organization with regard to board governance.
Companies in Transition
Awarded to the director who has contributed to taking the company through changes such as early start-up, mergers, acquisitions, changes in management or in managing other changes to a positive and productive conclusion.
Lifetime Achievement
Awarded to the director who has demonstrated superior leadership over several years in ensuring consistency of board discipline, maintaining ethics and conscience of the board, and guiding his or her organization(s) to higher levels of creativity and performance.
Awards will be presented on Thursday, September 7th,
at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  

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.