Prestigious San Diego ‘Director of the Year’ Nominations Now Open

SAN DIEGO, April 13, 2016 –

The purpose of the Awards is to recognize directors for outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes.

Nominations are now open for Corporate Directors Forum’s annual Director of the Year awards, San Diego’s prestigious tribute to outstanding performance and leadership in the boardroom. The Director of the Year awards will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Honorees are nominated by their boardroom peers in the following six categories:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Enhancement of Economic Value
  • Corporate Governance, Non-for-Profit Board
  • Companies in Transition
  • Lifetime Achievement

Nominations will be accepted through June 1 at

“Corporate governance is an incredibly dynamic and challenging field, and those who play an integral role in growing and nurturing San Diego companies should be recognized,” said Jack Yelverton, Director of the Year co-chairperson and Senior Vice President of Aon. “We seek to award the highest performing directors who have made extraordinary contributions to our region’s companies through their leadership.”

Nominees may be from any industry but must reside in San Diego County or serve on a board of a company headquartered in San Diego. Awards are based on directors’ recent achievements (except for the Lifetime Achievement award), and the purpose of the award is to pay tribute to their outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes.

The Director of the Year awards gala dinner is open to the public: ticket and table sales will open in June. Sponsorships are also available. To make reservations, please call 858/455-7930 or e-mail

About Corporate Directors Forum

Corporate Directors Forum, a 501c(6) located in San Diego, is the largest regional association of corporate directors in the U.S. and offers regular, interactive education programs for directors, officers and business leaders. The organization also hosts “Directors Forum: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue” every January. CDF’s purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, be better directors through director education and peer-to-peer networking.