Governance Expert Christina Maguire Appointed as the Next CEO for the Society for Corporate Governance

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The Society for Corporate Governance, the leading organization for Corporate Governance in the United States, today announced the appointment of Christina Maguire as its new President & CEO, effective January 1, 2023.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this great organization. I am looking forward to deepening my relationship with members and supporting them in this rapidly evolving environment,” stated Christina.

The Society for Corporate Governance, the leading organization for Corporate Governance in the United States, today announced the appointment of Christina Maguire as its new President & CEO, effective January 1, 2023. Current President & CEO Darla Stuckey will serve in that capacity until December 31, 2022, and then will serve as Senior Advisor to the CEO until her retirement on April 1, 2023.

Christina is well known in the governance industry, and she brings over 24 years of corporate governance experience to the CEO role, having most recently served as Managing Director at BNY Mellon. In that role, Christina oversaw the policy, voting and operations functions for approximately $2 trillion in assets at over 12,000 issuers. Previously, Ms. Maguire held a similar role at Fidelity Investments for 15 years. Christina knows many Society members through her engagement with them over the years. She is also well known to the Society as a speaker and participant at Society events. She is keenly interested in education and professional development, and she has served as a member of the Society’s Certified Corporate Governance Professional (“CCGP”) Oversight Commission since its inception. She also has been instrumental in governance education efforts at the Rock Center of NYU.

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“Christina is a highly engaging leader with a demonstrated passion for the governance profession. Her strategic vision and business acumen will shape the Society of tomorrow and further enhance its value for governance professionals,” said CEO Search Committee Chair Ginny Fogg.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this great organization. I am looking forward to deepening my relationship with members and supporting them in this rapidly evolving environment,” stated Christina. Darla added “I am thrilled to pass the baton to Christina. I am confident in her ability to build on what the Society has done in the last decade, and I look forward to working with her for the next few months.”

On behalf of the Society’s Board of Directors, Chair Jeff Pochowicz and Chair-Elect Keir Gumbs welcomed Christina to the role and thanked Darla for her many years of dedicated service to the Society. “Darla has transformed the Society and elevated the governance profession through her service as CEO. The Board looks forward to Christina capturing new opportunities to strengthen engagement with our members and implementing her vision for the Society,” said Jeff. He thanked Search Committee Chair Ginny Fogg, and Committee members Jake Amsbary, Craig Beazer, Shelley Dropkin, Keir Gumbs, Jung McCann, and Dannette Smith for their dedicated efforts in recommending Christina for this role, and the Board, for its support throughout the process.

The Society wishes to thank Russell Reynolds Associates for its assistance with the executive search.

About the Society for Corporate Governance
Founded in 1946, the Society for Corporate Governance is a professional association of over 3,600 governance professionals who serve 1,600 public, private, and not-for-profit entities of most every size and industry. Members are responsible for supporting their boards of directors and executive management with, among other things, corporate governance, disclosure, securities law regulation and compliance, shareholder relations, annual meetings, and subsidiary management.

To learn more about the Society, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Society4CorpGov, or at http://www.societycorpgov.org.

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