Nominate Successful Private Company Boards

Nominate Successful Private Company Boards

We’re looking for private company boards adding value to their organizations!

Nominate your board, or a board you admire.
Private Company Director, Family Business and Directors & Boards present the fourth annual Private Boards of the Year 2019 award, dedicated to honoring private company boards who best serve their stakeholders — owners, shareholders, employees and community. These boards will exhibit best practices in their structure, practices and performance.
The award is open to the fiduciary or advisory boards of private companies of all sizes and ownership structures. Size of the company, or indeed, of the board, doesn’t matter. 


Among the criteria used for nominations:

  • The board’s involvement in a significant business turnaround.
  • The board’s ability to identify and resolve a business crisis.
  • The board’s development and execution of a successful CEO succession plan.
  • The board’s commitment to continuing excellence through training and board evaluations.
  • The board’s evolution to mostly or fully independent members.
  • The board’s adherence to the highest governance standards, beyond what’s required by law.

The 2017 winners of Private Company Board of the Year.

Best Private Company Boards: High standards bolster the bottom line.

There are many other areas where a board may excel, and these are just some of the criteria we’ll use. We’re looking for boards which exhibit best practices as a group.

The nomination process is simple. Nominations may be made by anyone with knowledge of the board — board members, company executives, company owners and shareholders, advisors to the board, or other colleagues.
All nominations will be vetted by the editorial teams of Private Company Director, Family Business and Directors & Boards with brief phone interviews. Finalists will be selected and submitted to a panel of key private company board members and governance experts, who will make the final decision.
Benefits to Participation
  • The full board will be recognized at an awards presentation during the Private Company Governance Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C. Two representatives of the honored boards will receive free registrations to the conference.
  • The board will be profiled in an issue of Private Company Director.
  • The board will receive a trophy for display in the boardroom.

Nomination deadline: March 15, 2019