A board of directors is a group of individuals chosen by the stockholders of a company to promote their interests through the governance of the company. Board members in most legal jurisdictions have specific fiduciary duties, whereby they act for the benefit of others.
In the United States and most other industrialized countries the board hires a chief executive officer (CEO), President, and other professional managers to run the day-to-day operations of the company, while the board retains a high-level form of oversight. Typically corporate boards are involved in issues of ownership, strategy, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.
|Media Company (Assets in Millions)||Associated Boards||Board of Directors|
|GannettTotal Current Assets 1,370,695
Total Assets 15,399,251
|Asia Pacific Fund, Inc.Associated Press
Carlisle Companies, Inc.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Continental Airlines, Inc.
Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
KB Home Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Prudential Mutual Funds
SunTrust Banks, Inc
Trustee, Financial Accounting Foundation
WGL Holdings, Inc.
Douglas H. McCorkindale
Louis D. Boccardi
James A. Johnson
Duncan M. McFarland
Stephen P. Munn
Donna E. Shalala
Solomon D. Trujillo
Karen Hastie Williams
|New York TimesTotal Current Assets 613,893
Total Assets 3,949,857
|Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America)APCOA Parking AG, German
Bewerbungskomitee Leipzig 2012
Carlyle Group, 2001
Eli Lilly and Company
Fitch Ratings, a U.S./U.K.
Flamel Technologies S.A
Ford Motor Company
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
International Herald Tribune
Johnson & Johnson
Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Polestar Corporation, a British company
Times Square Business Improvement District
U.S. Venture Partners
W.R. Grace & Co.
|John F. AkersBrenda C. Barnes
Raul E. Cesan
Lynn G. Dolnick
William E. Kennard, David E. Liddle
Ellen R. Marram
Janet L. Robinson
Henry B. Schacht
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
Cathy J. Sulzberger
Doreen A. Toben
Total Current Assets 754,367
Total Assets 4,316,641
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
IAC/InterActiveCorp, USA Interactive
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Pulitzer Prize Board,
District of Columbia College Access Program
Federal City Council in Washington, DC.
Summit Fund of Washington
Urban Institute Member
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
New York University
Medical Sciences at UCLA
School of Cinema-Television, USC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
White Mountains Insurance Group, Inc.
Madison Square Boys and Girls Club
The Jackson Laboratory
USC Annenberg School for Communication
Southern California Public Radio
City National Corporation
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
Moody’s Investors Service
J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc.
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
Union Pacific Corporation
Yankee Publishing Inc.
General Electric Investments
Advisory Board of Directorship
White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation
Newspapers of New England, Inc.
Bakersfield (California) Californian
|Donald E. GrahamWarren E. Buffett, Barry Diller
John L. Dotson Jr. Melinda French Gates
George J. Gillespie III Ronald L. Olson
Alice M. Rivlin
Richard D. Simmons
George W. Wilson
|Knight-RidderTotal Current Assets 549,795
Total Assets 4,222,278
|Adobe Systems, Inc.Echelon Corporation
Economics Studies, Inc
H&R Block, Inc
Public Broadcasting Service
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
|Mark EarnestKathleen Feldstein
Gonzalo Valdes- Fauli
John E. Warnock
The Tribune Company
Total Current Assets 1,452,444
Total Assets 14,168,196
|3M CompanyAllstate Corporation
Big Shoulders Fund
Boys and Girls Clubs
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Chandler Ranch Co
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations,
Chicago Horticultural Society
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Urban League
Children’s Hospice International
Children’s Memorial Foundation
Children’s Memorial Medical Center
Cincinnati Association for the Performing Arts
Commercial Club of Chicago
Control Data Corporation
Economic Club of Chicago
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Executives’ Club of Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Fortune Brands, Inc.
General Electric Information Services.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Grocery Manufacturers of America
Harvey and Mildred Mudd Foundation
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern
Lake Forest Academy Board of Trustees
Lake Forest Bank and Trust
Lake Forest College
Louise Taft Semple Foundation
Lyric Opera of Chicago
McCormick Tribune Foundation
Media Security and Reliability Council, FCC
Museum of Science and Industry, Northwestern University
Boy Scouts of America
Newspaper Association of America
Northern Trust Corporation
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Quaker Oats Company
Reyes Holdings LLC
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
Secretary of Defense to the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (DPACT)
Southern Star Group and Fifth Third Bancorp
Standard Technology, Inc.
Taft Broadcasting Comp The Union Central Life Insurance Company
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Inc.
University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees
Wells Fargo & Company
Wintrust Financial Corporation
World Business Chicago
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
|Dennis J. FitzSimonsJeffrey Chandler, Roger Goodan
Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
Betsy D. Holden, Robert S. Morrison
William A. Osborn
J. Christopher Reyes
William Stinehart, Jr.
Dudley S. Taft
Kathryn C. Turner
|News Corp.Total Current Assets 9,931,785
Total Assets 41,783,141
|Allen & Company LLCArthur M. Siskind
Independent Newspapers Limited
Partner Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers
Rothschild Investment Trust C.P.
Tsinghua University of Beijing
|K. Rupert Murdoch , Chase Carey, Peter Chernin, Kenneth E. Cowley, David F. DeVoe, Viet Din , Rod Eddington, Andrew S.B. Knight, Lachlan Murdoch, Thomas J. Perkins, Stanley S. Shuman, Arthur M. Siskind , John L. Thornton|
Total Assets 123,339,000
Total Current Assets 14,639,000
|Apollo Theatre FoundationCitigroup
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Museum of Modern Art
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
Barksdale Management Corporation
Hills & Company
Hilton Hotels Corporation
ZG Ventures, L.L.C.
|Richard D. Parsons,James L. Barksdale,Carla A. Hills ,Stephen F. Bollenbach,Reuben Mark, Stephen M. Case, Michael A. Miles,Frank J. Caufield,Kenneth J. Novack,Robert C. Clark, R.E. Turner,Miles R. Gilburne,Francis T. Vincent, Jr.|
2004 Revenues: 152.4 billion
2004 Earnings: $16.6 billion
|America MovilAmerican Accounting Association
American Film Institute
American Museum of Natural History
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Ann Taylor Stores
Bechtel Group, Inc.
Boston Museum of Science
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Columbia Business School.
Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.
GE Capital Services
General Electric Company
General Motors Corporation
Hamilton College and Xavier University
Home Depot, Inc.
Internet Security Systems, Inc.
Investment Co. of America.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, S.A.
Lauder Institute Board of Governors (Wharton School of Arts & Sciences)
Mexico Fund, Inc.
Museum of Television and Radio Motion Picture and Television Fund Corporation
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Ogilvy & Mather North America CEO, chairman
Procter & Gamble.
United Auto Group, Inc.
United States Senate Ret.
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
World Wildlife Fund
|Jeffrey R. Immelt, James I. Cash, Jr., William Castell LVO, Dennis D. Dammerman, Ann M. Fudge, Claudio X. Gonzalez, Andrea Jung, A.G. Lafley, Rochelle B. Lazarus, Sam Nunn, Roger S. Penske, Robert J. Swieringa, Douglas A. Warner III, Robert C. Wright|
Total Current Assets 9,369,000
Total Assets 53,902,000
|Boeing CompanyCalifornia Health Care Foundation
CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
Northwest Airlines Corporation
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP
Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
International Air Transport Association.
KMart Holding Corporation
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,New York City
Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios
SunAmerica Asset Management Corp.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
The Keck School of Medicine, at USC
United States Senator from 1980 to 1995
University of California
University of Southern California
|John E. Bryson, John S. Chen, Mr. Eisner, Judith L. Estrin, Robert A. Iger, Fred H. Langhammer, Aylwin B. Lewis, Monica C. Lozano, Robert W. Matschullat, Senator George J. Mitchell, Leo J. O’Donovan, Gary L. Wilson|
|American Express Co.American International Group, Inc.,
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Bear Stearns Companies Inc.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Cardinal Health, Inc.
CineBridge Ventures, Inc.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
National Association of Theatre Owners
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
DND Capital Partners, L.L.C
European Fine Arts Foundation
Gabelli Asset Management
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Lafarge North America Inc.
Lourie & Cutler
Midway Games Inc.
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
National Amusements, Inc.
National College of Probate Judges
Rising Star Media
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.
United States House of Representatives 1973-1979
Willis Group Holdings Limited
Winer and Abrams
|Sumner M. Redstone, George S. Abrams, David R. Andelman, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., William S. Cohen, Philippe P. Dauman, Alan C. Greenberg, Charles E. Phillips, Shari Redstone, Frederic V. Salerno, William Schwartz, Rober|