Our Mission

“Servant Leaders are called, not self-appointed.”

We view The Herndon Directors Institute as that calling.

We seek to generate a cadre of diverse, corporate-ready thought leaders to engage their peers through meaningful contributions that will change the landscape of corporate governance.

That is the mission of the Herndon Directors Institute. We are an instrument of sustainable change advocating for seats at the table for communities of color and women as a first step towards inclusion along the pathway to equity.

Our goal is to cast a wider net that introduces diverse corporate-ready executives for appointment as board directors for America’s leading corporations in both the public and private sectors. The Fellows of the Institute represent executives and organizational leaders who are committed to reaching back to others while supporting the mission of their appointed board.