Donna C. Dabney
Business and Legal Experience
- Executive Director, Governance Center, The Conference Board. (August 2000 to present): The Governance Center is a globally recognized and respected thought leader in corporate governance. The Executive Director leads the Governance Center, engages key stakeholders including corporate members, investors, directors, governance experts, and industry media and implements and manages a comprehensive research program that supports the Governance Center's strategies and priorities.
- Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA, Dow 30, S&P 500) (May 2000 to August 2012): provided corporate governance and executive compensation advice to the Board of Directors of Alcoa since joining Alcoa in 2000. Served as secretary to the Board of Directors and all of its committees and manager of the Office of the Corporate Secretary with responsibility for executive compensation disclosure, insider trading compliance, compliance with New York Stock Exchange rules, and maintenance of about 450 subsidiaries on a global basis. Member of the disclosure committee with oversight of securities filings at Alcoa and legal advisor to the Alcoa Foundation. Also served as group general counsel and member of a three person management team with oversight responsibility for a $3.5 billion packaging, consumer products, metal distribution and construction products business from 2000 until it was sold in 2008. Project manager for IPO of joint venture distribution business and managed the settlement of $60 million in product liabilities claims prior to IPO.
- Reynolds Metals Company (formerly NYSE: RLM, S&P 500) (1983 to 2000): served as an officer and member of the management executive team with oversight responsibility for the company on a global basis. Responsibility for co-leading the sale of Reynolds to Alcoa in 2000 and led the effort to obtain antitrust approval of the merger at the Department of Justice and before the European Commission.
- McGuire Woods (1980 to 1983): handled financial restructuring litigation and syndicated private placements of securities.
- University of Virginia, JD (Order of the Coif legal honor society) (1980)
- 15+ years experience participating in all board and board committees at Alcoa and Reynolds as a member of management.
- Member of the board of directors of Reynolds Metals Company following its acquisition by Alcoa; served on the lead team to integrate the company into Alcoa and managed the sale of $50 million in headquarters properties.
- Member of the New York advisory board to the Alcoa Foundation.
- Former member of the board of directors and treasurer of Richmond Riverfront Corporation, a public/private corporation organized to oversee the construction of a combined overflow sewer project in downtown Richmond, Virginia, and the restoration of an historic canal and related museum using Federal, State and city funding and landowner in-kind contributions, from 1999 until completion of the project in 2004.
- Advisory board member, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, New York
- Faculty member, The Citadel Directors Institute
- Faculty member, Practicing Law Institute (Directors' Institute; Securities Laws annual program)
- The Aspen Institute, Corporate Values Strategy Group
- Stockholder Relations Society of New York
- National Association of Corporate Directors
- Securities Law Committee, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Member of 2012 task force on pay for performance.
- American Bar Association, Corporate Governance Committee
- Member of the Virginia State Bar and admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Virginia and the Fourth Circuit.
- Registered to practice law in-house in New York