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Michele J. Hooper

Michele J. Hooper

The Directors' Council
President and CEO
Wilmette, IL, USA


MICHELE J. HOOPER is President and CEO of The Directors’ Council which works with major companies to improve the effectiveness of their corporate governance.  With over 20 years of corporate board experience, Ms. Hooper is an audit committee financial expert with significant experience leading the audit committees of several major companies, a highly regarded governance expert and business leader.

Ms. Hooper serves on the corporate boards of directors of PPG Industries, Inc. (Chair, Audit Committee) and UnitedHealth Group (Chair, Nominating and Governance).  Ms. Hooper retired in April 2012 from service on the AstraZeneca PLC board (Senior Independent Director and Chair, Audit Committee). Until its sale in July, 2011 Ms. Hooper served on the board of Warner Music Group (Senior Independent Director and Chair, Audit Committee).  Ms. Hooper retired as Chair of the Audit Committee and board member of Target Corporation, and previously was a board and audit committee member of Seagram Company Ltd. and DaVita Corporation.

Ms. Hooper is President, NACD Chicago Chapter and recently retired from the National board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).  She has been a commissioner on the 2004 through the 2015 NACD Blue Ribbon Commissions on governance including Strategy Oversight, Board-Shareholder Communications, Director Liability, Risk Oversight, and Board Evaluations.  Ms. Hooper served as co-chair of the 2010 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Audit Committees.  Ms. Hooper is a board member and former Vice Chair of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a public policy advocacy organization serving public company auditors, investors, and capital markets. She is Chair of the CAQ Working Group focused on Deterring and Detecting Financial Reporting Fraud. Ms. Hooper is also a senior advisor to CamberView Partners, an independent, investor-focused advisory firm for public companies.  A Directorship Top 100 in Corporate Governance awardee, Ms. Hooper is a frequent panelist, speaker, faculty member, and boardroom advisor on governance and board committee issues.

Previously, Ms. Hooper served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Voyager Expanded Learning and of Stadtlander Drug Company, Inc.  Prior to joining Stadtlander, Ms. Hooper was Corporate Vice President, Caremark International Inc, and President of the International Business Group, responsible for the expansion of Caremark into Europe, Canada and Japan.  Ms. Hooper began her career at Baxter International and from 1988 to 1992, as President of Baxter Canada, Ms. Hooper led Canada’s largest health care and laboratory supplies company.

Ms. Hooper is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the World President’s Organization (WPO), Executive Leadership Council (ELC), The Committee of 200, and The Chicago Network.

Ms. Hooper earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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