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Shelley J. Dropkin

Shelley J. Dropkin

Citigroup Inc.
Managing Director, Deputy Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Corporate Governance
New York, NY, USA


Shelley Dropkin is the Deputy Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Corporate Governance, and a Managing Director, of Citigroup Inc.  Ms. Dropkin supports the activities of Citi’s Board of Directors and its standing Committees, coordinates Citi’s and the Board of Directors’ engagement with the Company’s shareholders on corporate governance matters, oversees governance practices for Citi’s subsidiaries, and works with Citi’s Board of Directors to shape Citi’s governance practices. Ms. Dropkin also serves as General Counsel of the Citi Foundation.

Ms. Dropkin has been with Citi since 1993 during which time she also served as Assistant General Counsel and Senior Counsel.  Prior to joining Citi (then Primerica Corporation), Ms. Dropkin was an Associate at Winston & Strawn.

Ms. Dropkin is the immediate past Chair of the Society for Corporate Governance and a member of its Executive Steering Committee.  She is a member of the Society’s Securities Law, Policy Advisory, and Nominating and Governance Committees. She previously served as the Society’s Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, and 2014 National Conference Chair.  Ms. Dropkin was the President of the Stockholder Relations Society from 2014-2015 having served as its Secretary-Treasurer from 2013-2014. She is a past President of the Society for Corporate Governance, New York Chapter.

Ms. Dropkin is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, having joined the NYLPI Board in 2006, and serves on its Executive Committee.  She was the Chairman of the Board of NYLPI from 2010-2012 and the Chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee from 2008-2010. She serves on the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice having been appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman in 2012.

Ms. Dropkin received a J.D. in 1988 from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and a B.S. in 1985 from Cornell University.  She is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C.

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