Ann Yerger is an advisor to Spencer Stuart’s North American Board Practice, a member of Grant Thornton’s Audit Quality Council, and a director of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, chairing the nominating/governance committee and serving on the compensation committee. Her deep background in corporate governance includes service as executive director of EY’s Center for Board Matters and 20 years at the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington, DC, including a 10-year leadership role as CII’s executive director. Prior to joining CII, Ann was deputy director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center’s corporate governance service, and her previous experience includes corporate banking at Wachovia.
She has been included multiple times on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ list of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals. In 2016 the International Corporate Governance Network awarded her the ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance. In 2018 she was awarded one of the inaugural DCRO (Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group) Exemplar Awards.
Ann has served as a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Investor Advisory Committee of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She also served on the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, the CFA Institute Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and the US Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. She has testified on corporate governance issues before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the US House Financial Services Committee.
She is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of Duke University with an MBA from Tulane University.