Pete Gleason is Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research for the National Association of Corporate Directors, the only national association devoted exclusively to serving the information and educational needs of corporate directors.
Mr. Gleason serves as Treasurer for the Board of Directors and as Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Board Leadership, a joint venture between NACD and its Alliance Partners. The Center for Board Leadership engages in substantive research projects focused primarily on helping establish and refine â€œbest practicesâ€ to enhance board performance.
Gleason is a frequent presenter on the subjects of corporate governance, executive and director compensation, mergers and merger integration, hostile corporate transactions, board evaluation, and strategic planning. He has appeared on CNBCâ€™s SquawkBox and PowerLunch, Reuters TV, and NPR, and is regularly quoted in the national media. He served as a Commissioner on NACDâ€™s Blue Ribbon Commissions Board Leadership, Executive Compensation, and Risk Oversight, and was Vice Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluation. He is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Panel for the Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG). OCEG has been organized to help codify and standardize the way businesses approach compliance.
Mr. Gleason was formerly in the Strategy and Business Transformation Group of the Real Estate Advisory Practice at Ernst & Young, LLP, and in the Merger Integration and Change Management Consulting Group at Pritchett & Associates. In addition, Mr. Gleason spent eight years in the Research Department at Institutional Shareholder Services, including service as Vice President and Director of U.S. Research.
Mr. Gleason is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA with concentrations in both Finance and Marketing from Virginia Tech.