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Allison Burkholder
Vice President, Customer Experience

Celebrate excellence in governance: Nominate a leader for the Modern Governance 100 Awards!

June 25, 2024
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We are thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the Diligent Modern Governance 100 Awards. The MG100 Awards, as they're commonly known, is a prestigious recognition program celebrating the exceptional contributions of governance, risk, audit and compliance professionals around the world. This is your opportunity to shine a spotlight on the leaders who are not only excelling in their fields but also driving significant change within their organizations.

Why nominate?

The MG100 Awards honor individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and innovation, improve internal processes to support their organization's mission, and excel in overcoming both significant and routine challenges. By nominating someone, you are acknowledging their hard work and dedication, which often go unnoticed in the hustle of daily business operations.

Each nomination plays a crucial role in shaping the future of governance by recognizing and promoting the best in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) leadership. By participating, you contribute to a culture of excellence and innovation that benefits everyone.

MG100 Awards categories

We have a diverse range of categories that reflect the multifaceted roles within governance and leadership:

  • Boards & Governance Innovator
  • Audit & Analytics All Star
  • ESG, Diversity & Climate Trailblazer
  • Compliance & Ethics Leader
  • Risk & Strategy Advisor
  • Mission-Driven Champion

Each category is designed to recognize the unique achievements of professionals in different sectors of governance, ensuring that every aspect of modern leadership is celebrated.

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How to nominate

Nominating a deserving individual is simple. Visit our nomination page before 12 July 2024 and fill out the form with your details and those of your nominee. You will need to provide some additional information about the nominee, including a brief explanation of why this person deserves to be recognized.

What happens next?

The MG100 Awards winners will be announced at Elevate 2024 (formerly Modern Governance Summit) in Houston, September 8-11. This year’s event features inspiring speakers and industry experts including our keynote speaker, Erin Brockovich, one of the most influential voices in activism and law. Register today to secure your spot at Elevate 2024.

Join us in celebrating last year's winners

As we open the floor for new nominations, let's also take a moment to celebrate the achievements of last year's winners. These trailblazers have set new standards in governance and leadership, inspiring all of us to strive for excellence. Their stories of innovation and dedication remind us of the impact thoughtful leadership can have on our organizations and communities.

Boards & Governance Innovators

An individual championing the ability for board members and executives to collaborate quickly and securely to get things done effectively and to move at the speed of the business.

  • Robert Moorhead, AIG
  • Scott Siamas, Salesforce
  • Aileen Taylor, HSBC
  • Ivy Lumia, Best in Governance
  • Sandra Guerra, Better Governance
  • Fatima Vilil, ASCLA
  • Seth Gastwirth, JLL
  • Mr. Manoj Raut, Institute of Directors, India
  • Sarah Hollinsworth, Barclays
  • Duncan Webb, Shell
  • Georgia Plevritis, BlackRock
  • Kevin Cavanaugh, Bank of America
  • Laura McFalls, Johnson and Johnson
  • Kathy Sarpash, Brookfield
  • Tim Hozpfel, Siemens
  • Andrew Neuharth, Target
  • Lydia Mulyk, Goldman Sachs
  • Emily Heath, Gen Digital
  • Christi Eggstaff, Danaher
  • Jas Dosanjh, Macquarie
  • Kate Owen, Elemental CoSec
  • Terrence Zheng, TD Bank
  • Donna Jenner, Arthur J Gallagher
  • Liane Noureldin, FTV Business services
  • Ronda Ross, Danaher
  • Eric Presacco, CPPIB
  • Greg Hill, Gymnastics Australia Ltd.
  • Tania Sargent, 1414 Ltd.

Audit & Analytics All Stars

An individual working tirelessly to create an integrated view of audit to monitor and mitigate risks so that leaders can focus on achieving success.

  • Anthony Pugliese, the IIA
  • Sarah Fedele, Deloitte
  • Jane Totten, Rolls Royce
  • Jewell Freeman, Louisiana Dept. Corrections
  • Dieu Tran, Mercy Health
  • Alexander Ruehle, Cornell University
  • Emil Tzanov, MARTA
  • Sayuri Ohno, Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • Carola Haselhof, Airbus
  • Osmond Hoquee, Grupo Motta
  • Luciana Nogueira, CGE MG
  • Ludmilla Linhares, Localiza Rental
  • Bronwyn Jesse, City of Lethbridge

ESG, Diversity & Climate Trailblazers

A forward-thinker putting initiatives in place to measure and report on ESG in a meaningful way, helping their organization to do better and to hold it accountable to stakeholders, communities and the planet.

  • Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte
  • Michael Levine, Under Armour
  • Fabricio Lima, Expro North Sea Limitd
  • Maria Capdevilla, Allied Irish Bank
  • Daryl Sabourin, American Sugar Refining
  • Sam Kirby, Spirax-Sarco Engineering
  • Nikalaos Nikolaou, Kingspan Group
  • Ciaran Humphries, Balfour Beatty
  • Danielle Molloy, Badger Meter Inc
  • William Ray, Flambeau
  • Eleanor Fraser-Smith, Victory Hill Capital Partners Inc
  • Jose Arnulfo Batac, Megaworld Corporation
  • Andrea Amozurrutia Casillas, Grupo Herdez
  • Paulo Zanardi, GSS Carbono e Innovacion
  • Joyce Cacho, Adinura Advisory Services

Compliance & Ethics Leaders

An individual evolving a compliance department to stay on top of ever-changing regulations, ensuring the organization can stay compliant externally while building a culture of ethics internally.

  • Dr. Jodie Lobana, Lobana Consulting Group
  • Meghan Anzelc, Three Arc Advisory
  • Marianne Ibrahim, ComplianceX
  • Andrea Bonime-Blanc, GEC Risk Advisory
  • Michael Volkov, Volkov Law Group
  • Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Mayer Brown
  • Andy Dunbar, Herbalife
  • Kendall Mills, JLL Americas
  • Alexsandri Lima, Arcelor Mittal
  • Fabia Cunha, ACCOR

Risk & Strategy Advisors

A bold leader creating an integrated view of audit to monitor and mitigate risks, including cybersecurity, so that leaders can focus on achieving success, rather than focusing only on avoiding disaster.

  • Phil Venebles, Google Cloud
  • Elyssa Herman, Wells Fargo
  • Renee Wynn, RP Wynn Consulting
  • Kieber Marques Neto, Prefeitura de João Pessoa
  • Myrna Soto, Apogee Investment Advisors
  • Anthony Johnson, Delve Risk
  • Masha Sedova, Elevate Security
  • Sandy Garfinkel, McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC
  • Abdelwahab Gadavel, EFG-Hermes

Mission Driven Champions

A nonprofit, school board, or mission-driven organization leader who has shown commitment to transformation that increases transparency, streamlines processes, and empowers leaders in their organization to shape a better future.

  • Dr. RJ Gravel, Glenbrook High School District
  • Nathan Mains, PA School Boards Assoc.
  • Ken Trzaska, Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Gervonder Brown, Fairfield County School District
  • Kaela Chong, Sultan School District
  • Delia Smart, Visalia USD
  • Anna Everett, PHD, Santa Barbara City College
  • Heather Masshardt, PA School Boards Assoc.
  • Kara Klement, Texas Health Resources
  • Will Reise, St. Louis County
  • Amanda Grow, Town of Norwood
  • Ian Dudla, Municipality of Resolute Bay
  • Rosanne Morris, School District of Pickens County
  • Tamika Myers, Richland One School District
  • Diarmaid O'Corrbul, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary groups
  • Carol Erickson, Twinstar Credit Union
  • Martin Baird, Stride Mental Health Ltd.
  • Scott Peters, School Board Chair, Monadnock Regional School District

Nominate someone now

Don't miss this opportunity to recognize the unsung heroes in your organization. Nominate someone today and let their hard work and dedication be celebrated on a global stage.

Nominate now and be a part of the movement that celebrates excellence in governance, risk, audit and compliance.

Enter your nomination here, and let's celebrate those who lead with integrity, innovate with passion and inspire with their dedication.

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