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Trustee Opportunities

CED Trustees are afforded the unique opportunity to contribute business insights to our nation’s most critical economic and educational issues by participating in policy and program work, including:

  • Committees: CED’s committees meet regularly via conference call to review and provide input on research and outreach plans. Current committees include: Education, Health Care, Sustainable Capitalism, Regulation, Fiscal Affairs (tax and economic reforms), and Corporate Governance.

  • Policy Conferences: CED hosts two national policy conferences each year in Washington, D.C. These meetings bring together government officials and industry experts for policy discussions and networking. Conference attendance is approximately 250-300 Trustees, guests, policy experts, and elected officials with sponsorships available to partner on specific programs and also serve as speakers.

  • Policy Briefings: All CED Trustees receive the weekly newsletter (which highlights recent CED and other activities) and the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly policy briefings throughout the year and policy forums across the U.S.

  • Media and Marketing Opportunities: CED provides opportunities to deliver commentary and author opinion pieces on CED’s website and blog, as well as to contribute to national media publications and industry journals. Other marketing opportunities include, podcasts, webcasts, website spotlights, and social media campaigns that highlight Trustees, their organizations and resources, and national and international business trends.

  • Awards Programs: The Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner and Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award programs provide opportunities to recognize business leaders and companies who have served in the nation’s interest and championed “business statesmanship.” The Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner, held annually in New York City, traditionally hosts, 500 business leaders. CED bestows the Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award during its two policy conferences in Washington, D.C. The Award is reflective of business leaders who lead their company with integrity and champion policies for the common good. Trustees receive preferential placement as part of their sponsorship.

  • Additional Trustee Resources: CED Trustees have access to The Conference Board research publications, webcasts, professional development activities and events on topics that include corporate governance, economic & business environments, and human capital.

  • Tours/Site Visits: CED Trustees have the unique opportunity to visit Washington, D.C.’s national treasures, such as: U.S. Supreme Court, The Federal Reserve, The U.S. Treasury, White House Historical Association, U.S. Capitol, etc.