Our Conversations With the Board program hosts regular meetings that target key executives in senior-level positions who are interested in learning more about corporate board service. You’ll discuss issues in an informal setting such as board dynamics and governance together with CEOs, Chairs, and board members whom we invite to share their personal insights.
We host a regular series of informal Conversations with the Board that targets key women in senior-level positions who are interested in learning more about corporate board service. You’ll discuss issues such as board dynamics and governance together with CEOs, Chairs, and key board members whom we invite to share their personal insights.
Service on outside Boards of Directors is a key way to develop future executive and board leaders, yet finding an outside board position to meet development goals can be a challenge. Through our DirectorConnector® reverse-placement service, client candidates will learn to assess their skills and experience for board service, develop a resume and bio targeted to board positions, and find the board position that is the perfect fit.
Training, Assessments, and Workshops
Great boards are carefully built and developed. We customize individual and board assessments, training, and workshops to strengthen your existing board and develop your future board leaders.
"Every search is unique and we approach it that way. From the beginning we seek to understand the opportunity and culture of our client’s organization so that we can deliver the candidate who is the perfect fit."
- Lee Ann Howard, Founder & CEO, Howard & O'Brien Associates
"The service we received from Howard & O’Brien made us feel like we are their only client."
- College President and Repeat Client
"Their thorough interview process and the data they present allow us to make a more informed decision and find a lasting fit."
- George Sullivan, CEO Equity Trust Company
"Lee Ann and her team are the real deal – you will not be disappointed. She regularly exceeds expectations in the search for board members or leadership roles. I unconditionally recommend her."
- Jim Wainscott, Retired Chairman & CEO, AK Steel Corporation
and Board Member, Parker-Hannifin Corporation
"Howard & O'Brien is one of the finest "C" suite HR recruiting firms in our region. Their firm has done numerous executive search placements for businesses (including my clients) in the Greater Akron Cleveland region."
- Rick Federovich, Executive Chairman, Bober Markey Federovich
Board of Directors Expertise
For more than two decades, Howard & O’Brien has placed board members focused on leveraging experience to make an impact.
With extensive executive networks, professional progression, and a deep understanding of the business, the founding partner of Howard & O’Brien, Lee Ann Howard, has placed directors across North America. Lee Ann leads workshops for those who serve, or desire to serve on boards, and founded Conversations With the Board® to inspire other women and minorities to pursue board service. She is also a member and sponsor of Directors & Boards, Private Company Director, Family Business Magazine, and leads educational sessions about boards at the annual Private Company Governance Summit.