Judith McLevey

Judy joined The Conference Board as Assistant Director, Governance Center in July 2015. She is responsible for helping to shape and lead the operations and strategic direction of the Governance Center. She works closely with C-suite executives, directors, investors, and advisors to facilitate discussions around key governance issues.

Prior to joining The Conference Board, Judy was a Vice President at the New York Stock Exchange where she oversaw proxy and corporate governance rules and regulatory initiatives. As a senior leader in the NYSE’s Global Corporate Client Group, Judy took an active role in researching and writing governance-related thought leadership content, creating educational programs for c-suite executives and directors, developing innovative governance-based products and services, collaborating with strategic partners in the governance community, and working closely with clients and colleagues on governance and board matters. Judy also oversaw rules and policies related to public company disclosure obligations (Reg FD) and reference data created and published by the NYSE for the investment community. She has developed a strong network of contacts that spans across corporate issuers, regulators, broker-dealers, institutional investors, market data vendors, industry associations and other governance and capital market leaders.

Judy received an MBA from Fordham University and a BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee. Judy is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professional, National Investor Relations Institute and Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association.

Posts by Judith McLevey

  • Short-term, “Show me the Money” Investing (11.24.15 )

    By Judy McLevey, Assistant Director, Governance Center at The Conference Board Stock buybacks and dividends are two of the most frequent demands of activist hedge funds. A coalition of pension fund fiduciaries raised their concerns in May 2015, stating that “95 percent of corporate earnings are being distributed to shareowners, prompting us to question whether […]