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Ann Yerger

Advisor, Spencer Stuart North America Board Practice

Ms. Yerger, 57, spent nearly 20 years with the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), including ten years in leadership as CII's Executive Director. CII is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of asset owners, asset managers and other service providers representing assets under management of approximately $40 trillion focused on effective corporate governance practices. Previously, Ms. Yerger was the Investor Responsibility Research Center's Deputy Director for Corporate Governance Service. Ms. Yerger's deep corporate governance and shareholder-oriented work also includes service as an Advisor to Spencer Stuart's North America Board Practice group, which helps companies strengthen their boards and improve their effectiveness, a member of Grant Thornton's Audit Quality Advisory Council, executive director of Ernst & Young’s Center for Board Matters. She is a National Association Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and an independent director of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.

Ms. Yerger received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from Tulane University. She is a CFA charter holder.