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.