The Private Directors Association is a Chicago-based, independent 501(c)(6) founded in 2014. It is the only national association dedicated to improving private companies' growth and sustainability through board governance.

With over 3,000 members, The Private Directors Association represents a diverse and highly experienced community of executive leaders, including current and qualified future board members, private company owners, C-level executives of family-owned businesses, ESOPs, private equity-backed companies, and early-stage ventures.

The PDA mission is tdrive private company success through the creation and optimization of governance boardscomprised of qualified and diverse members.