Eileen Kamerick is known among top corporations – from privately-held companies to global public conglomerates – as a strategic and collaborative executive who drives profitable growth while significantly enhancing stakeholder value. She has been CFO of leading corporations including Leo Burnett, Heidrick and Struggles International, Inc., Houlihan Lokey, and BP Amoco Americas and is an SEC Financial Expert. Eileen is a recognized expert on corporate governance and a frequently requested speaker on the topic by leading legal and governance organizations. She advises clients from starts-ups to public companies through the consulting firm she co-founded – The Governance Partners, LLC. She currently serves on three public company boards: Associated Banc-Corp. (NYSE), Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds (NYSE), and Hochschild Mining, plc (LSE). Eileen chairs two audit committees and one corporate governance committee. Previously, Eileen served on the Board of Directors for ServiceMaster, a Fortune 100 services company, and Information Resources, Inc., a leading marketing data and analytics company, prior to the successful sale of both companies. Eileen is an adjunct Professor of Law at The University of Chicago Law School, Washington University in St. Louis College of Law, and University of Iowa College of Law where she teaches corporate finance, corporate governance, and compliance. Recently, she was profiled as a “Director to Watch” in Directors and Boards magazine. Eileen was also profiled in The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors. Eileen received her MBA with honors in Finance and International Business and her JD from The University of Chicago and completed additional graduate work at Exeter College, Oxford University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was Valedictorian of her undergraduate class at Boston College.
- AB, Boston College, summa cum laude, 1980
- Exeter College, Oxford University, 1981
- JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1984
- MBA with honor, The Graduate School of Business of The University of Chicago, 1993
- Eileen is an active member of Women Corporate Directors and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.