Forbes Names Van Wezel Foundation Board Member Michele Hooper to 50 over 50 List

Headshot of Michele Hooper

Originally published by Sarasota Scene

Van Wezel Foundation Board Member Michele Hooper has been included on Forbes Magazine’s 50 Over 50 Impact list. The list includes social entrepreneurs and changemakers who are using their empathy, insight and savvy to help make the world a better, more equitable place. Hooper joins Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson, Hoda Kotb, and Billie Jean King on the prestigious list.

”We celebrate this recognition Of Michele and her leadership,” said Jim Travers, Chair of Van Wezel Foundation Board of Directors. “The Foundation is fortunate to have Michele’s talent, experience and passion as we realize the New Sarasota Performing Arts Center – a place for ideas. A place for the arts. A place for you.” 

About Michele Hooper:

Michele J. Hooper is president and CEO of The Directors’ Council, which consults with major companies on board effectiveness and corporate board of director recruitment, focused primarily on diverse candidates. She is an audit committee financial expert with over 30 years of experience chairing the audit committees of several major companies and is a highly regarded governance expert and business leader. In 2017, Ms. Hooper was selected as the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Director of the Year. Ms. Hooper currently serves on the boards of directors of UnitedHealth Group as lead independent director and United Airlines where she chairs the Audit Committee. Ms. Hooper is vice chair of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Board, and a member of the boards of Van Wezel Foundation and West Coast Black Theater Troupe. 

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