November 04, 2020

Margaret "Peggy" Foran

Ms. Foran is Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc.  Her role at Prudential also includes oversight of the Company’s Shareholder Services and Sustainability divisions.

She has been a corporate governance leader throughout her career at Sara Lee Corporation, Pfizer, Inc. and J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.   Ms. Foran is a director on the board of Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and serves on its Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.  From December 2010 through May 2020, Ms. Foran served on the Board of Directors of the Occidental Petroleum Corporation.  During her Board tenure, Ms. Foran served as Chairperson of its Sustainability and Shareholder Engagement Committee, Compensation Committee and Governance Committee. Ms. Foran previously served on the Board of Directors of The MONY Group and MONY Life Insurance Company.

Her proactive shareholder outreach and thought leadership on key governance issues has earned her global recognition as a leader in corporate governance.  She has been recognized as one of the Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine for five consecutive years.  In 2011, she was identified by Treasury and Risk Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Finance.  In 2013, Corporate Secretary Magazine named Ms. Foran “Governance Professional of the Year”.  In 2015, Ms. Foran received both the Linda Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award from TheCorporateCounsel.net, and Corporate Secretary Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ms. Foran currently serves as an active member of many influential advisory boards including,   co-chair on the Board of Directors of the Council of Institutional Investors, member of Board of Trustees of the American College of Governance Counsel, liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Diversity and the Corporate Law Committee, Catalyst’s Advisory Board, the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance’s Advisory Board, NACD’s Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Stakeholders’ Advisory Panel and Cybersecurity Advisory Panel, the International Integrated Reporting Council, the International Corporate Governance Network’s Corporate Risk Oversight Committee, and, the Society for Corporate Governance’s Environmental & Social Working Group, Executive Director of Prudential’s Sustainability Council, and Executive Sponsor of Prudential’s ADAPT initiative.

Ms. Foran received her B.A., magna cum laude, and J. D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.  She is admitted to the New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey (In-house) Bars.