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NACD Northern California Chapter Announces New Board Leadership

NACD Northern California Chapter Announces New Board Leadership

SAN FRANCISCO (January 18, 2023)

The NACD Northern California chapter is excited to announce their 2023 slate of officers. Claudia Fan Munce will serve as board chair. Laurie Yoler, a newly appointed director, will serve as the nominating and governance chair, and Gary Strong will serve as the chapter’s finance chair. In addition to Laurie Yoler, Jack Lazar has been appointed to the board of directors, following the appointments of Ira Ehrenpreis and Alison Davis last year.

This new leadership team will continue to drive the groundbreaking initiatives that will focus on the growth of Silicon Valley private and public company director content, leveraging an extensive and seasoned network of NACD members and the chapter board.

Claudia Fan Munce is a venture advisor for New Enterprise Associates, one of the largest and most active venture firms in Silicon Valley, as well as a faculty member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is the founding chair of Global Corporate Venturing and serves on the board of directors for Best Buy Corp., Arteris IP and BMO Financial Group.

Laurie Yoler is an investor and general partner at Playground Global. She currently serves on the board of directors for Bose Corp., Church & Dwight Co., Saltbox and Leaf Logistics.

Gary Strong is the CEO of the American Red Cross California Gold Country region. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Oak Valley Community Bank and Gamma Epsilon Foundation. 

Jack Lazar is the chair of the board for Tonal. He also currently serves on the board of directors for Box, GlobalFoundries, Resideo, Astera Labs, and thredUP.


NACD Northern California Chapter provides a forum for 2,200 NACD members to exchange knowledge and discuss leading boardroom practices. NACD’s 20+ chapters enhance the value of NACD membership by providing directors with a local forum to address governance challenges to elevate their board’s performance. Members enjoy peer-to-peer dialogue about critical boardroom issues such as cyber risk, CEO succession planning, activism and leadership. To learn more about NACD Northern California, please visit


The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the premier membership organization for board directors who want to expand their knowledge, grow their network, and maximize their potential.

As the unmatched authority in corporate governance, NACD sets the standards of excellence through its research and community-driven director education, programming, and publications. Directors trust NACD to arm them with the relevant insights to make high-quality decisions on the most pressing and strategic issues facing their businesses today.

NACD also prepares leaders to meet tomorrow’s biggest challenges. The NACD Directorship Certification® is the leading director credential in the United States. It sets a new standard for director education, positions directors to meet boardroom challenges, and includes an ongoing education requirement that prepares directors for what is next.

With an ever-expanding community of more than 23,000 members and a nationwide chapter network, our impact is both local and global. NACD members are driven by a common purpose: to be trusted catalysts of economic opportunity and positive change—in business and in the communities we serve. To learn more about NACD, visit