About IDC

Governing Council

Chair

  • Cynthia R. Plouché
    Independent Director, Northern Trust Funds/Northern Trust Institutional Funds and MassMutual Funds

Chair Emeritus

  • Kathleen T. Barr
    Independent Director, William Blair Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios

Governing Council

  • John E. Baumgardner, Jr.
    Independent Director, Pioneer Funds
     
  • John V. Boyer
    Independent Director, Voya Funds
     
  • Donald C. Burke
    Independent Director, Duff & Phelps Funds and Virtus Funds
     
  • Pamela G. Carlton
    Independent Director, Columbia Funds
     
  • Robert Chersi
    Independent Director, Thrivent Funds
     
  • Susan C. Coté
    Independent Director, SEI Funds
     
  • Michael A. Forrester
    Independent Director, TIAA-CREF Funds
     
  • George J. Gorman
    Independent Director, Eaton Vance Funds
     
  • Cecilia H. Herbert
    Independent Director, iShares Funds and Thrivent Church Loan & Income Fund
     
  • Mary Davis Holt
    Independent Director, American Funds
     
  • Kym M. Hubbard
    Independent Director, PIMCO Funds
     
  • Peter Jones
    Independent Director, MFS Funds
     
  • Patricia Louie
    Independent Director, Oakmark Funds
     
  • Mary Martinez
    Independent Director, J.P. Morgan Funds & ETFs
     
  • Eric T. McKissack
    Independent Director, FlexShares Trust and Morgan Stanley Pathway Funds
     
  • Margaret (Peg) McLaughlin
    Independent Director, Manning & Napier Fund and SSGA Funds
     
  • Joanne Pace
    Independent Director, Invesco ETF Trusts
     
  • Gregory A. Ratliff
    Independent Director, Domini Funds
     
  • Gregory D. Weaver
    Independent Funds Director, Goldman Sachs Trust
     

In addition, the following independent directors on the ICI's Board of Governors are members of the IDC's Governing Council:

  • Kathleen T. Barr
    Independent Director, Professionally Managed Portfolios and William Blair Funds
     
  • Gale K. Caruso
    Independent Director, Matthews Asia Funds and Pacific Life Funds
     
  • William R. Ebsworth
    Independent Director, Allspring Funds
     
  • Cynthia Hostetler
    Independent Director, Invesco Funds
     
  • Garry L. Moody
    Independent Director, AB Funds
     
  • Steven J. Paggioli
    Independent Director, AMG Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios
     
  • Cynthia R. Plouché
    Independent Director, Northern Institutional Funds/Northern Funds and MassMutual Funds
     
  • Karla M. Rabusch
    Independent Director, Lord Abbett Funds
     
  • Ronald E. Toupin, Jr.
    Independent Director, Guggenheim Funds
     
  • Dawn M. Vroegop
    Independent Director, Brighthouse Funds
     
IDC Committees

The work of the Independent Directors Council currently is conducted by the following committees. The Independent Directors Council may form additional committees if the need arises.

Education and Communications Committee

The mission of the Education and Communications Committee is twofold. First, the committee aims to develop and promote a wide range of educational events, programs, and materials for independent fund directors. Second, it seeks to engage and involve independent fund directors in the activities of IDC, through enhanced communications, outreach efforts, and greater individual director involvement. The chair of the Education and Communications Committee is Karla Rabusch.

Governance Committee

The mission of the Governance Committee is to identify, evaluate and recommend to the Council candidates for membership in the Council. The Committee also establishes the governance principles by which the work of the Council will be conducted. The current chair of the Governance Committee is Garry Moody.

Policy Steering Committee

The mission of the Policy Steering Committee is identifying and recommending to the Council issues on which the committee believes the Council should develop a policy. The current chair of the Policy Steering Committee is William R. Ebsworth.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee manages the activities of the IDC and consists of the chair, Cynthia R. Plouché and the chair emeritus, Kathleen T. Barr; each committee chair named above; and three at-large members: Robert J. Chersi, Susan C. Coté, and Mary Davis Holt.