About IDC

Governing Council

Chair

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

Chair Emeritus

  • Dawn M. Vroegop
    Independent Director, Brighthouse Funds and Driehaus Funds

Governing Council

  • Julie Allecta
    Independent Director, PartnerSelect Funds and Salient Funds
     
  • Kathleen T. Barr
    Independent Director, Professionally Managed Portfolios and William Blair Funds
     
  • John E. Baumgardner, Jr.
    Independent Director, Pioneer Funds
     
  • Donald C. Burke
    Independent Director, Duff & Phelps Funds and Virtus Funds
     
  • Gale K. Caruso
    Independent Director, Matthews Asia Funds and Pacific Life Funds
     
  • Robert Chersi
    Independent Director, Thrivent Funds
     
  • Susan C. Coté
    Independent Director, SEI Funds
     
  • William R. Ebsworth
    Independent Director, Wells Fargo Funds
     
  • Michael A. Forrester
    Independent Director, TIAA-CREF Funds
  • Susan C. Gause
    Independent Director, Brighthouse Funds and HSBC Funds
     
  • George J. Gorman
    Independent Director, Eaton Vance Funds
     
  • Keith F. Hartstein
    Independent Director, PGIM 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
     
  • Thomas P. Lemke
    Independent Director, JP Morgan Exchange-Traded Fund Trust and SEI Funds
     
  • Patricia Louie
    Independent Director, Oakmark Funds
     
  • Joanne Pace
    Independent Director, Invesco ETF Trusts
     
  • Cynthia R. Plouché
    Independent Director, Barings Funds and Northern Funds
     
  • Sheryl K. Pressler
    Independent Director, Voya Funds
     
  • Karla M. Rabusch
    Independent Funds Director, Lord Abbett

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
     
  • Cynthia Hostetler
    Independent Director, Invesco Funds
     
  • Marie L. Knowles
    Independent Director, Fidelity Fixed Income & Asset Allocation Funds
     
  • Garry L. Moody
    Independent Director, AB Funds
     
  • Steven J. Paggioli
    Independent Director, AMG Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios
     
  • Erik R. Sirri
    Independent Director, Loomis Sayles Funds, Natixis ETFs, and Natixis Funds
     
  • Ronald E. Toupin, Jr.
    Independent Director, Guggenheim Funds
     
  • Dawn M. Vroegop
    Independent Director, Brighthouse Funds and Driehaus Funds
     
  • Jonathan F. Zeschin
    Independent Director, Matthews Asia Funds 

Committees

The work of the Governing Council currently is conducted by the following committees. The Governing 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 Joanne Pace.

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 Cynthia Hostetler.

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, Kathleen T. Barr; and the chair emeritus, Dawn M. Vroegop; each committee chair named above; and three at-large members: Gale Caruso, George Gorman, and Keith Hartstein.