Dona D. Young

Dona D. Young

Lead Director

Mrs. Young has significant governance, legal, and financial experience. Her prior service as General Counsel, and later Chief Executive Officer, of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. exposed her to a number of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and financial reporting. Mrs. Young’s leadership skills and broad corporate governance experience concerning board composition and succession planning are useful in her service as Lead Independent Director and a member of both the Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. Mrs. Young was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Directorship 100 for 2015, and she has been an NACD Board Leadership Fellow since 2013. Mrs. Young is NACD Directorship Certified™, completed the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program, and earned a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight conferred by Carnegie Mellon University. She was also a 2012 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.

Mrs. Young serves as a member of the Supervisory Board, Risk Committee Chair, and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Audit Committee of Aegon N.V. (multinational life insurance, pension, and asset management company). She is a director and member of the Audit Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee, and Compensation and Workforce Committee of USAA, a director, member of the Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the NACD, an advisory board member of Spahn & Rose Lumber Co., and a director and member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee of Save the Children International, and Save the Children Association, as well as a member of the Audit Committee of Save the Children U.S. (each a non-profit organization).  She is also a trustee of Saint James School in Saint James, Maryland.

Lead Director