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Stephanie R. Joseph – Founder & President of the Directors Network

Stephanie R. Joseph, Esq.

Stephanie R. JosephStephanie Joseph is the founder and president of The Directors’ Network Inc. Since 1994, The Directors’ Network has been delivering customized in-the-boardroom programs that develop the board through interactive programs delivered by well-known experts.

From 1984-1992, Ms. Joseph was the Associate General Counsel of American Express Company, where she was responsible for directing the parent company’s legal function and served as the chief in-house securities lawyer. From 1979-1984, she held various positions in the legal departments of American Express Company subsidiaries.

Prior to joining American Express, Ms. Joseph was associated with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling.

Ms. Joseph has written articles for various publications concerning corporate governance-related issues, including Directors and Boards and The Corporate Board magazines and has been a frequent speaker on the subject for professional and educational organizations including the Practising Law Institute and The Stanford Directors’ College.

Ms. Joseph is a former member of the Board of Directors of UJA-Federation of New York and a former chair of the Board of the Women’s Executive Circle. She is the former CEO and member of the Board of Trustees of Petrie Stores Liquidating Trust, and the Boards of Directors of The New York Heart Association, New York City Affiliate and The New York City Economic Development Corporation. Ms. Joseph received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.