The roles of public company directors continue to become more complex and demanding. That includes meeting increasing expectations of the investors who elect them.

Jamie C. Smith

EY Americas Center for Board Matters Investor Outreach and Corporate Governance Director

Trusted resource on corporate governance and institutional investor trends. Researcher and analyst. Lifelong learner. Mother and nature enthusiast.

Jamie helps boards and committee members in their oversight roles by providing insights to directors tackling complex boardroom issues. She also assists institutional investors and other members of the governance community with emerging trends and long-term developments in corporate governance.

Jamie has a deep background in research related to corporate governance. She has focused on corporate governance since 2003, and has presented on corporate governance issues to corporate boards and a variety of companies and organizations.

Before joining EY, Jamie worked with labor and public funds and their boards on proxy voting, corporate engagements and other governance initiatives at a leading investment consultancy firm. She also managed shareholder proposal efforts for one of the largest unions in North America.

Jamie has an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

How Jamie is building a better working world 

Jamie leads the Center for Board Matters’ investor outreach program. She helped create and launch the program in 2011, and it has grown to more than 60 participants representing more than US$32 trillion in assets under management.

In addition to helping shape the Center’s products, content and research, Jamie helps lead corporate governance dialogue events, which convene governance practitioners to share insights and experiences.

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