How does one go about getting board positions post retirement

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Do you provide diversity to a board? Are you a caucasian man?

Explore NACD. Network like crazy. Do you have technical skills to enable to fill a AC Chair role?

The reality is that there are more and more people chasing these positions and very few openings relative to people.

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The journey for post retirement board roles starts well before retirement. The key is building an expansive network with executives outside of the finance function and Directors of your clients. You should also be sure to sit on a large non-profit board/foundation, preferably for a national organization (think United Way, Girl Scouts, etc). As someone mentioned, explore NACD as well.

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P1 - if the answer to your “caucasian man” question is yes, does that mean he should cease his search?

Emphasis on “equally qualified”.

Can take 2-3 years or a few weeks. All depends on your network and opportunities. It can be hit or miss.

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