The Team

Joan Conley

Joan currently serves as a Senior Advisor on Corporate Governance & ESG Programs at Nasdaq. On January 1, 2021 Joan retired from her role as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), where she was responsible for the Nasdaq Global Corporate Governance Program and Global Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program. Joan is a former Board Member of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco and Managing Director of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation. In July 2021, Joan was elected to the Board of Tigo Energy, a private company providing smart module technology for the solar industry. Joan is the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Governance and the 2020 Best Proxy Statement for a Large Cap Company. Joan is a frequent advisor, contributor, writer and panelist on current and emerging public company Corporate Governance, ESG and Ethical issues. Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2001, she was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at the NASD (now FINRA) from 1994 – 2001 responsible for the management of NASD’s Corporate Governance Programs and the Director of Human Resources from 1986 – 1994, having joined NASD as a Management Trainee in the fall of 1982. She began her career as a Research Associate/ Writer at the National Academy of Science in Washington, D.C. and Business Analyst at Bentley, Barnes & Lynn, an advertising agency in Chicago, Illinois. Joan holds a Master of Science, with honors, in Industrial & Labor Relations from Loyola University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree (B.A./B.S.) in Economics and Communications from Dominican University. In connection with her undergraduate degree, Joan studied Economics extensively at the London School of Economics. A longstanding member of the Society of Corporate Governance Professionals, Joan is also a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum and a longstanding member of the Economic Club of Washington D.C. Joan has served for decades, on the Board and Audit Committees of several non-profit organizations in Washington D.C. and New York focused on serving underserved children and families. Ms. Conley is a long-standing mentor of entrepreneurial women and men.