Amanda K. Packel

Managing Director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Co-Director, Stanford Directors’ College

Amanda is dedicated to improving corporate governance through her research, writing, and speaking engagements on board composition and diversity in leadership, and through her leadership roles in executive education programs and peer exchange events for board members and investors. She is the co-author of Leadership for Lawyers, a text for teaching leadership to law students.

Amanda serves as Co-Director of Stanford Directors’ College, the country’s leading executive education program for board members and senior executives of publicly traded firms. She also coordinates the content of other key Rock Center programs throughout the year, including the Stanford Institutional Investors’ Forum and the morning speaker series for directors, and she oversee the Center’s academic fellows program.

Amanda serves on the board of directors of The Thirty Percent Coalition and is a board member and Vice President of Programs of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX). She is also a member of HiPower, a select group of women corporate leaders focused on accelerating members’ leadership roles from professional success to wide-ranging significance. In 2017, Amanda was named as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 100 Women of Influence.

Amanda previously practiced white-collar criminal defense at Covington & Burling and at Orrick. She received her A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and her J.D, Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. After law school, she served as a clerk to Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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