Associate Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
Ann C. Mulé is a recognized leader in the corporate governance field, whose expertise and insights have helped to shape the governance landscape for companies, boards of directors, shareholders and many other governance constituencies. Ms. Mulé currently serves as the Associate Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. In that capacity, she oversees and manages all of the professional, public service and academic outreach activities of the Center. In large part due to Ann's stewardship, the Center is a recognized thought leader in the governance field, with a national and international reputation for positively impacting the field and the capital markets.
Ms. Mulé previously retired from Sunoco, Inc., a petroleum refining and marketing company, after over 30 years of service as a corporate and securities law attorney. Having served in a variety of legal positions throughout the years, her most recent position was Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In that role, Ms. Mulé provided advice and legal counsel to Sunoco's Board of Directors, including Board Committees, and the senior management team, on governance issues, executive compensation, corporate compliance, securities law compliance, and general matters related to public company accountability.
She is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance, having previously served on the national Board of Directors, on the Advisory Board of the Middle Atlantic Chapter and as Chair of the Society's 2008 National Conference. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section Corporate Governance Committee. She served as a member of the University of Delaware's Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board. Ms. Mulé served as a Board member of the Philadelphia Zoo, where she was Vice Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She served as Chair of the Business Law Section, member of the Board of Governors, and Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association. She served as Vice Chair of the Executive Council of the Corporate and Securities Law Committee of the American Corporate Counsel Association. She was a previous member of the Business Corporation Law Task Force of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Ms. Mulé has been included as one of the "100 top governance leaders" and as one of the 20 "people to watch" by NACD Directorship Magazine. Her team at Sunoco was nominated as one of the "top five governance teams in the country" by Corporate Secretary Magazine. The Sunoco board was awarded the Board Excellence Award by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Spencer Stuart while Ms. Mulé was advising them. She was previously named as one of the "top three exceptional women who led the profession" by the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section. Ms. Mulé is a frequent speaker at professional and academic conferences. She is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and Saint Joseph's University.
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