Darla Stuckey is President & CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, effective January 1, 2015. Ms. Stuckey previously served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel, from March 2014 until December 2014. Prior to that time, she was Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy. She joined the Society in September 2009 and has been responsible for legal, policy, advocacy, research and communication efforts on the Society's behalf, and she serves as the staff liaison to the Policy Advisory Committee of the Society's Board. In her position, she has testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Dodd-Frank governance issues, and is a frequent speaker at both Society, and other, events.
Prior to joining the Society, she was the Senior Assistant Secretary at American Express Company. She also served its Nominating and Governance and Public Responsibility Committees, and the boards of its two wholly owned subsidiary banks. Before joining American Express, Ms. Stuckey was the Corporate Secretary at the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. from 2002-2004 (and the Assistant Secretary from 2000-2002). Ms. Stuckey began her career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where she practiced in the Securities Litigation Department for 10 years.
Ms. Stuckey has an BS from Oklahoma Christian College, an MA from University of Oklahoma and a JD from Brooklyn Law School and was a past director of the Society of Corporate Secretaries.