Mission Statement

The ACC Foundation – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – supports the efforts of the Association of Corporate Counsel, serving the needs of the in-house bar through the dissemination of research and surveys, leadership and professional development opportunities, and support of diversity and pro-bono initiatives.

The ACC Foundation partners with corporations, law firms, legal service providers and bar associations to assist in the furtherance of these goals.

Jennifer Chen, Foundation Director
+1.202.677.4772 or j.chen@acc.com


Board of Directors

  • Veta T. Richardson
  • Foundation President
  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Monica Johnson
  • General Counsel
  • Bonduelle Fresh Americas
  • Bonduelle Americas Long Life

  • Jim Merklinger
  • President
  • ACC Credentialing Institute
  • Patricia J. Trudeau
  • Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

  • Pamela Everhart
  • SVP, Government Relations
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gregory W. Fortsch
  • Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer
  • The Nature's Bounty Co.

  • Linda Lu
  • SVP, Chief Litigation Officer
    Litigation and Employment Counseling
    Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company