AEO Inc. is very proud to congratulate Noel Spiegel, Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee on being named one of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Top 100 for 2020! The annual listing honors the most influential individuals in corporate governance who exemplify knowledge, leadership, and excellence.
“Noel has been a valuable member of the AEO Inc. Board of Directors for many years. His leadership and expertise have been instrumental in our success and we look forward to benefiting from Noel’s thoughtful insights as we position the company for continued growth,” said Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “Noel’s commitment to excellence helps to strengthen AEO’s business, culture and purpose.”
Noel has served as a Director of the AEO Inc. since June 2011 and provides expertise in public company accounting, disclosure and financial system management to the Board and as Chair of the Audit Committee. Noel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP until his retirement in May 2010. In his more than 40 year career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including Deputy Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, and Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte’s New York Office Managing Partner, among other leadership roles.
“Courage, excellence, and exemplary leadership in the boardroom are as important today as they have ever been―and even more so as companies face an unwavering succession of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Peter R. Gleason, NACD CEO. “This year’s honorees have positively earned the recognition that these awards offer. Not only have they served their boards and the governance community well, but they have also provided inspirational examples of what effective, purposeful, and accountable governance during difficult, exceptional times truly means.”
Honorees will be recognized in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine, on the NACD Directorship 100 website, and during the Virtual NACD Summit 2020 on October 12.