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Paula H.J. Cholmondeley

CEO and Corporate Board Director and NACD Part-time Faculty Member - The Sorrel Group


Ms. Cholmondeley has served on 8 corporate boards. Across her board career she has served on the audit, governance, strategy, corporate social responsibility, CRA nd  compensation committees. She has also chaired 5 audit committees, a nominating and governance committee; and a strategy and corporate social responsibility committee.  She currently chairs the Nationwide Mutual Funds audit committee.  During her executive career, Ms. Cholmondeley has had profit and loss responsibility for global divisions with revenues up to $750M, served as CFO of companies with revenues up to $2B, brought new technologies to market including construction of manufacturing plants, and served as the head of strategy at two large corporations. She is a former CPA and also was a White House Fellow in the office of the US Trade Representative. 

In the non-profit arena, she has previously served on the Board of the American Institute of CPAs and Gifts-in-Kind (today Goods 360), the largest product-giving charity in the US, the Executive Leadership Council and the National Association of Black Accountants. the White House Fellows  foundation and  association and the Wharton School MBA Program. She co leads the Mid Atlantic Region for the Black Corporate Directors Group.