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Protiviti Advisory Board


The Protiviti Advisory Board helps our clients navigate today’s changing economic and regulatory business environment. Four luminaries work with Protiviti as we continue our leadership in helping our clients, including their boards of directors and audit committees, successfully chart their courses in the new global marketplace.

We are honored to have these individuals serve on our Advisory Board. Their accumulated experience and wisdom contribute to Protiviti achieving its vision to assist clients in improving their corporate governance and risk management.

Dirk Kempthorne Headshot   Dirk Kempthorne
Dirk Kempthorne, who served as Governor of the State of Idaho for two terms beginning in 1999, is President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. The ACLI is a trade association with more than 300 legal reserve life insurer and fraternal benefit society member companies. Governor Kempthorne has had a long and distinguished career in public office at the federal, state and local levels. From May 2006 to January 2009, he was U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Among his many responsibilities were management and jurisdictional oversight of 20 percent of U.S. lands and 73,000 employees. Governor Kempthorne also served on behalf of Idaho in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999.

Frances Fragos Townsend
Fran Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. She was the first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in various senior positions. Currently, Ms. Townsend is the Executive Vice President for Worldwide Government, Legal, and Business Affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings Inc. where she works across the firm’s portfolio companies, focusing on international, legal, compliance and business development issues.

Additionally, Ms. Townsend is a board member of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., The Western Union Company, and Scientific Games Corp.  She also serves on several private, government advisory, and nonprofit boards. She is an on-air analyst for CNN and has appeared regularly on network and cable television as a foreign policy, counterterrorism, national and homeland security expert.
Marc Morial Headshot   Marc Morial
Marc Morial is President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest and oldest civil rights and direct services organization empowering African Americans and other ethnic communities. He is considered one of the nation's foremost experts on a wide range of issues related to cities and their residents. He has been recognized by the Non-Profit Times as one of America's top 50 non-profit executives, and has been named by Ebony as one of the 100 “Most Influential Blacks in America.” Prior to joining the National Urban League in 2003, Mr. Morial served two distinguished four-year terms (1994-2002) as mayor of New Orleans and was President of the U. S. Conference of Mayors.
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​Evelyn Dilsaver
Evelyn Dilsaver is the former president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management. She is also an active member of several boards of directors, including Aeropostale, Blue Shield of California, High Mark Funds, and Tempur-Pedic International.

Ms. Dilsaver was previously CFO and chief administrative officer for U.S. Trust. She serves on multiple not-for-profit boards, including the California State University East Bay Foundation, NACD Northern California Chapter, The Commonwealth Club, and the Women’s Initiative, for which she acted as chairman. She is also the recipient of numerous leadership awards, including The San Francisco Business Times “100 Most Influential Women” (2004-2009), California Women’s Leadership Alliance (2007), and Legal Momentum’s Women of Achievement.