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Protiviti Advisory Board


The Protiviti Advisory Board helps our clients navigate today’s changing economic and regulatory business environment. Three 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.

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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.
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​Evelyn Dilsaver
Evelyn Dilsaver is a recognized leader in building highly motivated teams in the public and nonprofit sector. She is the former President and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, where she led all facets of the business, growing its assets from US$137 billion to more than US$200 billion in four years while generating US$1 billion in revenue. During this time, she also served as Chair of the Board for Women’s Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helped lower-income women start more than 3,000 new businesses annually. Ms. Dilsaver is active on several nonprofit boards, including The Commonwealth Club, the NACD NorCal Chapter and Women Corporate Directors. She also serves as Audit Chair on both public and private boards including Aeropostale, Tempur Sealy, Health Equity, Blue Shield of California and a private REIT.

​Diane Swonk
Diane Swonk serves as an adviser to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and its regional Reserve Banks; she has also periodically advised the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) for the White House on a nonpartisan basis. She is a distinguished fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a title she shares with several former Federal Reserve officials. Swonk is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Chicago Council.

In 2016, Swonk founded DS Economics after more than 30 years in the financial services industry. Previously, she served as the Chief Economist for more than a decade with Mesirow Financial and before that, as the Director of Economics/Chief Economist for Bank One Corporation and its corporate predecessors beginning with First Chicago. Her commentary can regularly be seen in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, on CNBC and the BBC, and heard on NPR and Bloomberg radio.

Swonk is a strong supporter of education. She serves on the board for the Posse Foundation in Chicago, an organization devoted to broadening access to higher education. She also sits on the NABE Foundation board, which offers scholarships in economics studies.