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Larraine Segil '20 Contributor Since 2020

Chairman & CEO | Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation


Larraine Segil is a seasoned Entrepreneurial Executive and an experienced public and private Corporate Board Director with general Management experience.  She is Founder, Chair and CEO of the non-profit public benefit corporation, The Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation, which is serves as proprietary, metrics driven, software based, executive coaching & mentoring collaborative, enabling high potential women to reach the C-level in over 30 different industries.

Ms. Segil was formerly an Owner and Director of Vantage Partners, which evolved out of the Harvard Project on Negotiation. Its Partners/Directors have authored many books including Getting to Yes and Difficult Conversations. Ms. Segil has served Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies, assisting them to create and manage their critical business relationships with suppliers, customers, alliances, joint ventures or channel partners.

She is former CEO/Co-Founder of several entrepreneurial companies which include Advanced Materials, a privately held company providing products and services to aerospace and electronics manufacturers worldwide; as well the privately held chain, Airport Urgent Care, providing free standing ambulatory health care clinics at airports within the Southwestern region of the United States.

Ms. Segil has also served on the Tropical Diseases Special Advisory Group on Alliances (SAAG), in Kuwait and Geneva for UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization (WHO) from 2009 -2012.

Additionally, Ms. Segil has taught a two-day program on Global Alliances for Executive Education for over twenty-four years at The California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Ms. Segil is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in both the State of California and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Segil’s roles also include serving the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Pacific Southwest as Chair of Nominating and Governance and a member of Roundtables of Compensation Committee Chairs & Nominating/Governance Chairs. She is on the International Advisory Board for APCO Worldwide since 2009, Member of the Board at Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business, and Board Emerita at UCLA, Anderson School of Business. She has additionally served on the Board of Directors at Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) from 2005-2017, Audit, Nominating/Governance, Compensation, and Retirement committees. She served as Chairman of the Board at Kandela, Inc. until the company was sold in April 2019. Ms. Segil further served on the Board of Vanir Construction Management’s Audit and Nominating committees until April 2018 and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Southwestern School of Law from 2008-2019.

Ms. Segil is an accomplished author, keynote speaker, and expert in the area of Strategic Alliances and Leadership having written and published five business books which include, Measuring the Value of Partnering, Partnering: The New Face of Leadership, Intelligent Business Alliances: How to Profit Using Today’s Most Important Strategic Tool, Dynamic Leader Adaptive Organization: Ten Essential Traits for Managers, and Fast Alliances: Power Your E-Business, in addition to a fictional novel entitled Belonging.

Larraine holds both a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law and a Presidents and Key Executives Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business.

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