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Service, leadership, and engagement are central roles in Henry Stoever’s story. Learn about the roles governing boards take on and how he leads AGB in empowering their members to govern with knowledge and confidence

Guest Bio

Henry Stoever is the President and CEO of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). He brings to AGB a deep understanding of the importance of strategic governance and a wealth of experience building member-focused organizations. As AGB’s president & CEO, he oversees leadership and operations of the organization serving over 1,300 boards representing over 40,000 individual trustees across more than 2,000 member institutions around the world. Henry champions AGB’s educational and advocacy work including AGB Search, a wholly-owned private company of AGB. 

In his prior role at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), he oversaw marketing, partner relations, and board-development teams, providing insights on issues shaping board agendas. Earlier in his career, Henry led marketing and communications teams as the Senior Vice President for, Vice President of Marketing for the CoStar Group, Senior Director of Industry Marketing at Nextel Communications (now Sprint Communications), Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development at LexisNexis, and as a brand manager at Kraft Foods. 

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in economics, Henry served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer. Subsequently, he earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 

In addition to serving as a trustee for the United States Naval Academy Foundation’s Academic and Scholarship Programs board, Henry is a member of the board of directors for the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors. He was a visiting professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business. 

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