Involvement. Independence. Integrity. These attributes are the foundation of effective governance. By this measure, we believe the HNI Corporation's Board of Directors is among the strongest in the business world today.
From its beginnings, HNI Corporation has believed in the importance of maintaining a strong board composed predominantly of outside directors. For many years, the Board’s three committees—Audit; Human Resources and Compensation; Public Policy and Corporate Governance—have consisted entirely of non-management directors, a practice that continues today.
HNI Corporation's philosophy of selecting board members is driven by its culture of learning and continuous improvement. Each director is chosen for his or her specific talents or background; each is an industry leader from whom we can learn. This way, the Board does more than monitor the workings of the company and represent the interests of its shareholders; it actively contributes to HNI Corporation's success through the individual skills, knowledge and experience of each director.