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Peter Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chair of Catalyst’s Board of Directors, presents Ilene H. Lang with a certificate naming her Honorary Director, Catalyst Board of Directors.
Peter Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chair of Catalyst’s Board of Directors, presents Ilene H. Lang with a certificate naming her Honorary Director, Catalyst Board of Directors.

December 19, 2013
The following tribute was presented by Catalyst’s Board of Directors to our President & CEO, Ilene H. Lang, at the Catalyst CEO Summit on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Ilene will step down on January 1, 2014. Deborah Gillis, Catalyst’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed her.

Ilene became Catalyst’s third president in September 2003. During the decade of Ilene’s presidency, our revenue doubled, our membership tripled, our brand awareness quadrupled, and the number of research reports and knowledge products Catalyst produced increased tenfold. As impressive as that is, it’s not Ilene’s effectiveness we’ll miss most. It’s her inspirational leadership, her unwavering commitment to our mission, and her incredible personal warmth. Catalyst’s staff joins the Board in expressing our gratitude to Ilene for 10 years of exceptional governance.