Senior Fellow, Corporate Governance
The Conference Board
Howard Bergman is a senior fellow with The Conference Board Governance Center. Howard was a member of 3M’s Office of General Counsel for 26 years (1985 – 2011) where he served as general counsel, 3M Europe, Middle East and Africa (2004 – 2009), Assistant General Counsel to 3M’s Health Care Business (2000 – 2004) and Consumer & Office Business (2010 – 2011). His responsibilities included providing legal and business counsel to executives and their business teams in the US and Europe/Middle East/Africa regarding strategic plans, business operations, transactions, risk management, business conduct, and crisis management.
Following his retirement from 3M in 2011, Howard has worked as Counselor-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota Law School and Director of Conferences at The Sedona Conference. He is currently on the editorial board of MLex and a business advisor to The Shareholder Forum.
Howard received his BA in history from Cornell; MA in economics from the University of Minnesota; and JD (magna cum laude) from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife in Alexandria, VA.