Senior Fellow, Corporate Governance
The Conference Board
Gail Lione is a senior fellow with The Conference Board Governance Center. Lione was executive vice president - general counsel and secretary of Harley-Davidson, Inc. from 1997 until 2010 and served as president of the Harley-Davidson foundation from 2006 until her retirement in 2011. Immediately prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Lione was general counsel for U.S. News & World Report and its affiliates including The Atlantic Monthly Company, Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. and Applied Printing Technologies.
She is a director of Badger Meter and Sargento Foods, Inc. and a former director of Imperial Sugar Company. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corp., the Milwaukee Art Museum, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, where she is the board chair, and Milwaukee Women, Inc. She also serves on the board of trustees of the University of Rochester and on the board of managers of the Law Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Lione is a member of the MillerCoors Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Council, the National Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of USA and the Greater Milwaukee Committee.
She is a former member of the board of the National Association of Manufacturers and trustee of its Manufacturing Institute. She belongs to a variety of professional organizations including the Chicago Chapter of Women Corporate Directors and The Fellows of the American Bar Association.
Lione earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in political science from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.