Associate Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Lerner College of Business and Economics
University of Delaware
Ann C. Mulé is the Associate Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. In that capacity, she oversees and manages all of the professional, public service and academic outreach activities of the Center in furtherance of scholarship, education and impact in the corporate governance field.
Ms. Mulé is responsible for developing and executing the long range strategic activities of the Center, including the strengthening of the Center’s brand through the development of new signature programs, leveraging existing programs, strengthening academic research programs, increasing marketing and communications, and revitalizing and engaging the Center’s Advisory Board.
Ms. Mulé previously retired from Sunoco, Inc., a petroleum refining and marketing company, after over 30 years of service as a corporate and securities law attorney. Having served in a variety of legal positions throughout the years, her most recent position was Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In that role, Ms. Mulé provided advice and legal counsel to Sunoco’s CEO, Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors, including Board Committee Chairs, on governance issues, executive compensation, corporate compliance, securities law compliance, and general matters related to public company accountability.
Ms. Mulé is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, having previously served on the national Board of Directors, on the Advisory Board of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, and as Chair of the Society’s 2008 National Conference. She served as a member of the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board.
Ms. Mulé served as a Board member of the Philadelphia Zoo, where she was Vice Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She served as Chair of the Business Law Section, member of the Board of Governors, and Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association. She served as Vice Chair of the Executive Counsel of the Corporate and Securities Law Committee of the American Corporate Counsel Association. She was a previous member of the Business Corporation Law Task Force of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Ms. Mulé is a frequent speaker on SEC and governance matters at professional conferences and academic institutions. Ms. Mulé is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and St. Joseph’s University. Ms. Mulé was previously named as one of the Top 3 Exceptional Women Who Led the Profession by the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section. Her team at Sunoco was nominated as one of the top 5 Governance Teams in the country by Corporate Secretary Magazine in 2008. She was named as one of the 100 Top Governance Leaders by Directorship Magazine-NACD Directorship 100 in 2007 & 2008 and was named as one of the 20 “People to Watch” by NACD Directorship 100 in 2012.