Candace Beinecke

Board chair


Candace Beinecke, who became chair of The Wallace Foundation’s board of directors in June 2016, joined Wallace’s board in 2007.

Beinecke is the chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. She was named to her current position in 1999, the first woman to chair a major New York law firm.

Beinecke serves as chairperson of First Eagle Funds and First Eagle Variable Funds, ranked among the leading U.S. public mutual fund families. She also serves as a board member of ALSTOM (Paris), the French transport and power company, of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE), of Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc. and Rockefeller & Co., Inc. She is a director, vice chair and member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City, a member of the Board of Advisors, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, a director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beinecke is included in such publications as The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA for her corporate governance and M&A expertise. She was selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America and by Crain’s as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York business. She was recently selected by Crain’s for its Hall of Fame as one of 25 executives whose contributions changed New York City. Beinecke is a member of the Women’s Forum, has been honored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association as an Outstanding Women of the Bar and received a Women of Power and Influence award from NYC NOW.​