Candace K. Beinecke

Board chair


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

Beinecke is the senior partner of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. In 1999 she was named the first woman to chair a major New York law firm, a position she held for 17 years.

She serves as chairperson of First Eagle Funds, Inc., a leading U.S. mutual fund family; as lead independent director of Vornado Realty Trust; and as a director of CBS Corporation and ALSTOM (Paris). She is also a director of the Partnership for New York City and a trustee and member of the executive committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, she serves as a member of the Board of Advisors, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, and a member of the Women’s Forum.

Beinecke was named in The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” She was the recipient of Chambers’ USA inaugural “Lawyer of the Year” award for outstanding contribution to private practice and Inside Counsel’s Transformative Leadership Award. She has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” and one of the “100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business” by Crain’s New York Business and as one of the “25 New York executives whose contributions in and beyond business changed the City.”