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 chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, long selected as one of the top 20 firms on The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of elite law firms in the U.S. and recognized as a leader in promoting diversity and pro bono service.

She also serves as chairperson of First Eagle Funds, Inc., as lead director of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE), and as a board member of ALSTOM (Paris), Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc. and Rockefeller & Co., Inc. Beinecke is a director and vice chair of the Partnership for New York City, and a trustee and member of the executive committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is 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 is included in such publications as Legal 500 and Chambers for her corporate governance and M&A expertise. She was named to The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and was the recipient of Chambers’ USA inaugural “Lawyer of the Year” award for outstanding contribution to private practice as well as Inside Counsel’s Transformative Leadership Award for promoting diversity. Beinecke was 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 is listed as one of the “25 New York executives whose contributions in and beyond business changed the City.”