Emily Maddox Liggett


Emily Maddox Liggett

Lecturer in Management

Teaching Statement

Emily’s aim is to equip students with a clear understanding of the principles, practices and implications of effective corporate governance. She loves to teach through experiential learning, engaging students in critical thinking around the importance of ethical and informed governance for sustainable growth and success. Through her continued board service, she brings a practical relevance and continuous learning and adaptation to the complexities of governance and the classroom.


Throughout her twenty years as a corporate director, Emily has served on 18 public, private and non-profit boards. She has served as board chair, chair of Nominating/Governance committees and on Audit and Compensation committees. Trained as an engineer, her career has been in technology-based companies in operating, leadership, and CEO roles in materials, hardware and energy companies. Her experience is broad, as her roles started in product development, process engineering, and plant management and moved to sales management, marketing, strategy and general management. For twenty-five years Emily has served as CEO of public, private and start-up companies and has learned about the importance of thoughtful governance. She has lived and worked in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and aspires to inspire the next generation of business leaders to drive positive change and create value for all stakeholders.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1984
  • MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Stanford University, 1984
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1977

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer in Management, Stanford GSB, 2023–24

Professional Experience

  • 2023 NACD Directorship 100 (Part-time), 2023–present
  • Member Board Of Directors, Purdue Research Foundation, 2020–present
  • CEO and Founder, Liggett Advisors, 2019–present
  • Member of the Board, Compensation Committee, Nominating/ESG Committee; Materion Corporation; 2019–present
  • Board Member, Chair, Audit and Compensation Committees; King Philanthropies; 2019–present
  • Business Coach, Stanford Seed, 2017–present
  • Member of the Board, Chair of ESG/Nom committee, Comp Committee member; Ultra Clean Technology; 2014–present