What We Do
Leadership Directories, Inc. (LDI) provides high-quality contact information for the leaders of major United States government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations. Our company goal is to research, compile, verify, and produce the most current and accurate contact data available for the institutional leadership of the United States, and offer it to our subscribers in the format that best suits their needs.
Leadership Directories publishes fourteen Yellow Books, each a specialized directory of a particular area of American activity. As a whole, the collection is known as The Leadership Library®, a unique database of nearly a half million leaders at over 40,000 organizations.
The information contained in this database is available to our subscribers in print, online, on demand, and as lists or datafeeds. Leadership Directories content may also be accessed through distribution partnerships with select technology and content companies. Changes to The Leadership Library® are verified and updated daily on the Internet by our staff of editors.
Leadership Directories, previously known as Monitor Publishing, was founded in 1969 in Washington, DC by Donald Petrie, Robert Townsend, and William McPike. In 1972, with Donald Petrie in the role as Chairman of the Board, James E. Marsh joined as an owner and Publisher.
While maintaining its office in Washington, DC, the Company moved its headquarters to 104 Fifth Avenue in New York City. The Company was renamed Leadership Directories, Inc. in 1995. In 2003, Donald Petrie was named Chairman Emeritus and William W. Cressey was elected Chairman of the Board. David Hurvitz, President of the Company since 1995, was named Chief Executive Officer and served through 2009.
Since December 2009, Gretchen G. Teichgraeber has served as Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Directories.