Ann Mulé

Associate Director

Department: John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
Campus Address: 105 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-4551


Ann C. Mulé is the Associate Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.  In that capacity, she oversees and manages all of the professional, public service and academic outreach activities of the Center in furtherance of scholarship, education and impact in the corporate governance field.  Ms. Mulé previously retired from Sunoco, Inc., a petroleum refining and marketing company, after over 30 years of service as a corporate and securities law attorney.  Having served in a variety of legal positions throughout the years, her most recent position was Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.  In that role, Ms. Mulé provided advice and legal counsel to Sunoco’s Board of Directors, including Board Committees, and the senior management team, on governance issues, executive compensation, corporate compliance, securities law compliance, and general matters related to public company accountability.  Ms. Mulé is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, having previously served on the national Board of Directors, on the Advisory Board of the Middle Atlantic Chapter and as Chair of the Society’s 2008 National Conference. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Corporate Governance Committee.  She served as a member of the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board.  Ms. Mulé served as a Board member of the Philadelphia Zoo, where she was Vice Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.  She served as Chair of the Business Law Section, member of the Board of Governors, and Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association. She served as Vice Chair of the Executive Council of the Corporate and Securities Law Committee of the American Corporate Counsel Association. She was a previous member of the Business Corporation Law Task Force of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Ms. Mulé is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and academic institutions. She is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law. Ms. Mulé was previously named as one of the Top 3 Exceptional Women Who Led the Profession by the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section. Her team at Sunoco was nominated as one of the top 5 Governance Teams in the country by Corporate Secretary Magazine in 2008. She was named as one of the 100 Top Governance Leaders by Directorship Magazine-NACD Directorship 100 in 2007 & 2008 and was named as one of the 20 “People to Watch” by NACD Directorship 100 in 2012.  

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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