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Corporate Directors From Ace Hardware, CIGNA, National Children's Center, and Tory Burch Become NACD Fellows

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced its new class of NACD Fellows—the highest standard of credentialing for corporate directors. More than 60 corporate directors were recently named NACD Fellows, and these boardroom leaders demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning and exemplary board leadership.

The recent class of NACD Fellows serve on the boards of global public corporations, private companies, and nonprofits, including: Ace Hardware; CIGNA; DeVry Inc.; Make a Wish Foundation Suffolk NY: National Children's Center; Pioneer Energy Services; Scott's Liquid Gold; and Tory Burch.

NACD's Fellowship Program is a comprehensive program of study developed exclusively for corporate directors who strive to stay aware of and knowledgeable about leading boardroom practices and trends that shape today's corporate governance environment. Being part of an esteemed group of directors helps showcase a commitment to continuous learning and advancing leading boardroom practices. NACD's Fellowship Program enhances directors' skill sets and prepares them for current and emerging issues and opportunities while offering one of the only director credentialing programs in the corporate governance community.

"Recognition as an NACD Fellow translates my knowledge into a tangible credential," said John Bergstrom, director of Advance Auto Parts, Green Bay Packers, and Kimberly-Clark.

NACD Fellows represent hundreds of companies and provide a snapshot of the caliber of corporate directors engaged in continuous learning with NACD—the leading organization that identifies, interprets, and provides insights and information that boardroom leaders rely upon to apply their wisdom and knowledge and make sound strategic decisions.

"Directors who choose to enhance their skills and knowledge base by becoming NACD Fellows demonstrate to company management, shareholders, and their peers a desire to perform their fiduciary duties to the best of their abilities," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "I am pleased to recognize these distinguished leaders who are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of governance."

For more information about the NACD Board Leadership Fellowship Program, visit www.NACDonline.org/Fellowships.

Recently Named Board Leadership Fellows and Selected Boards
Dennis Archer Johnson Controls Inc., MASCO
Richard Booth Adamas Pharmaceutical, Hanover Insurance Group
Luis Clavell-Rodriguez Triple-S Management
Jon Erickson CHS Inc.
Antonio Faria-Soto Triple-S Management
Manuel Figueroa-Collazo Triple-S Management
Jorge Fuentes-Benejam Triple-S Management
Roberto Garcia-Rodriguez Triple-S Management
Mark Goodman Boyer Coffee Co., Scott's Liquid Gold Inc.
Richard Hurwitz Symbility Solutions, Manning & Napier Inc.
Keith Jackson ON Semiconductor Corp., Veeco Instruments Inc.
David Keller Woodside Homes, United Subcontractors Inc.
John Marziotti Newfield Exploration Co.
Neil McReynolds NACD Northwest Chapter, Group Health Foundation, Home Care Inc.
Raymond Pacini Cadiz Inc.
Ramón Ruiz-Comas Triple-S Management
Jesus Sánchez-Colón Triple-S Management
Francisco Tonarely-Barreto Triple-S Management
Robert Welding Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Recently Named Governance Fellows and Selected Boards
Jeffrey Benson National Children's Center
Kathleen Camilli UniFirst Corp.
Kenneth Creager Museum of the American Railroad, TSO Mobile
Armin Jose Cruz Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber
Gregory Davis DeVry Inc.
Richard DeVaughn Deaconess Foundation
Robert Elder AOC International
Jessica Hopfield Joslin Diabetes Center
John Howe Midwest Independent Bank
Mike Karia AVATAR Insurance Co.
George Karpakis Former Director BHP Billiton Marketing Inc.
David Karsten Ace Hardware
Lori Kelleher D Driven Group, Leawood, Kansas
Robert Kennedy National Children's Center
Richard Kunes Make-A-Wish Foundation, Tory Burch
Christof Kutscher AXA Investment Manager SA, Gnothis SA
Thomas Laveist National Children's Center
David Leslie National Children's Center
Stacy Locke Pioneer Energy Services
Jamal Malone National Children's Center
Sharon Manewitz Advanta Trust Advisory Board
Kevin McHugh Jack Cooper Holdings
Buks Moolman CASPAR Inc.
Rhonda Ozanian Pacific Lung Heart and Blood Institute
Dale Philippi Storm Industries
Christine Lynne Pierson Lee's Summit Educational Foundation
Sharon Rossmark National Children's Center
Desiree Serr BECU
Allen Shapiro National Children's Center
Gary Sonnier Radish Systems LLC, Solid Smart LLC
Michael Testman Jack Cooper Holdings
Samuel Torrence CACLV, ArtsQuest, Jack Cooper Holdings
William Towns National Children's Center
Michael Ward National Children's Center
James Waters True Value Co., Central National Bank
Donna Zarcone CIGNA, Duchossois Group, CDW Corp.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the recognized authority focused on advancing exemplary board leadership and establishing leading boardroom practices. Informed by more than 35 years of experience, NACD delivers insights and resources that more than 14,000 corporate director members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions and confidently confront complex business challenges. NACD provides world-class director education programs, national peer-exchange forums, and proprietary research to promote director professionalism, ultimately enhancing the economic sustainability of enterprises and bolstering stakeholder confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Chief Marketing Officer Henry Stoever 202-775-0509 hstoever@NACDonline.orgSource:National Association of Corporate Directors