Tyson Foods, Hasbro, SYNNEX, Polaris Industries, 35 Other Boards Join NACD

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To gain access to exclusive resources that help directors lead with the highest standard of excellence, 39 corporate boards joined NACD during the third quarter of 2014. The membership provides their board directors access to a network of more than 15,000 board members from leading public, private, and non-profit organizations; exclusive thought-provoking articles and publications addressing current and emerging issues affecting leadership; and best-in-class director development programs and credentialing.

"We are proud to welcome these organizations as NACD Full Board Members, joining peers from Fortune 50 corporations to small- and mid-cap companies, as well as private companies and nonprofit organizations that are committed to advancing exemplary board leadership," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD.

These companies are among those that elevated their board leadership by becoming "Full Board Members" of NACD during the third quarter of 2014:

AirBorn Matrix Service Company
Akorn MRV Communications
Amber Road New Koosharem Corp.
American Business Bank Oplink Communications
BioMed Realty Trust Polaris Industries
Catamaran Corp. Perdue Farms
Delphi Automotive Quintiles Transnational Holdings
DISH Network Corp. Rexahn Pharmaceuticals
Farmer Brothers Company SciClone Pharmaceuticals
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings
Hasbro SYNNEX Corp.
Hooper Holmes The North Carolina State Ports Authority
Horizon Lines Tiptree Financial
Hunter Industries TriMas Corp.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Tyson Foods
inTEST Corp. U.S. Silica Holdings
Knowles Corp. VAALCO Energy
Lattice Semiconductor Varsity Brands
Lifespace Communities Wright Medical Group

View a list of current NACD Full Board Members at NACDonline.org/members.

To learn more about NACD, visit NACDonline.org.

To join NACD, e-mail Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org, call Kelly at 202-380-1891, or visit NACDonline.org/Join.

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 15,000 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 the enterprise 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, please visit www.NACDonline.org.

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