WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the names of more than 150 corporate directors who became NACD Fellows during the fourth quarter of 2014.
NACD Fellowship is a widely recognized indication that a director has completed a comprehensive program of study developed exclusively to educate directors on current, relevant boardroom issues and best practices. Completion of this rigorous program demonstrates these directors' commitment to exemplary governance – to both investors and peers.
"The focus on the credentials of directors will only become more intense as the effort to improve corporate governance continues," stated Jim Brady, NACD Board Leadership Fellow and former director of Constellation Energy Group, McCormick & Co. and T. Rowe Price. "NACD Fellow status is a differentiating factor that governance constituencies will highly value."
Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance at CalSTRS concurred from an investor's standpoint: "America needs well-rounded directors who are sensitive to public company shareowners, and who can clearly demonstrate their value on proxy disclosures. I always look forward to meeting NACD Fellows."
The NACD Fellowship community is backed by more than 35 years of authority and research, and represents the combined knowledge capital of hundreds of today's leading companies. As individuals, NACD Fellows offer exemplary value through their ongoing learnings and insights.
"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, 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 NACDonline.org/Fellowship.
Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellows:
|Aldonna R. Ambler||James A. Diegel, FACHE||J. Thomas Lundy|
|Michael J. Ancius||Cari M. Dominguez||Jason Mann|
|Cheryl A. Bachelder||William H. Easter, III||Michael Marquardt|
|Melanie W. Barstad||I. Steven Edelson||Israel P. Martinez, Jr.|
|Robert A. Bass||Carolyn S. Egbert, Esq.||John Milinovich|
|Deborah Bevier||Sara L. Faivre-Davis, PhD||Linda Eileen Miller|
|Cheemin Bo-Linn||Manuel Figueroa-Collazo||Tonia Pankopf|
|Mark P. Borman||Catherine Alicia Georges||Caroline S. Pisano|
|Shelaghmichael C. Brown||Jonathan D. Giuliano, PhD||Gregory P. Raih, CPA|
|Howard Brod Brownstein||Thomas S. Glanville||Virgil Robinson, Jr.|
|Eugene M. Bullis||Jo Ann Golden||Joan Ruff|
|Stephen Byers||Bruce Hanks||Richard Schroth|
|Phyllis J. Campbell||John G. Harte||Nancy Sclater|
|Thomas Chandler||Lawrence Hibbard||Catherine A. Sohn|
|Jay J. Choi, Esq||Lee S. Hillman||M. Jeannine Strandjord, CPA|
|Roxanne J. Coady||Brad J. Holiday||Shaun Thaxter|
|Charlotte W. Collins, JD||Leslie Ann Howard||Francisco Tonarely-Barreto|
|Carol L. Coughlin||William Humphreys||Michael Ward|
|Alan R. Crain, Jr.||Mark E. Jensen, CPA||Lynn A. Wentworth|
|John M. Cranor, III||Stephen Johnson||Frederica M. Williams|
|Terence J. Cryan||Daniel G. Kaye||Eugene H.S. Wong, CFA|
|Michael R. Cunningham||David R. Kayser|
|Mary Schmid Daugherty, CFA||Ann Knapp|
Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows:
|Allan Allford||Judith S. Heeter||Albert Payne, DDS|
|Terri M. Alvarado||Jimmy B. Hicks||Deborah A. Peacock|
|Subash Anbu||Thomas M. Honan||Gale S. Pollock, FAAN|
|Brian Becker||David W. Howerton||Paul W. Reed, MBA|
|Paul J. Belair||Kelly Huang, PhD||Jane L. Repensek, CPA|
|Suzanne Berry||Julia Inestroza||Connie M. Roy-Czyzowski|
|Peter Bible, CPA||Paul Jolas||Nicholas P. Santrizos|
|Scott Bright||Scott Jones||Sandra K. Scott|
|Lyndell B. Brooks||Paul F. Judge||Patrick N. Shaffner|
|Julie Browne||Redley Killion||Jaan E. Sidorov, MD|
|Patricia Browne||William Kraut||Adam Silva|
|Martin Brunk||Michael F. Lackland||Arthur L. Smith|
|Scott Carlton||George Levicki||Cindy Sobieski|
|Amy Carpenter||Steven G. Mahon||Douglas W. Squasoni|
|Jesse M. Chancellor||Sylvia Mayer||Joseph C. Stewart, III|
|George N. Cochran||Lark McCarthy||Harry N. Stout|
|Mary Allis Curran||Patrick A. McGuire||Greg Stuart|
|Laura Czelada||Gail McKee, CAE||Thomas J. Thornburg|
|Patricia A. Dailey, MD||Richard G. Miles||Terry G. Tyler|
|William H. Dawson||Charles Moore||Didier J. Varlet|
|Jack Dignum||Jared C. Morris||Jennifer C. Voss, Esq.|
|Brad Elliott||Jack Neureuter||Guy M. Walsh|
|Michelle A. Friel, Esq||Philip D. Nicotra||Larry Ward|
|Dennis J. Gannon||Bruce Nitsche||Doron Weber|
|Mary E. Good||Stephanie Olexa, PhD||Ronald H. Wender|
|Mark D. Goodman||Steven R. Olson||Bernardo Wolfson|
|Jerry K. Greig||Billie R. Otto, CPA||Courtland R. Wyatt|
|Lorraine J. Hariton||Richard W. Park||George R. Zoffinger|
|Anne R. Harris||Nathan I. Partain|
|William Hawley||Rebecca J. Patchin, MD|
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the advocate for the profession of directorship and the recognized authority focused on advancing exemplary board leadership and establishing leading boardroom practices. Informed by more than 35 years of experience, NACD delivers insight 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, visit NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.
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