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NACD Prepares Military Generals and Admirals for Boardroom Service

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the Class of 2015 graduates of From Battlefield to Boardroom, an exclusive board-development program designed to prepare retired and soon-to-retire military flag and general officers to serve as leaders in the boardroom.

Led by experienced directors and governance professionals, this program addresses a full range of topics, such as the board's role in overseeing strategy development, risk management, CEO succession planning, and executive compensation. Sessions focus on helping senior officers translate their military experience into relevant board competencies and apply their executive ability to the challenges of corporate governance. The program also provides an opportunity for military flag and general officers, corporate directors, investor stakeholders, and governance professionals to exchange ideas, make connections, and build stronger boards.

This year's program featured a stellar faculty that included keynote speaker Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director of the FBI; Randy Holland, a justice of the Delaware Supreme Court; and Linda P. Hudson, former president and CEO of BAE Systems and a current director of BAE Systems, Bank of America, and Southern Co.

"This unique program helps military officers who are already very adept leaders to apply those invaluable skills directly within corporate boardrooms throughout the country," said Ken Daly, CEO of NACD. "It's an honor to be able to work with these accomplished men and women. We are confident that their strategic insights will strengthen organizations and bolster shareholder confidence."

NACD is proud to present the From Battlefield to Boardroom Class of 2015:

  • Sandra Adams, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
  • Robert Allardice, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Annie Andrews, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
  • Salvatore Angelella, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Vaughn Ary, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
  • Brooks Bash, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Brian Bishop, Major General, U.S. Air Force
  • Michael Boera, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Howard Bromberg, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
  • Nevin Carr, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.); Vice President, AECOM Technology
  • Charles Cleveland, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
  • Charles Davis, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Nanette DeRenzi, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
  • John Doucette, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Edward Dyer, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.); Vice President, Allison Transmission
  • David Elmo, Major General, U.S. Army
  • Clinton Faison, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
  • William Fraser, General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Michael Harrison, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
  • Ronnie Hawkins, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Rhett Hernandez, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.); Cyber Chair, U.S. Military Academy
  • Stephen Hoog, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Gilmary Hostage, General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • James Huggins, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
  • Paul Johnson, Major General, U.S. Air Force
  • Noel Jones, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Jan-Marc Jouas, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Jimmie Keenan, Major General, U.S. Army
  • James Kowalski, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Mary Landry, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
  • Robert Latiff, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Mary Legere, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
  • Erwin Lessel, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • David MacEwen, Brigadier General, U.S. Army
  • Frederick Martin, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Jeff Mathis, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
  • Richard Mills, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Michael Moeller, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Clyde Moore, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Executive Vice President, Dayton Aerospace
  • John Morgan, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.); Senior Vice President and COO, Eagle Force Associates
  • Camille Nichols, Major General, U.S. Army
  • Andrew O'Donnell, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Robert Otto, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Raymond Palumbo, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
  • John Poppe, Brigadier General, U.S. Army
  • Mark Ramsay, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • Stephen Rippe, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.); President and CEO, The Army Distaff Foundation
  • William Shelton, General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Charles Shugg, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); COO, Sylint Group
  • Glenn Spears, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
  • Larry Spencer, General, U.S. Air Force
  • Kevin Sweeney, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
  • Thomas Travis, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force
  • David Uhrich, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force
  • Charles Wald, General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Vice President, Deloitte LLP
  • Keith Walker, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
  • Diane Webber, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
  • Scott Weikert, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.); Vice President, Commodore Builders
  • Bobby Wilkes, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); General Manager, CSC
  • Brett Williams, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); President, IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Charles Williams, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.); Principal, Commercial Realty
  • Margaret Wilmoth, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.); Professor, Georgia State University

To learn more about the From Battlefield to Boardroom program, visit www.NACDonline.org/Military.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the advocate for the profession of directorship and is focused on advancing exemplary board leadership. Informed by more than 35 years of experience, NACD delivers insights and resources that more than 15,000 corporate director members rely on 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 www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

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