WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the names of 89 corporate directors who earned the NACD Fellow director credential during the first quarter of 2015.
NACD Fellowship, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors, is a comprehensive program of study developed to educate directors about perennial and emerging boardroom issues and best practices. Completion of this rigorous program demonstrates a serious commitment to exemplary corporate governance.
"The focus on directors' credentials will only become more intense as the efforts to improve corporate governance continue," said Jim Brady, former director of Constellation Energy Group, McCormick & Co. Inc., and T. Rowe Price. "NACD Fellow status is a differentiating factor that governance constituencies 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 authoritative research and represents the combined knowledge capital of hundreds of today's leading companies.
"Directors who choose to enhance their skills and acumen 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|
|Donna F. Anderson||Donald L. Dillingham||Israel P. Martinez Jr.|
|Robert A. Bass||James Dumler||Tonia Pankopf|
|Rhys J. Best||I. Steven Edelson||Troy A. Paredes|
|Howard Brod Brownstein||Rudolph I. Estrada||Joan Ruff|
|Stephen Byers||William Galle||Nancy Sclater|
|Charlotte W. Collins||Catherine Alicia Georges||Mary Ann Scully|
|Terence J. Connors||Mark E. Jensen||Scott E. Streller|
|Robert E. Creager||David R. Kayser||Jack T. Taylor|
|Mark W. Crossley||Kathryn Jo Lincoln||Kurt Volker|
|Terence J. Cryan||Joanna Lohkamp||Lynn A. Wentworth|
|Michael R. Cunningham||Thomas Madonna||Eugene H.S. Wong|
|Mary Schmid Daugherty||Michael Marquardt|
|Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows|
|Terri M. Alvarado||Jane Hays||Nicholas P. Santrizos|
|Vincent Beatty||Thomas M. Honan||William Russell Scheirman|
|Brian Becker||Julia Inestroza||Marc Schwarz|
|Paul J. Belair||Paul F. Judge||Sandra K. Scott|
|Carla Sue Carstens||Halil Kiymaz||Randall Seidl|
|Vincent R. De Palma||Susan Lindberg||Daniel P. Sharkey|
|Ronald Deblinger||Steven G. Mahon||Mark S. Shockey|
|Paul D. Dickman||Edward Malaspina||Arthur L. Smith|
|Loretta Doon||Lark McCarthy||Cindy Sobieski|
|Charles R. Eggert||Brandi G. Morandi||Lisa M. Sodeika|
|Brad Elliott||Mary Barrow Nichols||Harry N. Stout|
|Thomas Ferreira||Stephanie Olexa||Greg Stuart|
|Michael Fusco||Doug Opheim||Conrad Szymanski|
|Dennis J. Gannon||Billie R. Otto||Christopher M. Thiel|
|Christina Gehrke||Deborah A. Peacock||Terry G. Tyler|
|Mary E. Good||James H. Peterson||Ronald H. Wender|
|Jerry K. Greig||Frances P. Philip|
|Mary Clare Gumbleton||G. Frederick Reinhardt|
|Mark Fehrs Haukohl||Mikell Rigg Parsch|
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 16,000 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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