Cognizant, IMS Health, Santander Consumer, Spectrum Brands, and 35 Other Boards Join NACD in Q2 2015

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty-nine corporate boards joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) during the second quarter of 2015. These new member boards span a wide range of industries, including automotive, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, private equity, professional services, sporting goods, and more. Twenty-five are public company boards, nine are private company boards, and five are nonprofit company boards.

NACD membership connects directors to a network of more than 16,000 board members from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations; delivers exclusive access to thought-provoking publications and digital resources that address current and emerging leadership issues; offers best-in-class director development programs; and provides opportunities to earn NACD Fellowship credentials. "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. There is no better investment in their board development," said Ken Daly, CEO of NACD.

The following companies are among those that elevated their board leadership by becoming Full Board Members of NACD during the second quarter of 2015:

1st Global Industrial Spinco
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings ISACA
Bethesda Lutheran Communities Jones Energy
Blue Bird Body Magna International
Bon Secours Health System Monster Worldwide
Brenham National Bank Orvana Minerals
Caladrius Premier
Cognizant pSivida
CommVault Santander Consumer USA
Dakota Plains Holdings Silver Wheaton
Duquesne Light Spectrum Brands
Encana St. Jude Hospital
Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn
First Internet Bancorp Tanzania Electric Supply
Franklin Electric Teva Pharmaceutical
Grant Thornton USAA Federal Savings Bank
Hannon Armstrong Vista Outdoor Operations
Homesteaders Life Workiva
HR Certification Institute Zix
IMS Health

To view a complete list of current NACD Full Board Members, visit

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 16,000 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 corporate 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 To become an NACD member, contact Kelly Dodd at or 202-380-1891.

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