WASHINGTON, March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the names of 104 corporate directors who earned NACD Fellowship™—The Gold Standard Director Credential—during the fourth quarter of 2015. These directors serve on the boards of such companies as AIG Investments, Angie's List Inc., Cardtronics Inc., Citigroup Global Wealth Management, Cubic Corp., Cummins Inc., Delta Dental, Denny's Corp., Dover Corp., E*Trade Financial Corp., Family Dollar Stores Inc., NorthWestern Corp., Parker Hannifin Corp., SunPower Corp., WPX Energy Inc., Yamana Gold Inc., and on the boards of other Fortune 100, nonprofit, and private companies.
NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices. NACD Fellows, who earn and maintain this distinguished director credential, stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom and are recognized by investors, regulators, and peers as gold standard directors.
“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 Inc., McCormick & Co. Inc., and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. “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 the world’s largest and most-diverse 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."
The new cadre of NACD Fellows includes 33 Board Leadership Fellows and 71 Governance Fellows, whose boards span a wide range of industries: agriculture, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, engineering, fast casual restaurants, financial services, healthcare, higher education, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, transportation, telecommunications, and more.
|Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellows, Q4 2015|
|Daniel Abdun-Nabi||Willard Evans||John Popolizio|
|Peter Agarwal||James Foy||B. Clyde Preslar|
|William Albrecht||Frank Gatti||Mark Refowitz|
|Michelle Applebaum||Denis Giorno||John Rood|
|Jack Blumenthal||Heidi Jimmerson||Robin Sterneck|
|Sanford Brown||E. Weldon Johnson||Michael Tully|
|James Casey||Ronald Kaiser||Donald Washkewicz|
|Janice Chaffin||Robert Kueppers||Todd Weintraub|
|Luis Clavell-Rodriguez||Edward Milligan||Christopher Wightman|
|Gregg Dedrick||J. Scott Nixon||Mary Winston|
|Carolyn Egbert||Daniel Nolan||David Wise|
|Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows, Q4 2015|
|David Baasch||Robert Herdman||William Putnam|
|Mark Bachmann||Luis Hernandez||Anlee Rola|
|Steve Baird||Jan Horsfall||Jane Sadowsky|
|Donald Baker||Nancy Hostetler||Phillip Santucci|
|Barbara Bentrup||Scott Jessee||Donald Schneider|
|Chris Brewster||Scott Jones||Julie Schultz|
|Den Brown||Jeffrey Jones||Steven Shane|
|William Casey||James Kelley||John Stanoch|
|Cheryl Cravens||Peter Kind||Charles Stich|
|David Day||Bill Kohn||Daniel Thayer|
|Jean De Luca||Melissa Krasnow||John Thomas|
|Jason Dittberner||Emily Larkin||Susan Thronson|
|Greg Donaca||Janice Lees||Susan Tolson|
|Doug Duncan||Cynthia Mares||Thomas Triscari|
|Jennifer Elliott||Mahlon Maris||Mary Twinem|
|Bethany Evans||Alvin Matthews||Donald Washkewicz|
|Alessia Falsarone||Chuck Nason||David Weaving|
|Wanda Felton||Tim O'Keefe||Candace Wiest|
|Dale Gibson||Steven Olson||Christopher Wightman|
|Jacalyn Goforth||Sali Osman||Bruce Williams|
|Julia Grant||Ronald Parker||Dennis Wilson|
|Phillip Harrington||Timothy Pire||Rodney Young|
|Dennis Haslam||Richard Pontin||Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena|
|Peter Hayes||Barrye Price|
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) helps more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD aspires to a world where businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected, and where stakeholders trust directors to develop strategies that create long-term value and provide effective oversight. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been shaping the future of board leadership for more than 35 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at Join@NACDonline.org or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your Concierge at Concierge@NACDonline.org to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.
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Source:National Association of Corporate Directors