Aflac, Cardinal Health, SuperValu, U.S. Steel, and 50 Other Boards Join NACD in Q1 2016

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the names of 54 corporate boards that joined NACD during the first quarter of 2016, including 20 from Fortune 1000 organizations. These new-member boards span a wide range of industries: automotive, banking, biomedical, chemical manufacturing, education, energy and utilities, financial services, food services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment trusts, retail, software, technology, telecommunications and networking, transportation, and more. Of the 54 boards, 39 are public-company boards, 8 are private-company boards, and 7 are boards of nonprofit organizations.

NACD membership connects directors to a network of more than 17,000 directors from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Membership in NACD delivers exclusive access to thought-provoking publications and digital resources that address current and emerging leadership issues; offers renowned director-development programs; and provides opportunities to earn NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential and join more than 2,300 NACD Gold Standard Fellows™. “We are proud to welcome these organizations as NACD Full Board Members. They join peers from Fortune 50 corporations, small- and mid-cap companies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations that are committed to advancing exemplary board leadership. There is no better investment in their board’s development,” said Kenneth Daly, CEO of NACD.

The companies that became Full Board Members of NACD during the first quarter of 2016 are among those that have demonstrated their commitment to their board’s development:

8Point3 Energy Partners LP Marrone Bio Innovations Inc.
Aflac Inc. Mason Cos. Inc.
Afognak Native Corp. Motorcar Parts of America Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. Newmont Mining Corp.
American Water Works Co. Inc. Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union
Aqua America Inc. Ocwen Financial Corp.
Aramark Corp. Pariveda Solutions
Berry Plastics Group Inc. PPL Corp.
California Resources Corp. Reinsurance Group of America Inc.
Cardinal Health Inc. Rent-A-Center Inc.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Rodan & Fields LLC
Cinemark Holdings Inc. RTI International
Columbia Banking System Inc. Splunk Inc.
Crane Co. Stryker Corp.
DentaQuest Ventures Inc. SuperValu Inc.
Dimension Therapeutics Inc. SurModics Inc.
Erlanger Health System TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp.)
ESL Federal Credit Union TPI
Grand Canyon Education Inc. Twilio Inc.
Greif Inc. U.S. Steel Corp.
GTT Communications Inc. UC Health
HCP Inc. Vulcan Materials Co.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. Washington Cos.
Infinera Corp. Watts Water Technologies Inc.
ITC Holdings Corp. WEC Energy Group Inc.
Legacy Community Health Services Inc. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

A list of current NACD Full Board Members is available at

To learn more about NACD, visit To join, contact Steve Kalan at or 202-572-2089, or visit

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) helps more than 17,000 directors 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 To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your Concierge at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

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Source:National Association of Corporate Directors