WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced 65 corporate directors who earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential™—during the first quarter of 2016. These corporate directors serve on the boards of companies such as Campbell Soup Co., Cubic Corp., Delta Dental, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., KeyCorp, MassMutual Financial Group, Navient Corp., Otter Tail Corp., Patterson Cos. Inc., PRA Group Inc., Triple-S Management Corp., and on the corporate 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 boardroom insights, intelligence, and leading 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 21 Board Leadership Fellows and 44 Governance Fellows, whose boards span a wide range of industries: agriculture, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, engineering, financial services, healthcare, higher education, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, transportation, and more.
|Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellows, Q1 2016|
|David Brown||Douglas Gaston||Diane Pratt|
|Kathleen Camilli||Ray Hemmig||Resty Shotaro|
|Edward Cannizzaro||Robert Howell||Corey Sisler|
|Andrew Chmar||Melissa Krasnow||Ellen Taaffe|
|Kathleen Corbet||Mathias Lawrence||Eugenia Ulasewicz|
|D. Eugene Ewing||Katherine Lehman||Faustino Yangmog|
|Robert Galford||Peter Louras||Mark Zorko|
|Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows, Q1 2016|
|Scott Anderson||Kathryn Johnson||Catherine Smith|
|Vik Atal||Michael Keltz||Thomas Spellios|
|Rosemary Bishop||Les Korsh||Dave Sprynczynatyk|
|Thomas Bracken||Penelope Kyle||Benny Sterental|
|Jeffery Bray||Sarena Lin||Kevin Stevenson|
|Patrick Deglon||Stacy Lin||Scott Tabakin|
|Martha Demski||Paul Menig||Chantal Veevaete|
|Jody Feragen||James Nussle||Terri Velasquez|
|David Ferries||Joseph Petrowski||Les Vinney|
|Steve Fredrickson||Alicia Ritter||Joshua Whitford|
|Peter Garamfel||Edward Robison||David Wilson|
|E. B. Rob Goren||Donald Rubright||James Wiltz|
|Barry Granger||Ellen Rudnick|
|Leslie Greis||John Sahlberg|
|Sheila Hartnett-Devlin||Neil Schrimsher|
|Sunita Holzer||Frank Sims|
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 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