Corporate Directors From Campbell Soup, Cubic, Emergent BioSolutions, MassMutual, and Navient Become NACD Fellows in Q1 2016

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 BrownDouglas GastonDiane Pratt
Kathleen CamilliRay HemmigResty Shotaro
Edward CannizzaroRobert HowellCorey Sisler
Andrew ChmarMelissa KrasnowEllen Taaffe
Kathleen CorbetMathias LawrenceEugenia Ulasewicz
D. Eugene EwingKatherine LehmanFaustino Yangmog
Robert GalfordPeter LourasMark Zorko

Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows, Q1 2016
Scott AndersonKathryn JohnsonCatherine Smith
Vik AtalMichael KeltzThomas Spellios
Rosemary BishopLes KorshDave Sprynczynatyk
Thomas BrackenPenelope KyleBenny Sterental
Jeffery BraySarena LinKevin Stevenson
Patrick DeglonStacy LinScott Tabakin
Martha DemskiPaul MenigChantal Veevaete
Jody FeragenJames NussleTerri Velasquez
David FerriesJoseph PetrowskiLes Vinney
Steve FredricksonAlicia RitterJoshua Whitford
Peter GaramfelEdward RobisonDavid Wilson
E. B. Rob GorenDonald RubrightJames Wiltz
Barry GrangerEllen Rudnick
Leslie GreisJohn Sahlberg
Sheila Hartnett-DevlinNeil Schrimsher
Sunita HolzerFrank Sims

For more information about NACD Fellowship, visit or contact Meghan Metzbower at or 202-803-6764.

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