John Deere, JetBlue, Kohl’s and 34 Other Boards Join NACD in Q2 2016

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty-seven corporate boards joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)—the advocate for the profession of directorship—during the second quarter of 2016. These new member boards span a wide range of industries: banking, business services, chemical manufacturing, construction, energy and utilities, financial services, food services, healthcare, industrial and farm equipment, law enforcement, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, transportation, and more. Of the 37 boards, 25 are public-company boards, 11 are private-company boards, and 1 is the board of a nonprofit organization.

NACD membership enables boards to serve as strategic assets for their enterprises, and empowers corporate directors to serve with confidence in the boardroom. NACD connects directors to a network of more than 17,000 board members from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations, as well as to 87 percent of the Fortune 1000.

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 CredentialTM.

“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.

NACD commends the companies that have become Full Board Members of NACD during the second quarter of 2016 for their commitment to their board’s development:

A. F. Gilmore Co. Kaiser Permanente
A10 Networks Kohl's Corp.
Agios Pharmaceuticals Layne Christensen Co.
American Builders & Contractors Supply Co. Inc. LSI Industries Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Manitowoc Foodservice Inc.
Bulab Holdings Inc. MUFG Union Bank N.A.
Calabrio Inc. Myers Industries Inc.
Carver Bancorp Inc. NN Inc.
ClearSign Combustion Corp. North Highland Co.
Corrections Corp. of America ONE Gas Inc.
Deere & Co. Pool Corp.
Enterprise Financial Services Corp. Providence Service Corp.
Exterran Corp. Southwest Electronic Energy Corp.
Francesca's Holdings Corp. Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.
Genpact Ltd. Taco John's International Inc.
HD Supply Holdings Inc. TASER International Inc.
Horizon Global Corp. Tobira Therapeutics Inc.
HSS Inc. VWR Corp.
JetBlue Airways Corp.

A list of current NACD Full Board Members is available at

To learn more about NACD, visit

Nonmember boards that join NACD before July 31, 2016, will realize a 20 percent savings on a first-time Full Board Membership that covers up to 10 directors or executives. 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.

Press Contacts: Bill Brawner Brawner Communications 202-329-1389

Source:National Association of Corporate Directors