WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 17,000 board members, today announced 102 corporate directors who earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®. The directors earned NACD Fellowship® while attending the 2017 Global Board Leaders’ Summit in October. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations:*
American Gas Assoc.
American Heart Assoc.
Aspen Technology Inc.
BDO USA LLP
E*TRADE Financial Corp.
Eldorado Resorts Inc.
Hershey Trust Co.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc.
Retail Properties of America Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.
St. John’s University
The Wendy’s Co.
NACD Fellowship, the highest standard of credentialing for corporate directors, is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest boardroom insights, intelligence, and practices—equipping them to lead their boards with confidence.
Directors can earn one of two NACD Fellowship credentials, which Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance for CalSTRS, has called “the gold standard” in director credentialing. NACD Governance Fellows build proficiencies in the fundamentals of governance, while NACD Board Leadership Fellows continue to refine their board leadership competencies year after year.
“At a minimum, individuals serving as independent chairs and/or lead directors should earn NACD Fellowship status to bolster confidence in their leadership, both inside and outside the boardroom,” said Patrick McGurn, special counsel and head of strategic research and analysis at Institutional Shareholder Services.
Sheehan concurred: “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.”
NACD Fellowship is backed by 40 years of NACD experience and represents thousands 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 Peter Gleason, president and 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 54 Board Leadership Fellows and 48 Governance Fellows, whose boards span a wide range of industries: aerospace and defense, agriculture, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, engineering, financial services, food services, health care, higher education, industrial machinery, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and more.
Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellows
|Charlene Begley||Robert DeAlmeida||John Kennedy|
|Michael Belz||Tanuja Dehne||Shelley Leibowitz|
|Bonnie Biumi||Ana Dutra||Michael MacDonald|
|Jim Borel||Mel Flanigan||Rafael Matute|
|Robert Bostrom||James Fogarty||Jeffrey McCreary|
|Vesta Bovair||Patricia Galloway||Tom McGimpsey|
|David Boyer||Ben Halpert||Jim McKinney|
|Jeffery Bray||Gregory Hedges||John Montgomery|
|Joyce Cacho||Robert Heist||Richard Munro|
|Eileen Campbell||Edgar Heizer||Peter Nelson|
|Mollie Carter||Douglas Hile||Susan Rheney|
|Jocelyn Carter-Miller||Mark Hipp||Dante Robinson|
|Mel Collazo||Douglas Holtby||Donald Robinson|
|Jackie Cushman||Rajive Johri||John Robinson|
|Jody Davids||Dennis Kass||Len Rodman|
|Jane Sadowsky||Myrna Soto||Alan Wells|
|Dwight Smith||Paulo Vasconcellos||Michael White|
|Lauren Smith||Andrea Weiss||Paul Williams|
Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows
|Derek Adair||Lucy Fato||Janet Miller|
|Robert Bagley||Kaye Foster||Thad Minaldi|
|Elijah Barnes||Gary Gates||Isabel Monteiro|
|Matt Becker||Rex Geveden||Linda Moore|
|Sandra Beretta||Al Glowasky||Florie Perellis|
|James Blackledge||Joseph Hoff||Antonio Pietri|
|Glenn Brooks||Joe Johnson||Michael Premo|
|Karen Brown||Nikan Khatibi||Bonnie Reitz|
|Michael Carreon||Amos Khim||David Shaffer|
|Teresa Castanias||Patrick Khoury||Sam Smolik|
|Tom Cink||Michael Klein||Bret Snyder|
|Shelva Clemons||Frank Kurre||Gail Stewart|
|James Cook||Joseph Leo||Roger Sugarman|
|Matthew Coon Come||Richard Mark||Brian Talley|
|Roger Dow||Hope Mason|
|Marie Eckstein||Larry Mazza|
|Jamal Farhat||Nathan McKinley|
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.
Source:National Association of Corporate Directors