NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

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August 2, 2017

Corporate Directors From Brinker International, Fiserv Inc., JC Penney, Scottrade Financial Services, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and More Become NACD Fellows

WASHINGTON, DC (August 2, 2017) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced 139 corporate directors who have earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations:*

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July 31, 2017

CNA, Eli Lilly, MITRE, PepsiCo, Priceline, Valvoline and 25 Other Companies Join NACD in Q2 2017

WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2017) -- Thirty-one corporate boards joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, during the second quarter of 2017. These new member boards span a wide range of industries: aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical manufacturing, computer software, construction, consumer goods, education, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical products, metals, natural resources, professional services, retail, and more. Of the 31 boards, 20 are from public companies, 5 are from private companies, and 6 are from nonprofit organizations.

July 19, 2017

NACD Directorship 100 Released—the Annual List of the Most Influential Leaders in Boardrooms and in Corporate Governance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2017) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the 2017 NACD Directorship 100, the annual list that recognizes the leading corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

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September 19, 2017

In India Inc, this is what independent directors really need

The board works as a spine in the structure of a company, of which one segment is independent directors, forming the vertebra, having the strength to fight risk. At the same time, it is argued that “independent directors are not independent.” This is not really correct. Independence is there, but not sufficient to discharge their responsibilities. Since their prime duty is to manage risks, they have to face tough challenges. The duty of independent directors is to formulate policies and oversee the welfare of stakeholders, and their focus is risk management. They have to see through agendas prepared by the management, to see whether the implementation of policies is being followed. But they are not supposed to oversee day-to-day activities of a company.

Recent NACD in the News

September 19, 2017

Pearl Meyer Leaders Honored by NACD Directorship 100

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Meyer President and CEO David Swinford and Jannice Koors, senior managing director and the firm's western region president, have been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100, an annual list of influential individuals who exemplify excellence in boardroom leadership.

September 18, 2017

Boards Try Buddy System to Get Newcomers Up to Speed

Amy Chang got unusually frank feedback when the new director of Cisco Systems Inc. walked out of her first board meeting last December.