NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

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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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July 13, 2017

Corporate Directors and Executives from AutoZone, Ally Financial, Hertz, USAA – and others, Earned NACD’s Premier Cyber-Risk Oversight Credential in Q2 2017

WASHINGTON, DC (July 11, 2017) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced the corporate directors and senior executives who earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight during the second quarter of 2017.

June 13, 2017

Corporate Directors From General Dynamics, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., Perdue Farms, and Unisys Corp. Become NACD Fellows

WASHINGTON, DC (June 13, 2017) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced 152 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:*

Latest NACD in the News

July 20, 2017

Fiduciary Duties in Limited Partnerships

For my latest column in Directorship, the publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors, I discuss a recent Delaware Supreme Court decision that addresses fiduciary duties as modified in the context of a limited partnership agreement. The case of Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy Company was previously highlighted on these pages, but the opinion remains required reading for any lawyer who needs to know the latest Delaware law regarding how fiduciary duties can be modified by agreement in non-corporate entities, and the interfacing of those modified duties with the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Recent NACD in the News

July 20, 2017

Increased Focus On Managing Cyber Risks In SA

This according to Brian Browne, Principal in Mazars’ Cybersecurity Practice in the U.S., who says that the increasing digitisation of corporate assets, the proliferation of network connectivity, the disappearance of distinct corporate borders, and the increasing motivation and capabilities of cybercriminals has made cybersecurity a significant business risk.

July 20, 2017

Doctor Evan Melrose Selected Aspen Institute Leadership Fellow

AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Evan S. Melrose MD, MBA, founder and managing director of Spindletop Capital, has been named a Health Innovators Fellow by The Aspen Institute. Modeled after the Henry Crown Fellowship, the Health Innovators Fellowship was created in 2015 to strengthen the leadership of innovators across the US health care ecosystem and to connect, inspire, and challenge them to create new approaches that will improve the health and well-being of all Americans. Fellows are also admitted into the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), a worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector—currently, more than 2,400 Fellows from over 50 countries—who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times.