NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

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 FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations:*

Advance Auto Parts


Brinker International

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Duke University Health Systems

Fiserv Inc.

Friends of the National Zoo

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.

ITT Inc.

JC Penney

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Pan-American Life Insurance Group

RE/MAX Holdings Inc.

Scottrade Financial Services Inc.

Society for Human Resource Management

SoftServe Inc.

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

United Way

University of North Carolina

University of Notre Dame

*Partial Listing

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 53 Board Leadership Fellows and 86 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

J. Michael Adcock Julie England Jeffrey Petersen
Lee Adrean Ronald Forsythe Lawrence Prior
Samir Asaf Ruth Ann Gillis Donald Proctor
Orlando Ashford Gerad Godfrey Spencer Rhodes
John Beckworth Barry Golsen William Rice
Dino Bianco Susan Groenwald Christine Riordan
Elaine Boltz Stephen Gulis Charles Sherwood
Angela Brock-Kyle Alan Harris Mark Sinclair
William Burke John Heyneman Eileen Skinner
Roger Burks James Kropp Reuben Slone
Wayne Callahan Hsing Hsing Li Bob Stallman
Patrick Condon Robert Mannarino Robert Stolz
Richard Covey Jonathan Marks Lisa Wardell
John Daly Lois Martin K. George Wasaff
Teresa DeLuca Meredith Mendes Brett Williams
Joseph Desplinter Daniel Neufelder Marie Ziegler
Londa Dewey Kenny Ogilvie Jim Zortman
Deneen Donnley Boyce Owens  

Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows

Bob Ahern Ronald Harrison Christine Pellizzari
Mark Alexander Alegra Horne Ross Philo
Candice Allphin Rodger Howell James Pierce
Philip Amoa Claire Huang Biggs Porter
Brad Barkin Ronald Huibers N. Lee Price
Leslie Bauer Marjorie Hutchings Colleen Reitan
Tony Benedict Rise Jacobs Jose Fernandez Richards
Susanna Bennett Lone Jespersen Kim Robak
Steven Berger David Jonas Adym Rygmyr
David Blom Jon Jurevic Gregory Samay
Michelle Bottomley Marianne Kah Derrick Samuel
Kelly Brough Mary Kasper Lee Shavel
Michael Bruynesteyn John Kenley Thomas Shull
Deborah Cannon Kevin Kessinger Kyle Siemen
Andrew Chrostowski John Koch José Suquet
Michael Clark Jane LaFranchi Laura Tapia
Christopher Connor Bruce Laws Alberto Trejos
Peter deSilva Bryan Leavitt Don Turkleson
Juan Carlos Eisen Frank Ledee Rodrigo Uribe
Peter Esparrago Kathy Lubbers Carlos Manuel Uribe
Christopher Feeney Yaroslav Lyubinets Leigh Warner
John Fennell Gregg Margosian David Wedding
Jennifer Fordham Edward Marsh Phil Wellington
Ellen Gallagher Ronald Martin Kim Wells
Michael Gillmore Cathy Martine Deborah White
H. Kent Goetjen Christopher McComish Bruce Williams
Phil Grybas Linda McNally  
Stuart Hall Ginger Menown  
Frank Hanagarne Maria Dolores Moreno  
Lanny Harris Sarah Oquist  

About NACD

For more information about NACD Fellowship, visit or contact Meghan Metzbower at or 571-367-3638.

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 To become an NACD member, please contact us at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

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