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:*
Advance Auto Parts
Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Duke University Health Systems
Friends of the National Zoo
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.
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
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
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|
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. To become an NACD member, please contact us at Join@NACDonline.org or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at MembershipAdvisor@NACDonline.org to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.