WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 20, 2017) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 18,000 board members, today announced that 171 corporate directors have reached their fifth year of NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®. These directors became NACD Fellows in 2012 and have since maintained their Fellowship status through continuing director education with NACD.
NACD’s Fellowship community consists of nearly 2,000 directors and represents a wide range of publicly traded, private, and nonprofit company boards including these:*
Boy Scouts of America
Citizens Financial Group Inc.
ExamWorks Group Inc.
First National Bank of America
First Solar Inc.
George Mason University
Green Bay Packers Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
MoneyGram International Inc.
Orion Group Holdings Inc.
State Auto Insurance
The Michaels Companies Inc.
University of Missouri
US Youth Soccer
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."
This cadre of NACD Fellows who have reached their fifth year of Fellowship includes 77 Board Leadership Fellows and 94 Governance Fellows. Their 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 Who Have Reached Their Fifth Year of NACD Board Leadership Fellowship in 2017
|Bob Amarel||John Hotta||Barry Powell|
|Maureen Breakiron-Evans||Beatriz Infante||John Rauh|
|Luis Clavell-Rodriguez||Brian Jones||James Reiman|
|Debi Coleman||Laurence Jones||Bernard Rethore|
|Martin Coyne||William Keevan||Alice Richter|
|Kathleen Cunningham||Thomas Knudson||Steve Riegel|
|Patrick Dailey||Cheryl Larabee||Dan Schurr|
|Dean DeBiase||John Levy||Maceo Sloan|
|Darnell Dent||Sara Lewis||Michael Smith|
|John Dixon||Michael Lorelli||Michael Smith|
|Robert Eckels||Nelson Marchioli||Barbara Stinnett|
|Charlie Evans||William McGuire||John Stout|
|Antonio Faria-Soto||Greg McMichael||James Swartwout|
|Fay Feeney||Ed Merino||Scott Syphax|
|John Fees||Hans Miller||Kelly Szejko|
|Paul Feldman||Christian Mitchell||Larry Taylor|
|Manuel Figueroa-Collazo||Carl Mudd||Marilyn Taylor|
|Bernard Fried||Leslie Murphy||Edgar Terry|
|Roberto Garcia-Rodriguez||Ann Murtlow||Darrell Tukua|
|Pamela Godwin||Ken Nilsson||Case Van Wingerden|
|Susan Gray||Peggy Nordeen||Galen Vetter|
|Maurice Gunderson||Dennis Oates||Fritz von Mering|
|David Hayter||Gardner Parker||Wendy Watson|
|Timothy Hegarty||Nathan Partain||Nicole Williams|
|Jane Henney||John Paule||Don Yee|
|Michele Hooper||Marissa Peterson|
Individuals Who Have Reached Their Fifth Year of NACD Governance Fellowship in 2017
|Dexanne Clohan||Christopher Lacovara||Austin Shanfelter|
|Richard Daerr||Jeanie Latz||Ed Simcox|
|David D'Antoni||Samuel Leon||Michael Simmons|
|Grant Deary||Grant Lundberg||Stephen Snider|
|Phyllis Deiso||John Lynn||Mark Stauffer|
|Wendy DiCicco||Eileen Mallesch||Turney Stevens|
|Nicholas Donofrio||Thomas Markert||Scott Strand|
|Craig Duchossois||Denise May||Earl Stratton|
|Paulett Eberhart||David Meuse||Craig Thomson|
|Michael Flaherty||Ira Middleberg||Dean VandeKamp|
|Don Foster||Richard Mies||Richard Walker|
|Murphy Foster||William Mohl||Kristin Wall|
|Thomas Fuller||Matthew Morris||Timothy Walsh|
|Thomas Garr||Lawrence Mulryan||Sara Watkins|
|Brian George||Patricia Nugent||Mark Wehrle|
|Thomas Graham||Christopher Olson||Barbara Young|
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 18,000 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.