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NACD Press Releases

December 5, 2016

More Than Half of Public Company Boards Recognize the Effects of Short-Termism

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2017) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced the release of its 2016–2017 NACD Public Company Governance Survey. The findings highlight the challenge that faces corporations attempting to strike a balance between gains from short-term initiatives and the creation of long-term value. Of the more than 600 public company directors and governance professionals surveyed, 75 percent indicated that pressure from external sources to make short-term gains is compromising management's focus on long-term strategic goals. The survey is available at www.NACDonline.org/PublicSurvey.

November 10, 2016

NACD Launches Virtual Director Professionalism Course for Corporate Directors

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 10, 2016) – In response to increasing expectations for director performance in a constantly evolving global business environment, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the launch of Virtual Director Professionalism®. Busy corporate directors can now participate in NACD’s world-renowned course in boardroom fundamentals from virtually any location in the world, at their own pace.

October 25, 2016

Corporate Directors From AIG, CenturyLink, Colgate-Palmolive, MasterCard, and TIAA-CREF Become NACD Fellows in Q3 2016

WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 25, 2016) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced 144 corporate directors who earned NACD FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®—during the third quarter of 2016. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations*:

October 13, 2016

NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit: Making an Investment in Corporate Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 13, 2016) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, held its annual Global Board Leaders’ Summit from September 17–20. More than 1,300 board members and business leaders from around the world were in attendance to gather insights on some of the most pressing issues confronting board leadership. While the summit allowed for a deep probe of the issues themselves, the importance of company culture served as the central theme throughout.

October 11, 2016

NACD “Dancing With the Start-Ups” Recognizes 3 Leading-Edge Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 11, 2016) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for board leadership, recently awarded each of three emerging companies—BoostUp, Vital Vio, and Disease Diagnostic Group—a $30,000 prize package at its first start-up pitch competition. The competition, “Dancing With the Start-Ups,” was a fast-paced, Shark Tank-style challenge where 12 start-ups from the health, energy, and financial services sectors had four minutes to sell their companies to a panel of expert judges and an audience of corporate directors. 

October 3, 2016

Peter R. Gleason Joins NACD's Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 3, 2016) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced the appointment of current NACD president and future CEO Peter R. Gleason to its board of directors effective immediately. Gleason's transition to the CEO role, which will be effective in January 2017, was announced at the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit last month.

September 20, 2016

NACD Issues Guidance for Corporate Directors on Building the Strategic-Asset Board

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 20, 2016) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today released the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Building the Strategic-Asset Board.

September 19, 2016

NACD Announces Peter R. Gleason as Next CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 19, 2016) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced that Peter R. Gleason, current president of NACD, will become president and CEO of NACD in January 2017. After nearly 10 years as CEO, Ken Daly will retire on January 25, 2017.

September 15, 2016

NACD Establishes First-Ever Standard for Corporate Director Education

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 15, 2016) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced the first-ever standard for corporate director education. Establishing a standard in director education creates much-needed clarity about the knowledge and competencies directors should develop in today’s dynamic and constantly evolving business environment.

September 14, 2016

NACD, Ridge Global, and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University Announce Cyber-Risk Oversight Program for Corporate Directors

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 14, 2016) – With the critical issue of cyber-risk oversight at the top of every board’s agenda, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Ridge Global, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University today announced the development of the first-ever NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program for corporate directors, which confers the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.

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