NACD Announces Refreshed Brand to Focus On Leadership, Innovation, and Community in Board Governance


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WASHINGTON, DC (September 13, 2021)— The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 22,000 board members, today announced a revision of its core mission, vision, and values anchored by a refreshed and bold brand identity, as the organization evolves to meet the demands of today’s rapidly changing operating environment.

"The role of the director has evolved and so must our mission. Now is the time to renew our promise to our members, our chapters, and the wider business community to help meet the needs of a rapidly changing business landscape," said Peter R. Gleason, President and CEO of NACD. "We believe corporate boards should serve as trusted catalysts for economic opportunity and positive change—both in business and in the communities they serve."

The new mission of NACD—We empower directors and transform boards to be future ready. —reflects a deep commitment to preparing directors for what is next, from promoting more diverse and inclusive boardrooms to driving environmental, social, and governance standards that stand the test of time. NACD activates this commitment to boards by providing high-quality insights, virtual education, and world-class credentialing which ensures that boards are prepared to make informed decisions on the most pressing and strategic issues facing their businesses today.

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 22,000 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 more than 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit

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