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WASHINGTON, April 02, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced that it will offer a new certification program that will affirm one’s knowledge to serve as a corporate director and advance NACD’s mission to elevate the profession of directorship. The voluntary program, entitled the NACD Certification of Professional DirectorshipTM, will launch in October 2019.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2019 -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, in collaboration with Deloitte, and supported by CACI, Heidrick & Struggles, Semler Brossy, and USAA, today announced the winners of its second annual NACD NXT™ Recognition Awards, chosen from 40 boards nominated for their excellence in utilizing board diversity and innovation as a strategy for building long-term value for their companies.
No, it doesn’t mean that the Bard of Fourth Street has become a governance consultant. Nor does it suggest that the board must accommodate a voice of protest in its mix. But it does speak to significant new developments affecting board composition that provide important guidance to the nominating committee.
BOSTON — It's nice work if you can get it. The average annual compensation for non-executive directors at S&P 500 companies rose 2 percent to $304,856 last year, topping $300,000 for the first time and 43 percent higher than it was 10 years ago, according to a new report released by executive headhunters Spencer Stuart.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, today issued its annual call for nominations for the 2020 NACD Directorship 100. Honors are comprised of the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, Director of the Year, and the Directorship 100. This year, the Director of the Year honor will be expanded from one to three categories to recognize excellence on public, private, and nonprofit boards.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released its 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters, an annual road map to guide corporate directors and senior executives as they confront business and governance issues throughout the coming year.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released the 2019–2020 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, the only survey of its kind that provides an overview of the current state of the American boardroom. The report offers detailed insights into governance attributes and practices, including director priorities and trends, board size and structure, board composition, and key oversight practices.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced that Liane Pelletier is joining the NACD board of directors, effective January 1, 2020. A seasoned public-company director, Pelletier has significant experience transforming strategies, driving continuous improvement, leading operations shaped by heavy regulations, and directing companies with a global presence across a variety of industries.
A twist, but hopefully not twisted . . . a slightly different take on developments likely to impact corporate governance in 2020. A list that doesn’t mention shareholder activism, cybersecurity, climate risks, nor SEC regulation. What follows are perspectives offered from a slightly higher altitude but still within sight of the tarmac.
The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (“NACD”) annual Public Company Governance Survey (the “Survey”) is an important resource for corporate boards and their primary committees.
Private equity firm TPG saw a flurry of bad press in 2019 when an executive heading its prominent Rise Fund was arrested and then fired for his alleged role in a college-admission cheating scandal. But the $119 billion in assets firm overseen by co-CEOs Jim Coulter and Jon Winkelried pressed on with Rise, a $4 billion platform dedicated to social and environmentally-driven investments, and TPG quietly ended the year setting a new standard in the $2 trillion private equity industry when it comes to diversity.
As 2019 winds down, it may feel like this very short holiday season is racing by. We try to carve out time for friends and family, but many C-suite leaders and board directors are pulled in other directions, closing the books on their fiscal year as well as their calendar year.