Press Releases

Press Releases

  • NACD COVID-19 Survey Reveals Top Trends and Governance Challenges Directors Anticipate as We Move to New Normal

    WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, today released the NACD May 2020 COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which revealed the trends and governance challenges that corporate directors expect to tackle over the next three months. Designed to better understand the challenges that boards are facing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the survey gathered thoughts and opinions from more than 300 directors and built on the insights garnered from the organization’s March COVID-19 poll.

  • New NACD Survey Reveals Boards Have Confidence in Management's Ability to Handle COVID-19 Pandemic, See Greatest Disruption in Consumer Demand and Declining Productivity

    WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, today released the NACD March 2020 COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which polled nearly 200 corporate board members to better understand how boards are initially responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. NACD has also launched a publicly available resource center to help directors govern more effectively through these uncertain times.

  • NACD and ISA Release New Guide for Cyber-Risk Oversight

    WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), comprising chief information security officers of Fortune 100 companies across critical sectors, today released a new, updated Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight, an essential guidebook to help boards navigate the complex, multifaceted issue of cyber-risk oversight. The handbook, now available on four continents and in five languages, has become the premier source for how boards of directors address cybersecurity and cyber risk.

  • NACD Opens Call for Nominations for 2020 NACD Directorship 100®

    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.

  • NACD Releases Road Map for Navigating Major Issues Facing Corporate Boards in 2020

    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.

  • Business Model Disruptions, Slowing Global Economy Top List of Corporate Directors' Concerns for 2020

    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.

  • Liane Pelletier, Seasoned Board Director, Joins NACD Board of Directors

    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.

  • Erin Essenmacher Named President and Chief Strategy Officer of NACD

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 05, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, today announced that Erin Essenmacher has been appointed NACD’s president and chief strategy officer and will lead the premier board member association in conjunction with CEO Peter Gleason.

  • Corporate Directors From BB&T Corp., Delta Air Lines Inc., Jack in the Box Inc., Raytheon Co., WorldRemit Corp., and More Become NACD Fellows

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2019 -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced 264 corporate directors who have earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential® to date in 2019.

  • NACD Brings Best-in-Class Resources for Boards of Directors to Nashville, Tennessee

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2019 -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced it has expanded its regional presence in the Southeast with the launching of Nashville programming for directors. In addition to providing best-in-class director education and networking opportunities to board members in the greater Nashville area, NACD is partnering with the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity at Lipscomb University to co-present the Boardroom Briefing series that engages board members in discussion on critical issues facing boardrooms and business.