WASHINGTON, DC May 30, 2018 -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 corporate board members, today announced the 35 boards, spanning a cross section of company sizes and industries, that have been nominated for NACD NXT recognition. The recognition, part of NACD’s NXT initiative, applauds exemplary board leadership practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion, ultimately fostering long-term value creation.

The boards of the following companies have been nominated for NACD NXT recognition:

Alliant Energy
American Water Works
Archer Daniels Midland
Artesian Resources
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Campbell Soup
CIT Group
Dynamics Intelligence
Estee Lauder Companies
Eversource Energy

Foot Locker
Hooker Furniture
Larry H. Miller Management
Liberty Mutual Holding
Newmont Mining
Prudential Financial
Simpson Manufacturing

Tech Data
Union Pacific
United Rentals
Yamana Gold

Nominations will be evaluated by an independent selection committee composed of leading corporate directors and executives. The winner in each category (small-cap, mid-cap, large-cap, and private companies) will be publicly announced during the NACD NXT Recognition Gala at NACD’s annual Global Board Leaders’ Summit on Saturday, September 29, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.

For more information, visit www.NACDonline.org/NXT.

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 19,000 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.