NACD Annual 
Year-in-Review & Ahead

A Message from Peter Gleason, 
President & CEO, NACD

Empowering Directors Through Education




attended 2023 NACD Summit



CHAPTER network programs



Certified Directors



We Released 36 Publications

on topics that are changing the board ecosystem.

A tangible part of NACD’s work that helps directors and boards excel. 
Among our most significant...

Amplifying the Voice of the Director

NACD is the standard-bearer for directors, representing you, advocating for board interests, and amplifying your voices to raise the level of governance in this country. We represented directors’ viewpoints to policymakers on key topics impacting good governance:

Commented on 
the SEC’s vote on
Universal Proxy

and proposed rules on proxy voting advice.

Cautioned the SEC

about possible unintended consequences of its climate disclosure rule proposal, while encouraging climate leadership in the boardroom.

Responded to the
SEC’s rule proposal on 

cybersecurity risk management, emphasizing support for consistent disclosure, the board's important role and shared responsibility.

Wrote to

on its proposed Auditing Standards related to a Company’s Noncompliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR).

NACD Advisory Councils

gathered in unique settings, providing members with a front-row view of how the US Secret Service investigates cyber threats and met with US Army leadership at the Pentagon to discuss leadership with nominating and governance committee chairs.

The NACD Center for
Inclusive GovernanceTM
continues to advance

the shared understanding that a diverse and inclusive board is critical to long-term value creation for every organization and, more broadly, to society.

NACD remains the U.S. host chapter for the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI),

a global project in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

We launched our Climate Advisory Council

a group of US board leaders dedicated to advance climate governance, during Climate Week in New York City.

Reaching Our Stakeholders

Strategic communication planning and media best practices have helped us earn over 900 million media impressions this year.

Looking Ahead to 2024

In 2024, much more is planned in support of your work as directors and boards:

Join us in supporting NACD's charitable partner

The American Cancer Society

ACS is committed to good governance as it fulfills its mission to provide assistance to patients, families, and caregivers during the holiday season and beyond.

Learn More about American Cancer Society.


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