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Director FAQ: The Role of Proxy Advisory Firms

In brief:The proxy advisory firm industry has grown substantially over the last three decades, and their increasing influence over corporate-governance matters and sharehold­er votes has become highly controversial. ThisDirector FAQexplains the growth of the proxy advisory firm industry, the ma...

Samples and Templates, Research | October 12, 2017

Director FAQ: Oversight of the Independent Auditor

In brief:Boards rely on independent auditors to give an unbiased opinion on the company’s financial statements. The audit committee plays a key role in ensuring the quality of work done by the independent auditor, especially in public companies. This Director FAQ provides a general overview of...

Samples and Templates, Research | August 25, 2017

Director FAQ: The Role of the Executive Chair

In brief:For the purposes of this memo, NACD defines the executive chair role as a temporary position fulfilled by the former combined CEO/chair who has relinquished the CEO title while remaining board chair and onboarding an incoming CEO. Creating this role is not standard practice for a CEO transi...

Samples and Templates, Research | July 27, 2017

Director FAQ: The Boards Role in Data Privacy Oversight

In brief:As companies collect more data from employees and customers, they have a corresponding increase in responsibility for protecting that body of data from unauthorized use. This memo reviews key issues andregulatory developments surrounding data privacy in the digital age, board oversight of c...

Samples and Templates, Research | June 19, 2017

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Individual Director Membership Application

Public, private and nonprofit board members are eligible for NACD Membership. Join as a Full Board Member or Individual Director.

General | October 24, 2017

NACD Advanced Director Professionalism

You have several years of boardroom experience under your belt, but you are looking to take your boardroom skills to the next level. Perhaps you are interested in chairing one of the key committees or have your sights set on becoming chair or lead director. NACDs highly interactive Board Leadership ...

General, Events | July 21, 2017

Strengthening Director Succession Planning

Dennis T. Whalen on why succession planning needs to be a top priority for boards.

Articles | July 21, 2017

PPG Director Hooper Named NACD Director of the Year

Michele Hooper, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Directors Council, who also serves on the board of directors of PPG, has been named 2017 Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). This award is given to a director who exemplifies knowledge, lea...

News | August 14, 2017

NACD Northwest Names Boise Director

The Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACDNW), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced the election of John Sahlberg, Director, US Ecology.

News | November 8, 2017