The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced 139 corporate directors who have earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations:*
- Advance Auto Parts
- BDO USA
- Brinker International
- Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
- Duke University Health Systems
- Fiserv Inc.
- Friends of the National Zoo
- Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.
- ITT Inc.
- JC Penney
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- National WWI Museum and Memorial
- Pan-American Life Insurance Group
- RE/MAX Holdings Inc.
- Scottrade Financial Services Inc.
- Society for Human Resource Management
- SoftServe Inc.
- Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
- United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
- United Way
- University of North Carolina
- University of Notre Dame
- *Partial Listing
NACD Fellowship®, the highest standard of credentialing for corporate directors, is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest boardroom insights, intelligence, and practices—equipping them to lead their boards with confidence.
Directors can earn one of two NACD Fellowship credentials, which Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance for CalSTRS, has called “the gold standard” in director credentialing. NACD Governance Fellows build proficiencies in the fundamentals of governance, while NACD Board Leadership Fellows continue to refine their board leadership competencies year after year.
“At a minimum, individuals serving as independent chairs and/or lead directors should earn NACD Fellowship status to bolster confidence in their leadership, both inside and outside the boardroom,” said Patrick McGurn, special counsel and head of strategic research and analysis at Institutional Shareholder Services.
Sheehan concurred: “America needs well-rounded directors who are sensitive to public-company shareowners, and who can clearly demonstrate their value on proxy disclosures. I always look forward to meeting NACD Fellows.”
NACD Fellowship is backed by 40 years of NACD experience and represents thousands of the world’s largest and most-diverse companies.
“Directors who choose to enhance their skills and acumen by becoming NACD Fellows demonstrate to company management, shareholders, and their peers a desire to perform their fiduciary duties to the best of their abilities,” said Peter Gleason, president and CEO of NACD. “I am pleased to recognize these distinguished leaders, who are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of governance.”
The new cadre of NACD Fellows includes 53 Board Leadership Fellows and 86 Governance Fellows, whose boards span a wide range of industries: aerospace and defense, agriculture, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, engineering, financial services, food services, health care, higher education, industrial machinery, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and more.
Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellow
|J. Michael Adcock|
Ruth Ann Gillis
Hsing Hsing Li
K. George Wasaff
Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows
Juan Carlos Eisen
H. Kent Goetjen
Maria Dolores Moreno
N. Lee Price
Jose Fernandez Richards
Carlos Manuel Uribe
For more information about NACD Fellowship, visit NACDonline.org/Fellowship or contact Meghan Metzbower at Fellowship@NACDonline.org or 202-803-6764.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 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. To become an NACD member, please contact us at Join@NACDonline.org or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at MembershipAdvisor@NACDonline.org to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.