The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has announced the names of 54 corporate directors who earned the NACD Fellowship credential during the second quarter (Q2) of 2015.
NACD Fellowship, the definitive director credential, is a comprehensive program of study developed to educate directors about perennial and emerging boardroom issues and best practices. Completion of this rigorous program demonstrates a director’s serious commitment to exemplary corporate governance.
“The focus on directors’ credentials will only become more intense as the efforts to improve corporate governance continue,” said Jim Brady, former director of Constellation Energy Group Inc., McCormick & Co. Inc., and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. “NACD Fellow status is a differentiating factor that governance constituencies highly value.”
Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance at CalSTRS, concurred from an investor’s standpoint: “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.”
The NACD Fellowship community is backed by more than 35 years of authoritative research and represents the combined knowledge capital of hundreds of today’s leading 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 Ken Daly, 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 23 Board Leadership Fellows and 31 Governance Fellows, whose boards span a wide range of industries: agriculture, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, engineering, fast casual restaurants, financial services, healthcare, higher education, information technology (IT), insurance, manufacturing, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, private equity, professional services, retail, real estate, sporting goods, transportation, telecommunications, and more.
Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellows, Q2 of 2015
W. Graeme Roustan
Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows, Q2 of 2015
T. Duane Morgan