Corporate Directors From Monsanto, Footlocker, Marsh & McLennan Become NACD Fellows

NACD Fellowship Credential Showcases Commitment to Continuous Learning

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| Source: National Association of Corporate Directors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Directors from public, private, and nonprofit boards demonstrated their commitment to advancing exemplary boardroom leadership by becoming NACD Fellows. The National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD's) premier level of director credentialing promotes the highest standards of leadership in the boardroom through an extensive program that enables directors to become aware of current and emerging issues. More than 100 corporate directors and governance professionals became NACD Fellows in the second quarter of 2013.

NACD's Fellows serve on the boards of global corporations, private companies and nonprofits, including: The Bon-Ton Stores; Bristow Group; Commercial Metals; Delta Apparel; Ellie Mae; FHLBank Pittsburgh; Foot Locker; Franklin Covey; Marsh & McLennan; Maxwell Technologies; Monsanto; Nationstar Mortgage; Nu Skin Enterprises; StanCorp Financial Group; Tech Data; Vyteris; and Whiting Petroleum.

NACD's Fellowship Program is a comprehensive program of study developed exclusively for corporate directors who strive to stay aware of and knowledgeable about leading boardroom practices and trends that shape today's corporate governance environment. Candidates for NACD's Fellowship Program begin their program by completing a strong foundation course, which focuses on topical matters and committee-specific issues, followed by additional NACD education within a 12-month period. NACD Fellows maintain and advance their knowledge with continuous learning and peer-led collaboration and skill-specific learning opportunities, renewing their status annually.

"NACD Fellows are leaders focused on ensuring they possess the skills needed to navigate a changing corporate governance landscape," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "I am proud to recognize these distinguished leaders who are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of governance."

NACD Fellows represent hundreds of companies and provide a snapshot of the caliber of corporate directors engaged in continuous learning with NACD—the leading organization that identifies, interprets and provides insights and information that boardroom leaders rely upon to apply their wisdom and knowledge and make sound strategic decisions.

For more information about the NACD Board Leadership Fellowship program, visit www.NACDonline.org/Fellowships.

Directors who are interested in becoming NACD Board Leadership Fellows can contact NACD at 202-572-2088 or e-mail Fellowships@NACDonline.org.

NACD Fellows include, among many more:

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets, and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges, and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 corporate director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training, and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. Furthermore, to create more effective and efficient corporate boards, NACD provides independent board evaluations and custom-tailored in-boardroom education and training programs, as well as director-led conferences, forums, and peer-exchange learning opportunities to share ideas about current and emerging issues. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

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