Over 75 Leaders from Mastercard, U-Haul, Sonic, CarMax, MetLife, etc., Earned NACD’s Premier Cyber-Risk Oversight Credential in Q3/Q4 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 18,000 board members, today announced the corporate directors and senior executives who earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight during the second half of 2017.

The certificate holders earned this unique credential by completing the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program, the world’s first-ever online cyber-risk course for corporate leaders. The robust, multimodule program improves corporate directors’ understanding of cybersecurity risks, details the respective responsibilities of the board and C-suite executives in cyber-risk oversight, and engages participants in a cyber-crisis simulation. The course culminates in a comprehensive exam.

“Now, more than ever, it is of paramount importance that those of us who bear the responsibility for corporate oversight are properly equipped to ask the right questions related to cybersecurity,” said Peter Gleason, NACD president and CEO. “This credential is a tangible testament to these leaders’ commitment to advanced cyberliteracy.”

Corporate leaders who earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight during the second half of 2017 include the following corporate directors and senior executives:

  • Jennifer Addison, SVP and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, EPCOR Utilities
  • Rich Adduci, Director, ERT
  • Luis Aguilar, Director, Donnelly Financial Solutions, Envestnet, MiMedx Group
  • Gregory Aliff, Director, California Water Service Group, SCANA Corp.
  • Karen Bogart, Director, Mohawk Industries, Michelman
  • Olga Botero, Founding Partner, C&S Customers and Strategy; Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; Director, Evertec
  • Samara Braunstein, Consultant, Hudson View Associates
  • James Brinksma, Director, Angelwish, Cyber Warrior Network, Gladius
  • Robert Brothers, Director, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Jeffry Brown, Director, RueOne Investments
  • Rick Burdick, Director, AutoNation, CBIZ
  • Susan Cain, Director, Lithia Motors
  • F. Willis (Bill) Caruso Jr., Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Adtalem Global Education
  • Joseph Caruso, Chief Operating Officer, Alliance Advisors
  • Kim Casey, Director, AFCEA Silicon Valley Chapter
  • Kent Clark, Executive Director, AMVETS National Service Foundation
  • Todd Colvin, Senior Director, Enterprise Security, Paychex
  • Sam Crowley, Audit Committee Chair, U.S. Cellular
  • Carol Anthony Davidson, Director, DaVita, Legg Mason, Pentair, TE Connectivity
  • William Dawson, Director, GEHA
  • Michael Devlin, Director, Marquette National, OceanFirst Bank, OceanFirst Financial
  • Kimberly Donica, Vice President, Global Technology and Operations, MetLife
  • Deborah Dunie, Director, Alliant Energy, SAIC
  • Mike Fortune, Director, GEHA
  • Sari Greene, Director, Bangor Savings Bank
  • Robert Greving, Director, CNO Financial Group
  • Walter Grudzinski, Director, Information Security, Vectren
  • Dr. Roger M. Hayashi, Director, NORCAL Mutual
  • Daniel Hill, Director, New York Independent System Operator
  • Amy Hillman, Director, CDK Global, U-Haul
  • Lacey Horn, Treasurer, Cherokee Nation
  • John Hornick, Senior Counsel, Finnegan LLP
  • Niles Hushka, Director, Noridian Mutual Insurance
  • Carol J. Johnson, Former President and COO, AlliedBarton Security Services
  • Teresa Keegan, Director, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
  • Suzanne Keenan, CIO Emeritus, Board Member
  • Richard King, EVP and CIO, TCF Financial
  • Katherine Kranz, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Pinnacol Assurance; Director, Cake Insure Inc., Pinnacol Foundation, and CBCA
  • Todd Lant, Chief Information Officer, Blackbaud
  • David Ligon, Director, Pilot Chemical
  • Cathey Lowe, Director, The New Home Co.
  • Randy Lowell, Director, College of Charleston, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Marquardt, Director, AAI Indonesia, American Cancer Society, Commonwealth Trust Company, IAG
  • JoAnn Martin, Director, Ameritas Mutual Holding Co., ACLI, National Research Corp.
  • Gaye Montgomery, Director, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, The Richmond Forum, The Doorways, Tuckahoe Family YMCA
  • Michael Naatz, SVP, CIO, Kansas City Southern; Director, TTX Co. and Railinc Corp.
  • Marran Ogilvie, Director, Four Corners Property Trust, LSB Industries
  • Stanley Partlow, Chief Security Officer, American Electric Power
  • Judy Patrick, Director, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance
  • Jack Prim, Director, Jack Henry and Associates, CoxHealth, YMCA
  • Jessica Quinn, Senior VP, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, OhioHealth
  • Rima Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon; Director, Great-West Life, Mastercard
  • Thomas M. Rainwater, CEO Rainwater Asset Management; Director, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), Broadrock Renewables
  • Robert Ramsey, CFO/SVP, FMOL Health System
  • Sherry Ryan, Vice President and CISO, Juniper Networks
  • Shaker Sadasivam, Director, II-VI
  • Merline Saintil, Director, Banner Corp.
  • Gerald Shields, Director, Citizens Inc.
  • Marcella Shinder, Director, CarMax
  • Nizar Jaffer Somji, Director, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • Duane Sommerfeld, Director, Audit and Risk Management, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • Susan Spradley, Director, Avaya, Qorvo
  • Lauren C. States, Director, Clean Harbors Inc., Webster Financial Corp.
  • Julie Stein, Director, Audit Committee Chair, BrainChip Holdings Ltd.; Audit Committee International Board, JDRF International
  • Edward Stroz, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees of Fordham University, and Co-president of Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company
  • John Thomson, Principal, Operational and Risk Solutions
  • Susan Thronson, Director, Sonic
  • Jason Towne, Chief Audit Executive, Citizens Bank
  • Lisa Troe, Senior Managing Director, Athena Advisors LLC; Director, Rubicon Project
  • David Valcourt, Director, Acushnet
  • Tim Virtue, Chief Security and Risk Officer, LCRA
  • Ernest Waters, Director, Fulton Financial, Fulton Bank, York Water
  • Karen Weaver, Director, MCAN
  • David Wilson, Director, CoreSite Realty, Barnes & Noble Education
  • Russell Yeager, SVP and CIO, Encompass Health

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Susan Oliver