American Airlines, AIG, Fidelity, Office Depot, Western Union and 94 Other Companies Join NACD in 2H 2017

Public, private, and nonprofit boards have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in the boardroom by joining NACD

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ninety-nine corporate boards joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 18,000 board members, during the second half of 2017. These new member boards join 1,250 others enrolled and actively participating in NACD membership. The new boards span a wide range of industries: advertising, aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, building materials, computer software, construction, consumer goods, education, electronics, energy and utilities, financial services, food and beverage, government, health care, hospitality, industrial equipment, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, media, medical products, metals, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate, retail, telecommunications, transportation, and more. Of the 99 boards, 64 are from public companies, 23 are from private companies, and 12 are from nonprofit organizations.

NACD membership enables boards to serve as strategic assets for their enterprises, and empowers corporate directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. NACD connects directors to a network of more than 18,000 board members from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations, as well as to 90 percent of the Fortune 1000.

NACD delivers exclusive access to thought-provoking publications and digital resources that address current and emerging leadership issues, renowned director-development programs, and provides opportunities to earn NACD Fellowshipthe Gold Standard Director Credential®.

“We are proud to welcome these organizations as NACD Full Board Members. They join peers from Fortune 50 corporations, small- and mid-cap companies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations who are committed to advancing exemplary board leadership. There is no better investment in their board’s development,” said Peter Gleason, president and CEO of NACD.

NACD commends the companies that have become Full Board Members of NACD during the second half of 2017 for their commitment to their board’s development:

AbbVie Inc.Four Corners Property Trust Inc.
Active Media Services Inc.Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Inc.Harrison Poultry Inc.
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc.Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
African American Board Leadership InstituteHelix Energy Solutions Group Inc.
Altus Group Ltd.Iowa State University Foundation
American Airlines Group Inc.Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.
American International Group Inc. (AIG)John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
Annaly Capital Management Inc.Kelly Services Inc.
Apache Corp.Kewaunee Scientific Corp.
Aptevo TherapeuticsLittelfuse Inc.
Atkore International Group Inc.Luxfer Holdings PLC
AtriCure Inc.MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp.
Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLCMaxar Technologies Ltd.
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.Mercury Systems Inc.
BancorpSouth BankNational Trust Community Investment Corp. (NTCIC)
Bank Administration Institute (BAI)nVent Electric PLC
Barings LLCOffice Depot Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganOFG Bancorp
BMC Stock Holdings Inc.Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Bridgehampton National BankP. H. Glatfelter Co.
Brighthouse Financial Inc.Palo Alto Networks
C&J Energy Services Inc.Panduit Corp.
Cable One Inc.Paycom Software Inc.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.PricewaterhouseCoopers Brasil
Caesars Entertainment Corp.Primerica Inc.
Carrington CollegeRigNet Inc.
Cars.comRockwell Automation Inc.
Century Aluminum Co.RSP Permian Inc.
Children's Hospital & Medical Center–OmahaSan Jose Water Co.
Chugach Electric Association Inc.Schreiber Foods Inc.
Citizens Inc.Southwire Co. LLC
Citrix Systems Inc.SRC Energy Inc.
CLS Bank InternationalState of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)
Codexis Inc.T2 Biosystems Inc.
Comfort Systems USA Inc.Taconic Biosciences Inc.
Creative Associates InternationalTalalay Global
Delaware North Companies Inc.The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG)
DN Tanks Inc.TheStreet Inc.
Douglas Dynamics Inc.T-Mobile US Inc.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc.Trex Co. Inc.
Elbit Systems of America LLCTuesday Morning Corp.
Emergent Capital Inc.Unum Group
Enable Midstream Partners LPVersum Materials Inc.
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc.Vizient Inc.
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc.Warrior Met Coal LLC
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS)Western Union
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc.Western Veterinary Conference (WVC)
Forum Energy Technologies Inc. 

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New boards that join NACD before March 15, 2018, will realize a 20 percent savings on a first-time Full Board Membership for up to 10 directors or executives. Contact or 202-775-0509, or visit for more information.

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 18,000 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

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