Corporate Directors From Brinker International, Fiserv Inc., JC Penny, Scottrade Financial Services, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and More Become NACD Fellows

Arlington, Virginia, UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced 139 corporate directors who have earned NACD FellowshipThe 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
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 Penny
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 Fellows

J. Michael Adcock

Lee Adrean

Samir Asaf

Orlando Ashford

John Beckworth

Dino Bianco

Elaine Boltz

Angela Brock-Kyle

William Burke

Roger Burks

Wayne Callahan

Patrick Condon

Richard Covey

John Daly

Teresa DeLuca

Joseph Desplinter

Londa Dewey

Deneen Donnley
  Julie England

Ronald Forsythe

Ruth Ann Gillis

Gerad Godfrey

Barry Golsen

Susan Groenwald

Stephen Gulis

Alan Harris

John Heyneman

James Kropp

Hsing Hsing Li

Robert Mannarino

Jonathan Marks

Lois Martin

Meredith Mendes

Daniel Neufelder

Kenny Ogilvie

Boyce Owens
  Jeffrey Petersen

Lawrence Prior

Donald Proctor

Spencer Rhodes

William Rice

Christine Riordan

Charles Sherwood

Mark Sinclair

Eileen Skinner

Reuben Slone

Bob Stallman

Robert Stolz

Lisa Wardell

K. George Wasaff

Brett Williams

Marie Ziegler

Jim Zortman

Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows

Bob Ahern

Mark Alexander

Candice Allphin

Philip Amoa

Brad Barkin

Leslie Bauer

Tony Benedict

Susanna Bennett

Steven Berger

David Blom

Michelle Bottomley

Kelly Brough

Michael Bruynesteyn

Deborah Cannon

Andrew Chrostowski

Michael Clark

Christopher Connor

Peter deSilva

Juan Carlos Eisen

Peter Esparrago

Christopher Feeney

John Fennell

Jennifer Fordham

Ellen Gallagher

Michael Gillmore

H. Kent Goetjen

Phil Grybas

Stuart Hall

Frank Hanagarne

Lanny Harris
  Ronald Harrison

Alegra Horne

Rodger Howell

Claire Huang

Ronald Huibers

Marjorie Hutchings

Rise Jacobs

Lone Jespersen

David Jonas

Jon Jurevic

Marianne Kah

Mary Kasper

John Kenley

Kevin Kessinger

John Koch

Jane LaFranchi

Bruce Laws

Bryan Leavitt

Frank Ledee

Kathy Lubbers

Yaroslav Lyubinets

Gregg Margosian

Edward Marsh

Ronald Martin

Cathy Martine

Christopher McComish

Linda McNally

Ginger Menown

Maria Dolores Moreno

Sarah Oquist
  Christine Pellizzari

Ross Philo

James Pierce

Biggs Porter

N. Lee Price

Colleen Reitan

Jose Fernandez Richards

Kim Robak

Adym Rygmyr

Gregory Samay

Derrick Samuel

Lee Shavel

Thomas Shull

Kyle Siemen

José Suquet

Laura Tapia

Alberto Trejos

Don Turkleson

Rodrigo Uribe

Carlos Manuel Uribe

Leigh Warner

David Wedding

Phil Wellington

Kim Wells

Deborah White

Bruce Williams

For more information about NACD Fellowship, visit or contact Meghan Metzbower at or 202-803-6764.

About NACD

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 To become an NACD member, please contact us at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.


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