NACD Directorship 100 Released—the Annual List of the Most Influential Leaders in Boardrooms and in Corporate Governance

Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Roedel

Director of the Year: Donald Felsinger

Hall of Fame: Marian Heard and John Krol

WASHINGTON, July 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the 2016 NACD Directorship 100, the annual list that recognizes the leading corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. NACD has recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom for nearly four decades.

The 2016 honorees will be celebrated during the NACD Directorship 100 black-tie gala on November 30 in New York City, and NACD Directorship magazine will feature profiles of these leaders in its November/December 2016 issue.

For details about the NACD Directorship 100 gala, please visit

“NACD is honored to recognize the achievements and commitment to boardroom excellence exemplified by these exceptional individuals. Effective corporate directors and governance leaders are nothing short of essential to the success of the enterprise—from creating and sustaining long-term value to serving as a guiding light in times of disruption,” said NACD CEO Ken Daly. “The NACD Directorship 100 honorees set a standard for excellence that all directors should strive to meet.”

Distinguished 2016 honorees include

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Roedel, director of HIS and LSB Industries
  • Director of the Year: Donald Felsinger, director of Archer Daniels Midland and Gannett
  • Hall of Fame: Marian Heard and John Krol

In addition to these honorees, 50 corporate directors and leaders from 50 organizations that impact boardroom agendas have been selected for inclusion in the NACD Directorship 100. For the full list of the corporate directors and leaders from corporate-governance entities—which includes boardroom advisors, institutional investors, the media, and regulators—please visit

Nominees are evaluated in four key categories: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high performance standards. An independent selection committee reviews each nominee’s history of advancing board performance and leading corporate-governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles are a framework that encourages excellence in areas critical to boardroom leadership, including, but not limited to, risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation, and transparency.

For a list of past honorees, visit

To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100, or to register to attend the gala, visit

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) helps more than 17,000 directors lead with confidence. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD aspires to a world where businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected, and where stakeholders trust directors to develop strategies that create long-term value and provide effective oversight. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been shaping the future of board leadership for more than 35 years. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Concierge at  to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.


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