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Corporate Directors From Colfax, Citrix Systems, Eileen Fisher, Floor & Decor Holdings, MINDBODY, Oshkosh, Splunk, and More Become NACD Fellows


WASHINGTON, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 board members, today announced 129 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:*

American Mutual Funds
Citrix Systems
Constellation Brands
Delphi Technologies
Delta Dental of Virginia
Eileen Fisher
Executive Women's Forum
Floor & Decor Holdings
Food Marketing Institute
Grant Thornton
Kimball Electronics
Jubilant Pharmaceuticals
Lincoln Park Zoo
Noble Energy
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Roosevelt University
Sempra Energy
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
United Way of San Antonio
*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.

"The resources, insights, and connections I've made through NACD Fellowship will be key assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director," said Guy W. Adams, managing director, chairman of the executive committee at GWA Capital Partners LLC and Reading International, Inc.

Sheehan added: "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 93 Board Leadership Fellows and 36 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

Minaz Abji Melissa Fruge Colleen Repplier
Mary Andringa Michael Fung Teresa Roseborough
Evelyn Angelle Christopher Geiger Abdiel Santiago
Kofi Appiah Okyere Jerel Golub Karl Schoene
Crystal Ashby Steven Halverson Michael Sergesketter
George Ball Laura Hantho Aspasia Shappet
Eric Barger Tyler Head Kim Sharan
Susanna Bennett Kimberly Hibler Gregory Simpson
Kullen Birkeland Janet Holloway K. Paul Singh
Christopher Bowick William Jones Susan Skerritt
Kenneth Bresnen John Kahle Graham Smith
Richard Buchband Lori Kaiser Lamar C. Smith
James Burns Patrick Khoury Richard Spies
Daniel Carter Jeffrey Kuhn Christa Steele
Anesa Chaibi Suresh Kumar Geoffrey Stringer
Donald Charron Gregory Lampert Jaynie Studenmund
David Chemerow Christopher Lowe Gregory Thaxton
Peter Christiaans Mary Manilla Thomas Tischhauser
Nelda Connors Mark Marinko Rowena Track
Phillip Cook Hope Mason Scott Urban
Richard Corgel Paul McAuliffe Marcia Vargas
Robert Courtney James McMahon Chantal Veevaete
Jonci Cukier Kimberley Metcalf-Kupres Vincent Veroneau
Douglas Scott Dolfi Steven Mizell Bruce Vincent
Daniel Draper Jose Montemayor Christine Vujovich
Barbara Duganier Diane Munson Margaret Walker
Matthew Espe Daniel Neufelder Timothy Wall
Jennifer Walsh Fisher Zenon Nie Ann Weaver Hart
Michael Flannagan David Parke Jennifer Wuamett
David French Eliot Protsch Larry Wyche
Barry Fromberg Lauri Reishus Elizabeth Zuluaga

Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows

Anshu Bhatnagar Sara Finan John Quinn
Laura Bishop Sharon Flanery David Radlo
Andrew Brown Jr. Debora Frodl John Robertson
Kathryn Carson Charles Gottschalk Kimberly Rogers
Stephen Cerrone Carolyn Gould Ariel Schneider
Rockwell Clancy Don Howard Barry Schuchard
Elizabeth Cook Diana Ingram Leigh Ann Schultz
Barbara Cooperman Colleen Johnson Laura Schwinn
Scott Cordes Martha Leiper Martha Spano
Colleen Cordova Anne Mercer Andrew Teich
Tieman Dippel Torben Ostergaard Didier Teirlinck
Susan Doverspike Albert Parker Lynn Terwoerd

For more information about NACD Fellowship, visit or contact Meghan Metzbower at or 571-367-3638.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 19,000 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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