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I am pleased to announce that the National Association of Corporate Directors has recognized me as a Governance Fellow. The organization provides basic and continuing education to some 17,000 corporate directors of companies of all sizes and types—public, private, and non-profit.

Corporate Directors From Campbell Soup, Cubic, Emergent BioSolutions, MassMutual, and Navient Become NACD Fellows in Q1 2016

WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2016) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced  65 corporate directors who earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential—during the first quarter of 2016. These corporate directors serve on the boards of companies such as Campbell Soup Co., Cubic Corp., Delta Dental, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., KeyCorp, MassMutual Financial Group, Navient Corp., Otter Tail Corp., Patterson Cos. Inc., PRA Group Inc., Triple-S Management Corp., and on the corporate boards of other Fortune 100, nonprofit, and private companies.

NACD Fellowship™ is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest boardroom insights, intelligence, and leading practices. NACD Fellows, who earn and maintain this distinguished director credential, stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom and are recognized by investors, regulators, and peers as gold standard directors.

“The focus on directors’ credentials will only become more intense as the efforts to improve corporate governance continue,” said Jim Brady, former director of Constellation Energy Group Inc., McCormick & Co. Inc., and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. “NACD Fellow status is a differentiating factor that governance constituencies highly value.”

Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance at CalSTRS, concurred from an investor’s standpoint: “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.”

The NACD Fellowship community is backed by more than 35 years of authoritative research and represents the combined knowledge capital of hundreds 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 Ken Daly, 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 21 Board Leadership Fellows and 44 Governance Fellows, whose boards span a wide range of industries: agriculture, banking, computer software, energy and utilities, engineering, financial services, healthcare, higher education, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, transportation, and more.

Individuals Named NACD Board Leadership Fellows, Q1 2016

David Brown Douglas Gaston Diane Pratt
Vik Kathleen Camilli Ray Hemmig Resty Shotaro
Edward Cannizzaro Robert Howell Corey Sisler
Andrew Chmar Melissa Krasnow Ellen Taaffe
Kathleen Corbet Mathias Lawrence Eugenia Ulasewicz
D. Uegene Ewing Katherine Lehman Faustino Yangmog
Robert Galford Peter Louras Mark Zorko


Individuals Named NACD Governance Fellows, Q1 2016

Scott Anderson Kathryn Johnson Catherine Smith
Vik Atal Michael Keltz Thomas Spellios
Rosemary Bishop Les Korsh Dave Sprynczynatyk
Thomas Bracken Penelope Kyle Benny Sterental
Jeffery Bray Sarena Lin Kevin Stevenson
Patrick Deglon Stacy Lin Scott Tabakin
Martha Demski Paul Menig Chantal Veevaete
Jody Feragen James Nussle Terri Velasquez
David Ferries Joseph Petrowski Les Vinney
Steve Fredrickson Alicia Ritter Joshua Whitford
Peter Garamfel Edward Robison David Wilson
E. B. Rob Goren Donald Rubright James Wiltz
Barry Granger Ellen Rudnick
Leslie Greis John Sahlberg
Sheila Hartnett-Devlin Neil Schrimsher
Sunita Holzer Frank Sims


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) 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 Concierge at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

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