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NACD Directorship 100: A Call for the Most Influential

April 10th, 2014 | By

Wanted: The names of corporate directors and corporate governance professionals who you believe represent the very best in corporate America. Attributes include experience, integrity, knowledge, and courage. The call for nominations for the 2014 NACD Directorship 100 is now live at It takes only a moment to nominate a colleague or peer. Multiple nominations are encouraged. All NACD members are invited and encouraged to participate in our online poll.

The NACD Directorship 100 is the annual lineup of the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance. It is composed of 50 directors and 50 governance entities or professionals. The 2014 list, our eighth, will be published in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship and celebrated during a black-tie gala on December 3 in New York City.

Included in the NACD Directorship 100 is the call for nominations for two very special awards: the 2014 Lifetime Achievement and Public Company Director of the Year awards.

What happens once you make a nomination? Our editorial team goes to work vetting each and every candidate, checking to see that the nominee fits within our guidelines for inclusion. Directors who have already been included in a prior NACD Directorship 100 list are no longer eligible for consideration–a change adopted in 2013 to ensure that a fresh crop of directors is featured each year. The list of nominees is ratified prior to publication by the NACD board.

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NACD Directorship 100: Why Leading Corporate Directors Attend

October 31st, 2012 | By

Corporate directors today face a growing list of oversight responsibilities—from meeting regulatory requirements to providing strategic insights, leadership, and direction to executive teams.

At the upcoming NACD Directorship 100 Forum, corporate directors have a unique opportunity to not only engage with peers, but also to gain fresh perspectives from experts in the boardroom. Held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in New York City, this event packs a punch—providing numerous leading sessions in just one day.

Tenet HealthCare Chairman and retired Global Chairman and CEO of Deloitte, Ed Kangas, said the NACD Directorship 100 Forum is “the best value in boardroom education.” For directors looking to stay ahead of the curve, Kangas recommends making “it a priority to attend. The selection of speakers and topics are top shelf.”

This event couples exclusive director education and networking sessions with recognition of leading corporate directors during a gala dinner.

Forum speakers include: Ann Fudge, director, General Electric; Ellen Kullman, chairman and CEO, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; James Robinson III, director, Coca-Cola; Robert Denham, lead director, Chevron; and David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, Governance Accountability Office. Click here to view the full agenda and speakers

Michael Pocalyko, chairman, TherimuneX Pharmaceuticals and managing director and CEO, Monticello Capital LLC, views the NACD Directorship 100 Forum as a “must-attend event for boardroom leaders who are committed to the directorship profession.” According to Pocalyko, the forum has something for directors of all levels of experience: “From the highly interactive knowledge exchange roundtables, to the timely and relevant panel discussions, even the most experienced directors will walk away with fresh approaches to boardroom leadership.”

Closely following an important presidential election, the forum topic of “Reinvigorating America” is as timely and important as ever. Although seating at this year’s NACD Directorship 100 Forum is limited, there’s still time for you to join us and the “who’s who” of the governance community on Nov. 27, 2012, in New York City.

Register here for an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network, and discuss key issues confronting your board.

NACD Directorship 100 Recognizes Leaders’ Commitment to Boardroom and Corporate Governance Excellence

November 2nd, 2011 | By

The past year has certainly been challenging for both corporate directors and executives. With some economic indicators showing we are slowly recovering from the Great Recession, and with pending threats such as the European debt crisis still on the horizon, boards of directors and C-suite executives realize that we are far from being out of the woods. Seems like we’re on a see-saw; some good information is encouraging, and then other news pulls us back. In the end, directors and governance professionals represented in the NACD Directorship 100 are working to achieve a stronger and more successful future. 

In times like these, it is important that corporate leaders do not lose sight of their most fundamental of duties: upholding and championing good governance. Those who truly take these duties to heart and set the standards deserve recognition. The 2011 NACD Directorship 100 Forum will honor these corporate governance leaders, who include not only directors but also regulators and rule makers, investors, attorneys and the plaintiffs’ bar, auditors and accountants, compensation advisors, D&O liability advisors, journalists, policy advisors and more.

The 2011 list of honorees includes more than 100 directors and corporate officers, as well as an additional 100+ boardroom advocates who have each contributed to upholding the highest standards in corporate governance. Each honoree is chosen based on a quantitative NACD Directorship survey that includes peer input, expert review, major media references and final review by an editorial advisory board for each of the more than 1,000 nominations received.

This year’s honorees include:

The NACD Directorship 100 awards will also highlight a few select governance community members who deserve Hall of Fame status for their long standing and tenured contributions in championing corporate governance. Those individuals include:

NACD president and CEO Ken Daly said that this year’s honorees “have displayed an ability to apply their own individual attributes in raising the standards of boardrooms throughout the country.” Daly went on to note that each award recipient has “demonstrated core values in advancing corporate governance while also weathering the economic and regulatory uncertainties that have defined this past year.”

Promoting best practices in corporate governance, including transparency and accountability in the boardroom, remains a top priority regardless of the external factors that shape a business environment. This year’s honorees continued to be leading advocates of the behaviors and practices that define corporate governance while also adding core values to the corporations and organizations in which they serve.

The NACD D100 Forum is the most prestigious corporate governance event of the year. Boardroom leaders, corporate executives and others who add value to the corporate governance climate deserve the recognition of their peers and national leaders, and this forum gives them that opportunity.

To view the full list of 2011 NACD Directorship 100 honorees, please visit

To join this year’s winners and attend the forum, register by visiting or contacting NACD’s Conference Concierge at 202-572-2088.