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3M, Alliance Data Systems, HP, Macy’s, Twitter, US Bancorp, Wynn Resorts and 230 Other Organizations Join NACD in 2018

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two hundred thirty seven boards of directors joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on leading boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, in 2018.

The new boards span a wide range of industries: advertising, aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, building materials, chemicals, computer software, construction, consumer products, education, electronics, energy and utilities, engineering, financial services, food and beverage, government, health care, industrial equipment, information technology, insurance, legal, manufacturing, media, medical products, military, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, professional services, publishing, real estate, retail, semiconductors, technology, telecommunications, transportation, and others.

Of the 237 boards that joined, 143 are from public companies, 58 are from private companies, 25 are from nonprofit organizations, 4 are government organizations, 4 are subsidiaries, 2 are cooperatives, and 1 is a mutual company.

NACD membership enables boards to serve as strategic assets for their enterprises, and empowers corporate directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. NACD connects directors to the largest network of board members from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations, as well as to 90 percent of the Fortune 1000.

NACD’s members gain exclusive access to thought-provoking, timely publications and digital resources that address current and emerging leadership issues, benchmarks on governance trends, recommended priorities and practices, renowned director-development programs, and opportunities to earn NACD Fellowship—the Gold Standard Director Credential®.

“We are proud to welcome these organizations as NACD Full Board Members. They join peers from Fortune 50 corporations, small- and mid-cap companies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations who are committed to elevating board performance. There is no better investment in their board’s development,” said Peter Gleason, president and CEO of NACD.

NACD released an expanded portfolio of membership benefits on January 1, 2019, to further support member boards as they navigate new risks and opportunities in the current business environment. Nonmember boards are invited to join NACD, and to receive a 20 percent savings on a new NACD Full Board Membership when they enroll before March 15, 2019.

To learn more about NACD, visit NACDonline.org. To join, visit NACDonline.org/Join.

About NACDThe National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 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 www.NACDonline.org.

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