Press Releases

Press Releases

  • NACD Announces the 2020 Directorship 100 Honorees: Lifetime Achievement Award, Directors of the Year, and the 2020 D100

    WASHINGTON, DC – (August 6, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, today announced the honorees of the 2020 NACD Directorship 100™, an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

  • NACD Opens Call for Nominations for Boards of Directors that are Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion to Drive Innovation and Long-Term Value

    WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 30, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 corporate board members, today announced its third annual call for nominations for the NACD NXT™ Awards, that recognize boards that have made transformative efforts in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

  • Former Ambassador Susan Rice, Retired General Colin Powell To Headline Virtual NACD Summit

    WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 29, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, today announced that former ambassador Susan Rice and General Colin Powell, US Army (Ret.), will join the Virtual NACD Summit 2020 (Summit) as featured speakers. This year’s event will run from October 12 through November 12, 2020, and engage a broader audience of members and nonmembers with its first ever virtual format.

  • NACD COVID-19 Survey Reveals Top Trends and Governance Challenges Directors Anticipate as We Move to New Normal

    WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, today released the NACD May 2020 COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which revealed the trends and governance challenges that corporate directors expect to tackle over the next three months. Designed to better understand the challenges that boards are facing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the survey gathered thoughts and opinions from more than 300 directors and built on the insights garnered from the organization’s March COVID-19 poll.

  • New NACD Survey Reveals Boards Have Confidence in Management's Ability to Handle COVID-19 Pandemic, See Greatest Disruption in Consumer Demand and Declining Productivity

    WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, today released the NACD March 2020 COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which polled nearly 200 corporate board members to better understand how boards are initially responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. NACD has also launched a publicly available resource center to help directors govern more effectively through these uncertain times.

  • NACD and ISA Release New Guide for Cyber-Risk Oversight

    WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), comprising chief information security officers of Fortune 100 companies across critical sectors, today released a new, updated Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight, an essential guidebook to help boards navigate the complex, multifaceted issue of cyber-risk oversight. The handbook, now available on four continents and in five languages, has become the premier source for how boards of directors address cybersecurity and cyber risk.

  • NACD Opens Call for Nominations for 2020 NACD Directorship 100®

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, today issued its annual call for nominations for the 2020 NACD Directorship 100. Honors are comprised of the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, Director of the Year, and the Directorship 100. This year, the Director of the Year honor will be expanded from one to three categories to recognize excellence on public, private, and nonprofit boards.

  • NACD Releases Road Map for Navigating Major Issues Facing Corporate Boards in 2020

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released its 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters, an annual road map to guide corporate directors and senior executives as they confront business and governance issues throughout the coming year.

  • Business Model Disruptions, Slowing Global Economy Top List of Corporate Directors' Concerns for 2020

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released the 2019–2020 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, the only survey of its kind that provides an overview of the current state of the American boardroom. The report offers detailed insights into governance attributes and practices, including director priorities and trends, board size and structure, board composition, and key oversight practices.

  • Liane Pelletier, Seasoned Board Director, Joins NACD Board of Directors

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced that Liane Pelletier is joining the NACD board of directors, effective January 1, 2020. A seasoned public-company director, Pelletier has significant experience transforming strategies, driving continuous improvement, leading operations shaped by heavy regulations, and directing companies with a global presence across a variety of industries.