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NACD Announces 2018 Directorship 100 Honorees

Boardroom Leaders and Corporate Governance Experts to Be Recognized at NACD Directorship 100 Gala

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 corporate board members, today announced the 2018 NACD Directorship 100, an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers—leaders who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. Through an annual award, NACD has for four decades recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom.

The 2018 honorees will be celebrated during the NACD Directorship 100 black-tie gala on November 28, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. In addition, NACD Directorship magazine will feature profiles of these leaders in its November/December 2018 issue.

“Being selected for this distinguished list signifies that one has achieved the highest level of excellence in his or her profession,” said NACD president and CEO Peter Gleason. “We salute the commitment it takes to uphold these high standards and to serve as an example to other corporate governance leaders.”

The 2018 Directorship 100 includes these distinguished honorees:

NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Lawrence A. Cunningham, director of Constellation Software

NACD Directors of the Year

  • R. John Fletcher, director of Axcelis Technologies
  • M. Jeannine Strandjord, director of Euronet Worldwide and MGP Ingredients

NACD Directorship 100: Hall of Fame

  • Gwendolyn Stewart King
  • Henry Hugh Shelton

For details about the NACD Directorship 100 gala, and to see a full list of awardees, please visit

The NACD Directorship 100 Awards comprise the NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, the NACD Director(s) of the Year, the NACD Directorship 100: Hall of Fame, the NACD Directorship 100: Directors (50 directors), and the NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions (50 governance entities).

The criteria for the awards can be found here: For a list of past honorees, visit

To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100, or to register to attend the gala, visit

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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