Cabot Corp., Cox Enterprises, Gilead Sciences, Iridium Communications, Principal Financial Group, Western Digital Corp., and 60 other Companies Join NACD in Q1 2017

4/20/2017, 3:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sixty-six corporate boards joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, during the first quarter of 2017. These new member boards span a wide range of industries: aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, building materials, chemical manufacturing, computers and electronics, construction, consumer goods, energy and utilities, engineering, financial services, food services, health care, industrial equipment, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, nonprofits, pharmaceuticals, real estate, research, retail, technology, telecom and networking, and more. Of the 66 boards, 50 are from public companies, 10 are from private companies, and 6 are from nonprofit organizations.

NACD membership enables boards to serve as strategic assets for their enterprises, and empowers corporate directors to serve with confidence in the boardroom. NACD connects directors to a network of more than 17,000 board members from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations, as well as to 87 percent of the Fortune 1000.

NACD delivers exclusive access to thought-provoking publications and digital resources that address current and emerging leadership issues, offers renowned director-development programs, and provides 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 that are committed to advancing exemplary board leadership. There is no better investment in their board’s development,” said Peter Gleason, president and CEO of NACD.

NACD commends the companies that have become Full Board Members of NACD during the first quarter of 2017 for their commitment to their board’s development:

AAA ColoradoIDEXX Laboratories Inc.
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc.Inland Real Estate Income Trust Inc.
Aegion Corp.Institute of Management Accountants
Amedisys Inc.International Game Technology
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp.Iridium Communications Inc.
Approach Resources Inc.Kemper Corp.
Ascena Retail Group Inc.Landec Corp.
Athene Holding Ltd.Lipman Family Farms
Bank of the Ozarks Inc.Lithia Motors
Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.Meridian Bioscience Inc.
Box Inc.NHS Human Services Inc.
Cabot Corp.Noblis Inc.
Caleres Inc.North Texas Tollway Authority
California United BankPenn Mutual
Calix Inc.Principal Financial Group
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LPReading International
Casey's General Stores Inc.Sally Beauty Holdings
Cavium Inc.SCAN Health Plan
CECO Environmental Corp.Shiloh Industries Inc.
Chugach Alaska Corp.Spirit Realty Capital
Community Coffee Co. LLCSteel Dynamics Inc.
CompSource Mutual Insurance Co.Stepan Co.
Cox Enterprises Inc.Sun Communities Inc.
Darigold Inc.Teledyne Technologies Inc.
Esterline Corp.Tesco Corp.
Extended Stay America Inc. and ESH Hospitality Inc.The TJX Cos. Inc.
Fortive Corp.Tivity Health Inc.
General Cable Corp.Triumph Group Inc.
Gilbane Inc.Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.
Gilead SciencesWashington Prime Group
Hess Corp.Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Huntsman Corp.Western Digital Corp.
Huttig Building Products Inc.Western Electricity Coordinating Council

To learn more about NACD, visit To join, visit

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 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 shaping the future of board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, please contact us at or 202-572-2081. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

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