WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth T. Joyce of Phoenix, Arizona, has become a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. Ken has served as a director on the boards of Amkor Technology, Inc., The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and ParaChem Southern, Inc.
As a NACD Fellow, Ken has demonstrated his knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance today and has committed to developing professional insights through a sophisticated course of ongoing study.
"I am honored to join this distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up NACD's Fellowship program and who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership," said Joyce.
Ken Joyce served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Amkor Technology, Inc. from 2009 until his retirement in May 2013. Mr. Joyce joined Amkor in 1997 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for more than eight years before becoming Chief Administrative Officer in November 2007, Chief Operating Officer in February 2008 and President in May 2008. Prior to joining Amkor, from 1992 to 1997, he served as CFO of Selas Fluid Processing Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde AG, Munich, Germany. Mr. Joyce is also a former Vice President, Finance and CFO of Selas Corporation of America. Mr. Joyce joined Selas Corporation of America in 1981 holding various senior finance positions and was promoted to CFO in 1984. Mr. Joyce began his career in 1971 at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. as a certified public accountant. Joyce earned a B.S. in Accounting from Saint Joseph's University and a M.B.A. in Finance from Drexel University.
"We are proud to announce that Ken Joyce has joined NACD's credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence," said Ken Daly, President and CEO of NACD. "Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism. The impact of the program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development."
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets , and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges, and enhance shareholder value. With more than 13,000 corporate director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training, and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. Furthermore, to create more effective and efficient corporate boards, NACD provides independent board evaluations and custom tailored in-boardroom education and training programs, as well as director-led conferences, forums, and peer-exchange learning opportunities to share ideas about current and emerging issues. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD, is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.
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