WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission to recognize and promote excellence in the boardroom, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has announced its 2011 NACD Directorship 100, the most influential leaders in the boardroom and the corporate governance community. This year's honorees include one hundred leading corporate directors and chief executive officers as well as governance advocates who have demonstrated commitment for upholding the highest standards and best practices in corporate governance. These professionals represent a range of companies including Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., General Electric and Unilever.
The 2011 list recognizes over 100 directors and officers alongside more than 100 boardroom advocates in 13 categories: Regulators and Rule Makers, Investors, Exchanges, Attorneys and the Plaintiffs Bar, Academics, Auditors and Accountants, Compensation Advisors, D&O Liability Advisors, Journalists, Crisis Communications, Policy Advisors, Proxy, and Executive Recruiters.
This year's honorees will be recognized at a Gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on November 8. The dinner will be held in conjunction with NACD's annual Directorship Forum which will continue on November 9. D100 Honorees include:
- Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase
- Reed Hastings, Chairman, President and CEO, Netflix, Inc.
- Maria Elena Lagomasino, Director, Coca-Cola and Avon
- Mellody Hobson, Director, Starbucks Corporation
- Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- Joann Lublin, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Brad Karp, Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
- Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTRS
Additionally, six honorees will be inducted into the NACD Directorship 100 Corporate Governance Hall of Fame which acknowledges professionals for their work providing a lasting, positive influence in corporate governance. This year's honorees are:
- Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
- Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
- Ann Fudge, Director, General Electric, Novartis and Unilever
- Charles Munger, Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
- Harvey Pitt, CEO, Kalorama Partners
- Norman Augustine, former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin
"The NACD D100 honorees have displayed their ability to apply their own individual attributes in raising the standards of boardrooms throughout the country," said Kenneth Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "They have demonstrated core values in advancing corporate governance while also weathering the economic and regulatory uncertainties that have defined this past year."
The methodology to determine the NACD Directorship 100 finalists includes a review of quantitative results from an NACD Directorship survey including NACD members, search engine rankings, and qualitative measures including peer input from NACD chapters, expert review, major media references, and review by an editorial advisory board for each of the more than 1,000 nominations. Directors and Officers on the list are chosen for their individual attributes, not because of the board on which they serve on. Conversely, honorees in the Governance Institutions and Professionals are included based on the influence of the organizations they serve.
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The complete list of NACD Directorship 100 honorees is listed by category below. For a PDF of the cover story, please email NACD Directorship Managing Editor Judy Warner at jwarner@NACDonline.org.
To view the full list of 2011 NACD Directorship 100 honorees, please visit www.NACDonline.org/2011-D100-Honorees.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization delivering the information and insights that corporate board members need to confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 11,000 members, NACD advances exemplary board leadership. NACD is focused on creating more effective and efficient boards through director-led education and peer forums to share ideas and leading practices based on more than 30 years of primary research. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit NACDonline.org. To join, please contact Kelly Dodd at email@example.com or 202-380-1891.
SOURCE National Association of Corporate Directors