WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is seeking nominations for the 2011 NACD Directorship 100, the annual Who's Who of influential figures in the boardroom and corporate governance. Honorees will be recognized at the NACD Directorship Forum: Celebrating Boardroom Innovators, November 8-9 in New York.
Honorees in 15 categories will be recognized for their influential roles in advancing better corporate governance. The categories represent all spheres of the corporate governance universe including directors, regulators, politicians, CEOs, think tanks, attorneys, investors, advisors, professors and journalists.
"We know that outstanding corporate governance is really a team effort that brings together people from many walks of life to help companies grow shareholder value," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "The NACD Directorship 100 highlights the contributions of not only boards, shareholders and management, but also the strategic advisors to the company that impact its success."
The selection process begins with an open nomination for candidates from the NACD membership. Honorees are chosen by the number of votes and screened by an NACD editorial advisory committee and the association's leadership team. The nomination criteria and forms can be found at https://secure.nacdonline.org/source/meetings/d100-nominations/.
Last year's NACD Directorship 100 winners included SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro, Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor William B. Chandler III, NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan L. Niederauer and Microsoft Director and Bank of America Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Charles H. Noski. The full analysis of last year's Directorship 100 honorees can be found at http://www.directorship.com/directorship-100-2010/.
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.