National Association of Corporate Directors Adds New Director

William E. McCracken - CEO at CA Technologies - Joins Board of Leading Organization Focused on Advancing Board Leadership

Jun 29, 2010, 08:00 ET from National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the leading organization dedicated to advancing exemplary board leadership, today announced the election of William E. McCracken to join their board of directors.

"Given the increasingly important role that technology provides for boards, management and company stakeholders around the world and across all industries, we are thrilled to have Bill join our board.  Bill is a shepherd of capitalism and champion of principles-based board leadership," said Ken Daly, President & CEO, NACD.  

"Bill's experience at CA, his 36 years at IBM and prior directorship at IKON Office Solutions provides value from a tone-at-the-top and crisis management – attributes that will serve NACD members and our board well," said Barbara Hackman Franklin, chairman of the board, NACD, audit committee chair at Aetna, governance chair at Dow Chemical and former Secretary of Commerce.

"I am honored to be elected and serve as a director on the National Association of Corporate Directors' board.  Through the years I have personally witnessed the incredible value that NACD provides to directors and boards, and I look forward to helping progress NACD's mission," said William McCracken, CEO, CA, Inc.

Bill McCracken is chief executive officer at CA Technologies, one of the world's largest information technology management software companies. Bill joined CA Technologies' Board of Directors in 2005, and held the roles of both non-executive and executive chairman from 2007 – 2010. He became chief executive officer in January 2010.

Prior to joining CA Technologies, Bill held numerous executive positions at IBM during his 36-year tenure, most recently as a member of the Chairman's Worldwide Management Council and general manager of IBM's printing division. He previously served as president of IBM's EMEA and Asia PC Company and as general manager of marketing, sales and distribution for IBM PC Company.

Bill has been the president of Executive Consulting Group, LLC, and was a director of IKON Office Solutions. Bill is a commissioner of the 2009 Blue Ribbon Commission on Risk Governance, and is a member of NACD's New Jersey Chapter. He is a participant in the Chairmen's Forum of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. Bill is also chairman of the board of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.

In 2009, Bill was named by the NACD Directorship as one of the top 100 most influential people in the boardroom. He is also a member of CNBC's Carbon Council and has appeared as a guest on the network.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization delivering the information and insights that corporate board members need to confidently navigate complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 10,000 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

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