Peter R. Gleason Joins NACD's Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced the appointment of current NACD president and future CEO Peter R. Gleason to its board of directors effective immediately. Gleason’s transition to the CEO role, which will be effective in January 2017, was announced at the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit last month.

“Peter brings a wealth of experience in advocating leading board practices, and we’re honored that he’s joining our board,” said Karen Horn, NACD chair. “He’ll be a tremendous asset in helping the board realize NACD’s vision.”

Gleason began his career with NACD in 2000 after serving as vice president and director of U.S. Research at Institutional Shareholder Services. Gleason has served in various capacities in his 16 years with NACD, including as chief financial officer, managing director, and president. During his tenure he has spearheaded the growth of NACD’s intellectual capital, most notably through his service on the past 15 NACD Blue Ribbon Commissions.

Gleason brings a rich history of board service to his new position. He is a member of the board of Nura Health Inc., a development-stage healthcare company; serves as chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors; and is a director of the NACD Capital Area Chapter.

“It is a privilege to be selected to serve on NACD’s board and to work with such a high caliber of directors,” Gleason said. “I look forward to working with them to advance NACD’s mission to help identify, interpret, and deliver insights on critical issues that shape board agendas.”

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 setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at or 202-572-2089. 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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