Dwayne Nesmith Becomes a Prestigious NACD Fellow
NACD Fellows Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Highest Levels of Corporate Governance and Leadership in the Boardroom
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Nesmith of Boulder, Colorado, has become an NACD Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. Dwayne currently serves as a director on the boards of ElectricApps and Responsibility Partners.
As an NACD Fellow, Dwayne 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 the 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 Dwayne Nesmith “The resources, insights and connections I’ve made through NACD’s Fellowship program will be key assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”
Dwayne currently is the President and a director of Responsibility Partners, a professional services company, and Chairman of the Board of Electricapps, a software company he co-founded in 2007. Prior to starting Electricapps, Dwayne was the CEO and a director of Clear Technology. Earlier, he founded and served as CFO of NASDAQ listed Viant Corporation. Dwayne also held positions at Oracle, Compuware, and Andersen Consulting. He received his BS degree from Ole Miss and MBA from Harvard.
“We are proud to announce that Dwayne 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 this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”
Candidates for NACD’s Fellowship Program complete a strong foundation course which focuses on topical matters and committee-specific issues, followed by additional NACD education within a 12-month period. NACD Fellows renew their status every year, maintaining and advancing their knowledge with continuous learning and peer-led collaboration.
NACD’s Fellows serve on boards of some of the largest and most diverse corporations in the world, including NASDAQ OMX- and NYSE-listed companies such as Advance Auto Parts, Aetna, AstraZeneca, Ball Corp., AmeriGas Partners, Blackbaud, Broadridge Financial Services, Carpenter Technology Corp., CoBiz Financial, Cummins, Dell, The Dow Chemical Company, HealthSouth, Horizon Lines, INVESCO Ltd, JetBlue, Liquidity Services, Medtronic, Microfinancial, Nabors Industries, Nash Finch, PICO Holdings, PPG Industries, Sahale Snacks, Sonus Networks, Tiffany, Umpqua Bank, Union Pacific, UnitedHealth Group, Winn-Dixie, Zebra Technologies and Zynex.
NACD Fellows represent hundreds of companies and provide a snapshot of the caliber of corporate directors engaged in continuous learning with NACD–the leading organization that identifies, interprets and provides insights and information that boardroom leaders rely upon to apply their wisdom and knowledge and make sound strategic decisions.
For information about the NACD Fellowship program, visit www.NACDonline.org/Fellowships. Directors who are interested in becoming an NACD Board Leadership Fellow can contact Lori Whitehand, NACD Fellowship Manager, at 202-572-2084 or email Fellowships@NACDonline.org.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to apply their wisdom and knowledge to make sound strategic decisions and confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 11,500 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 boards, NACD provides corporate boards and their directors’ 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. To join, please contact Kelly Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-380-1891.