NANAIMO, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2019 NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Included among this year’s esteemed honorees is Christine St.Clare, a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair for Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution.
“We are thrilled to see Christine St.Clare honored for her achievements and invaluable contributions to the success of many companies, including Tilray, over the course of her impressive career,” says Brendan Kennedy, Tilray President and CEO and member of the board. “Tilray is proud to have appointed one of the first majority woman-led board of directors in the cannabis industry and to have established thought-leaders like Christine on our team.”
The honorees represent a range of companies, including Adobe, Bank of America, Best Buy, CenturyLink, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, General Mills, Intel, Liberty Mutual Holding, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Sysco, Target, The American Red Cross, and Verizon Communications. The complete list of the 2019 NACD Directorship 100 is available at on nacdonline.org. Honorees will be recognized during the NACD Directorship 100 black tie gala on June 26 in New York City.
The 2019 NACD Directorship 100 recognizes leading corporate directors and governance advocates in several categories, including attorneys, audit and risk professionals, board advisors, compensation experts, crisis communications experts, governance advisors, investors, media, members of the plaintiffs’ bar, policy advisors, recruiters, and regulators and rulemakers.
“For decades, NACD has recognized individual directors who have demonstrated exemplary board leadership and courage in the boardroom,” said Peter R. Gleason, NACD president and CEO. “We commend these individuals for achieving the highest level of excellence in the profession of directorship.”
Nominees are evaluated in four key categories: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high-performance standards. An independent selection committee reviews the nominees’ history of advancing board performance and leading corporate governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles are a framework that encourages excellence in areas, including risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation, and transparency.
To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100, to view past honorees, and to register to attend the gala, visit www.NACDonline.org/D100.
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids currently serving tens of thousands of patients and consumers in twelve countries spanning five continents.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 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 www.NACDonline.org.