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RSM's Joe Adams and Phyllis Deiso Named to the 2020 NACD Directorship 100

Nov 13, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
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Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named RSM Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams and RSM National SEC Practice Leader Phyllis Deiso to the 2020 NACD Directorship 100.

This annual list recognizes the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community who exemplify the knowledge, leadership and excellence that NACD promotes. This year’s list comprises of individuals who demonstrate integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high-performance standards. Adams and Deiso were recognized in the Governance Professionals and Institutions category.

“Phyllis and I are truly honored to be named to the NACD Directorship 100,” said Adams. “At RSM, we understand the unique challenges facing boards of directors, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  I’m proud of our people for helping our clients navigate these challenges, focus on appropriate courses of action and make confident decisions in this ever-changing business environment.”

“I’m thrilled to be recognized on this esteemed list alongside Joe,” said Deiso. “The role that board members play in an organization’s business is more important than ever as companies adapt to unprecedented challenges this year. I’m honored to work with our teams to provide valuable insights and guidance for board members as they adapt to these changes and help them succeed.”

"This year's honorees have positively earned the recognition that these awards offer," said Peter R. Gleason, CEO of NACD. "Not only have they served their boards and the governance community well, but they have also provided inspirational examples of what effective, purposeful, and accountable governance during difficult, exceptional times truly means."

This year’s honorees will be recognized in the November/December issue of NACD Directorship magazine. They were also recognized during a tribute at the Virtual NACD Summit 2020 in October.

For more details about the NACD Directorship 100, visit the NACD website.


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