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McGladrey’s Joe Adams, Phyllis Deiso Named to NACD List of Most Influential Leaders in Corporate Governance

Annual NACD Directorship 100 List recognizes directors and governance advocates



The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2013 NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Included among this year's esteemed honorees are McGladrey CEO Joe Adams and McGladrey National SEC Practice Leader Phyllis Deiso. McGladrey is the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 6,700 people in 75 cities. Both Adams and Deiso were also recognized last year.

This year's honorees will be recognized during the NACD Directorship 100 black tie gala on Dec. 3 in New York City. For more details about the NACD Directorship, visit the NACD website.

"Both Phyllis and I are honored to be recognized by the NACD two years in a row," said Adams. "At McGladrey, we understand the unique challenges facing boards of directors, and we are thrilled to have an opportunity contribute to their success."

The honorees represent a range of companies, including American Express, Bank of America, CVS Caremark, FedEx, General Mills, General Motors, Google, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Target, and Time Warner Cable, in addition to McGladrey. The complete list of the 2013 NACD Directorship 100 is available on the NACD website.

The 2013 NACD Directorship 100 recognizes leading corporate directors and governance advocates in several categories, including academics, 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.

"The 2013 NACD Directorship 100 honorees have demonstrated a commitment to advancing exemplary board leadership in their organizations and in the corporate governance community," said NACD President and CEO Ken Daly. "We are honored to recognize these outstanding leaders who bring their expertise and insights into the boardroom."

NACD has recognized notable individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom for more than 25 years. 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 2013 NACD Directorship 100 and to register to attend the gala dinner, visit the NACD website.

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets, and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges, and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 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 corporate boards, NACD provides 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, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

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