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NACD Announces General Lester L. Lyles as Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, today announced that General Lester L. Lyles, US Air Force (Ret.), will receive the 2019 NACD B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lyles is chair of the board of the United Service Automobile Association (USAA), and he also serves on the boards of General Dynamics Corp., KBR Inc., and Battelle Memorial Institute. He was selected on the basis of distinguished service as a board member over an extended period of time. He has demonstrated dedication to the improvement of corporate governance practices, as evidenced by his reputation for excellent leadership in the business community and among his peers.

The NACD Directorship 100™ is an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers—leaders who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. Other 2019 honorees include these:

-- NACD Directorship 100 Director of the Year: Dana Evan – Director of Box, Domo, Farfetch, Proofpoint, and Survey Monkey -- NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame: o Dennis Beresford – Former Director of Fannie Mae, Kimberly Clark, Legg-Mason, and WorldCom; Former Chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board; and o Janet Hill – Director of the Carlyle Group, Dean Foods, and Esquire Bank; Former Director of Houghton Mifflin, Progressive, Security Capital Group, Sprint, Storage USA, and Wendy’s -- NACD Directorship 100:Full list of Directors -- NACD Directorship 100:Full list of Governance Professionals

The 2019 honorees will be celebrated during the NACD Directorship 100 black-tie gala on June 26, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. In addition, NACD Directorship magazine will feature profiles of these leaders in its July/August 2019 issue.

“General Lyles has epitomized what it means to be a courageous and innovative leader, both in the boardroom and throughout his career,” said NACD president and CEO Peter Gleason. “We are honored to name him as the recipient of this distinguished award.”

For a full list of the 2019 NACD Directorship 100 honorees, visit www.NACDonline.org/D100.

To attend the gala, and to learn more about the 2019 NACD Directorship 100, visit www.NACDonline.org/D100.

About NACDThe 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.

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