List recognizes most influential corporate directors and leaders
Oak Ridge, N.J., Jan. 9, 2017 – Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank, recently announced that Mary Ann Deacon, Chairman of Lakeland Bancorp was named to the 2016 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100—a list of the most influential leaders in boardrooms and in corporate governance.
The NACD Directorship 100 is an annual list comprised of the leading corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. NACD has recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom for nearly four decades.
“Mary Ann’s inclusion on this list of the foremost business leaders in America is an extraordinary and highly-honorable achievement,” said Shara. “Her leadership in the boardroom along with her unwavering commitment to advance our company sets a standard of excellence that all of our board members strive to meet, and I am extremely honored to work with her.”
Fifty corporate directors and leaders from 50 organizations that impact boardroom agendas were selected for inclusion in the NACD Directorship 100. The full list of the corporate directors and leaders from corporate-governance entities includes boardroom advisors, institutional investors, the media, and regulators. Nominees are evaluated in four key categories: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high performance standards. An independent selection committee reviews each nominee’s 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 critical to boardroom leadership, including, but not limited to, risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation, and transparency.