Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013
VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that President and CEO Jerry Kokos has been named a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. Kokos serves as a director on the board at VFA and lead director of Tangoe, Inc.
As an NACD Fellow, Kokos has demonstrated his knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance today, and has committed to developing professional insights through a sophisticated course of ongoing study.
“I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up NACD’s Fellowship program and who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership,” Kokos said. “The resources, insights and connections I’ve made through NACD’s Fellowship program will be key assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”
Kokos has overseen VFA’s growth in the facilities capital planning and management industry for the past 14 years. With more than 25 years of general management and strategic technology experience, he has a proven track record with both emerging and established software and services companies.
Prior to VFA, Kokos served as executive vice president of the Investors Services Group at First Data Corporation and corporate vice president/general manager at New England Business Systems. He also directed the worldwide channel strategy for software products at ComputerVision, where he held the position of vice president/general manager of the Alternate Channels Business Unit.
Kokos graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor’s of science degree and received his master’s degree in business administration from Yale University. Prior to his business career, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for nine years, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander.
“We are proud to announce that Jerry has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”
Candidates for NACD’s Fellowship Program complete a strong foundation course which focuses on topical matters and committee-specific issues, followed by additional NACD education within a 12-month period. NACD Fellows renew their status every year, maintaining and advancing their knowledge with continuous learning and peer-led collaboration.
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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to apply their wisdom and knowledge to make sound strategic decisions and confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 11,500 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 boards, NACD provides corporate boards and their directors’ 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 http://www.NACDonline.org. To join, please contact Kelly Dodd at email@example.com or 202-380-1891.
Headquartered in Boston, VFA is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and sustainability. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle—from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 650 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA’s flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than 4 billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.