Israel Martinez Is Named NACD Fellow

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Appointment of National Partner of Newport’s Cyber Practice Demonstrates Integration of Cyber-Related Issues with Highest Levels of Corporate Governance and Leadership in the Boardroom

Newport Board Group is pleased to announce that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced on January 21 that its partner Israel Martinez has been named an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

NACD indicated it that, as an NACD Fellow, Israel Martinez 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.

NACD pointed to Israel’s “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.”

“We are proud to announce that Israel Martinez 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.”

Israel Martinez responded to the NACD that he is “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, 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.”

Newport Board Group CEO Doug Payne commented: “This is an important and exciting step forward for Newport. Our Cyber practice has tremendous potential to serve both leading, large companies and middle market firms that are no less at risk from cyber warfare. The NACD announcement makes our Cyber offering an industry standard among board-facing cybersecurity advisory services. Our goal is to thoroughly integrate this offering with our over 100 partners’ industry and management experience that is rigorously categorized in the Newport Expert Network™ taxonomy--to create board-level solutions for organizations across the country.”

Israel Martinez currently serves as a director on the boards of the National Cyber Security Council, the Axon Global Alliance, specializing in Cyber Counter Intelligence, as a Sr. Advisor to the Executive Director of the National Healthcare ISAC (established under Executive Order of the U.S. President), Sr. Advisor to the Global Institute for Cyber Security Research at NASA Space Life Sciences Laboratory and as an International Advisory Board member of Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”),

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