NACD Florida Chapter Announces New Leadership

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New Leadership to Bring Stronger Corporate Governance Practices to Florida


The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Florida Chapter, the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced that Sherrill Hudson, Chairman at TECO Energy, will take on the Chairmanship of the Chapter. Hudson is a current board member of CBIZ, Inc., United Insurance Holding Corp, and Lennar. He also served on the board of Publix Super Markets, Inc. for 12 years and spent 37 years with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Hudson’s experience as a public company CEO, and his depth of knowledge in corporate governance will bring best-in-class corporate governance practices to Florida through the work of the Chapter.

“I am proud to be spearheading the chapter efforts to ensure that Florida directors are well educated and well connected through the work of the NACD Florida Chapter” Hudson said. “After more than a decade in Florida, the chapter is planning on expanding its reach and impact in today’s rapidly changing world of corporate governance.”

Lauren E. Smith, Managing Director, Diversified Search, will take on the President role for the Chapter. Lauren has a deep understanding of board composition, the board’s role in strategy, and the Florida marketplace. She serves on the boards of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross South Florida Chapter, and has been involved in the leadership of the NACD Florida Chapter since its inception.

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About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the advocate for the profession of directorship, and is focused on advancing exemplary board leadership. Informed by more than 35 years of experience, NACD delivers insights and resources that more than 16,000 corporate director members rely on to make sound strategic decisions and confidently confront complex business challenges. NACD provides world-class director education programs, national peer-exchange forums, and proprietary research to promote director professionalism, ultimately enhancing the economic sustainability of the corporate enterprise and bolstering stakeholder confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit To learn about full board membership for your company, visit or contact Steve Kalan, mailto:skalan(at), or by visiting

About NACD Florida Chapter

The NACD Florida Chapter was established by National Association of Corporate Directors in 2005 to create a local, cross-industry peer-to-peer director forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas throughout Florida. Events are held in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Naples. By convening directors and experts to examine leading practices and anticipate developing issues, the Chapter helps participating directors be more effective in the boardroom, add value to their organizations, and foster the positive image of corporations and business organizations through improved corporate governance. The Chapter also provides a grass-roots channel through which members can participate in NACD’s nationwide dialog on corporate and organizational governance practices and principles. Press inquiries can be directed to Lauren E. Smith, National Association of Corporate Directors Florida Chapter, 305-679-6230 or lauren.smith(at)

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