NACD's Atlanta Chapter Takes Its Commitment to Strong Board Leadership to the Next Level- Strong Leadership Is Becoming a Critical Element of Success in the Boardroom

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NACD's Atlanta Chapter Adds Six New Directors with Public, Private and Nonprofit Experience

In a complex business environment where shareholders, regulators, and stakeholders are holding directors to an increasingly higher standard, strong leadership is becoming a critical element of success in the boardroom. The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Atlanta Chapter, demonstrating its commitment to strong board leadership in Atlanta’s director community, has expanded its board, adding six new directors.

When directors have the knowledge they need to shape sound strategic decisions, boards exceed the expectations of their stakeholders. This is why the newly expanded NACD Atlanta Chapter board is taking on the serious work of creating highly relevant director programming that provides key insights on emerging issues including cybersecurity, executive compensation, risk oversight, and shareholder activism.

A strong focus on the multifaceted governance issues of today will ensure that Atlanta’s director community has access to the best thought leadership and practices from around the country, as well as direct access to leading subject-matter experts in governance, compensation, audit, and the law. As an advocate for the profession of directorship, NACD’s Atlanta Chapter looks forward to this fall, when it will showcase the value that our new directors will bring to Atlanta’s director community through world-class events and peer-to-peer exchanges that help directors lead with confidence in the boardroom.

Please meet the new NACD Atlanta Chapter board leaders:

Mr. James E. Boone currently serves on the board of Volt Information Sciences Inc., a publicly traded company, and on the board of advisors of the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration.

Ms. Elizabeth “Betsy” Camp serves on the boards of two publicly traded companies: Synovus Financial Corp. and Genuine Parts Co.

Ms. Lynn Clarke serves on the board of ABARTA Inc., a family corporation in Coca-Cola Bottling, energy, and media, and on the board of Kahiki Foods Inc., a family held manufacturer of frozen foods. She also serves on the board of, an early stage visual-search technology company based in London.

Ms. Renee Glover is a former head of the Atlanta Housing Authority, former chair of Habitat for Humanity, a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and a current director of Fannie Mae.

Mr. Milton Jones chairs the board of the Atlanta Business League, is vice chair of the board of trustees of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, is the treasurer and a board member of 100 Black Men of America Inc., and is a board member of the United College Fund, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and the Piedmont Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Sam Torrence is a member of the board of Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. and a retired president and chief operating officer of Just Born Inc., a privately owned candy manufacturer.

To see the full biographies of these board leaders and those of the other eight members of the NACD Atlanta Chapter board, please visit the NACD Atlanta Chapter website.

ABOUT NACD and NACD’s Atlanta Chapter

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) helps more than 17,000 directors lead with confidence. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD aspires to a world where businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected, and where stakeholders trust directors to develop strategies that create long-term value and provide effective oversight. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been shaping the future of board leadership for more than 35 years. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Concierge at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

NACD’s Atlanta Chapter provides a forum for local NACD members to exchange knowledge and discuss leading governance practices in the Atlanta Metro Area. To learn more about NACD’s Atlanta Chapter, please visit our website.

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