NACD Atlanta Names Barrett and Baerman to its Board of Directors

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The Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), is pleased to announce today the election of Kelly Barrett and Cindy Baerman, to its NACD Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors.

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“These two directors are exceptionally talented leaders with proven strong business and community governance experience in and beyond our Atlanta market area. We are fortunate and excited to have them expand the influence and expertise of NACD’s Atlanta Chapter board,” said Milton Jones, NACD Atlanta Chapter Co-chair. “Further, we are delighted to welcome Kelly and Cindy who will enhance the diversity of experience on our board. This expansion of our board supports the Chapter’s momentum in presenting top-quality programs and serving as a resource for the director community to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges “adds Atlanta Chapter Co-Chair, Betsy Camp.

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Kelly Barrett currently serves on the Boards of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM) she serves as Chair of Audit Committee; The Aaron’s Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) she serves as Chair of Audit Committee; Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD); EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE: EVTC); Georgia Tech Board of Trustees where she is chair of the Audit Committee; YMCA of Metro Atlanta where she was Chair of the Board from 2019-2020 (in 2017, she was recognized by the YMCA with their highest honor, the Bransby Christian Leadership Award). She has also served on the boards of The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and The Atlanta Rotary Club. Kelly graduated from Georgia Tech in 1986 with the highest honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.

“NACD has been a tremendous resource to me in my board service,” said Ms. Barrett. “I am honored to be a part of an organization playing such a vital role in Corporate America”.

Cindy Baerman currently serves on the Boards of Epi Breads where she serves as Chair of the Compensation and Benefits Committee; FPL Foods; and as the CEO of Executive Advisory Services, Inc. In previous Board Service, Cindy served on the boards of Graphic Packaging International Limited; the Human Resources Leadership Forum where she also served as the Vice President of Programming; and the American Cancer Society of Northshore. Cindy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Management from Maryville College.

“I am thrilled to join the NACD Atlanta Board of Directors,” said Ms. Baerman. “I have enjoyed NACD’s meeting content and the network of business associates and friends that I have made through NACD.”
To learn about upcoming NACD Atlanta Chapter programs, visit

About the National Association of Corporate Directors
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 21,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for board leadership for more than 40 years.

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