Jen McClure Recognized as a NACD Governance Fellow

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NACD Fellows Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Highest Standards of Corporate Governance

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Jen McClure, NACD Governance Fellow

We are proud to announce that Jen McClure has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Peter Gleason, CEO of NACD.

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Jen McClure as a NACD Governance Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship — The Gold Standard Director Credential® — stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom.

As the highest standard of credentialing for directors and governance professionals, NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers Fellows with the latest insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices—year after year.

“I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up the NACD Fellow community and who are committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom excellence,” said McClure. “The resources, insights, and connections I’ve made through NACD Fellowship will be key assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”

Ms. McClure has extensive management experience at public and private companies, as well as in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise includes digital and social media, marketing and communications, investor communications, cybersecurity and digital risk management and M&A in new media and technology organizations. She is CEO of JEM Consulting, LLC and managing director of Consultants Collective. She is a limited partner of Off the Grid Ventures and Spike Ventures, where she sits on the investment committee. McClure was vice president of digital and social media for Thomson Reuters, and is considered to be one of the original authorities on digital and social media. She has advised corporations, nonprofits and NGOs on digital and social media strategy and best practices. In 2005, she founded the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and served as board chair for 11 years. In 2016, she led the merger between SNCR and The Conference Board. She now chairs the advisory board for SNCR of The Conference Board and leads The Conference Board’s Council on Social Media.

Ms. McClure is a director of Observer Publishing Company, where she serves on the compensation committee and a director of two nonprofit boards. She chairs Stanford Women on Boards and is on the host committee of San Francisco's 2020 Women on Boards. In addition to being a NACD Governance Fellow, she also serves on the NACD's Entrepreneurial Board Steering Committee. Ms. McClure earned her Master’s degree at Stanford University, her Bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and holds a graduate certificate in History, Politics and Society from the University of Oxford.

“We are proud to announce that Jen McClure has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Peter Gleason, 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.”

Representing hundreds of today’s largest and most-diverse corporations in the world, NACD Fellows serve on boards of NASDAQ OMX- and NYSE-listed companies such as Baker Hughes Inc., Citigroup Inc., DuPont, Foot Locker Inc., IBM, Lockheed Martin Corp., Microsoft Corp., Nordstrom Inc., Pinnacle Entertainment, SpartanNash Co., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and more.

NACD Fellows provide a snapshot of the caliber of directors engaged in continuous learning with NACD—the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices that more than 17,000 directors rely on to lead with confidence.

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