James McRitchie Honored by NACD

Sacramento, CA (Oct. 8, 2012) — James McRitchie download <https://www.corpgov.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/resume2012.pdf>, Publisher of Corporate Governance (aka, CorpGov.net) <https://www.corpgov.net>, has been named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100’s “People to Watch” in recognition of his exemplary leadership in influencing corporate boards and for promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.  Selected by the NACD Directorship Editorial Advisory Committee and the NACD Board of Directors, the
NACD Directorship 100 recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community.

According to the Council for Institutional Investors, McRitchie’s 2001 petition “re-energized” the “debate over shareholder access to management proxy cards to nominate directors and raise other issues.” Indeed, shortly after his filing, the SEC proposed a rule that began the current journey toward proxy access through private ordering. See The Case for Proxy Access, NACD Directorship, December 16, 2011 <http://www.directorship.com/the-case-for-proxy-access>

“It is an honor to be recognized by NACD and to be included with such an esteemed group of dedicated leaders in corporate governance three years in a row,” James McRitchie said. “I would like to thank NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame member Robert A.G. Monks for his long-term example, as well as those at ProxyExchange.org <http://proxyexchange.org> and VoterMedia.org < http://www.votermedia.org> with whom I routinely collaborate in developing proxy proposals and policy documents influencing boards and governance professionals.” McRitchie is currently working to revise the proxy access proposal template <https://www.corpgov.net/2012/10/proxy-access-a-new-version-for-2013> used by retail shareowners in an attempt to win support from proxy advisors. This may be the proxy access proposal directors need to watch.

The full list of the 2012 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found at http://www.nacdonline.org/Directorship100/2012Honorees.cfm

“The NACD Directorship 100 honorees stand out from the crowd for the examples they set, the positive tone they create and the wealth of insights they bring to the boardroom,” said Ken Daly <http://blog.nacdonline.org/kenneth-daly>, president and CEO of NACD. “These stewards of exemplary board leadership serve as role models for others, and it is important for NACD to recognize their contributions in the boardroom and to corporate governance.”

The 2012 NACD Directorship 100 will be featured in the upcoming November/December issue of NACD Directorship <http://www.directorship.com/magazine/current-issue> magazine and recognized during a gala dinner at the sixth annual NACD Directorship 100 Forum on November 27, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. To learn more about the 2012 NACD Directorship 100 and register to attend the gala dinner, visit www.NACDonline.org/Directorship100 <http://www.NACDonline.org/Directorship100>

James McRitchie’s articles can be read at Corporate Governance <https://www.corpgov.net>. Follow James McRitchie on Twitter at corpgovnet <https://twitter.com/corpgovnet>.  Photo attached.

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