NACD New Jersey announces Director of the Year honorees

The National Association of Corporate Directors New Jersey Chapter in Summit announced Friday the recipients of its 2019 Director of the Year Awards.

The evnt recognizes directors in public, private and nonprofit boards who have made “valueable contributions” to their boards and have exemplary leadership.

The awards will be presented on May 9 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.

The honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement in Governance: Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; board member of FedEx, IBM, Medtronic and PSEG, World Economic Forum, MIT and Brookings Institute.
  • Leadership in Corporate Governance: Sara Mathew, board member of Campbell Soup Co., Freddie Mac, Shire plc and State Street Corp.; former chair and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet.
  • Non-Profit Leadership Award: Josh S. Weston, chairman emeritus ADP Corp., chairman of NJTV, Liberty Science Center and Safe Water Network; board member of NJ Food Bank, NJ Performing Arts Center, KIPP-NJ Charter Schools and International Rescue Committee.
  • Private Company Board of the Year: J.M. Huber.
  • Public Company Board of the Year: Merck & Co.

“This event will bring the New Jersey corporate and civic communities together, across all sectors, showcasing a commitment to businesses and non-profits thriving in the state and in neighboring communities. We’re proud to honor innovators who exemplify the leadership qualities of an excellent director and company board,” said Martin Coyne, chair and CEO of NACD NJ.

“Best-in-class governance is critical to the long-term growth and sustainability of our corporate community. New Jersey has a rich history of significant contributions to our nation and the world at-large, from technology to life sciences and more, and we are very excited to celebrate these leaders in governance,” Thomas Fuller, event chair and NACD NJ board director, said.