Superior Industries International Inc., an aluminum wheel supplier for OEMs and the European aftermarket, has announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Ellen Richstone, board director and audit committee chair of Superior, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential – is given to those committed to excellence in the boardroom.
As the highest standard of credentialing for directors and governance professionals, the 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 Richstone. “The resources, insights and connections I’ve made through NACD Fellowship and being on the board of NACD New England are assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”
Richstone is a former Fortune 500 chief financial officer, former Fortune 500 treasurer and former private-company CEO. Currently a full-time professional director with extensive financial, global and M&A experience, she is a financial expert and audit committee chair with experience on boards ranging in size from micro-cap to large-cap. Her board experience includes: technology, industrial, consumer products, biotech, pharma and automotive industries. Richstone also received the inaugural Distinguished Director award from the American College of Corporate Directors in 2013 and has achieved its Executive Masters-Gold Level.
“We are proud to announce that Ellen Richstone 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.”
Tim McQuary, chairman of the board of Superior Industries, said, “I’d like to congratulate Ellen on being recognized as an NACD Board Fellow Leader. This reflects her commitment to boardroom excellence and supports our company’s commitment to the highest standards of board governance.”