Alan J. Kaplan is Named an NACD Board Leadership Fellow

Wynnewood, PA October 8, 2018 – Kaplan Partners, a leading boutique executive search and talent advisory firm, today announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Alan J. Kaplan, Founder & CEO, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows 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 Kaplan. “The resources, insights, and connections I’ve made through NACD Fellowship will be key assets for our clients, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”

Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Kaplan Partners, a retained executive search and talent advisory firm headquartered in Philadelphia. Since the firm’s founding in 1994, Kaplan Partners has provided Boards of Directors and CEOs with advice on the dynamics of CEO succession, and assistance with the identification, assessment and selection of new CEOs, Directors and senior executives. The firm’s Board Advisory Services assist clients with Director Succession, Performance, Diversity and Recruitment. Kaplan Partners also conducts Management Assessments of leadership teams to enhance succession planning and professional development efforts.

“We are proud that Alan has joined NACD’s credentialed directors 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 businesses and driving director professionalism.”

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, UnitedHealth Group Inc., and more. A number of Kaplan Partners client organizations are NACD Full Board Members as well.

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. To learn more about NACD Fellowship, visit NACDonline.org/Fellowship

NACD Announces Five New Directors

August 24, 2018 PHILADELPHIA, PA – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Philadelphia Chapter announces the addition of five highly regarded leaders to its Board of Directors. Nominating and Governance Committee Chairman Alan J. Kaplan of Kaplan Partners stated, “Our Nominating and Governance Committee explored many quality prospective board members, and worked long and hard to identify this diverse group of talented leaders. The collective experiences of these new board members span public companies, private businesses, not-for-profit organizations, institutional investors, the public sector and private-equity controlled firms. This group will contribute mightily to the ongoing success of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter.”
The new Board Members include:

Glenn Booraem, Principal and Investment Stewardship Officer, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
James P. Dunigan, President, The Union League of Philadelphia; Director, Provident Financial Services, Inc. and Provident Bank, Economy League of Philadelphia
Hon. Timothy A. Reese, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Quoin Capital, LLC; Director, PA Public School Employees’ Retirement System, Farol Asset Management; Former Treasurer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Patricia D. Wellenbach, President and CEO, Please Touch Museum; Director, StoneMor Partners L.P., Thomas Jefferson University
Arlene Yocum, Director, AK Steel Holding Corporation; Former Executive Vice President and Managing Executive of Client Service, PNC Wealth Management

Chapter President and Acting Chairman Howard Brownstein added, “I look forward to leading the Chapter with the strong support of our talented board members. We will endeavor to continue to provide world-class programming and governance resources to the local director community. The addition of these five highly respected leaders will help to further grow the NACD Philadelphia Chapter and its impact throughout our region.”

The NACD Philadelphia Chapter serves NACD members throughout the Philadelphia region and greater Delaware Valley. To learn more about upcoming chapter programs, visit https://philadelphia.nacdonline.org/Events/ or contact Cassandra Brown, Executive Director, at cassieb1235@gmail.com.

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 19,000 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. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.