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NACD New Jersey Chapter Board of Directors Announces 2019-2020 Leadership
June 18, 2019 – New Jersey— The New Jersey Chapter of NACD, the national authority on boardroom practices, today announced its Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect former Chapter President Anita Allen as board chair, and Board Director Thomas Fuller as president and chief executive officer effective June 17, 2019. Additionally, Marty Coyne, former chair, and Anthony Buonaguro, former chair emeritus, have retired from the NACD New Jersey Chapter Board.
“The NACD New Jersey Chapter continues to expand its impact across the governance landscape in the state and I am thrilled to lead this group of experienced and dedicated board professionals,” said Allen. “Following in Marty’s footsteps will be difficult as we owe him a deep debt of gratitude for his long and steady leadership. As we continue to grow the chapter, I look forward to working with Tom Fuller, our new president and CEO, to elevate our board performance.”
Allen is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. A former partner at KPMG Consulting and founder of Allen Advisory Group, a leading management consulting firm, she is an independent director, chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Nominating & Governance Committee for Tingley Rubber Corp., a leader in the PP&E industry. Allen is also an independent director of Currant Inc., a startup company building technologies to connect people and organizations after natural disasters. A former auditor and a financial expert, she is a member of the Strategy Committee of the board of YWCA Bergen County and is a former trustee and past president of the Board of the Center for Hope and Safety.
Fuller is an NACD Governance Fellow and managing director and practice leader of ZRG Partners, a global executive search and leadership advisory firm. He is an independent director and chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee for Tingley Rubber Corp., a leader in the PP&E industry. He was formerly board director and America's treasurer of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), as well as board director of IMD International. Fuller is the recipient of AESC’s Eleanor Raynolds Award for Excellence in Executive Search & Commitment to the Community.
In his role as director of the NACD New Jersey Chapter, he previously served as chair of the Nominating/Governance Committee, and was the driving force as Event Chair of the 2019 Inaugural Director of the Year Awards, which honored Merck & Co. – Public Company of the Year, J.M. Huber – Private Company of the Year, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson – Lifetime Achievement in Governance, Sara Mathew – Leadership in Public Company Governance, and Josh Weston – Leadership in Non-Profit Governance.
Fuller is an author and frequent speaker on leadership, board composition, succession planning, and building high-performance organizations. He has delivered keynote addresses and panel presentations to various business groups, including NACD, The Human Capital Forum, AESC, New York Venture Association, New Jersey Technology Council, Council of Growing Companies, BioNJ, Pennsylvania BIO, and New York Entrepreneurs Forum.
“Throughout my career, I have been focused on building better organizations through talent, and I am honored to serve and lead this group of highly talented board directors as we seek to capitalize on our recent successes in growing the chapter’s reach and influence among New Jersey’s governance professionals,” added Fuller.
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About the NACD New Jersey Chapter
The NACD New Jersey Chapter, part of the larger NACD chapter network, provides vital information and education to current and aspiring NACD members, including directors and senior executives from New Jersey-based public and private companies, as well as nonprofit organizations. Through formal and informal networking and education on director effectiveness, leading trends and issues in corporate governance, and the sharing of best-in-class governance practices, we elevate board performance.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 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 responsible board leadership for more than 40 years.