PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has announced the 2022 NACD Directorship 100™—the most influential peer-nominated leaders in the board and corporate governance community. James L. Singleton, Lead Independent Director of Wesco International, Inc., was named Public Company Director of the Year, an honor given to only one recipient each year.
“As an Independent Senior Director, Jamie embodies impeccable integrity, trust and sound judgment, and manages to maintain consistently high standards of performance. It encourages strong and balanced discussion with the goal of getting the best performance from our Board of Directors for the benefit of our stakeholders,” said John Engel, Chairman, President and CEO of Wesco. “The extraordinary time and effort Jamie put into the transformational acquisition and integration of Anixter by Wesco amidst the global pandemic has been instrumental in helping us drive tremendous value for all of our stakeholders,” did he declare.
Now in its 16th year, the NACD Directorship 100 awards recognize top directors and governance professionals nominated by their peers. Winners are assessed in four key categories: Integrity, Mature Trust, Sound Judgment and High Performance Standards. A selection committee reviewed the nominees’ track record of improving board performance and conducting corporate governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles provide a framework that encourages excellence in areas such as risk oversight, business strategy, compensation and transparency.
“The NACD Directorship 100 continues to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary board leadership and innovations in corporate governance,” said Peter R. Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer. management of NACD. “We pay tribute to the forward-thinking spirit of these individuals and their ability to lead their boards and their organizations to current and future success.
The full list of 2022 NACD 100 Directors is available at https://directorship100.nacdonline.org/honorees/2022.
Winners will be recognized at the NACD Directorship 100 Gala, a black-tie event to be held June 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100 Gala, please visit the Directorship 100 Gala and Sponsorship site.
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) builds, connects, powers and protects the world. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wesco is a FORTUNE 500® company with annual revenue of more than $18 billion and a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Wesco offers a market-leading portfolio of products and services in electrical and electronic solutions, communications and security solutions, and utility and broadband solutions. The company employs approximately 18,000 people, partners with leading industry vendors and serves thousands of customers worldwide, including more than 90% of FORTUNE 100® companies. With nearly 1,500,000 products, end-to-end supply chain services and industry-leading digital capabilities, Wesco provides innovative solutions to meet the needs of customers in commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies , institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. Wesco operates approximately 800 branches, warehouses and sales offices in more than 50 countries, providing local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-site businesses and multinational corporations.
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