MONROE, La., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that Laurie Siegel, an eight-year member of its board of directors, has been named to the 2017 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100. This list recognizes the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community.
The annual NACD list recognizes the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. For four decades, NACD has recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom.
"Laurie is a trusted leader who consistently provides strategic and comprehensive insight," said Glen F. Post, III, CenturyLink chief executive officer and president. "Since joining our board in 2009, Laurie has made invaluable contributions as we have benefited from her broad experience and areas of expertise. We are very proud of the recognition the NACD has bestowed on Laurie for her many contributions and leadership."
Siegel has served as a business and human resources consultant since 2012 after retiring from Tyco International Ltd., where she served as senior vice president of human resources and internal communications. She also has held executive positions with Honeywell International Inc. and Avon Products and was a principal of Strategic Compensation Associates.
"NACD is honored to recognize outstanding directors and governance professionals whose leadership is exemplary. Our corporations—indeed our very system of capitalism—is improved by the integrity and commitment to excellence represented by these individuals," said NACD President and CEO Peter Gleason. "Shining a light on their individual achievements allows us to recognize and celebrate their vital role as stewards of our public companies. We salute the NACD Directorship 100 for their dedication, service, and wisdom."
An independent selection committee reviews each nominee's history of advancing board performance and leading corporate governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles are a framework that encourages excellence in areas critical to boardroom leadership, including, but not limited to, risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation, and transparency.
The 2017 honorees will be recognized during the NACD Directorship 100 gala, which will be held in November in New York City.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.
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