This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

The National Association Of Corporate Directors (NACD) Names Corporate Governance Communications Expert Elizabeth Saunders To The Prestigious 'Directorship 100': Governance Professionals And Institutions List

Stocks in this article: FCN

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, congratulates Elizabeth (Beth) Saunders on her recognition as a 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 'Directorship 100': Governance Professionals and Institutions honoree. Ms. Saunders is a Senior Managing Director and the Americas Chairman of the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, and is one of few communications strategists to be named to this prestigious list, reiterating a growing importance of boardroom and executive communications.

The 'Directorship 100' represents the most influential business professionals in the boardroom community, including corporate governance experts, directors, journalists and regulators. This year's seventh annual 'Directorship 100' is composed of 100 individuals, including 50 public company directors, who exemplify excellence, knowledge and leadership in corporate governance.

"Beth's inclusion in this year's 'Directorship 100' is great recognition of her impressive achievements and the gold-standard counsel she provides our clients every day. Beth's recognition is significant for the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, as well as for the greater communications industry," said Edward J. Reilly, Global Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. "Our research has found that shareholders are calling for greater transparency among corporate boards of directors and management teams. Consequently, boards and executives are facing more complex challenges magnified by an intensified threat of shareholder activism, making corporate governance communications experts such as Beth, a critical asset to public companies."

In addition to serving as the Americas Chairman of the Company's Strategic Communications segment, Ms. Saunders leads the firm's Financial Communications practice in North America. She has served as senior counsel to a range of companies through leadership transition, post-merger-communication and restructuring assignments, and is renowned for her expertise in corporate governance and capital market communications strategies, including initial public offerings.

"Since 2009, shareholder activism triggers have increased exponentially in complexity, fueled by amplified 'balance-sheet activism' and more direct involvement by institutions rather than advisors," said Ms. Saunders. "In the face of these trends, our clients and other partners such as the NACD have recognized the value of communications specialists in helping companies activate communications, reputation management and stakeholder engagement strategies to protect and enhance their enterprise value. As many forward-thinking companies have recognized, no industry or company remains untouched, and much like investor relations was 10 years ago, corporate governance communications is quickly becoming a critical element to doing business in the 21 st century."

'Directorship 100' nominations were submitted by a cross-section of directors and NACD constituents, including the NACD board of directors, NACD chapter leaders and previous honorees. Ms. Saunders and the other 2013 award recipients will be formally honored at the NACD 'Directorship 100' gala on December 3, 2013 in New York.

For more insights, strategies and critical action items specific to corporate governance, shareholder activism and CEO communications, contact the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting.

About NACD The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 corporate director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. Furthermore, to create more effective and efficient corporate boards, NACD provides independent board evaluations and custom-tailored in-boardroom education and training programs, as well as director-led conferences, forums and peer-exchange learning opportunities to share ideas about current and emerging issues. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit

About FTI Consulting FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,000 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.58 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2012. More information can be found at

Investor & Media Contact:  Mollie Hawkes  +1.617.747.1791

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,959.44 +154.64 0.87%
S&P 500 2,078.54 +7.89 0.38%
NASDAQ 4,781.4240 +16.0440 0.34%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs