New York – The National Association of Corporate Developers (NACD) has recognized Juliette Passer, CEO and General Counsel of the International Project Development Group, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential – 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.

Juliette Passer

“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 Passer. “The resources, insights and connections I’ve made through NACD Fellowship will be key assets to the companies I serve as well as to my professional growth as a director.”

Passer is an accomplished senior executive steeped in international business and political relations and has the proven ability to help companies accelerate their penetration and growth in the United States and abroad.  She has performed successfully in this role for more than 25 years, also serving as counsel to the legal implications and nuances of these expansions. She has extensive experience on numerous private and nonprofit Boards and brings a unique business and legal understanding of international business transactions and business and political environments in architecting cross-border investments. She is particularly adept and knowledgeable in markets, including the former USSR, Eastern and Western Europe, China, Turkey and Panama.

Panama Gateway International Association Inc. is one of the groups for which Passer is a Board member, serving as first vice chair. “This is a well-deserved honor for Juliette,” said John W. Wallace Jr., Chairman of Panama Gateway. “We are fortunate to have someone of Juliette’s unique skills and international connections as a member of the Panama Gateway Board. Her many accomplishments bring a special value to our corporate members.”

“We are proud to announce that Juliette has joined the NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in 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 our businesses and driver director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched, and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”

Representing hundreds of today’s largest and most diverse corporations in the world, NACD Fellows serve on the 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, Spartan Nash Co., United Health Group Inc., and more.

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.

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