NACD NXT™ RECOGNITION GALA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 | WALTER E WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC

The NACD NXT™ Recognition Gala recognizes boards that have made transformative efforts and applauds exemplary board leadership practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion. The annual event will take place during the 2019 Global Board Leaders' Summit on Monday, September 23, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, where the winner in each category (small-cap, mid-cap, large-cap, private, and nonprofit) will be announced. The evening includes networking, cocktails, dinner, and a special tribute to the nominees and award winners.

Event Programming:

COCKTAIL RECEPTION | 7:00-8:00 PM

DINNER & AWARDS | 8:00-9:30 PM

CORDIALS & NETWORKING | 9:30-10:30 PM

ATTIRE | Black Tie Optional

EMCEE

The evening will be emceed by Soledad O'Brien, Host of Matter of Fact and Award Winning Journalist and Entrepreneur.

Soledad O’Brien moves audiences to delve deeper into the headlines that shape our lives, outlooks, and daily interactions. As the host of Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, she has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting. A champion of diversity, O’Brien gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America. O’Brien is also a contributing editor—reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for the PBS NewsHour—and a correspondent for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. O’Brien is a prominent philanthropist and the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Gala is open to all honorees and NACD members. Attendance at the Global Board Leaders' Summit is not required, but preferred pricing is available to Summit attendees.

GALA PRICING

Summit & Gala Bundled Ticket | Summit price + $350

NXT™ Gala Ticket | $595

For assistance purchasing your Gala tickets, please contact us at NACDSummit@NACDonline.org or by calling NACD Registration and Event Specialist, Jenn Williams, at 571-367-3639. We would be happy to assist you!

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING 2019 PARTNERS

Founding, lead Program and Content Contributor

PROGRAM AND CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS

NXT GALA TABLE SPONSORS

2019 NOMINEES

PUBLIC LARGE-CAP

Anthem

Exelon Corp.

General Mills, Inc.

HP Inc.

Raytheon

Republic Services RSG

Sempra Energy

The Clorox Company

U.S. Bancorp

PUBLIC MID-CAP

Adtalem Global Education

Alaska Air Group

Booz Allen Hamilton

Brighthouse Financial, Inc.

Darden Restaurants

Domtar

Kraton Corp.

Ryder System, Inc.

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc.

Tilray

Tractor Supply

PUBLIC SMALL-CAP

Amalgamated Bank

Chico's FAS

Denny's

Koppers

Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc.

Regional Management Corp.

PRIVATE

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Church Mutual Insurance Co.

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp.

Pan American Life Insurance Group, Inc.

SeedCX

United Services Automobile Assoc. (USAA)

West Bend Mutual Insurance

NONPROFIT

American Heart Assoc.

CFA Institute Board of Governors

National Children's Center (NCC)

National School Board Assoc.

North Texas Tollway Authority

Novant Health

Theatre Under The Stars

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Large-Cap: Newmont Mining

Mid-Cap: Foot Locker

Small-Cap: TrueBlue

Private: Liberty Mutual Insurance