Silka Gonzalez is Recognized as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow

NACD Fellows Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Highest Level of Leadership in the Boardroom

Miami, Florida, January 8, 2018 – Enterprise Risk Management, Inc. (“ERMProtect”) today announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Silka M. Gonzalez, ERMProtect President, 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.

“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 Silka Gonzalez. “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.”

Silka Gonzalez is the founder and president of ERMProtect, a leading Cybersecurity and training company. Prior to founding ERMProtect, Silka was a manager of IT and business services at Price Waterhouse. She also served as Manager of Information Systems Auditing for Diageo PLC and Manager of Information Systems Security for American Bankers Insurance Group (now Assurant Solutions). Silka is a published author, addressing current issues in cybersecurity, IT auditing, regulatory compliance, and computer forensics. Silka is frequently sought out by local and national media as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity.

“We are proud to announce that Silka Gonzalez has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the 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 driving 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 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, SpartanNash Co., UnitedHealth 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.

To learn more about NACD Fellowship, visit NACDonline.org/Fellowship.

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