Tobin Professor Chain recognized for commitment to board leadership

Herbert Chain
January 8, 2020

Herbert M. Chain, M.B.A., M.S., C.P.A., Assistant Professor of Accountancy and Executive Director of the Tobin Center for Executive Education, has been recognized as a Certified Director by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Those who earn NACD Directorship Certification signal to boards, investors, and other stakeholders that they possess the highest commitment to continuing director education available in the United States.

The only program of its kind in the United States, the NACD Directorship Certification™ program provides a tangible assessment of a director’s understanding of the essential knowledge required to lead in today’s boardrooms. Certification also facilitates continuous learning, and allows directors to showcase their governance knowledge to the companies they serve and to other stakeholders in the broader governance community.

“I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up the NACD Directorship Certification™ community and who are committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom excellence,” said Professor Chain.

“The information I’ve learned via NACD’s certification program are key assets to the students in my graduate ethics and professionalism classes, to the companies I serve, and to my professional growth as a director.”

“NACD Certified Directors demonstrate their keen awareness that directorship is a profession that, like all professions, requires continuous learning,” said NACD CEO Peter R. Gleason.