Daily News: February 5, 2016

Brownstein Named President of NACD Philadelphia Chapter


The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, announced changes in the leadership structure that will direct the organization for 2016 and 2017.

Chapter President Terence J. Connors assumed the role of chairman, and chapter board member Howard Brod Brownstein became president. The changes were approved unanimously by the chapter’s board of directors.

Connors recently retired as a senior partner from KPMG after serving the public accounting needs of many of the region’s largest public companies for nearly 40 years. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and in 2002 joined KPMG. Most recently, he served as a member of KPMG’s U.S. board of directors including chairman of the firm’s Audit, Finance & Operations Committee. Connors is a board member and audit committee chair of Cardone Industries.

Brownstein is president at The Brownstein Corporation, a turnaround and crisis management firm. During his career, Brownstein has become an expert on turnaround and crisis management issues, as well as corporate governance. Brownstein has served as an independent corporate board member for more than 40 years, and is a board member of P&F Industries.

“I am excited about the opportunity to continue to build the chapter in ways that add value to the critical roles that local directors play in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas,” said Connors. “And I look forward to the contributions that an immensely – talented director like Howard will bring to our chapter.”

Connors thanked outgoing chair, Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder and chairman of Diversified Search, for the many years of steadfast leadership she brought to NACD.

Brownstein expressed his appreciation to the chapter board for its confidence in appointing him as president, and said, “I am looking forward to working with our board and our new chair Terry Connors in bringing valuable programs to the Philadelphia corporate governance community.”

NACD Philadelphia provides a forum for local NACD members to exchange knowledge and discuss leading governance practices in the Greater Philadelphia region.