NACD Colorado Chapter Awards Annual Ronald I. Zall Scholarship
Denver, CO (June 2017) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Colorado Chapter, the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced Michael “Mike” Fordyce as this year’s recipient of NACD’s Ronald I. Zall Scholarship. Ronnie Zall’s full life ended on May 4, 2017 and we are all the privileged benefactors of his pioneering work and dedication to director education. The NACD Colorado Chapter will honor this dedication with the presentation of the second annual award during the chapter’s June 2017 Member Appreciation Event.
The first member of NACD’s faculty and its director for two decades, Ronald Zall (Ronnie) predicted that all boards would one day embrace director education.
“We are pleased to award Mike Fordyce the Ronald Zall Scholarship as we honor Ronnie and his efforts and dedication to the advancement of board leadership,” said NACD Colorado Chapter Chairman, Debra Koenig.
Mike Fordyce is the President and CEO of Craig Hospital. He served on the board of directors from 1998-2005 and was chair of the board from 2003-04. Prior to joining Craig Hospital, he served as chief administrative officer at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national health care system. Mike was with CHI for 21 years, providing a strong background in administration, strategy, organizational development, and human resources. Through Mike’s efforts, and working along with effective Board Chairs, the Craig Hospital Board joined NACD and has improved effective governance that has supported the overwhelming success of the Hospital.
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The Colorado Chapter of NACD held an educational event on the board's role in innovation. Curated by NACD CO Board Member Catharine Merigold, the panel included Diego Rodriquez, Global Managing Director of IDEO; Dave Drach, TechStars VP of Corporate Strategy; and Barbara Mowry, NACD CO Board Member. Afterwards, Dave Drach wrote this post, which gives specific suggestions on what a board member can do to influence innovation. A great read to jump start your thinking!
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