North Highland Lead Director Loretta Penn Recognized as NACD Directorship 100™ Honoree

Penn Honored During NACD 16th Annual 2022 Directorship 100™ Awards

ATLANTA – June 22, 2022 – North Highland, the leading change and transformation consultancy, has announced that Loretta Penn, Lead Director of its Board of Managers, was named Private Company Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

NACD honored Penn during its 16th annual 2022 NACD Directorship 100 awards, which celebrate the “most influential” directors and governance professionals making incredible impact on boardroom practices and performance. Penn was peer-nominated for her strong demonstration of integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment and high standards.

“The NACD Directorship 100 continues to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary board leadership and innovation in corporate governance,” said Peter R. Gleason, NACD president and CEO. “We honor these individuals’ forward-thinking minds and their ability to lead their board and organizations to current and future success.”

“Loretta is the epitome of a changemaker,” said Alex Bombeck, CEO of North Highland. “She has worked consistently to improve North Highland’s strategic goals, performance and innovation in alignment with our transformative journey. We’re very proud of Loretta and honored to have her as part of the North Highland team.”

Penn accepted the award during the NACD Directorship 100 Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, where she shared her thoughts on the achievement.

“I’m extremely flattered to receive this prestigious award from NACD,” shared Penn. “I’ve shared before that in order to attain success, you need people to encourage and support your efforts. In this instance, I’m incredibly appreciative of the North Highland team’s support and partnership along the way.”  

The complete list of the 2022 NACD Directorship 100 is available at

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