Two New England Council members were recently honored by the New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The board of NEC member American Tower Corporation received NACD’s Public Company Board of the Year Award while the board of Amica Insurance, also an NEC member, was recognized with the Private Company Board of the Year Award.
American Tower Corporation owns and operates more than 100,000 global communications sites throughout the world. Its 10-member board was honored as New England’s public board of the year for growing the company while maintaining an inclusive and responsible corporate culture. According to NACD, “The board is well-regarded for its diversity of skills, ability, and experience, which enables it to develop innovative solutions leading to enduring success. The board is also committed to corporate responsibility, which plays a critical role in its business strategy and focuses on the four core elements of philanthropy, ethics, environment, and people.”
Amica Insurance is the oldest mutual automobile insurer in the United States, and currently operates almost 50 offices across the country. Its board of directors was recognized for its commitment to creating a company employees and customers are proud of. “In what is undoubtedly a credit to the corporate culture, employees frequently spend their entire careers with Amica. Amica’s board of 12 directors, which features members of the business, finance, law and education communities, has been praised for its commitment to leadership diversity,” according to NACD. “Amica has a longstanding tradition of giving back to the communities it serves through community sponsorships, charitable grants, and corporate citizenship activities.” What’s more, Amica’s award was presented by none other than New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett.
The NACD annual awards “recognize leadership and accomplishment of corporate directors in New England.” Several New England Council members have been honored by the organization over the years, including CVS Health and Eastern Bank. The New England Council congratulates American Tower and Amica Insurance on this prestigious industry award.