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National Association of Corporate Directors Connecticut Chapter Announces its Fall Program Line-Up

August 16, 2016

National Association of Corporate Directors Connecticut Chapter Announces its Fall Program Line-Up

Stew Leonard’s own Tom Leonard Kicks-Off Program Series in September

Darien, Connecticut (8/16/16) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Connecticut, the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced its fall 2016 program series.   

Known for dynamic content and timely topics, NACD Connecticut is pleased to announce, Tom Leonard of Stew Leonard’s – one of the most renowned grocery stores with annual sales of almost $400 million and 2,000 team members – will kick-off its fall program on September 15.  

Stew Leonard’s, recognized worldwide for excellence in customer service and quality, will be the foundation for Tom Leonard’s presentation, “Only Happy Customers Come Back,” this September 15 at The Country Club of Darien.   Tom will share what he believes are the four simple secrets to creating and keeping happy team members and customers.  Tom’s motivational methods transcend to every business environment, whether your company touches consumers or B2B.

“We are honored to have Tom Leonard speak on our 2016 program.  This topic is crucial for board members as every company we represent has customers and team members who we need to keep happy and motivated.” said Mike Lorelli, Executive Chairman of the Board for Rita’s Italian Ices and Board Director, NACD Connecticut Chapter.

NACD Connecticut Chapter Fall Program Schedule:

September 15:  Tom Leonard: Only Happy Customers Come Back, 7:30-9:30am at The Country Club of Darien, Darien, CT

October 20:  The Role and Importance of Strategy as a Board Responsibility, 7:30-9:30am at the Wee Burn Country Club, Darien, CT

November 17:  Outlook 2017: A Board's Eye View of the Year to Come, 7:30-9:30am at the Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT

All programs are open to Sitting Corporate Directors only.  Membership is not required.  Members pay $45 and Non-Members pay $65.  Programs are not open to the general public.   To register, go to or for more information e-mail


For media inquiries / interview requests, please contact:

Melanie Flavin

NACD Connecticut Chapter Administrator


Phone:  203-247-4320


ABOUT NACD Connecticut

NACD Connecticut helps directors lead with confidence. The chapter provides a forum for local NACD members to exchange knowledge and discuss leading governance practices in Connecticut. Members in each of NACD’s 22 chapters participate in a national dialogue on building a global marketplace in which businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected—one where stakeholders trust directors to provide effective oversight and develop strategies that create long-term value for shareholders. To learn more about National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Connecticut, please visit

NACD has been advancing board leadership for more than 35 years. To become an NACD member, please contact Matt Barone at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Concierge at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.