In recent years, the NACE Board has adopted various changes to its processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the board. A proposed change was to create an At-Large Director if, and when, the Board identified a need for specialized expertise. At a NACE Board Meeting on September 28, 2017, a motion was made to create such an At-Large position. Following approval, a second nomination was made to place Dan Adley in that role, naming him Director – Strategic Planning. He will be the first At-Large Director to sit on the NACE International Board in its 75-year history.
In this new role, Adley is responsible for leading the Board’s strategic planning process to improve the effectiveness and efficient delivery of all NACE Programs, Products and Services (PPS). In doing so, he will oversee initial implementation of Best Practice Guidelines for strategic planning and a PPS Portfolio Assessment process. He will also facilitate and oversee the strategic planning process across 15 business units. Finally, he will work to develop the depth and breadth of talent among all levels of plan facilitators, and help the Board achieve its goal of board excellence.