Thursday, September 16, 2010

Corporate Governance Consulting Firm, XCEO, Inc., Announces CEO Dr. Curtis J. Crawford has been Named One of the 2010 Directorship 100

Corporate governance consulting firm, XCEO Inc., announces that CEO Dr. Curtis J. Crawford has been named one of Directorship's 100 Most Influential Individuals in Corporate Governance.

The Directorship 100 is the veritable Who's Who of the American corporate governance community; the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 reveals the most renowned boardroom influentials, according to Directorship. Directorship LLC provides corporate governance news, research, and boardroom intelligence for directors of public companies. The organization produces the most visited corporate governance Web site at and publishes NACD Directorship, the official publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

XCEO is honored to announce Dr. Crawford's recognition for his decades of dedication to the pursuit of enlightened corporate governance and delivering exceptional shareholder value.

Since Dr. Crawford founded XCEO in 2003, the XCEO mission and vision have centered on delivering outstanding products and services to boards and directors to promote personal leadership and enhanced boardroom effectiveness via Enlightened Corporate Governance and Extreme Personal Leadership.

These XCEO cornerstones, developed by Dr. Crawford, serve as the foundation for all XCEO programs and initiatives. Specifically, through XCEO's Professional Mentoring and Director Support Services, Dr. Crawford works one-on-one with clients to educate them on corporate governance best practices, support directors in the increasingly challenging role of board service and maximize performance via personal leadership.

In addition, through XCEOs Enlightened Corporate Governance and Advanced Consulting Programs, Dr. Crawford and the XCEO team advise boards on topics, such as risk oversight and succession planning, and they utilize CEO, committee, individual leadership and board evaluation components to provide performance benchmarks, results analyses and counsel to ensure a sustainable improvement in board performance.

Dr. Crawford's expertise of corporate governance stems from over 15 years of research and writing about corporate governance and over 20 years of experience inside the ever-changing landscape and environment of corporate boardrooms.

About Dr. Curtis J. Crawford

Dr. Crawford is the author of three publications including, Corporate Rise: The X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership, Compliance & Conviction: The Evolution of Enlightened Corporate Governance and Managers Guide to Mentoring.

Dr. Crawford currently serves on the Board of Directors of E. I. du Pont de Nemours, ITT Corporation, and ON Semiconductor. Also, he is a Trustee of DePaul University. He was recently honored with the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award.

He began his career as a systems engineer at IBM. During 15 years, he held a variety of executive positions including Vice President of Marketing. During a ten-year tenure, Dr. Crawford was Group President of the Microelectronics Group and President of the Intellectual Property division of AT&T and Lucent Technologies.

He has served as Chairman of the Board of ON Semiconductor; Chairman, President and CEO of Zilog; President, CEO and Director of Onix Microsystems, and Chairman of the Board of ISTAT.

About XCEO Inc.

Based in Santa Clara, Calif., XCEO Inc. offers Professional Mentoring and Personal Leadership Development Programs, as well as Corporate Governance and Board Leadership Development Programs, for high-aspiration individuals and forward-looking corporations.

XCEO implements these products and services via a comprehensive set of well-defined principles and practices which encourage board directors, highly enlightened executives, and high-aspiration individuals to accelerate toward extraordinary levels of performance and personal achievement.

The XCEO extreme personal leadership Professional Mentoring Programs assist high-aspiration individuals in developing personal career and development plans to achieve senior executive and corporate board level positions.

The XCEO Corporate Governance and Board Leadership Development Programs provide boards and individual directors with comprehensive consulting services complemented by automated online exercises to evaluate current performance and establish a desired future performance. XCEO offers boards a full-range of products and services needed to properly mitigate risk in the boardroom. XCEO consulting services include risk oversight, CEO, committee, individual leadership and board evaluation components.

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