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NACD-Colorado Announces Scholarships

Winners Look Forward to Director Education Opportunities in 2014
    DENVER, CO, February 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced the winners of its 2014 Scholarship Program:

Brad Elliott, Vice President in Wells Fargo's team of regional commercial bankers, received a scholarship to attend the NACD Professionalism course leading to becoming a Board Governance Fellow. In 2012, Mr. Elliott was elected to the Board of the Peak-to-Peak Charter School and also joined the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Sous-Commanderie of Denver. From 2010 to 2012, he was on the board of the Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. From 2008 to 2009, he served on the Advisory Board for the Denver Venture School. Mr. Elliott holds an MBA from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and a degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Peter Durante, currently Chairman of the Board at HSS, Inc., a privately held security firm with headquarters in Denver and offices in 16 states, received a scholarship to attend the NACD Master Class leading to becoming a Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Durante serves on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Compliance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee for HSS. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Transtrachael Systems and OxyView, both privately held medical device companies. He holds a Master of Tax Laws Degree from the Daniels School of Business, a JD from the Sturm College of Law, an MBA from Regis University, and a BS in Marketing from Colorado State University.

Rick Hurwitz received a scholarship to attend the NACD Professionalism course leading to becoming a Board Governance Fellow. Mr. Hurwitz previously served as CEO and Board Chairman for Pictometry International. He currently serves as a Director on the boards of Manning & Napier (NYSE: MN) and Symbility Solutions (TSX.V: SY). Mr. Hurwitz graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rochester and holds BA degrees in Economics and Philosophy.

"By offering both programming and professional education opportunities, we're benefiting our more than 480 Colorado board members and their corporations with the highest level of directorship skill-building, ethics and leadership training found anywhere in the country," said NACD-Colorado Chapter President Bill Heck. "It's an honor for our chapter to participate, and to be able to put some of our most qualified members on the path of Fellowship within the national organization."

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets, and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges, and enhance shareowner value. With 14,000 corporate director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training, and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit For information on the NACD-Colorado Chapter, visit

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