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Homesteaders Board Member Receives National Honor

DES MOINES, IOWA - Homesteaders Chairman and President, Graham Cook, recently announced the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recognized John Paule of West Des Moines, Iowa as an NACD Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. “We are honored to have John serve on our Board of Directors and congratulate him on this outstanding achievement,” Cook said.

Paule was appointed to Homesteaders’ Board of Directors in 2009. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Hospice of Central Iowa and is past president of Rotary, West Des Moines Chamber and board of education in West Des Moines.

As an NACD Fellow, Paule has demonstrated his knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance today, and has committed to developing professional insights through a sophisticated course of ongoing study.

“I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up NACD’s Fellowship program and who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership,” Paule said. “The resources, insights and connections I’ve made through NACD’s Fellowship program will be key assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”

“We are proud to announce that Paule has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”

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