NCDA and LCDA member, Michael Montelongo.
The financial expert is also a member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA). Graphic: Mónica Hernández/AL DÍA News.

Michael Montelongo elected to NACD board of directors

The governance leader is a former chief financial officer of the US Air Force and current president and CEO of a board management firm.


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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the boardroom practice authority representing more than 23,000 board members, recently announced that Michael Montelongo has been elected to its board of directors, an appointment that will be effective on July 1.

Montelongo, who is currently president and CEO of GRC Advisory Services LLC, a board management firm, is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former executive of a global management-consulting firm, and a regional telecommunications company.

Peter Gleason, NACD president and CEO, stated in a press release:

Michael is an outstanding director with deep governance and leadership experience who will add significant value to the NACD board.

Montelongo’s Career 

“President/CEO of GRC Advisory Services, LLC. Board governance advisor and audit committee financial expert serving on several boards. Frequent board governance speaker/panelist and faculty for the NACD, the LCDEF BRI, and the TLDG. Former presidential appointee and Senate-confirmed official. Cross-domain fluency in business, national security, and civic affairs,” it reads on his LinkedIn profile

Montelongo is recognized for being appointed as the 19th Under Secretary for Financial Management by the White House during the George W. Bush administration, as well as for his role as chief financial officer of the US Air Force between August 2001 and March 2005.

Corporate Leadership

Montelongo, who was also managing director and senior vice president of Sodexo Inc., serves on the following boards of directors:

  • Civeo Corporation, a multinational accommodation and food service
  • Conduent Inc., an IT business process outsourcing company
  • Privately owned Palmex I Ltd., an international producer of granule snacks

NACD board members play a crucial role in the governance world, providing critical oversight to our 23,000-member organization and serving as a beacon to the entire profession of directorship,” added Gleason. 

As a long-standing member of NACD, Montelongo is a leadership member of its board and serves on the battlefield on the Boardroom Steering Committee and as a NACD faculty member.

Montelongo, who earned his BS from West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School, has also been noted for his prolific career in the US Army, where he led staff and line assignments, and where he has been recognized with a congressional fellowship to the US Senate and for his service as an assistant professor of economics and political science at West Point.

The financial leader is also a founding member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), is featured in several nationally recognized Hispanic/Latino publications and board government magazines, including Hispanic Executive, Hispanic Business magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Directors & Boards, Directorship, and Private Company Director.

Their dedication to elevating all boards sends an important signal to directors nationwide, emphasizing NACD’s commitment to promoting high standards of corporate governance,” concluded Gleason.

About NACD

It is the premier membership organization for board directors who want to broaden their knowledge, grow their network and maximize their potential.

Regarded as an unrivaled authority on corporate governance, NACD sets the standard for excellence through its community-driven research and education, programming, and directors' publications.

Directors trust NACD to arm them with the insights relevant to making high-quality decisions on the most pressing and strategic issues facing their businesses today.

The NACD Directorship Certification is the leading director credential in the United States. It sets a new standard for director education, positions directors to meet boardroom challenges, and includes an ongoing education requirement that prepares directors for what is next.


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