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September 20, 2017

Perry Ellis International Elects J. David Scheiner as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) (“Perry Ellis” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected J. David Scheiner (“David”) as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Scheiner succeeds George Feldenkreis, following the termination of Mr. Feldenkreis’ position as Executive Chairman. George Feldenkreis remains a member of the Board of Directors. These changes, which are part of a multi-year leadership succession planning process, are effective immediately.

September 20, 2017

Allegis Partners and the Directors Academy Collaborate to Identify and Advance the Next Generation of Diverse Board Members and Future Board Leaders

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Allegis Partners (AP), the exclusive executive search partner for the national not-for-profit Directors Academy, announced today that it is partnering with the Academy to enhance the NextGen Directors Program. The Program, established by the Academy, is a peer-to-peer learning environment offering educational classes and networking opportunities, designed to accelerate the development and proactive placement of the next generation of corporate board members.

September 20, 2017

From the Server Room to the Board Room: D&O and Cybersecurity Emerging Trends

With breaches of nearly 150 million Americans’ personal information flooding the news the last few weeks, followed by the filing of more than 50 class action lawsuits to date, and the announcement of an FTC investigation, cybersecurity is squarely on the minds of and on the table in boardrooms across the country. On September 14, 2017, Reed Smith was pleased to host Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, Executive Director with Optiv’s Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, to talk about the latest trends in information security and to support boards in this important emerging area. Coming out of the webinar, one of the most important questions that came up was not so much “What should boards do?” but what are boards actually doing, and how boards and executives can benchmark.

September 19, 2017

In India Inc, this is what independent directors really need

The board works as a spine in the structure of a company, of which one segment is independent directors, forming the vertebra, having the strength to fight risk. At the same time, it is argued that “independent directors are not independent.” This is not really correct. Independence is there, but not sufficient to discharge their responsibilities. Since their prime duty is to manage risks, they have to face tough challenges. The duty of independent directors is to formulate policies and oversee the welfare of stakeholders, and their focus is risk management. They have to see through agendas prepared by the management, to see whether the implementation of policies is being followed. But they are not supposed to oversee day-to-day activities of a company.

September 19, 2017

Pearl Meyer Leaders Honored by NACD Directorship 100

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Meyer President and CEO David Swinford and Jannice Koors, senior managing director and the firm's western region president, have been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100, an annual list of influential individuals who exemplify excellence in boardroom leadership.

September 18, 2017

Boards Try Buddy System to Get Newcomers Up to Speed

Amy Chang got unusually frank feedback when the new director of Cisco Systems Inc. walked out of her first board meeting last December.

September 15, 2017

Axon Global Extends its International Outreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Axon Global and the Global Manufacturing Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), led by Israel Martinez, extended their international outreach from Global Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., the AsiaPAC and the Middle East, into the United Kingdom. At the request of the British Embassy, both joined efforts with an international delegation of UK and US cybersecurity innovators and thought leaders from industry and government at the Washington, D.C. British Embassy. The working group roundtables focused on bringing cyber stability internationally, included: Commercial; Law Enforcement; System Integrators; and the MSSP/ISP community. Others attending included the National Security Agency, DOD, DHS, and US CYBERCOM. Martinez stated at the conference that "cyber alliances and defining sovereignty in cyberspace are both key to a stable cyber society."

September 15, 2017

GOVERNOR BROWN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS

9-15-2017 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

September 15, 2017

Axon Global Extends its International Outreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Axon Global and the Global Manufacturing Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), led by Israel Martinez, extended their international outreach from Global Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., the AsiaPAC and the Middle East, into the United Kingdom. At the request of the British Embassy, both joined efforts with an international delegation of UK and US cybersecurity innovators and thought leaders from industry and government at the Washington, D.C. British Embassy. The working group roundtables focused on bringing cyber stability internationally, included: Commercial; Law Enforcement; System Integrators; and the MSSP/ISP community. Others attending included the National Security Agency, DOD, DHS, and US CYBERCOM. Martinez stated at the conference that "cyber alliances and defining sovereignty in cyberspace are both key to a stable cyber society."

September 14, 2017

Somos, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Howard Woolley to its Board of Directors

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Somos, Inc., the leading provider of neutral Toll-Free numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of Howard Woolley to its Board of Directors to serve as a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee.

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