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November 15, 2017

Anti-Fraud Collaboration Releases Report on Misconduct

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations can take substantive actions to address the reporting of suspected financial fraud, according to a new report released by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration. "Encouraging the Reporting of Misconduct" presents recommendations from key players in the financial reporting supply chain – including corporate directors, financial executives, and internal and external auditors.

November 15, 2017

Providence Appoints Carter Pate as Interim Chief Executive Officer

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (the "Company" or "Providence") (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that Carter Pate has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pate replaces James Lindstrom, who has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lindstrom has also resigned from the Company's Board of Directors. Providence will conduct a search to identify a new Chief Executive Officer.

November 14, 2017

Information Security: Your People, Your First Line of Defense

A company can put together as many technology solutions or policies as it likes, but, in the end, its people are the most important element in information security. If the employees in your organization don’t feel personally invested in improving your organization’s security, your defenses will always be lacking.

November 14, 2017

Cien Co-Founder Margot Carter to Speak at EY Strategic Growth Forum®

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cien co-founder and business builder Margot Carter will present at EY's annual Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California on Friday, November 17, as part of a session entitled "What's next for boards?", where she and other seasoned directors will cover the way corporate boards identify, prioritize and address disruptive market forces.

November 9, 2017

2017 Outstanding Directors Awards filled with special milestones, commendations (Video)

The 2017 Outstanding Directors Awards highlighted not only exceptional non-profit, public and private company directors and boards, but individuals and organizations that were distinguished for special milestones.

November 9, 2017

Grant Thornton taps Trent Gazzaway to lead Quality and Innovation for Audit Services

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has named Trent Gazzaway as the national managing partner of Quality and Innovation for Audit Services, effective immediately.

November 8, 2017

NACD Northwest Names Boise Director

The Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACDNW), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced the election of John Sahlberg, Director, US Ecology.

November 7, 2017

It’s Time For Risk Intelligence

The new National Association of Corporate Directors’ cybersecurity handbook says cybersecurity is a risk management issue, not an IT matter. And I agree. Most of the top federal agency IT managers and cybersecurity officials have been echoing the advice in this handbook for months now. It would have been helpful if Equifax’s board had received an early copy.

November 7, 2017

Commentary: 3 Lessons From Bill Ackman’s Failed ADP Proxy Fight

While Automatic Data Processing (ADP) was victorious in the proxy fight against activist investor William Ackman, who sought seats on the board, the drama highlights the sheer amount of energy and critical resources wasted on activity that doesn’t drive shareholder value. Proxy fights such as this one cost millions of dollars, as well as management’s time and attention.

November 6, 2017

How To Recruit The Best Leaders

Unless they want to shut off the lights upon retirement, private business owners have to think about succession planning. Even more, if all key customer and vendor relationships reside with the owner, there isn’t much value to the business without him or her. Building a strong leadership team and implementing a succession plan are essential to a company’s continued success.

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