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November 1, 2017

Strong tech governance in the boardroom is a must

The era of getting by without technology expertise represented in the boardroom has passed. With IT and business interwoven so tightly in today's digital economy, board members and other top executives cannot separate themselves from the governance of technology and the oversight of areas such as cyber-security and risk management.

November 1, 2017

What Do Basketball Recruiting And Procurement Fraud Have In Common?

Procurement fraud and basketball recruiting may be in two completely different arenas, but there are crossovers between them that would surprise you. The reward vs. the risk of the choices made can alter everything. College basketball has been in the headlines lately — for all the wrong reasons. Louisville, Auburn, Oklahoma State, the University of Southern California, Arizona, and Miami are getting publicity their chancellors, boards of directors and alumni never wanted.

November 1, 2017

How to land your first corporate board director position

As the baby boomer generation ages, I’ve been getting more calls from people interested in becoming corporate board directors as a way to bridge to retirement. It is an honor to be selected to guide the future of an organization and the pay can be decent as well — sometimes. That said, this is one of the hardest roles to find and be selected for.

October 30, 2017

A Board Member's Top Five Recommendations For Cybersecurity And Risk Management

James Lam has been an advisor to boards on matters of risk management and mitigation for roughly 25 years. He has been the Chief Risk Officer at GE Capital Markets Services, and Fidelity Investments. He was a partner at Oliver Wyman, and started ERisk under its auspices. That unit would later be sold to SunGard. He started an eponymous risk management company in 2002. Since then, he has served on the boards of several companies including E*TRADE Financial Corporation, where he is the chair of the risk oversight committee, as well as a member of the audit committee.

October 27, 2017

Roger Raber Pursued Tougher Rules of Corporate Governance

Roger Raber, ordained as a Roman Catholic priest as a young man, later found his calling as an advocate for better corporate governance.

October 27, 2017

Dr. Ron Forsythe, Jr. Named One Of Savoy Magazine’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Easton, Md., Oct. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Savoy Magazine is the premier listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards. The magazine has just announced their 2017 directory of the most influential black corporate directors across the nation, which includes the Eastern Shore’s Dr. Ron Forsythe, Jr. Dr. Forsythe a member of the Chesapeake Utilities Board, and is also the CEO of Easton’s leading employer, Quality Health Strategies.

October 26, 2017

James P. Liddy Named Chairman Of KPMG's Global Financial Services Practice

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- James P. Liddy, who has more than 35 years serving KPMG's global clients and has held various leadership positions within the Firm, has been named Chairman of KPMG's Global Financial Services practice.

October 25, 2017

Citizens Financial Group Directors Make Annual List of Most Influential Boardroom Leaders

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two members of the Citizens Financial Group, Inc., board of directors have been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100 list. Art Ryan, former chairman, chief executive officer and president of Prudential Financial, Inc., and Wendy Watson, former executive vice president, Global Services, State Street Bank & Trust Company, have been named to the prestigious list, which annually recognizes the most influential corporate directors, corporate-governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

October 25, 2017

KPMG Names New Chairman of Global Financial Services Practice

James P. Liddy, who has more than 35 years serving KPMG’s global clients and has held various leadership positions within the Firm, has been named Chairman of KPMG’s Global Financial Services practice.

October 24, 2017

The board: a stable hand in a perfect storm

Chief executive misbehavior, corporate scandals, lack of leadership diversity, activist shareholders.

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