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February 26, 2018

How to get more value from your Advisory Board

An advisory board can have a greater impact on your company than you might imagine.

February 26, 2018

Obituary: J. SHAN MULLIN

J. Shan Mullin died in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He was born in Bellingham, Washington on March 9, 1934, to parents Jack and Naomi Mullin. His family lived in several cities throughout western Washington, including Bellingham, Chehalis and Bremerton, before settling in Seattle. Shan graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952. He earned an undergraduate degree in business administration (1956) and a law degree (1958) from the University of Washington, where he met his wife, Lee Fraser. They married in 1957.

February 23, 2018

Remembering Shan Mullin

When there were tough issues to resolve involving strong personalities and complicated transactions, Shan Mullin was the person you wanted at the table.

February 22, 2018

AI: Boards Embracing Technology

As advertized: AI and Robotics are coming. There is no question that disruptive technologies are going to dominate not only what is introduced into the marketplace but also how our businesses are operated internally. Two evolving, and already disruptive forces, are robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). From the Board’s viewpoint, how do you get smart on these topics and understand their value to you? What are the implications of enabling a digital workforce within organizations? Are their opportunities for the governance process itself to leverage these technologies? Could you soon be joined in the Boardroom by an AI Bot? The future is already here at some boards.

February 22, 2018

Brookdale Concludes Strategic Review and Announces Leadership Changes

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) ("Brookdale" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has:

February 21, 2018

Larry Prior, President and CEO of CSRA, Nominated to 2018 Wash100 for His Leadership in Mergers and Acquisitions

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Larry Prior, President and CEO of CSRA, has been elected to the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for driving key acquisitions in the IT space and overseeing the company’s $9.6 billion-buyout. 2018 marks the fourth consecutive year that Prior has been selected for the Wash100.

February 21, 2018

Avid Board to Add Daniel Silvers as New Independent Director

Burlington, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) ("Avid" or the "Company"), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced that it would add a new independent director, Daniel B. Silvers, Managing Member of Matthews Lane Capital Partners LLC, to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board is expected to elect Mr. Silvers at its next regularly scheduled meeting on March 8, 2018. The decision to add Mr. Silvers resulted from a thorough review process by the Company’s Nominating and Governance Committee and discussions with key shareholders, including Cove Street Capital, LLC (“Cove Street Capital”). To allow for this appointment, the Board will increase its size to nine directors.

February 21, 2018


More than 100 students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended the 2018 Fishlinger Family Lecture Series on Feb. 7, 2018, with featured speaker Jeff Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean of leadership programs and the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management. His lecture was titled The Hero's Farewell: Courage, Character and Business Ethics in the Trump Era and was held in the Edward St. John Building at the University of Maryland.

February 20, 2018

Is Fifth Third wise to again combine CEO, chairman roles? Experts sound off

Fifth Third Bancorp bucked the recent trend among corporations when it re-unified its chairman and CEO roles by naming CEO Greg Carmichael to the chairman’s position early this month, a move some investment professionals decry.

February 19, 2018

Global Relationships and Corporate Growth

Global relationships should accelerate corporate growth. Michael Marquardt shares why he invited the chairman of Tata Sons, India's largest corporation, to the NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Global Board Leaders Summit.

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