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Roger Raber, ordained as a Roman Catholic priest as a young man, later found his calling as an advocate for better corporate governance.
In December, the Center for Audit Quality released The Auditor’s Report: Considerations for Audit Committees. The new tool is designed to assist audit committees navigate the new auditor’s reporting model (See our October 30, 2017 post) by summarizing the changes and offering questions to facilitate dialogue among audit committees, auditors and others.
Successful director onboarding and orientation lets the new director hit the ground running with the right information and corporate context to make a difference from the start. Directors starting with a new board have substantial business experience, though there may be gaps in the immediate application—understanding what the company does precisely and how the company accomplishes its mission.
In the past year, there have been scores of reported misconduct in companies across virtually every industry and sector. From Weinstein to Wynn, from Volkswagen to Wells, the behavior of executive leaders has resulted in the dismissal of executive leaders, thousands of lawsuits, and tens of millions of dollars in fines and lost business. As questions about the accountability of boards and CEOs for these actions have accumulated, directors and executive suite leaders have been wrestling with the question of how they can exercise their influence to promote, sustain, and monitor a workplace culture that maximizes organization performance and adheres to core values. Here is some guidance about how to do that.
WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 10, 2018) – The National Association of Corporate Directors(NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 corporate board members, today announced the appointment of 12 additional members to its General Counsel Steering Committee, which brings this influential group responsible for guiding NACD’s Strategic-Asset General Counsel initiative to a total of 59 members.
WASHINGTON, DC (August 7, 2018) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 board members, today announced 129 corporate directors who have earned NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations:*
WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 18, 2018) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 corporate board members, today announced the 2018 NACD Directorship 100, an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers—leaders who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. Through an annual award, NACD has for four decades recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom.
WASHINGTON, DC (JUNE 13, 2018) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 19,000 corporate board members, today announced that William “Bill” McCracken has been elected vice chair of the NACD board of directors, effective immediately.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / September 13, 2018 / ProLung, Inc. ("ProLung" or the "Company") today announced the Company is taking significant steps to better align its product, regulatory, marketing, and consulting functions by focusing upon research and development. This realignment will strengthen the Company's ability to bring the product through FDA approval and to successful commercialization. The Company also announced its appointment of Jared Bauer as interim CEO, as well as additional executive changes.
Tracey Travis, chief financial officer of The Estée Lauder Cos., knows firsthand what it’s like for young black women on boards. She has spent the past 15 years as a corporate director. She was named to the board of Accenture in July 2017, with CEO Pierre Nanterme noting at the time her “exceptional background in finance and operations management” as well as her “valuable international experience as both a CFO and a director of large, global companies.” Travis, who served on the board of Campbell Soup Co. from 2011 until 2017 and Jo-Ann Stores for the eight years before that, has a varied career in corporate America with positions at General Motors, PepsiCo, L Brands, and Ralph Lauren under her belt.
Trupanion Inc. pet insurance company announced the appointment of Jackie Davidson to its board of directors, effective Sept. 5.
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies (Nasdaq: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions today announced that Kristine S. Moore was elected to the Board of Directors effective September 10, 2018.