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Director FAQ: The Role of Proxy Advisory Firms

In brief:The proxy advisory firm industry has grown substantially over the last three decades, and their increasing influence over corporate-governance matters and sharehold­er votes has become highly controversial. ThisDirector FAQexplains the growth of the proxy advisory firm industry, the ma...

Samples and Templates, Research | October 12, 2017

Director FAQ: Oversight of the Independent Auditor

In brief:Boards rely on independent auditors to give an unbiased opinion on the company’s financial statements. The audit committee plays a key role in ensuring the quality of work done by the independent auditor, especially in public companies. This Director FAQ provides a general overview of...

Samples and Templates, Research | August 25, 2017

Director FAQ: The Role of the Executive Chair

In brief:For the purposes of this memo, NACD defines the executive chair role as a temporary position fulfilled by the former combined CEO/chair who has relinquished the CEO title while remaining board chair and onboarding an incoming CEO. Creating this role is not standard practice for a CEO transi...

Samples and Templates, Research | July 27, 2017

Director FAQ: The Boards Role in Data Privacy Oversight

In brief:As companies collect more data from employees and customers, they have a corresponding increase in responsibility for protecting that body of data from unauthorized use. This memo reviews key issues andregulatory developments surrounding data privacy in the digital age, board oversight of c...

Samples and Templates, Research | June 19, 2017

PPG Director Hooper Named NACD Director of the Year

Michele Hooper, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Directors Council, who also serves on the board of directors of PPG, has been named 2017 Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). This award is given to a director who exemplifies knowledge, lea...

News | August 14, 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.

News | November 8, 2017

Director Essentials: Understanding Nonfinancial Metrics

In brief:To help ensure optimal performance in the companies they serve, directors must understand and use metrics—both financial and nonfinancial—that gauge the health of the company. This report presents a variety of key nonfinancial metrics in five important categories:Products and/or...

Research | June 5, 2017

Colleen Birdnow Brown Named 2017 Director of the Year

DENVER, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors and Puget Sound Business Journal announced Colleen Birdnow Brown as the 2017 Director of the Year award winner this Monday in Seattle, Washington.

News | September 13, 2017

How to land your first corporate board director position

As the baby boomer generation ages, Ive 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 ...

News | November 1, 2017

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Announces Appointment of a New Director

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2017) - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) announces the appointment of Carmen M. Bowser to the Board of Directors of the Company and of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, effective September 28, 2017. Ms. Bowser most recently served as Managing Vice Pr...

News | August 18, 2017

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