A recent Corporate Board Member article pointed out that Berkshire Hathawayâ€™s board is anything but independent and diverse; yet, the company performs well. In this session, we challenge the notion that diversity is a panacea for better board performance. We discuss the pros and cons of diversity in the boardroom. We also question â€œDiversity of What?â€ by asking why gender and ethnicity and not age, industry expertise, nationality? Panelists will provoke what we hope to be a rich dialogue with attendees.
Join NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter and USC Marshall School of Business for the annual Corporate Directors Symposium. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with experts and board colleagues from throughout the West as we examine the impact of steady board leadership in this digital age. This symposium is open to sitting corporate directors and executives in the boardroom.
Directors are responsible for corporate risk oversight. One internal risk often overlooked is psychopathic behaviors from the CEO, management or even a fellow board member. Armed with charisma and intelligence, psychopaths have a seemingly innate ability to do or say whatever it takes to attain their goals. Unfortunately for directors, the impacts are often unseen and sudden, and the costs in performance loss and reputation can be devastating.
After three years of relative calm, Executive Compensation is now back in the spotlight and Boards & Compensation Committees, more than ever, need to explain their rationale for how they pay executives and themselves.
Phil Satre (Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Wynn Resorts, Independent Director at Nordstrom, and Chair of IGT) and Valerie Glenn, director at Employer's Insurance Group, will share their views on corporate talent management, disruptive risk strategies, digital technologies, succession planning and CEO compensation strategies in a fireside chat. Mr. Satre was the past CEO of Harrah's Entertainment and Chairman of NV Energy.