Non-Executive Chair/Lead Director

Growing Goodness, Annie’s Way

October 18, 2013

Fourth Quarter 2013 Corporate Board Member by Deborah Scally For investors who nabbed the offering of 950,000 shares of common stock at $19 a share in March 2012, Annie’s has certainly made good on its tagline “Growing Goodness.” In the 18 months since its IPO, the Berkeley, California-based company, trading as BNNY on the NYSE…

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How Sweet It Is!

August 6, 2013

Third Quarter 2013 Corporate Board Member by Deborah Scally Describing his role at The Hershey Company as the “first among equals,” Chairman Jim Nevels has a lot to smile about as he leads the board of one of the world’s most respected confectionery empires. Jim Nevels has a sweet job—literally. As chairman of The Hershey…

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Boards Worry Over Long-Term Risk

August 5, 2013

from King & Spalding Members of the North American Audit Committee Leadership Network (ACLN) and the Lead Director Network (LDN) met in New York to discuss the board’s oversight of risk, among other topics. The discussion among ACLN and LDN members and other participants in the meeting brought forth three major points: Boards are worried about…

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Want to Send the Right Message? Listen to Your Stakeholders

January 1, 2013

First Quarter 2013 Corporate Board Member by Kimberly Crowe It used to be that it wasn’t so hard for a company to pacify its key stakeholders—investors, customers, and employees—even in moments of crisis. Now, that group has grown to include regulators, politicians, watchdogs, and the public at large. Couple that burgeoning audience with the relentless…

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