Interviews

Jim Nevels

Jim Nevels


How Sweet It Is!
August 12, 2013
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.

Anne Sheehan

Anne Sheehan


Making the Grade in Sound Investing
February 28, 2013
If you spend any time with the head of corporate governance for CalSTRS, it doesn’t take long to understand the commitment Anne Sheehan brings to her job. With the pensions of the entire state of California’s teachers on the line, Sheehan doesn’t mind holding corporate America’s feet to the fire when it comes to meeting the goal of sound, long-term performance.

Executive Contracts: Ties that Bind
August 09, 2012
Corporate Board Member recently interviewed Laura O’Donnell, partner, Haynes and Boone LLP, to talk about the current corporate landscape for executive retention and what boards should know when evaluating executive contracts.

Jane Stevenson

Jane Stevenson


Keys to Building a Diverse Board
August 09, 2012
An interview with Jane Stevenson, vice chair, Board and CEO Services, Korn/Ferry International, on the importance of board diversity and how companies can overcome challenges in the director search process.

M&A Liability: Post-Closing Risk
February 28, 2012
Few things are more stressful to a board that undergoing a merger or acquisition—no matter which side of the table you’re on. Not only is the future of the company riding on the outcome, there are myriad ways liability can crop up before the deal is inked.

Simmering Risk: Cyber Attacks and Government Investigations
February 28, 2012
Corporate Board Member tapped the expertise of Chandra Reddy Metzler, president, U.S. and Canada Financial Lines, Chartis Insurance Corp., and William M. Steers, president, Gunn Steers & Co. LLC, to discuss two simmering topics for boards today.

Say on Pay: Avoiding the Crosshairs
February 28, 2012
Corporate Board Member talked to Carol A.N. Zacharias, deputy general counsel, North America, ACE Group, about litigation and the potential for director liability related to say-on-pay lawsuits this proxy season. Here’s what she had to say.

Seven Questions Directors Should Ask About D&O Coverage
February 28, 2012
Joining a board of directors isn’t without risk. Christine Weirsky, public relations director, Marketing and Communications, North America, XL Group Insurance, says directors should never shy away from asking about what coverage is available to protect them.

Maggie Wilderotter

Maggie Wilderotter


A New Frontier
February 28, 2012
Maggie Wilderotter, chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications Corp., has a full agenda for 2012. To start, she must oversee the telecom as it digests its 14-state acquisition of Verizon and do so amid headwinds that aren’t likely to abate in the short term.

IDL: Looking Out for No. 1
February 28, 2012
While most aspects of group coverage afford liability protection to the individual directors, sometimes there may be gaps, especially when there is a large claim that essentially depletes the limits set up under the main policy. To address those gaps, the insurance industry offers singular protection that will afford complete sleep insurance to board members on an individual basis.