Nearly two-thirds of U.S. public company board members want better intelligence, saying they could be more impactful in their oversight if they could proactively anticipate disruption, according to Corporate Board Member’s 21st annual What Directors Think study, conducted in partnership this year with Diligent and BDO USA.
The report, What Directors Think 2024: Governing in the Age of Disruption, details findings from a survey of 250 U.S public company directors on what is top of mind for America’s boardrooms, highlighting the substantial challenges and opportunities that corporate directors face in their boardrooms.
Join this interactive discussion to explore how boards are rethinking their composition, structure, resources and processes to more effectively oversee opportunities and risks in an increasingly complex environment.
Be part of the dialogue on February 22, 2:00 at 2:50 pm ET to gain tangible ideas to help contribute more strategically in your boardroom discussions in 2024.
Eileen Kamerick is known among top corporations—from privately held companies to global public conglomerates—as a strategic and collaborative executive who drives profitable growth while significantly enhancing stakeholder value. She has been CFO of leading corporations including Leo Burnett, Heidrick and Struggles International, Houlihan Lokey and BP Amoco Americas, and is an SEC Financial Expert. She currently serves on three public company boards: Associated Banc-Corp. (NYSE), Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds (NYSE) and Hochschild Mining, plc (LSE). Professor Kamerick chairs two audit committees and one corporate governance committee. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors for ServiceMaster, a Fortune 100 services company, and Information Resources, a leading marketing data and analytics company, prior to the successful sale of both companies.
Amy has spent over 16 years with BDO as part of the National Assurance practice office. She founded and directs BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, designed for financial executives and those charged with governance of both public and private companies. She is responsible for the development and presentation of a significant volume of BDO’s continuing professional education (CPE)-worthy webinar, on-demand and podcast programs and thought leadership pieces on a variety of matters related to corporate governance, including cybersecurity, fraud, succession planning and audit quality. Amy further develops certain of the firm’s board of director forums as well as participates in external events for corporate directors.
In her role as Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, the think tank and global governance research arm of Diligent Corporation, Dottie provides thought leadership on governance, cybersecurity and technology topics through presentations to boards and executives dozens of times each year at events around the globe. She is co-author of the book, “Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director,” and she co-hosts the fortnightly show, The Corporate Director Podcast. Dottie brings over 20 years’ experience in governance-related roles, including serving as a director, officer, committee chair, senior executive, governance consultant and trainer for private, public and nonprofit boards.
Melanie is research editor for Corporate Board Member magazine and the director of research for parent company, Chief Executive Group. She oversees custom and proprietary research projects across the firm’s communities of C-Suite and board members and produces actionable intelligence to provide benchmarking and best practices insights on how leadership teams and their boards can navigate current challenges and plan for the future.