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September 11, 2018 - Aspiring Director Program

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Do you aspire to join a corporate board of directors? You won't want to miss this informational program.

NACD Southern California Chapter News

M. Christian Mitchell Appointed to National Board of NACD

Congratulations to NACD So Cal Chapter Chairman M. Christian Mitchell for his appointment to The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) national board of directors, effective January 1, 2017.  Thank you, Chris, for your invaluable contributions to advancing exemplary board leadership among the great public, private and non-profit companies of Southern California. View press release.


NACD Southern California Chapter Newsletter:

The NACD SoCal Chapter leadership is pleased to present bi-annual newsletters to our current members and future members. The purpose of these newsletters is to share insight from the Chapter's leadership on current corporate governance topics and to keep our members and sponsors up-to-date on upcoming events and chapter developments. It is also meant to stimulate a two-way conversation among the leadership, members, and sponsors. We welcome your feedback and ideas on content you'd like to see included in future editions. We hope you enjoy these publications.


Fall 2017 Edition

Spring 2017 Edition

Fall 2016 Edition
Spring 2016 Edition

Fall 2015 Edition
Spring 2015 Edition

Winter 2014 Edition
Fall 2014 Edition

Summer 2014 Edition

NACD Southern California Chapter Board Publications:

Fay Feeney, NACD SoCal Chapter Executive Vice President :The Unsociable Boardroom: A Costly Strategy for 2014 

Ken Merchant, NACD SoCal Chapter Director: Companies Get Budgets All Wrong

David Rosenblum, NACD So Cal Chapter President: Interview with The Metropolitan Corporate Council

Larraine Segil, NACD SoCal Chapter Nominating Committee Chair:  Trustee Blog:  Entrepreneurs on Boards

Larry Taylor, NACD SoCal Chapter Membership Chair: Why Tone at the Bottom Should Augment Tone at the Top 

Dean Yoost, NACD SoCal Chapter Director:  Enhancing the Board's Global Perspective



Focus on Internal Metrics Rather Than External Factors Essential for Effective Pay Structure

Read The New York Times coverage of the research here.

 – An over-reliance on peer group compensation benchmarking is central to the persistent issue of rising executive pay in the United States, new research finds. While other research examines flawed peer group methodology, this new study makes it clear that peer grouping with minimal board discretion is a seriously flawed methodology even when the peer groups are fairly constructed. The study also is the first to document that peer group benchmarking - now so widely utilized that it is enshrined in federal regulations - has accidentally become the de facto standard even though it never was designed to determine CEO compensation.

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