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Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Role of Corporate Directors in CEO Succession Planning

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

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The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) at the GW Business School is pleased to announce the next program in its ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance.  The program will be sponsored jointly by ICR and C-LEAF, The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at the GW Law School.  


One of the most important responsibilities of a Corporate Board is developing a succession plan for the CEO, both for the long term and for emergencies. The panel will discuss how Boards carry out this role in practice, what they consider, and how they organize to have an effective process and outcome.



The Honorable Cynthia A. Glassman, Senior Research Scholar at ICR
Dr. Glassman served as an SEC Commissioner from 2002 to 2006, including Acting Chairman during the summer of 2005, and served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs from 2006 to 2009.  Currently, she is a Director of Discover Financial Services, where she serves on the Audit Committee, and Navigant Consulting, where she serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. She is a Trustee of the SEC Historical Society and is on the Advisory Board of C-LEAF. She has spent over 35 years in the public and private sectors focusing on the financial services industry.



Julie Howard, CEO and Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Ms. Howard assumed the role of CEO of Navigant Consulting in March 2012.  She previously served as President beginning in 2006 and Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2003.  Ms. Howard is a member of the Board of Directors for Kemper Corporation and a member of the Foundation Board for Children’s Memorial Hospital. She formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Board of Governors for the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago. Ms. Howard is a champion of women’s leadership development and is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA).


Nels Olson, Vice Chairman and Co-Leader International Board & CEO Services Practice, Korn/Ferry
Mr. Olson joined Korn/Ferry in 1993 after a successful career in public relations and government service. Prior to joining the Firm, he was with the public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. Preceding this, Mr. Olson gained experience in executive search when he was on the staff of the White House in the Office of Presidential Personnel. Mr. Olson is a board member of the Meridian International Center and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a Trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and a member of the Federal City Council and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.


Anthony M. Santomero, Chairman, Citibank
Anthony M. Santomero is the former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He holds the title of Richard K. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Santomero serves on the Boards of Citigroup, Renaissance Reinsurance Company Ltd, the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, and the Columbia Funds mutual fund family. At Citi, he is chair of the lead bank subsidiary, Citibank NA, and the Risk Management and Finance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Executive Committees. At Penn Mutual, he serves on the Executive and Nominating Committees. At RenRe, he is chair of the Investments and Risk Management Committee.


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Patti Niles
Institute for Corporate Responsibility
(202) 994-5206

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George Washington University, School of Business
2201 G Street, NW
Duques Hall, Room 651
Washington, DC 20052

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

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