Advancing exemplary board leadership - for directors, by directors.
The NACD New Jersey Chapter provides educational programs for board members,
prospective board members, and CEOs. Our meetings focus on both the practical aspects of board service and the latest developments in leading practices and corporate governance. Attendees include directors and senior executives from New Jersey based public and private companies, as well as nonprofit organizations.
A Conversation with Dr. Shirley Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, theoretical physicist, trailblazer, and NACD New Jersey Chapter 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Governance Honoree. Dr. Jackson, Board Director of IBM, FedEx, and PSE&G, and former director of AT&T, NYSE, Medtronic and many other corporate, government and non-profit institutions, will be interviewed on current board topics by special guest Christopher Clark, Publisher of NACD | Directorship magazine.
The Marchand vs. Barnhill case resolved in the Delaware Supreme Court in June 2019 has proven that Caremark claims can happen, holding board directors accountable for bad faith and guilty of breaching their duty of loyalty, This is the first case in Delaware where the plaintiffs have prevailed, even though Caremark claims in the past have been difficult to plead or prove. Is this a trend or is this an unique case? Holly Gregory, co-chair of Sidley's global Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice, will walk participants through the case and provide a perspective on the lessons board of directors should learn from it. Holly, who was a commissioner on the NACD's upcoming Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) report on Board Leadership, will also link the recommendations of this BRC report to those lessons.