This Week in the Boardroom (7/7/2011) hosts Paul Washington, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. The segment–taped at the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals‘ National Conference in Colorado–addresses shareholder proposals, withhold vote campaigns, risk, long vs short-term, and the ever-changing role of corporate secretaries. Make it safe for the CEO to come to the board without all the answers.
A week earlier (6/30/2011) TK Kerstetter, President of Corporate Board Member, speaks with Ken Bertsch, President & CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, at the Conference. The segment addresses regulatory changes, board education, and the balance between business processes and shareholders rights. Say on pay (accompanying lawsuits for failed votes), technology in the boardroom, risk (especially liquidity) and whistle-blowers were three big topics. We’re at the point of possible Federal overreach. See also Ken Bertsch reaches out to small and mid-cap companies, Corporate Secretary, 7/1/2011.