Pandemic Complicates CEO Evaluations

One of a board’s most important responsibilities is ensuring that the bank has effective leadership at the helm. This oversight role should include a regular evaluation of the chief executive’s performance. Yet, 21% of the directors and CEOs responding to Bank Director’s 2021 Governance Best Practices Survey say their board doesn’t regularly evaluate the CEO. Further, conducting a regular CEO evaluation is a less frequent exercise at smaller banks – just 56% of respondents representing banks below $500 million in assets say their CEO’s performance is reviewed annually. But even for boards that regularly assess the performance of their top…

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Emily McCormick

Vice President of Editorial & Research

Emily McCormick is Vice President of Editorial & Research for Bank Director. Emily oversees research projects, from in-depth reports to Bank Director’s annual surveys on M&A, risk, compensation, governance and technology. She also manages content for the Bank Services Program. In addition to regularly speaking and moderating discussions at Bank Director’s in-person and virtual events, Emily regularly writes and edits for Bank Director magazine and She started her career in the circulation department at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Business.