Committees : Governance

article | May 21st, 2014

Bank Director’s Story: How the Board of Congressional Bank Evaluated Itself

A bank director at Congressional Bank describes how her board carried out a self-assessment, and got more than it anticipated.

By: Nancy Eberhardt
article | February 24th, 2014

CEO Evaluations: Providing Feedback that Makes a Difference

Pearl Meyer & Partners’ Laura Hay offers suggestions on a more effective evaluation process.

By: Laura Hay
Bank Services
article | January 13th, 2014

Recruiting the Right Directors for Your Board—and Getting Rid of the Wrong Ones

This article explains how to go about assessing the quality of your board, recruiting new members and getting rid of ineffective directors.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | October 23rd, 2013

The Board’s Role in Succession Planning

Attorneys at Barack Ferrazzano discuss the board’s fiduciary duty in succession planning, questions to ask management, and how to address board succession.

By: Donald L. Norman, Jr., Andrew K. Strimaitis
article | October 11th, 2013

Succession at the Top: Lessons Learned from CEO Transitions

Alan Kaplan of Kaplan & Associates, Inc., draws on his experiences with succession planning to offer advice for boards.

By: Alan J. Kaplan
article | September 30th, 2013

Part I: Best Practices of Bank Boards

Jim McAlpin of Bryan Cave LLP offers the top 10 best practices for bank boards, culled from his and his partners’ experiences attending hundreds of board meetings during the past several decades.

By: Jim McAlpin
article | March 21st, 2013

Digital Directors: A Powerful Boardroom Addition

Adding directors with digital experience can greatly increase the board's ability to provide advice and oversight on the range of digital challenges and opportunities banks are facing. But in doing so, there are several issues for boards to consider.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director
article | January 18th, 2013

Succession Planning for the Board

Seven steps to finding and promoting your next generation of great leaders.

By: Alan J. Kaplan
article | October 26th, 2012

When is the Right Time to Get Rid of the Wrong CEO?

The news about the departure of Citigroup’s CEO focuses attention on one of the toughest jobs of a bank board: firing the CEO.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | August 3rd, 2012

JPMorgan and HSBC: Time to Refocus on Internal Controls

A former acting general counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department looks at the failure of internal controls at JPMorgan Chase and HSBC.

By: D. E. Wilson, Jr.