Committees : Governance

article | Governance June 29th, 2012

Preparing Your Virtual Bench

Isabella Bank CEO Rick Barz talks about how his bank handles succession planning from the bottom up.

By: Robert Phelps
article | Governance March 29th, 2012

Part 4: Best Practices for Bank Boards

Avoid burnout on the board, develop real leadership and schedule special meetings to look at the big picture, says Jim McAlpin of Bryan Cave LLP.

By: Jim McAlpin
article | Governance March 7th, 2012

Sharing Directors Brings Added Experience to Your Board, But Could Cause Problems

Before sharing directors with another bank, think about the potential liability, says Jonathan Hightower of Bryan Cave LLP.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | Governance February 15th, 2012

Looking Beyond the CEO: How Well Does Your Board Evaluate High Potentials?

Directors need to take a far more active oversight role in overall management succession, not just in CEO succession. The question is: how?

By: Jack O'Kelley
article | Governance February 13th, 2012

Part 3: Best Practices for Bank Boards

This is the third part in a series of articles by Jim McAplin of Bryan Cave LLP on the 10 best practices for bank boards.

By: Jim McAlpin
article | Governance January 20th, 2012

Managing the Board and CEO Relationship During Times of Stress

Whether your bank board is currently experiencing some form of board level conflict or stress as a result of the recent credit crisis, or if it is one of the few boards free of it for the time being, this article will guide you through various tactics for resolving disputes.

By: Christopher Zinski, Stephen G. Morrissette
article | Governance December 2nd, 2011

Part 2: Best Practices for Bank Boards

This is the second in a series of articles by Jim McAplin of Bryan Cave LLP on the 10 best practices for bank boards.

By: Jim McAlpin
article | September 7th, 2011

Succession Planning Without Three Envelopes

Succession planning takes hard work and boards tend to make it a task instead of a strategy. Or, you could use the three envelope approach.

By: J. Timothy O'Rourke
article | July 25th, 2011

Do the Europeans have it right?

U.S. bank boards tend to have older members, fewer financial experts and more people busy with outside jobs than their European counterparts.

By: Naomi Snyder