Committees : Governance

BD Article
article | February 19th, 2020

Talking Too Much About Board Diversity

Two recent studies find that support for board diversity initiatives is declining — both inside the boardroom and among shareholders.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | January 20th, 2020

Board Governance For The New Year

The composition, size and age should all be keen focuses of board governance.

By: Alan J. Kaplan
BD Article
article | January 3rd, 2020

Why Board Culture Matters

A board is essentially a social entity whose culture is a reflection of its purpose and composition.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | October 25th, 2019

The Case for Appointing an Independent Chair

Bankers can learn a lesson from Boeing’s recent decision to split the role of chairman and CEO.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
view_point | October 17th, 2019

Revisiting the Importance of Documenting Board Oversight

The recent court case, Marchand v. Barnhill, should remind directors of what is required to fulfill their duty of loyalty and their responsibilities.

By: Christina Gattuso
Bank Services
article | September 12th, 2019

Best Practices for Onboarding New Directors

Joining a bank board doesn’t have to be a confusing experience for new members. Here are some practical takeaways for creating thoughtful, educational onboarding programs.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
viewpoint | July 17th, 2019

Board Compensation, Diversity Under Scrutiny

Large institutional investors, proxy advisory firms and legislators are beginning to put significant focus on board diversity.

By: Dan Kaufman, Jim Kzirian
article | July 2nd, 2019

Outsourcing the Service, Not the Oversight

Boards need to ensure they exercise meaningful oversight of a bank’s relationships with fintech partners.

By: Karen Garrett, Lindsay Harden
article | June 25th, 2019

Community Bank Succession Planning in Seven Steps

Community bank boards can address the all-important need to plan for the CEO’s successor with a few simple steps.

By: J. Scott Petty
article | June 3rd, 2019

How Subchapter S Issues Could Snag a Sale

The Subchapter S election gives banks significant economic benefits, but that could be jeopardized in a sale by poor recordkeeping.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director