Magazine : Archives : 2nd Quarter 2015

The Chemistry of Success

If service as a bank director is supposed to be a cushy sinecure, then someone forgot to tell the seven board members at CVB Financial Corp., a $7.4 billion asset bank headquartered in Ontario, California. The CVB board and its various committees all meet on the same day once a month, and a typical agenda would look something like this: Committee meetings in the morning, followed by a meeting of the full board in the afternoon, followed by an executive session of the independent directors to wrap things up. President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Myers says that CVB directors...