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We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line.
Seven private company boards were honored for their business governance excellence at the 2021 Private Company Governance Summit June 9-11, live online.
After a year of crises and disruption, it might seem like a relief to close the books on 2020 and pretend the nightmares of a global pandemic, social unrest and economic upheaval never happened.
In her early years as CEO of Midmark Corporation, a Dayton, Ohio-based global manufacturer and supplier of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and services, Anne Eiting Klamar would set goals
This could be the year of reckoning for climate change as politicians, investors and stakeholders-at-large are pushing for big change.
As demographics in the United States become increasingly diverse, forward-thinking boards are determining ways to achieve more diversity of background, experience and thought in the boardroom.
After a challenging 2020, most companies’ leadership and boards are immersed in and fully occupied with the near-term performance of the business.
Like most family businesses, Hussey Seating had a long history of family members serving as our CEO and board chair.
In the summer of 2020, Gallup polled Americans on their confidence in U.S. institutions and, unsurprisingly, the poll showed Americans lacked confidence in almost every one.
I wonder how long we are going to refer to our present as “unprecedented” or “life-changing.”

Board Dysfunction: Who Is Ultimately Responsible?

We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line. The message is clear: Take diversity seriously, make the necessary changes, and your company will thrive. Additionally, the PwC 2020 Corporate Governance Survey showed that 49% of directors believe that at least one director on their board needs to step down, and 21% say two directors need to go.


What will stay and what will go in private company governance after a tumultuous 2020?

After a year of crises and disruption, it might seem like a relief to close the books on 2020 and pretend the nightmares of a global pandemic, social unrest and economic upheaval never happened. Onward and upward, as they say.

However, this disruption is unmatched by any others that companies have seen in the post-9/11 world and undoubtedly will have a lasting impact on how business is done around the world, whether it’s where workers work or where — and how — boards operate.

Logistics of a virtual world


A Call to Account

In her early years as CEO of Midmark Corporation, a Dayton, Ohio-based global manufacturer and supplier of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and services, Anne Eiting Klamar would set goals her board considered too ambitious.

“I like big goals. That’s how I challenge myself,” says Klamar, a fourth-generation family owner who is now Midmark’s board chair. But such lofty goals, board members explained, would demoralize the management team, who would likely miss the targets and never receive bonuses.


Ancestry

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:06

Ancestry is a global leader in family history and consumer genomics. They have a collection of more than 27 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing DNA network, where customers can discover their family story.

Driscoll's

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:01

Driscoll's is a global market leader of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. They have 100 years of farming heritage and 900 independent growers around the world. A team of agronomists, breeders, sensory analysts, plant pathologists and entomologists grow baby seedlings that are then grown on local family farms.

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