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Private equity boards enable directors to hone their skills without the publicity and liability that can be associated with public boards. 
The SEC’s climate proposal affects private equity firms, whether they trade on U.S. stock exchanges or not.
Boards and CEOs are most effective when they allow themselves to be open to ideas and vulnerable enough to have their own missteps corrected.
Complicating factors include inflation, interest rates and midterm election fallout.
Three questions family enterprises should ask when putting a governance model in place.
The SEC’s Hester Peirce addresses issues with the commission’s recent proposals.
In board meetings, be aware of who is responsible for what.
Honoring the dedication of talent is key to retention success.
Support the board by providing feedback and sharpening your listening skills.
The proper agenda is a must, but so is self-evaluation and diversity.

Homeland Security Leader Clark Kent Ervin to Join BlueLine Grid Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 18:14

BlueLine Grid, the mission critical mobile communications company, announced that Clark Kent Ervin, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program and partner at Squire Patton Boggs, has joined its Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Ervin previously served as Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Boston Private Tech Company Acquia Staying Private

Acquia, one of Boston’s largest private tech companies that sells website-building software for businesses and governments, has raised $55 million in funding and plans to stay private, according to a Beta Boston article.

Founded in 2007, Acquia has now raised almost $189 million from private investors, and reportedly brought in over $100 million in revenue last year.

WomenCorporateDirectors to Become Not-for-Profit

WomenCorporateDirectors will now operate as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization after U.S. audit and advisory firm KPMG purchased the assets of WCD, according to a press release. It will now do business as the WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc.

Susan Stautberg will remain chairman and CEO of the WCD Foundation.

Follett School Solutions’ President Tom Schenck Joins The Language Express Board Of Directors

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 14:52

Follett Schools Solutions’ President Tom Schenck has joined The Language Express Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.  

The Language Express develops web-based interactive education software, including the award winning social skills program,The Social Express.

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