Author Archives for Peter Gleason

Culture: The Board’s Expanding Frontier

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With headlines trumpeting high-level firings for “inappropriate behavior” in a variety of domains, it’s become more obvious than ever that corporate culture matters, and that boards should oversee it. So what exactly is corporate culture, and how can it be overseen? These questions might sound new, but they are as old as the corporate governance movement that began some 40 years ago when NACD was founded. Indeed, for the past four decades, the role of the board in overseeing corporate culture has been growing in breadth and depth, and much can be learned from history. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Read More


NACD Remembers Roger W. Raber

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) mourns the loss of our past president Dr. Roger W. Raber, who died peacefully at home on the evening of October 10, 2017, after a long and valiant struggle against an illness. No mere summary can express the value he brought NACD, the nation, and the world. The details of his extraordinary life of service can be found in his obituary notice below, and members can read more about his dedication to NACD here. Peter Gleason President & CEO, NACD OBITUARY NOTICE Dr. Roger W. Raber November 28, 1942 – October 10, 2017... Read More


A Message to Our Members in Florida

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Dear members of the NACD Florida family: As Hurricane Irma made landfall Sunday morning, I watched the devastation unfold in fear. As the destructive path moves north, I can only hope that all of our families, friends, and loved ones have heeded the warnings of officials and moved to safer areas, or that they have found safe shelter if evacuation wasn’t possible. Unfortunately, this storm is predicted to keep moving and it will likely bring heavy damage to more areas in the southeastern region of our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the state of Florida and... Read More