October 24, 2017

Telling Your Company’s Story: The Board’s Role in Disclosure

At this October 2017 event, hosted by the CAQ and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, a panel of thought leaders provided investor, issuer, auditor, director, and legal perspectives on how boards of directors can communicate with key stakeholders through disclosure oversight and engagement. What are board best practices in disclosure oversight? What do investors desire and expect? The panel addressed these questions and much more.

Participants

  • Eileen R. Cohen, Managing Director, US Equity, JPMorgan Asset Management
  • Robert Evans III, Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Margaret (Peggy) M. Foran, Chair of the Occidental Petroleum Compensation Committee; and Chief Governance Officer, SVP and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
  • Douglas L. Maine, Limited Partner and Senior Advisor for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.; Director, Audit Committee Chair, and member of the P&C Committee, Orbital-ATK Inc.; Director, Audit Committee Chair, and member of the N&G Committee, BroadSoft, Inc.; Director and member of the Audit and N&G Committees, Albemarle, Inc.
  • The Honorable John W. Noble, Partner, Morris James LLP; former Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Sharon A. Virag, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, AETNA
  • John W. White, Partner, Corporate Department, and Chair of Corporate Governance & Board Advisory Practice, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Moderator: Charles M. Elson, Director of the Weinberg Center, Edgar S. Woolard Chair in Corporate Governance, and Professor of Finance, University of Delaware