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Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance announces new advisory board members


11:31 a.m., Nov. 15, 2012--The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics has announced a new advisory board effective immediately.

Charles Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair of Corporate Governance and director of the Weinberg Center, acknowledged the outgoing board members and expressed gratitude for their service.

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“The center has been fortunate to have a strong advisory board since it’s founding and we thank our former advisory board members for their support and many contributions,” he said. 

According to Elson, as the center enters its second decade it remains focused on maintaining its momentum and increasing its impact in the corporate governance arena over time.

“Our board is reflective of the many constituencies that are involved in the governance area and we are delighted that we will be working with an advisory board comprised of some of the preeminent experts and leaders in corporate governance,” said Elson. “We are especially pleased that Bill Chandler, the former chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, and who is currently a partner with Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, has agreed to chair our board.” 

Ann Mulé, associate director of the center, added, “We are working on an exciting strategic plan for the center to accomplish its mission and goals and look forward to the advice and ongoing engagement of our advisory board.”

The members are as follows:

  • William Chandler, III, (chair), partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati and former chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery;
  • Ashley Altschuler, securities litigation partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP;
  • Mary Ellen Andersen, vice president of corporate and institutional relations and corporate governance officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.;
  • Donna Anderson, vice president and global corporate governance analyst, T. Rowe Price;
  • Lydia Beebe, corporate secretary and chief governance officer, Chevron Corporation;
  • Richard Bennett, chairman, GMI Ratings;
  • Kenneth Bertsch, CEO and president, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals;
  • Rolin Bissell, partner, Young Conaway Stargatt and Taylor, LLP;
  • Catherine Bromilow, partner, PwC;
  • David Brown, partner, Alston and Bird LLP;
  • Peter Clapman, chairman, Governance for Owners USA Inc.;
  • Kenneth Daly, president and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors;
  • Julie Daum, partner and co-practice leader, North American Board and CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart;
  • Jay Eisenhofer, managing director, Grant and Eisenhofer P.A.;
  • Richard Ferlauto, advisory board member;
  • Margaret Foran, chief governance officer, vice president and corporate secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.;
  • Anne Foster, director, Richards, Layton and Finger;
  • Scott Goebel, senior vice president and general counsel, Fidelity Management and Research Company;
  • Stuart Grant, managing director, Grant and Eisenhofer P.A.;
  • John Grossbauer, partner, Potter Anderson and Corroon LLP;
  • Anthony Horan, corporate secretary, JPMorgan Chase and Co.;
  • Bess Joffe, vice president, investor relations, Goldman Sachs;
  • Cynthia Kane, special assistant to the secretary of state, state of Delaware;
  • David Katz, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz;
  • Edward Labaton, partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP;
  • William Lafferty, partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht and Tunnell LLP;
  • Peter Langerman, chairman, president and CEO, Franklin Mutual Advisors, LLC;
  • William Lauder, executive chairman, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.;
  • David Martin, partner, Covington and Burling LLP;
  • Robert McCormick, chief policy officer, Glass Lewis;
  • Patrick McGurn, executive director and special counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.;
  • Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo;
  • Morris Offit, chairman, Offit Capital;
  • John Olson, partner, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP;
  • Robert Rock, chairman and publisher, Directors and Boards;
  • Allie Monaco Rutherford, associate director, corporate governance group, Ernst and Young, LLP;
  • Thomas Sager, senior vice president and general counsel, DuPont;
  • Nicole Sanford, partner, Deloitte LLP;
  • Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance, CalSTRS;
  • Myron Steele, chief justice, Supreme Court, Delaware;
  • Leo Strine, Jr., chancellor, Court of Chancery;
  • Andrea Tinianow, vice president, business development, and assistant general counsel, Corporation Service Company;
  • Karen Valihura, partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP;
  • Carol Ward, vice president and corporate secretary, Mondelēz International, Inc.;
  • Paul Washington, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, Time Warner Inc.;
  • John White, partner, corporate department and co-chair of corporate governance and board advisory, Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP;
  • Ralph Whitworth, founder, principal and investment committee member, Relational Investors LLC; and
  • Ann Yerger, executive director, Council of Institutional Investors.

About the center

The Weinberg Center has had a significant impact in the corporate governance field since its founding in 2000. The center has provided a forum for business leaders, members of corporate boards, shareholders, the judiciary, the legal community, academics, graduate and undergraduate students and others interested in corporate governance issues to interact, learn and teach. Center programs, publications and academic research have generated national and international interest and have helped to shape and influence numerous corporate governance debates and developments. The center is recognized as a thought leader in the corporate governance field.

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