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What are "Governing Principles"? Where do they come from? Why do "principles" matter?
How many Boards today operate under a set of "Governing Principles"? If "governing principles" frameworks are not in place - beyond charters - do Boards simply "wing it"? One seasoned, nationally-recognized board member recently said "model board members focus on three key "C" principles to guide their work: courage, competency, and character. " What about transparency? Independence? Information availability? Written "standards for excellence?"NACD's seminal work - "Key Agreed Principles to Strengthen Corporate Governance" - provides a strategic framework, BUT, boardroom masters of governance excellence fully agree "No One Size Fits All".
Join us for a highly-interactive & compelling session on governing principles by our distinguished panelist. Fill your tool bag with the takeaways & action items for driving excellence in boardroom leadership. This is a "must attend" session.
What governing principles really are, are not, and why standards matter.
If "No One Size Fits All" is correct, how do you determine what "yours" are?
What are the leading practices and Board processes to achieve standards for excellence? Are these living, changing & needing frequent updating and refining?
The early warning signals of looming problems, and what boards need to do.
Secrets of high-performing boards in avoiding pit-falls & techniques for self-correction.
Situations / cases where NOT following agreed upon principles might be prudent.
Joyce A. Cacho serves on the board of Sunrise Banks, NA, a regulated financial institution with Consumer Retail, commercial Lending, Leasing businesses and a growing Fintech/Payments division. Cybersecurity risk management is integral to Joyce serving on the Finance & Audit, and Compliance & Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) committees. Ms. Cacho is a trustee of the CGIAR-International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), where in addition to chairing the Nomination & Governance Committee, she serves on the Audit, and Partnerships for Development committees. IITA is Africa’s leading partner in research/innovation for development.
Previously, Ms. Cacho served on the board of Land O’Lakes, Inc. – a privately-held (cooperative), Fortune 200 company, with dairy, animal feed, seed/crop protection operating companies, and SUSTAIN business division. Joyce contributed to board discussions about Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and International topics; and served on the Audit, Operating, and Governance committees. Joyce served as the Chair, Nomination & Governance committee of Winrock International – a non-profit with shared headquarters in Arkansas and Washington, DC.
Ms. Cacho launched the Food & Agribusiness Strategic Research Department with Rabobank International’s 5-office network of Corporate and Investment banking. Joyce served on the USDA/USTR Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee where investment in U.S. agriculture supply-chain risk management, and trade, are priorities. Prior to launching Adinura Advisory Services, llc in 2013, Joyce was a Global Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), for a multinational company in the Chemicals industry where she led convergence of strategy, innovation, and accountability. Leveraging Microsoft SharePoint – a cloud storage technology, was instrumental to gathering data globally for the GRI-based, Corporate Sustainability report, Innovation with Integrity.
Ms. Cacho holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification; is a professional member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of New York; and is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Joyce earned a MS in Commodity Marketing & International Trade from Virginia Tech; a PhD in Investment Decision-making & Corporate Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia; and participated in the Agribusiness Seminar of Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education.
Raymond V. Gilmartin is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., a global research driven pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets innovative vaccines and medicines. Mr. Gilmartin joined Merck as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 1994 and was named to the additional position of Chairman of the Board in November 1994. Shortly after retiring from Merck in 2006, he joined the faculty at Harvard Business School where he taught in the MBA and executive education programs through 2012. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Gilmartin served as Chairman, President and CEO of Becton Dickinson, a global company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and diagnostic products. He joined that company in 1976 as vice president, strategic planning, and took on positions of increasing responsibility over the next eighteen years.
Mr. Gilmartin is on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He has served as the Lead Director for Microsoft and General Mills. He is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development. He is the past Chairman of the Board of The United Negro College Fund and has served as Chairman of the Board of Dean's Advisors for the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Gilmartin has been an active participant in health industry affairs worldwide. Mr. Gilmartin was co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, is a past chair of the Healthcare Leadership Council and was a board member of the Alliance for Healthcare Reform. In addition, he is the past chair of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and a past president of the International Federation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations. Mr. Gilmartin also has been involved in global economic and trade issues that concern the pharmaceutical industry. He was a member of the President's Export Council and is a past chair of the Council on Competitiveness. Mr. Gilmartin received a BS in electrical engineering from Union College in 1963 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1968.