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    1. Fiduciary Responsibility Training By: Leigh Tucker

      Fiduciary Responsibility Training By: Leigh Tucker

      With so many nonprofits struggling nowadays, why not look at enforced education as a chance to add value to your nonprofit?  Teachers get professional development to maintain their professional certification.  Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals also take classes and engage in professional development.  As a CPA, I have to maintain my professional credentials through education.  Each and every board member has a fiduciary responsibility to understand the financial information they receive and make decisions for an organization based on this information.

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    2. Patriot Coal Names Bennett K. Hatfield Chief Executive Officer

      Patriot Coal Names Bennett K. Hatfield Chief Executive Officer

      ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation , a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, today announced that Bennett K. Hatfield has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. As CEO, he succeeds Irl F. Engelhardt, who is stepping down from his duties as Chairman, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Patriot. Michael M. Scharf has been appointed Chairman of t

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    3. Banks' Good Governance Efforts Improving

      Banks’ Good Governance Efforts Improving By LEE C. CHIPONGIAN October 24, 2012, 5:40pm Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. said that to sustain investors’ interest in the Philippines, the financial sector among other industries, need to improve on areas of operations and transactions that are steeped in the principles of good corporate governance. “Multiple reforms are necessary across the board (and) we are demonstrating that we are up to it,” Espenill

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    4. Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. Announces Changes to Board of Directors

      CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2012) - Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. (" Pro-Trans " or the " Corporation ") ( TSX VENTURE:PVI ) announces the appointment of Darby Kreitz as the Chairman of the board of directors (the " Board ") and Betty-Ann Heggie as the Lead Director of the Corporation effective October 23, 2012. Mr. Kreitz is replacing Don Black as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Black has ...

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    5. Unwired Planet Appoints Mark Jensen to Board of Directors

      RENO, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unwired Planet (Nasdaq: UPIP) today announced that Mark Jensen was appointed to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Jensen was most previously a U.S. Managing Partner-Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Technology Industry and a U.S. Managing Partner-Venture Capital Services Group at Deloitte LLP until his retirement from the firm in early June of 2012. The ...

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    6. Best Buy: Corporate Governance And Financial Risk Heightens

      (BBY) new CEO Hubert Joly faces an uphill battle in turning around the consumer electronics retailer. The company's risk of a blow-up due to accounting, governance or financial problems has worsened to dangerous levels. To be sure, the team is fighting for a comeback. For example, it is preparing to sell a new tablet this holiday season called the Insignia Flex for around $250, going head to head against technology giants such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN). In an effort to

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    7. GMI Ratings Update | Oao Rosneft

      The U.K. oil giant BP p.l.c. (BP) said that it agreed to sell its stake in TNK-BP to OAO Rosneft (ROSN). As part of the deal, BP expects to have two seats on Rosneft’s board, in a development that could slightly strengthen the Russian government-owned oil company’s corporate governance without actually curing its continuing problems. BP will sell its half of TNK-BP in exchange for $17.1 billion in cash and a 12.84% stake in Rosneft, the U.K. company announced.  BP intends to use $4.8 billion of

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    8. Board at Chrysalis Holdings, LLC Welcomes Three New Directors

      FULTON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chrysalis Holdings, LLC, a premier private investment company focused on building and growing successful businesses that provide home financing, data analytics and technology solutions in the mortgage banking and financial services industries, today announced the expansion of its board, as well as the board of its key holding, NewDay USA, LLC, a nationwide VA, FHA ...

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    9. Heidrick & Struggles

      International Inc. : Partners Named to Prestigious Directorship 100 10/23/2012| 07:43am US/Eastern Bonnie W. Gwin and Theodore L. Dysart Honored Alongside This Year's Most Influential Fortune 500 Boardroom Leaders CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced that Bonnie W. Gwi

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    10. Historic governance review considered by the Board of the ARU

      Australian Rugby Union has today considered the historic review commissioned earlier this year into the game’s Corporate Governance. The ARU Board will release the report once key constituents have been furnished with the document – and had an opportunity to discuss the contents, recommendations and findings. The Corporate Governance report was conducted independently, by former Assistant Treasurer and Sports Minister Mark Arbib. ARU’s Governance and Policy Committee, chaired by General (Ret.) P

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    11. Jerrell Shelton to Join Cryoport’s Board of Directors

      LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cryoport, Inc. (OTCBB: CYRX) announced that Jerrell Shelton was elected to its Board of Directors today. Mr. Shelton has served on many public and private boards and currently sits on the Smithsonian Institution Library Board. “Jerry is an outstanding addition to Cryoport’s Board of Directors. He has built and managed successful companies in very competitive ...

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    12. Brown & Brown, Inc. Names H. Palmer Proctor, Jr. to Its Board of Directors

      Brown & Brown, Inc. Names H. Palmer Proctor, Jr. to Its Board of Directors

      DAYTONA BEACH, FL and TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Brown & Brown, Inc. ( NYSE : BRO ) today announced the addition of H. Palmer Proctor, Jr., President and Director of Fidelity Bank and its holding company, Fidelity Southern Corporation ( NYSE : LION ), both based in Atlanta, Georgia, to Brown & Brown, Inc.'s Board of Directors.

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    13. The Pitfalls of Chasing the Rock Star By: Mark Rogers

      The Pitfalls of Chasing the Rock Star By: Mark Rogers

      It’s only normal for start-ups to want to beef up their board of directors or advisory board. The phrase “How do I get to (insert big name person in their industry)?” is all too common, as that person is viewed as the one who will put them “on the map.” I call it “chasing the rock star” and it is one of the most common mistakes that a start-up can make. Of course, what start-up in the technology sector wouldn’t want Eric Schmidt (former CEO and now Chair of Google) to serve on their board? The start-up immediately ...

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    14. Bank of Sharjah Group updates on corporate governance - Hawkamah

      Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance briefed the Boards of Bank of Sharjah and its subsidiary, Emirates Lebanon Bank on global and regional corporate governance developments last week.  The half-day event, designed specifically for Bank of Sharjah Group, focused on corporate governance regulatory developments; emerging trends and discussions on board effectiveness as well as risk oversight to further enhance the group’s corporate governance development. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Al Qasimi,

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