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Naples February 28th Program Summary: Board Impact on Culture

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 Naples February 28th Program Summary: Board Impact on Culture 
by Kimberly Simpson, Regional Director, NACD 

At the beautiful Naples Yacht Club, NACD Florida, along with a “who’s who” local host committee, welcomed nearly 70 NACD members and guests for a program based on The Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset. Moderator Lauren Smith, NACD Florida president, and managing director, Diversified Search, along with panelists Karen Horn, NACD chairman of the board and director with Simon Property Group, Inc.; Herman Bulls, director, USAA, Comfort Systems, USA, Inc., and Rasmussen Inc.; and Rajiv Gupta, director, Tyco, Vanguard Group, HP Inc., and Delphi Automotive, shared culture best practices as well as lessons learned.

As a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission, Ms. Horn explained the genesis of the NACD report on culture. Given recent headline-grabbing failures of culture, and the opportunity to drive shareholder value through board-level attention to company culture, NACD convened a group of leading directors and experts to discuss current and future practices for boards in this important area of board oversight. The title of the report was quite intentional, she noted. That is, culture can and should be an asset to companies aiming to drive shareholder value. (read more)



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