7th Annual National Corporate Governance Conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management
 and its Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host the 7th
 Annual National Corporate Governance Conference.  This day-long Galef
 Symposium, held on February 27, 2004 from 8 a.m.-- 5 p.m. at UCLA Anderson,
 will feature leading experts and will discuss issues focusing on the best
 practices and emerging trends in corporate governance and the issuance of
 equity.
     "In the current rapidly changing climate, director and officer continuing
 education is evermore important, even vital to directors, boards and their
 firms," said Duke K. Bristow, Ph.D., an economist at the UCLA Anderson School
 and Governance Conference Chairman.
     "This conference gives directors and officers productive access to over
 two dozen world-class experts on almost all aspects of directorship and best
 practices in corporate governance for public and private firms," said Bristow.
 
      The conference will address:
 
      *  Recruiting and retaining corporate directors
      *  Building and managing an effective board
      *  Improving transparency for investors
      *  Overseeing successful initial and seasoned public offerings
      *  Expanding investor interest and liquidity in a company's stock
 
      Experts include:
 
      *  Sharon L. Allen, CPA, chairman, Deloitte & Touche LLP
      *  John E. Anderson, CPA, Esq., president, Topa Equities, Ltd. and
         director, Topa Insurance, Dorchester Insurance, Ace Beverage, Mission
         Beverage, Paradise Beverages, West Indies Corp., Bellows International
         and Silver Star Motor Car
      *  William Dale Crist, Ph.D., president (ret.), CalPERS, founding member,
         International Corporate Governance Network and chairman, Pacific
         Pension Institute
      *  James M. Daly, associate director, Division of Corporate Finance,
         Securities and Exchange Commission
      *  James E. Heard, CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services
      *  Mark Heesen, president, National Venture Capital Association
      *  Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (ret.), director, Fluor, Massey Energy and
         SBC Communications
      *  Steven Lazarus, managing director, Arch Venture Partners and director,
         Amgen, Primark, First Consulting Group, R2 Technology and National
         Association of Corporate Directors
      *  Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D., professor and senior associate dean,
         UCLA Anderson School of Management, director, Nordstrom, Equity
         Marketing and K2 and governor, Investment Company Institute
      *  Betsy Sanders, director, Wal-Mart, Washington Mutual and WellPoint
      *  Katherine Schipper, Ph.D., board member, Financial Accounting
         Standards Board
      *  Mark C. Terrell, CPA, executive director, KPMG's Audit Committee
         Institute
      *  Ralph V. Whitworth, Esq., director, Apria, Relational Investors and
         Waste Management
 
     Participant cost for the conference is $895, which includes admittance to
 the opening reception and Directors' Networking Dinner on February 26, 2004.
 For registration and additional information, please call 310-825-1795 or visit
 www.directors.org .
 
     About UCLA Anderson School of Management
     UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the
 top-tier business schools in the world.  Award-winning faculty renowned for
 their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni
 and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning
 environment.  Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education
 to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA
 programs and doctoral programs.
     UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who
 share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance,
 marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and
 technology management, human resources and organizational behavior,
 information systems, strategy and policy.
     Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management
 education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of
 Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and
 talent that will shape the future.
 
 

SOURCE UCLA Anderson School of Management

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