The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and Corporate Board Member Launch Governance Focused Video Web Show Series

"Governance Minutes" Monthly Series to Address Issues of Interest to Corporate Secretaries and the Companies and Boards They Serve

Mar 12, 2012, 11:08 ET from Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Board Member, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. (the Society), today announced the launch of "Governance Minutes," an on-demand monthly video web show series designed to inform Society members, from both public and private companies, on governance issues of interest. The program features interviews with leaders in the governance field and will offer insight and thoughtful examination on such topics as executive compensation, board governance, disclosure and proxy drafting, shareholder engagement and annual meetings.

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"We are delighted to work with our knowledge partner Corporate Board Member to produce 'Governance Minutes'," said Society President and CEO Kenneth A. Bertsch.  "We hope to interview people representing the entire spectrum of governance issues, for the benefit of our members from companies large and small.  We look forward to promoting professional development by getting in front of issues that challenge us."

Darla Stuckey, SVP, Policy and Advocacy at the Society, added:  "The topics discussed on 'Governance Minutes', such as succession planning, shareholder relations, using technology in the board room or at the annual meeting, will help our members and potential members in educating their boards on current topics and best practices."  

TK Kerstetter, President of Corporate Board Member and co-host of its weekly board issues web program, 'This Week in the Boardroom,' says there is great value in producing an ongoing web show that provides timely, need-to-know information in an accessible format.  "Corporate Board Member looks forward to collaborating with the Society as a knowledge partner to create relevant content addressing the changing landscape of corporate governance at a time when corporate regulation is a focal point of government agencies, corporations and the private sector.  Since its launch more than two years ago, we have received a great deal of positive feedback and increasing viewership for 'This Week in the Boardroom'. We are certain the same success and value will be realized by the viewers of 'Governance Minutes'."

'Governance Minutes' is available at,, and The web show program will be approximately 15 minutes in length and air every month. Each program will be archived for on-demand viewership.

About Corporate Board Member

Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information and education resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables, and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc stock exchanges.

About the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

Founded in 1946, the Society is a professional association of more than 3,000 corporate secretaries, assistant secretaries, in-house counsel, attorneys in private practice, accountants, compliance officers, and other governance professionals who serve 1,500 public, private and not-for-profit companies of most every size and industry. Its members support the work of corporate boards and executive management in corporate governance and disclosure, compliance with the corporate and securities laws and regulations, and stock exchange listing requirements. The Society provides educational programs, develops best practices and provides data and constructive comments in response to regulatory and legislative requests for information about the practical implications and likely effectiveness of proposed changes in governance practices or regulations.


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