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Expert Details

Corporate Boards, Corporate Governance, and Board Careers.

ID: 732123 Michigan, USA

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Expert is an internationally recognized writer and commentator on the role of boards of directors. As a consultant, he helps clients and business stakeholders understand how to join boards of directors and what to expect in those roles.

Expert publishes an online email newsletter on this topic. This publication is considered the global source for practical, firsthand advice on improving boards and directors. He has authored six books regarding boardroom governance.

Expert presents a multiple-day boardroom management seminar worldwide. Recent programs have been held in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. His media appearances have included CNN, C-SPAN, Voice of America, Bloomberg Money Show, National Public Radio, Marketplace, and CNBC in the U.S. and UK alike.

Expert has also edited The Corporate Board magazine -- the international journal of corporate governance from 1990 to present. He writes and comments on boardroom matters for a number of other publications, and has served on several advisory boards, and consults on governance.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BA Subject: Broadcasting and Business Institution: Central Michigan University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Publisher Department:
Expert has been a Publisher with this mainstay boardroom news source for 30 years.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner, Founder, Editor, Consultant, Expert Witness, and Marketer Department:
Expert is Founder and Owner of his creative service company. Within this institution, in 1997, he developed and launched the online email newsletter devoted to boardroom issues and running boards more effectively.

Expert is Publisher, Editor and Marketer. His critical roles include website development, direct mail programs, ads, and publicity -- which involved PR and promotion list development, press releases, writing and placing articles, and media interviews.

Expert has given interviews with New York Times, San Francisco Business, The Detroit Free Press, Barrons,, USA Today, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Marketplace, and TheStreet.

Expert also markets his services as a business speaker and seminar leader, where his U.S. and global venues include the International Forum for Corporate Directors in San Diego; the U.S. Institute of Internal Auditors; IIR Middle East (Dubai); MarcusEvans (Singapore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Chicago); the ICAEW Global Governance conference in Brussels; and the Detroit Economic Club (the latter broadcast on C-SPAN).

He has also offered corporate governance expert witness and consulting services for clients.

Expert's consulting editorial, publications and advertising service includes projects for businesses and statewide associations, including SAP, EY, McLaren Health System, Sunpower Corp., The Institute of Internal Auditors, vArmour, and Zift Solutions. Primarily he consults on business, technology and health care topics. Expert's additional freelance clients have included the Michigan State Medical Society, wherein he has contributed articles and ghostwritten the Michigan Medicine president’s column -- and numerous freelance copywriting and design assignments.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Michigan Hospital Association Title: Public Affairs Specialist Department:
Expert was responsible for developing and producing a major portion of publicity materials for MHA, including two newsletters -- one for the media, another for membership -- as well as editorials, op-eds and press releases, research and copywriting for magazine articles, and assisting member hospitals with their publicity programs.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Freelance Publishing Title: Freelance Publishing Department:
Expert was contracted to develop and produce a senior citizens' magazine for the Region VII Area Agency on Aging in Bay City, Michigan. He served as editor, photographer, designer, marketer and publisher for this regional newsmagazine. He as also managed advertising sales and design, as well as print production.

During this period, Expert also secured contracts to perform member relations, communications and publicity work for several state associations, including Michigan Works! and the Michigan Motorcycle Dealers Association.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: EightCAP Community Action Agency Title: Public Information Director Department:
Expert was responsible for all liaison with the local media, as well as with community organizations. He managed a heavy schedule of press releases and designed and produced two annual reports. He produced the agency newsletter -- and initiated and produced a second newsletter for the mid-Michigan business community.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Various Accounts Title: Advertising Writer Department:
During this time, Expert operated as an advertising writer with various local agencies for industrial and consumer accounts. He also produced resume packages for individuals, where his offering included national client and agency PR, print advertising, producing AV materials (including storyboarding six training programs), catalogs, annual reports, catalogs and newsletters.

Expert also assisted agency media directors in media buying and analysis.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to Present Country / Region: Middle East Summary: Ongoing speaking/Boardroom Masterclass programs in UAE and MENA region (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman).
Years: 2000 to Present Country / Region: Asia Summary: Ongoing speaking/Boardroom Masterclass programs in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore.
Years: 2013 to Present Country / Region: Africa Summary: Ongoing speaking/Boardroom Masterclass programs in South Africa and Kenya.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, as well as the International Corporate Governance Network.
Professional Appointments
Expert has served as a Gratiot County Private Sector Representative on the Central Area Partnership Consortium Workforce Investment Board. As a board member, he reviewed CAPC’s performance in administering state and federal job training funds in the central Michigan area. He chaired this board for two years.

For almost two decades, Expert served as a board member of Greater Gratiot Development Inc., and he has served as volunteer consultant on corporate board issues with West Michigan SCORE.

Expert regularly serves as a consultant to corporate boards, and as a member of several business advisory boards.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published six books on boards and governance.

He speaks, presents, and gives seminars regularly regarding boardroom leadership.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
I have offered expert witness testimony on corporate governance in two corporate cases.
Training / Seminars
I offer the Boardroom Masterclass, a one- or two-day program on how to make boards more effective, dealing with problems and issues that arise within the boardroom, best-practice "boardsmanship" tips, and managing your personal search to join a board.
Other Relevant Experience
Board member of two area economic development groups, chairing one of these boards.

Fields of Expertise

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