Too much attention is paid, in my view, to the identity of the Chairman relative to the board's mandate and operating procedures.
The Federal Reserve chairmanship is attractive not only because the Fed plays an integral role in the global financial system, but because Chairman Greenspan has been so effective in building the Fed as an institution.
of the House Ways and Means Committee, he wields considerable influence over all tax issues.
This process started several years ago, Bill explains, with Jim Clark, FEI's chairman
for 1994-95, who openly addressed some tough issues facing FEI.
The process of finding the new chairman
of the FASB is organized and directed by the FAF's eight-member selection committee, which I chair.
It certainly would have been comforting to Viacom shareholders to know that a strong board was riding shotgun to a chairman
bent on obtaining the prize.
From 1981 to 1986, Republican Mark Hatfield was chairman
of the Senate committee responsible for the appropriations for 15 other departments, the Congress, the courts, and at least 30 independent agencies.
All things being equal, which they never are, I think the CEO should usually be the chairman
Zimmerman, following his election as Federated's next chairman
and chief executive officer, said: "This is a tremendous company and a tremendous opportunity, to which I will dedicate myself totally as chairman
and chief executive officer; Jeffrey S.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman
of LVMH (the owner of Phillips), said: "I am delighted that Simon de Pury and Daniella Luxembourg have agreed to join Phillips and to merge their own business with the company.
Gardner comments, "I am honored to serve as the chairman
of the board of the Getty Trust--an institution that plays a leadership role in enhancing the understanding and support of the visual arts worldwide.