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For the past 17 years, Corporate Board Member has surveyed public company directors to take a pulse on top boardroom issues. This year’s study in partnership with Computershare and Georgeson (a Computershare company) provides interesting insights into what keeps directors up at night when looking at the 2020 landscape and how their boards are preparing for the challenges—and opportunities—ahead.

In the time of international instability, a presidential election on the horizon, a business cycle in its seventh year of expansion and increased stakeholder scrutiny of responsible growth strategies, today's boards face a host of headwinds. Indeed, as a public company director, your oversight responsibilities are at an all-time high.

Join this webinar to find out what’s on the minds of other public company directors and gain tangible advice to help your board navigate its responsibilities in the year ahead.  

What Directors Think: 

Navigating 2020's Biggest Issues for Public Company Boards

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET


- Assess different potential economic, political and regulatory scenarios, and how to adjust short- and long-term growth strategies to weather them

- Explore shareholders' and regulators' increased focus on ESG, and how boards are evolving their ESG-related oversight and disclosures

- Identify shareholder activists' key focus areas for 2020, and how boards can prepare for new activist trends

Hannah Orowitz

Managing Director, Corporate Governance




Melanie Nolen

Research Editor

Corporate Board Member


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Charles Yamarone

Board Member, El Paso Electric; Former Board Member, United Continental Holdings;

Chief Corporate Governance & Compliance Officer, Houlihan Lokey

Hannah Orowitz is a managing director on Georgeson’s corporate governance advisory team. Hannah leverages her legal background and disclosure expertise to help Georgeson clients enhance and effectively communicate key governance matters to their investors. As a former in-house counsel, Hannah understands the complexities presented by investors’ ever-increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and helps clients reach consensus within their organizations as to how to best communicate with stakeholders on these topics.

Chuck Yamarone has been a Director of the El Paso Electric Company (NYSE: EE) since 1996, and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2015. From January 1996 until June 2016, he was a member of the board of directors of United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) and its predecessor, Continental Airlines. He has also served on the boards of several other publicly held corporations, including Bally’s Grand Las Vegas, LIVE Entertainment, and Vagabond Inns, as well as privately owned New Millennium Homes, developer of more than 700 luxury homes, including The Oaks at Calabasas.

Mr. Yamarone joined Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group in 2009, where he was a Managing Director from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, Mr. Yamarone became Chief Corporate Governance & Compliance officer in connection with Houlihan Lokey’s IPO and currently is responsible for all corporate governance matters, including public reporting, enterprise risk management, internal audit and global compliance.