Terry College of Business

Georgia’s flagship business school, founded in 1912

Fundamentals for New Board Members

September 16, 2013

Terry Executive Education Center; Atlanta, GA





Monday, September 16



8:30 - 9:00 




9:00 - 10:45

Welcome and What It Means To Be A Director – Overview of Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations of Directors; The Evolving Role of the Board and Board Leadership

Speaker:     Rick Miller, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP


10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00



12:00 - 1:15



The Compensation Committee

Speakers:    Eric Larre, Consulting Director, Towers Watson

                     Jim Kroll, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson



Warning Signs of a Troubled Company

Speaker:        Dennis R. Beresford, Ernst & Young Executive Professor of Accounting,
             Terry College of Business


1:30 - 2:30

Understanding Financial Reporting and Key Financial Ratio's

Speakers:     Marlan Nichols, Partner, Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC


                      James A. Verbrugge, Professor Emeritus, Department of Finance, Terry College of


                      Business, The University of Georgia


2:30 - 3:30

Director & Officer Liability Issues

Speakers:       Steve Shappell, Esp., Managing Director, Legal and Claims Practice, Aon Financial Services Group

                        Don Ortegel, Regional Managing Director, Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Financial Services Group


3:30 - 4:00



As of August 26, 2013

Closing and What I Wish I Had Known As A New Director

Speaker: Cherie Fuzzell, Chief Executive Officer, Parkmobile USA, Inc.


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