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Creating an Effective Family Business Board

April 16 - 17, 2020, Chapel Hill, NC

*NOTE: Registration for this event has been suspended.

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This program was inspired by the UNC School of Law’s Director Diversity Initiative program (see below) and is co-sponsored by the School of Law’s Center for Banking and Finance and the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Family Enterprise Center. The program begins at 3:00 on April 16 and continues through April 17 and will be held at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill.

Broadening Corporate Board Diversity: Earning a Board Seat

May 21, 2020

This program will be held online. Applications are still being accepted.

2020 Application

This program is designed for women, people of color, and those who would add in other ways to diversity and who want to learn more about corporate board service. Topics include the job of a director, the skills needed and how to develop them, realistic approaches to advancing your candidacy for a board of directors' position, diverse directors in non-diverse settings, and evaluating companies and opportunities. Enrollment is limited and based upon application. For more information, contact Lissa Broome, 919.962.7066;

2020 Panelists:

  • Maryann Bruce, board of Amalgamated Bank, formerly boards of PNC Funds and PNC Advantage Funds; MBIA, Inc.; Atlanta Life Financial Group; Allianz Global Investors
  • Wendy Burden, board of Just Born, Inc.
  • Dorlisa Flur, boards of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.; Hibbett Sports, Inc.; and United States Cold Storage (USCS)
  • Kimberly Hoover, boards of Revere Bank, UPIC Health, LLC
  • Lloyd Johnson, boards of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.; AARP; and AARP Foundation
  • Rebecca New, RSR Partners (In 2019, 94% of elected board candidates sourced by RSR were diverse)

Generously sponsored by:

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106
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