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Citadel News Service
26 Mar 2014

Top corporate executives connect to discuss managing critical board issues

The Citadel Directors' Institute brings recognized leaders together for the 5th year

CHARLESTON, S.C. –This spring The Citadel School of Business will host the fifth annual "Citadel Directors' Institute." The continuing education program is designed exclusively for the corporate directors and executives of public and private companies. Business leaders will connect and discuss emerging issues and best practices in board oversight. The Citadel Directors' Institute is one of few programs of its caliber to be hosted in the Carolinas; most are held in much larger cities including Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

The one day program will take place May 2, 2014, from 8a.m. – 4p.m. at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston's historic district. Attendees will participate in discussions about risk management, strategic planning, board governance and regulatory developments impacting companies today. Presenting sponsors include Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and Elliott Davis, which is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the region.

"To be successful in today's rapidly changing business environment, those in senior positions must stay on the forefront of emerging issues and stay connected," said Dr. William Trumbull, dean of The Citadel School of business. "The Citadel's Directors' Institute provides a froum for CEO's and directors to engage in active dialogue with nationally-recognized leaders offering a weath of experience and knowledge to help executives navigate the changing landscape of business today." 

Harvey Schiller

Some of the speakers include former Delaware Supreme Court chief justice, Myron Steele; Bill Bojan, president & CEO for Integrated Governance Solutions; and the executive director of The Conference Board Governance Center, Donna Dabney. Brigadier General Harvey W. Schiller, USAF Ret., Ph.D., (seen right) will give the keynote address. He is chairman of Schiller Management Group (SMG), a global consulting and business solutions company, as well as chairman of Renew Merchandise, a producer of RPET merchandise. In addition, Schiller serves as vice chairman of Diversified Search, one of the top executive search firms in the U.S. In recent years he was also chairman of Global Options Group and vice chairman of America's Cup 34.

"The format of The Citadel Directors' Institute is different than other programs in that we provide an intimate setting where participants can develop relationships and interact with prominent experts throughout the day," said Steve Berson, partner of presenting sponsor, Nelson Mullins. "Whether you are a director of a private or public company, your responsibilities are the same - to make that company exceed expectations. Continuing education is a great way to stay in the lead."

Business leaders from around the Carolinas will not only enjoy the educational program, but they will be able to access Charleston's many amenities such as world-class restaurants, golf courses and historic sites. Space for the conference is limited to 75 participants. To learn more, or to register for The Citadel Directors' Institute, please click here.

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