The job of a director is more complex than ever before. The board must understand both how to manage the external forces they cannot control and balance them with the governance levers under their purview: things like committee structure, board composition, capital allocation, agenda setting and an effective working relationship with the management team. Erin has both practical experience as a board member and the benefit of a decade of leadership in corporate governance working with and learning from hundreds of boards and the thought leaders who understand what it takes to manage emerging risks and stay competitive. She knows what has worked and where boards have stumbled. She brings all of this to bear in crafting custom engagements rooted in this expertise, tailored to meet the needs, culture, and lifecycle of your organization.
Need a board evaluation, 360 reviews or assessment in areas like board/management engagement, the board’s effectiveness in strategy oversight or a review of current governance structures? Erin brings a deep background in corporate governance, proven interview skills, experience driving organizational effectiveness and more than a decade of working with directors and boards – including both as board member and executive team member - to ensure assessments get to the heart of what’s working and what could be improved, coupled with actionable next steps and metrics for measuring success.
Erin brings to bear a decade in corporate governance, her own purview as a board member, and executive team experience to help support c-suite leaders up their game on board reporting. Her trainings help management teams foster a deeper understanding of the role and mandate of the board, and better discern how to bring the most relevant information forward when discussing oversight of strategy and risk. This heightened level of scrutiny around information sharing can enhance the effectiveness of both the board and management team as they work together in their respective roles to implement and oversee long-term growth.
“Erin advised our board on succession planning and helped our management better understand how the board can best execute its fiduciary responsibilities and how to focus materials to that goal. Her valuable insights and practical, actionable advice will help drive greater effectiveness in everything our board sees. She was a great collaborator, bringing her considerable expertise to bear. Her presentation to management was crisp and very well received by an audience with a wide diversity of experience and responsibility. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to any company looking to increase effectiveness in strategic planning and corporate governance."
Chad Oppenheimer, General Counsel
National Cooperative Bank