Board of Directors

SASB’s Board of Directors is responsible for articulating and upholding the vision, values, and mission of SASB. Board member bios and roles are listed below.

 

 

MRBMICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG

Philanthropist, Founder of Bloomberg LP, and the 108th  Mayor of New York City

SASB, Chair of the Board

 

Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of New York City, from 2002 through 2013.  He began his career in 1966 with an entry-level job at Salomon Brothers, an investment firm. After being let go in 1981 he launched a real-time financial data service, Bloomberg LP, which grew into a global company that now has offices in 73 countries around the world.

 

As Mayor of New York, Bloomberg cut crime to historic lows, revitalized the waterfront, implemented ambitious public health strategies, expanded support for arts and culture, reduced the city’s carbon footprint by 19 percent, introduced new anti-poverty programs, and drove high school graduation rates up by more than 40 percent.  The Mayor’s economic policies helped New York City create a record number of jobs and weather the Great Recession in far better condition than most other cities.

 

As a philanthropist, Bloomberg supports government innovation, education, public health, the environment, and the arts. He also leads a number of bi-partisan coalitions that are taking action on urgent national issues, including illegal guns, immigration reform, infrastructure investment, and he serves as board president of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, a network of the world’s megacities working together to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Bloomberg to be U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, where he will focus on helping cities and countries set and achieve more ambitious climate change goals.

 

Michael Bloomberg attended The Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School, and is the father of two daughters, Emma and Georgina.

 

 

Mary Schapiro CroppedMARY SCHAPIRO, JD

Former Chairman, SEC

SASB, Co-Vice Chair of the Board

 

Ms. Schapiro’s service as the 29th Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) culminated decades of regulatory leadership. She was the first woman to serve as SEC Chairman, and the only person to have served as Chairman of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). During her four years as Chairman, Ms. Schapiro presided over one of the busiest rule-making agendas in the SEC’s history, during which the agency also executed a comprehensive restructuring program to improve protections for investors and aggressive enforcement of the federal securities laws.

 

Before becoming SEC Chairman, Ms. Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was Chairman of the CFTC (1994-1996); a Commissioner of the SEC (1988-1994); and General Counsel of the Futures Industry Association. Currently, she serves as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Promontory Financial Group.

 

Ms. Schapiro is a member of the Boards of Directors of General Electric Company, the London Stock Exchange Group and Mitre Corp.  In addition, she serves as a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality, a Trustee of Franklin and Marshall College and a member of the Board of the Washington Animal Rescue League. She is Vice Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and a member of the CFA Institute Future of Finance Advisory Committee. She also previously served on the Boards of Kraft Foods and Duke Energy.

 

Ms. Schapiro holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and a J.D. from George Washington University.

 

 

ALAN BELLER

Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 

 

Mr. Beller’s practice focuses on a wide variety of complex corporate governance, securities and corporate matters. Mr. Beller advises regularly senior executives and board members of both U.S. and non-U.S. entities on these subjects, including in connection with SEC filings, corporate transactions and other corporate matters and public and private offerings of securities. He has represented companies, independent directors and audit committees in connection with financial reporting and other disclosure matters, governance issues, accounting restatements, compensation issues, director and auditor independence issues, and other matters.

 

Mr. Beller served as the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as Senior Counselor to the Commission from January 2002 until February 2006. During his four-year tenure, Mr. Beller led the Division in producing the most far-reaching corporate governance, financial disclosure and securities offering reforms in Commission history. Mr. Beller joined the firm in 1976, became partner in 1984. He returned to Cleary Gottlieb in August 2006 and became senior counsel in 2015. From 1977 to 1981, he was resident in the Paris office and from 1990 to 1993, he was resident in the Tokyo office. Mr. Beller received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and graduated from Yale College, cum laude, in 1971.

 

 

AC Web HeadshotAUDREY CHOI

CEO, Institute for Sustainable Investing – Morgan Stanley

 

Audrey Choi is CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing. She is also Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance Group. In these roles, she oversees the firm’s efforts to support resilient communities and promote economic opportunity and global sustainability through the capital markets. In a career spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Audrey has become a thought leader on how finance can be harnessed to address public policy challenges. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Audrey held senior policy positions in the Clinton Administration, the Commerce Department, and the Federal Communications Commission. While at the White House, she served as Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President. Previously, Audrey was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal. She is currently a member of President Obama’s US Community Development Advisory Board and on the boards of several national nonprofits focused on education, conservation, and impact investing. Audrey is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

 

 

Jack EhnesJACK EHNES

CEO, CalSTRS

 

Jack Ehnes is the Chief Executive Officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest teacher pension fund in the world. Mr. Ehnes came to CalSTRS in 2002 from Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, where he was vice president for corporate affairs. Prior to Great-West, Mr. Ehnes served as the Colorado Insurance Commissioner, deputy insurance commissioner and board trustee for the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, which included six years as chair and vice-chair of the board.

 

Mr. Ehnes is Chairman of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee and currently serves on the boards of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, Ceres, and the Public Employees Board of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; and also is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Long-Term Investing. As a recognized leader and public servant, Mr. Ehnes has served on high profile national task forces throughout his career including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and on various healthcare and insurance commissions and advisory boards. He also was a board member of the National Institute on Retirement Security and chair of the Council of Institutional Investors. Mr. Ehnes received the 2011 Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) Lillywhite Award, recognizing outstanding lifetime service and contributions to Americans’ economic security. He was also recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors’ list of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals for 2011.

 

Mr. Ehnes is a native of Rochester, New York, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

 

 

STEVEN O. GUNDERS, CPA, MBA

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP – Retired

SASB, Treasurer of the Board

 

Steven Gunders is a retired partner of the Management Consulting Practice of Deloitte.  He joined Touche Ross & Co in New York in 1969 and proceeded to work in both the Accounting and Management Consulting functions of the firm.  He became a partner in 1977 and managed several  geographic consulting practices as well as the Strategy & Operations Practice for Deloitte across both the US and Europe.  He has focused his career in the Financial, M&A & Strategy areas working on major global corporate clients, private equity investment firms and large private companies. His career has provided him with a broad based understanding of a number of industries including Manufacturing, Aviation & Leisure, Chemicals, as well as a number of Service Businesses.   He has worked all over the world and has lived and worked out of London, UK for seven years.   This experience has provided him with a broad based understanding of business enterprises in the US, Europe and Asia.

 

After his retirement, Steven has served on several corporate boards as well as a number of non-profit organizations in New York, San Francisco and London.

 

Steven received his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business and his BA from the City College of New York.

 

 

STEPHEN HAGGERTY

Deputy Director, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

 

Stephen Haggerty is deputy director of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. He is responsible for strategic planning and initiatives. He also co-heads the firm’s Global Emerging Markets Equity Research group.

 

Prior to being named to his current role in 2016, Haggerty was head of Asia Pacific Research from 2012. From 2008 to 2012, he led Americas Equity Research. Haggerty served as deputy director of Merrill Lynch Americas Equity Research from 2004 to 2008.

 

He joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as a senior analyst covering the automotive parts, tire manufacturer, and machinery sectors in the U.S until 2002.

 

Before joining Merrill Lynch, Haggerty was at Schroders in London from 1996 to 1999, and prior to that, General Motors from 1986 to 1995 in the U.S., U.K and Asia.

 

Haggerty earned a B.A. from Villanova University and a graduate degree in economics from Indiana University.

 
 

ROBERT. H. HERZ

Former Chairman, FASB

 

Robert H. Herz is a member of the boards of directors and various board committees of Morgan Stanley, Fannie Mae, and Workiva Inc. He chairs the audit committee of Morgan Stanley. He also serves on the advisory boards of several other companies and regulatory bodies and was formerly a trustee and vice chair of the Kessler Foundation. He is also an executive in residence at the Columbia Business School. Previously, Mr. Herz was Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 2002-2010, a member of the International Accounting Standards Board, and was for many years a partner at PwC, including serving on its global board.

 

 

ROBERT B. HIRTH, JR.

Chairman, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)

 

Bob Hirth has served as the Chair of COSO since June 2013. Originally formed in 1985, COSO is a joint initiative of five private sector organizations and is dedicated to providing thought leadership through the development of frameworks and guidance on enterprise risk management (ERM) internal control and fraud deterrence. COSO’s sponsoring organizations are the American Accounting Association (AAA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Financial Executives International (FEI), The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

 

He also serves as a Senior Managing Director of Protiviti, a global internal audit and business risk consulting firm that operates in 22 countries. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, global internal audit and a member of the Firm’s six-person executive management team for the first ten years of Protiviti’s development. He has worked on assignments and made presentations in over 20 countries, serving more than 50 organizations and working closely with board members, C-level executives, finance and accounting personnel as well as public accounting firm partners and employees.

 

In 2012, Bob was appointed to serve a two year term on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and was re-appointed to serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2016. In 2013, Bob was inducted into The American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners.

 

Bob started his career in public accounting and became a global equity partner of Arthur Andersen in 1988. During his tenure there, he worked in the Dallas, Melbourne Australia, San Jose and San Francisco offices, serving as a partner in both the audit and advisory practices of the firm. For over 20 years, he practiced as a CPA in Texas and California and also qualified as a chartered accountant and registered company auditor while working in Australia.

 

Bob graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a concentration in accounting.

 
 

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President — Delaware Management Holdings, Inc.

 

Shawn Lytle was named president of Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. (Delaware Investments) in June 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he was regional head of Americas at UBS Global Asset Management from April 2010 to May 2015. Lytle joined UBS in November 2002 in London as a global equities portfolio manager. He then was co-head of the firm’s global equities team from December 2005 to December 2007. From January 2008 to September 2010, Lytle was deputy global head of equities. Before UBS, he worked at JPMorgan Asset Management for 10 years in a variety of roles, including global equities portfolio manager. Lytle was also part of the initial sales team establishing the firm’s external U.S. mutual funds business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Lytle serves on the board of directors of National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP).

 

 

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JAMES MCINTIRE

Former Washington State Treasurer

 

James McIntire has 40 years of experience in government policy and finance. He was elected as Washington’s 22nd State Treasurer in 2008 in the midst of the financial crisis, and re-elected in 2012. As the state’s Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for managing $400 billion of transactions per year, financing a $21 billion debt portfolio (AA+/Aa1), investment of $18 billion of assets, public deposits of $6 billion, and served three terms as Chair of the $112 billion Washington State Investment Board. He is the immediate past President of the National Association of State Treasurers.

 

Mr. McIntire began his career working in the U.S. Senate for Hubert Humphrey, and served as a policy advisor to congressional committee chairmen and Washington governors. He is the former Director of the Fiscal Policy Center at the University of Washington, and served on the faculty of the University’s School of Public Policy and Governance for 25 years. He represented north Seattle in the Washington State House of Representatives for 10 of those years, where he provided leadership on several fiscal committees. During his time in the Legislature, he maintained an extensive national consulting practice with Navigant Consulting, Inc., estimating product, mass tort, class action and other legal liabilities for corporations, investors and creditors.

 

Mr. McIntire holds a BA in Urban and Regional Affairs from Macalester College, a MA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington.

 

 

clara millerCLARA MILLER

President, The F.B. Heron Foundation

 

Clara Miller is President of The F. B. Heron Foundation, which helps people and communities help themselves out of poverty. Prior to assuming the Foundation’s presidency, Miller was President and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) which she founded and ran from 1984 through 2010. NFF is a national CDFI that provides financing and financial counsel to social sector organizations, with a track record of $2 billion in direct and advised financing.

 

Miller was named to The NonProfit Times “Power and Influence Top 50” for the five years from 2006 through 2010.  She was awarded a Bellagio Residency in 2010 by The Rockefeller Foundation.

 

In addition to serving on The F. B. Heron Foundation’s board, Miller is on the boards of Family Independence Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, StoneCastle Financial Corp., and The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. She is a member of the Social Investment Committee of the Kresge Foundation. In 2010 Miller became a member of the first Nonprofit Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

 

In 1996, Miller was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Treasury’s first Community Development Advisory Board for the then-newly-created Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. She later served as its Chair. She chaired the Opportunity Finance Network board for six years and was a member of the Community Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for eight years. Other prior board affiliations include GuideStar, PopTech,  Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Working Today and GEO.

 

Miller speaks and writes extensively about nonprofit capitalization and finance and has been published in The Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Nonprofit Quarterly and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

 

 

CATHERINE ODELBO, MBA

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Partnerships, Morningstar, Inc.

 

Catherine Odelbo is executive vice president of corporate strategy and partnerships, responsible for working with Morningstar’s senior management team on the firm’s overall strategic planning process, M&A activities, and major partnerships.

 

Odelbo was president of Morningstar’s global Equity and Credit Research division from 2008 until she assumed her current role.

 

Odelbo joined Morningstar in 1988 as a mutual fund analyst and from 1995 to 2000 served as senior vice president of content development, as well as publisher and editor of stock and closed-end fund research. In 2000, she was named president of retail, overseeing all print and online products for individual investors.

 

Odelbo holds a bachelor’s degree in American History from the University of Chicago and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

 

kevin_parkerKEVIN PARKER

CEO, Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM)

 

Kevin Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM), a New York-based, global asset management firm that launched in 2013. Prior to SICM, Mr. Parker served as a member of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank from 2001-2012 and Global Head of Asset Management from 2004-2012.

 

Mr. Parker is a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable investing and is a passionate advocate for action in the fight against climate change, having identified climate change as a megatrend in 2004. A serial entrepreneur, he is also the owner of Chateau Maris, Cru La Livieniere, an award-winning, certified organic and biodynamic winery in France, and the founder of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, a redevelopment of the iconic Kingsbridge Armory, creating the largest ice sports center in the world.

 

In addition, Mr. Parker serves as President of Answer The Call, the New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund and he also serves on the charity’s investment committee. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Opera overseeing an endowment of over $400 million. Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from New York University.

 

 

ArnieARNIE PINKSTON, JD
Mr. Pinkston is a business leader and lawyer with more than 30 years of experience at leading institutions managing complex matters including those involving board and corporate governance, strategy, risk management, transactions, litigation, and government investigations. Mr. Pinkston spent much of his career in health care. He was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Allergan, Inc. from October, 2011, until March, 2015. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Beckman Coulter, Inc. Mr. Pinkston also served as Deputy General Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company, and General Counsel of PCS Health Systems, Inc.

 

Mr. Pinkston has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a BA from Yale College in Geophysics. At Yale, he lettered in football, baseball, and track. He received the 2014 Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award for commitment to the highest ideals of the legal community and community service (Anti-Defamation League), and the 2013 Diversity Award for commitment and leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession (Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California chapter).

 

Mr. Pinkston has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Bay Area Urban League, Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, St. Vincent Health Systems, and OneOC. In October, 2015, Mr. Pinkston was appointed to the Board of Janus Capital Group, effective in January, 2016.

 

 

CDR_headshot_2014CURTIS RAVENEL

Global Head, Sustainable Business and Finance Group, Bloomberg LP

 

As Global Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives – a Chairman’s Office effort and the result of his 2006 Bloomberg Global Leadership Forum proposal. The program aggressively integrates sustainability considerations into all firm operations and leverages the Bloomberg Professional Service to evaluate sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities for its 325,000 customers.

 

Curtis has worked for Bloomberg in multiple roles.  He was the Financial Controller for Asia managing accounting, tax, treasury and audit services for 23 legal entities with combined annual revenues exceeding $1 billion USD.  This was preceded by various roles in the Capital Planning and Financial Analysis Groups.

 

Prior to his work with Bloomberg, L.P., Curtis co-managed a small real estate development group, founded a micro-brewery and worked with the Recycling Advisory Council in Washington, DC conducting Full Cost Accounting and Life Cycle Analysis work.

 

He currently serves as a board member at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and as a member of the Secretariat for the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure. Curtis was awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship with the Partnership for New York City in 2011 and Columbia Business School Exemplary Leadership Award in 2016.  He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in History from Davidson College.

 

 

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CEO, SASB

Ex-officio member of the SASB Board

 

Dr. Jean Rogers is the CEO and Founder of SASB. Since 2010 SASB developed from an idea formulated in collaboration with the Harvard University Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School of Government into a globally-respected, ANSI-accredited, independent standards-setting organization.

 

Jean draws upon her 20 years’ experience in sustainability and management consulting across a wide range of industries including utilities, extractives, financials, and real estate.  She has worked with international clients to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations, minimizing risk and maximizing returns across the triple bottom line.  Jean’s leadership experience includes 10 years as a Principal at Arup, a global engineering consultancy focused on sustainable development. Jean was also a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices to help leading companies improve business and product performance through sustainability.

 

Jean is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an ME in Environmental Engineering and a BE in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. In 2015 she was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor and in 2015 and 2016 she was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today.

 

 

ROBERT K. STEEL

Partner & CEO, Perella Weinberg Partners

SASB, Co-Vice Chair of the Board

 

Robert K. Steel is a Partner and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Perella Weinberg Partners. From June 2010 until December 2013, Mr. Steel served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development for The City of New York in the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, where he was responsible for the administration’s economic development strategy, job-creation efforts and major redevelopment projects, as well as its efforts to expand job training, strengthen small business assistance, promote new industries, diversify the economy, and advance the New Housing Marketplace Plan. Prior to his 2010 appointment as Deputy Mayor, Mr. Steel was the President and CEO of Wachovia. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to entering government service, he spent nearly 30 years at Goldman Sachs, ultimately rising to become co-head of the U.S. Equities Division and Vice Chairman of the firm.

 

Mr. Steel is a graduate of Duke University and The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and has distinguished himself as Chairman of Duke’s Board of Trustees, Chairman of The Aspen lnstitute’s Board of Trustees, a Senior Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, Chairman of The After-School Corporation, and Co-Founder of SeaChange Capital Partners, an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits grow. Mr. Steel serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Special Surgery, The Morgan Library & Museum and The Rockefeller University, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

 
 

 

Tyson, LauraLAURA TYSON

Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact – Berkeley Haas School of Business

 

Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees. From 2002-2006, she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of the Berkeley-Haas. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc. and Silver Spring Networks. Tyson is board member of the non-profit Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

 

 

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Former Chairman, SEC

 

Elisse B. Walter was appointed Commissioner of the SEC by President George W. Bush in 2008. She was later designated the 30th Chairman of the SEC by President Barack Obama, and she served as the agency’s leader from December 2012 to April 2013. Prior to her appointment as an SEC Commissioner, Ms. Walter served as Senior Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy & Programs, for FINRA. Ms. Walter is a member of the Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA of the City of New York and the inaugural class of the ABA’s DirectWomen Institute. She also has received, among other honors, the Presidential Rank Award (Distinguished), the ASECA William O. Douglas Award, the SEC Chairman’s Award for Excellence, the SEC’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Federal Bar Association’s Philip Loomis and Manuel F. Cohen Younger Lawyer Awards.

 

 

 

Key Board Roles

 

Role of the Chair of the Board

The Board Chair is responsible for leading the board and ensuring that it is fulfilling its governance responsibilities on all levels. To do so the Board Chair has a variety of important duties which include, but are not limited to serving on and managing various committees, proposing new policies and practices, overseeing searches for new board members,  and coordinating an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director,

 

Role of the Vice Chair of the Board

The Vice Chair works closely with the Board Chair and CEO to plan annual board priorities and appropriate level of board engagement. The Vice Chair also works with the CEO to guide the strategic plan for the organization.

 

Role of the Secretary

A member of the executive committee, the Secretary of the Board is the custodian of the organization’s legal documents as well as all board-related records. Additionally he or she ensures that the Board adheres to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining SASB’s 501(c)3 status.

 

Role of the Treasurer

A member of the executive committee, The Treasurer of the Board is the officer assigned the primary responsibility of overseeing the management and reporting of the organization’s finances. He or she works closely with the Executive Director and Director of Operations to ensure that the proper financial materials (reports, annual budgets, and audit materials) are easily accessible and comprehensible by the board.

 

 

Role of the CEO

The responsibilities of the CEO are to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.  The CEO gives direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.   The CEO reports to the Board of Directors, primarily liaising with the Chair of the Board and the Executive Committee. The CEO is responsible for regularly informing the Board with regard to progress in implementing programs and any activities or situations necessary for the Board to fulfill its governance duties.

 

 

Board Committees

 

Audit Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to carry out the responsibilities delegated by the Board relating to the Organization’s annual audit. (Chair: Jack Ehnes)

 

Compensation Committee

The purpose of the Compensation Committee is to develop and conduct a process for performance review and salary benchmarking of key employees, principal officers, and directors. (Chair: Mary Schapiro)

 

Development Committee 

The Development Committee is chartered to establish SASB’s fundraising strategy, which maps to the annual budget. The committee will work with SASB management to identify and build relationships with major donors and to engage the full board in development activities as appropriate. (Chair: Kevin Parker)

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the board, as needed, during interim times between board meetings. (Chair: Mary Schapiro)

 

 

Finance Committee 

The Finance Committee is chartered to review SASB’s finances quarterly, annually, and more frequently if needed, including budgets, cash flows, and other financial statements required to manage SASB. Additionally, the committee is responsible for working with SASB management to develop the annual budget. (Chair: Steve Gunders)

 

Market Strategy Committee 

The Stakeholder Committee’s purpose is to oversee a strategic planning process to be completed by the Organization every 3 to 5 years, and to provide advice and feedback to staff and Board on strategic issues that arise outside of the strategic planning process. (Chair: Cathy Odelbo)

 

Governance & Nominating Committee 

The Governance Committee’s purpose is to oversee the Organization’s director nomination process and its procedures and with regard to formulating, implementing, and modifying, as necessary, the Organization’s corporate governance policies, practices, and governing documents. (Chair: Aulana Peters)