The annual Director of the Year Awards, held by the Corporate Directors Forum, recognizes San Diego's outstanding corporate leaders.
Ethics, integrity and high standards in corporate governance are all things a good director must possess, and Corporate Directors Forum is honoring San Diego's top directors with the Director of the Year awards.
Among our core values and beliefs are the ideas that boards are strategic assets of corporations and better directors make better boards. That's why each year Corporate Directors Forum -- which provides education and networking opportunities for directors -- recognizes San Diego's top directors for their leadership in the boardroom and behind the scenes.
Individual members receive:
We continue to read about a lot of nonprofit organizations with management and governance troubles. If you are on a nonprofit board, or are considering such a position, read the following examples and ask yourself -- could this happen at your organization?
Integrity in leadership, transparency in operations and valuing human capital produces many positive results for a company, both financial and otherwise.
As chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), my primary responsibilities are to provide reliable and safe energy to our customers, create a dynamic workplace that attracts and retains the best employees and deliver long-term value for our shareholders. Having worked locally at Sempra Energy and at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for more than 30 years, I am proud we are able to help solve some of the most critical energy challenges that face North America.
There have been many attempts to define what is meant by "good corporate governance." Everyone who is asked has a different definition. Some even talk about the need for corporate governance as a nuisance, something that interferes with the strategic responsibilities of the board. Yet, when aspects of good governance are discussed, everyone agrees on the components.
In order for the Corporate Directors Forum to honor the region's top directors, the Director of the Year awards dinner is held annually to honor area corporate directors for their outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes.
* Boards are strategic assets of corporations.
The buzz has begun about the third annual "Directors Forum: Directors Management and Shareholders in Dialogue" conference. So, what is all the buzz about?
I first served as a director of a company 23 years ago. The duties and responsibilities have changed dramatically through the years. I currently serve on the board of directors of eight corporations. Three of the companies are publicly traded, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The other five are privately held, venture-capital-financed companies ranging from early stage businesses to those with more than $50 million in annual revenue.
This special section calls attention to San Diego's outstanding leaders -- the ones who symbolize dedicated corporate leadership in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Each year, The Daily Transcript partners with the Corporate Directors Forum to present a special program guide that will be handed out at the Director of the Year Awards event and to each Transcript subscriber.
In this special section, the Corporate Directors Forum, together with The Daily Transcript, call attention to San Diego's outstanding leaders with the 14th annual Director of the Year Awards, taking place March 1.