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Boards That Excel by B. Joseph White

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CHAPTER 7

Other Voices

Interviews with Board Chairs, CEOs and Experienced Directors

To this point, I have shared with you my thoughts on governance. Now I want to report what I learned from interviews I conducted with experienced board chairs, CEOs, and directors of public and private companies, all of whom also serve on nonprofit boards. Because these are people I know personally, I was confident they would be candid. Because I respect them professionally, I knew their views would be worth hearing.

Equity Residential (EQR) and Gordon Food Service (GFS) figure prominently in my board experience and in this book. Therefore, I report first on interviews with trustees and directors of these two companies, the former public, the latter private.

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