Center for Corporate Governance

Board Speak Webinar

Webinar Series

This webinar series, presented by the Center for Corporate Governance and held quarterly, is an online discussion lead by subject matter experts on current trending topics in corporate governance.

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

Sustainability and Social Issues in Governance


  • Howard Brod Brownstein, President, NACD Philadelphia Chapter
  • Patricia Q. Connolly, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Governance
  • Tanuja Dehne, Independent Director, Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp
  • Katayun I. Jaffari, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

The Threat from Within

External cyber-attacks on organizations saturate the media today, but it is internal threats that can be more costly and damaging to the brand. Whether insider threats happen inadvertently through the actions of those with access to the company network and valuable data or are implemented deliberately, an organization may be putting itself at greater risk by not having the necessary policies in place. Join us for this one hour webinar as we gain four different perspectives from a cybersecurity expert, legal counsel, and seasoned directors in the healthcare and regulatory industries.

Moderator: Patricia Q. Connolly, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Governance


  • Ben Goodman, Founder, 4A Security
  • Kirk Gorman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health Director, BioTelemetry Inc.
  • Ellen Grady, Member, Cozen O’Connor
  • Trish Oelrich, Former VP of Global IT Risk Management GlaxoSmithKline; Director, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Federal Home Loan Bank

Developing a Board Bio

When navigating the board candidacy and recruitment process, a good resume is not enough. If you want to join a corporate board, developing an effective board bio is a necessary step. Join the Drexel LeBow Center for Corporate Governance as we highlight three experts from the board search space - principal of an executive search firm, member of a nominating and governance committee on a public board, and a board bio consultant. This webinar helped participants sort through the different perspectives and discuss the common themes between board bios and executive resumes.

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Moderator: Patricia Q. Connolly, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Governance


  • Paula Asinof, Founder, Resume Writer and Career Coach, Yellow Brick Path
  • Patricia “Trish” Oelrich, PhD, Nominating/Governance Committee Member, Pepco Holdings
  • John F. Salveson, Co-founder and Principal, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.