Cynthia E. Clark is a corporate governance and business ethics expert. She has conducted numerous training sessions on ethical decision-making, shareholder activism and optimal nominating and governance procedures to senior management or boards of directors. She has been widely cited in the media on governance issues including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and Reuters as well as multiple appearances on Bloomberg Radio. Her research focuses on how firms address conflicts of interest, proxy voting, shareholder engagement and activism, and disclosing material and ESG information. Her recent work is focused on the role and scope of the nominating committee. Cynthia worked in the financial services industry for many years prior to assuming the role as institute director.
Jill A. Brown, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management, Director of MBA Programs, and the Harold S. Geneen Research Professor of Corporate Governance. Brown's research, teaching and consulting interests include strategic leadership, human resource management, ethics, corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance. Brown’s work has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Organization and Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR), to name a few. She also serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, and she is the current Program Chair for the SIM (Social Issues in Management) Division of the Academy of Management. Jill is co-author of the 10th edition of the textbook Business & Society: Ethics, Sustainability and Stakeholder Management with Archie Carroll, published by Cengage.