Nominating and Governance committees play an important role in identifying individuals qualified to be board members, selecting/recommending board members to shareholders and developing a set of corporate guidelines for the board. Corporate guidelines are under increasing scrutiny as a result of a focus on ESG, diversity of the company employees at all levels and more recently, lawsuits to hold boards accountable for diversity at the board level. Explore the role of the Nominating and Governance committee, how to be effective as a member and/or chair of the committee, topics discussed and the various stakeholders who are holding the Nominating and Governance accountable.
About the Speaker: Evelyn spent the first 17 years of her career in the audit and finance functions as controller for a bank and for Charles Schwab and as CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for U.S. Trust, a wealth management firm. She was given the opportunity to hone her skills in marketing, business development, strategy, M&A and product development, culminating in the role of EVP of Charles Schwab, member of the Management Committee and President and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, responsible for over $200 Billion in assets and over $1 Billion in revenue.
Evelyn has received San Francisco Business Times “100 Most Influential Woman” award, 2003-2009, and SF Business Times “Outstanding Director”, 2014. In 2016, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Cal State University East Bay.
Evelyn has served on several public and private boards and currently serves as Audit or Compensation Committee Chair on public company boards Tempur Sealy (TPX) and Health Equity (HQY); large private companies Blue Shield of CA, global consulting firm Protiviti, a private REIT, and leadership roles in several non-profit boards, including as Chair of the Board for The Commonwealth Club, Chair for the Blue Shield Foundation, and Co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors Advisory Board. She formerly served on the boards of Long Drugs, Tamalpais Bancorp, Aeropostale, High Mark Funds and the NACD NorCal chapter. She is a graduate of CSU East Bay and the Stanford Senior Executive Program.