MCC: Risk oversight is a key responsibility for corporate boards. What are the major areas of risk?
Gleason: It's interesting. When you think about it, everything falls into the risk category. Where we used to have discussions around financial reporting or compensation, the conversation has evolved to financial reporting risk or compensation risk (...
Editor: Tell us about your background with NACD.
Gleason: I am managing director and CFO, as well as head of research – a role I have held since I joined NACD 13 years ago. During my tenure with NACD, I have held a variety of positions, including COO.
Editor: What role does NACD play in training directors to be mindful of their responsibilities?
Editor: Tell us about your background and experience.
Gleason: I have been at NACD for over 11 years. The organization was much smaller when I started – just over 1,100 members. My prior experience includes working with Ernst & Young as a consultant and running the U.S. Research group for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).