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SEC Chairman Cox to Keynote USC Marshall Corporate Governance Summit
Business leaders, regulators, academics also featured speakers
March 19, 2007 • by News at Marshall

LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2006) -- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Christopher Cox will be keynote speaker at the Corporate Governance Summit, hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles on March 22 and 23 in partnership with Resources Global Professionals, a multinational professional services firm.

"It's vital that prominent educational institutions such as USC Marshall regularly examine and question the many, often complex roles of business in society," said USC Marshall Dean Thomas W. Gilligan. "That's what this summit is all about. Such gatherings provide a crucial opportunity to convene regulators, business leaders, academics and others to think and talk about issues of governance, transparency and responsibility."

"Establishing excellent corporate governance practices while continuing to grow and prosper is a challenge for all businesses," said Donald Murray, Chairman and CEO of Resources Global Professionals. "We are pleased to partner with USC Marshall to help leaders and directors learn more about how best to address this challenge."

Chairman Cox will speak at 11 a.m. (Pacific Time) on March 23, followed by a networking lunch, both of which are open to members of the media. Most summit sessions are open only to registered event attendees. The summit will be held on the main Los Angeles campus of the University of Southern California in the Davidson Conference center.

Other speakers include Sidney Harman, Chairman of Harman International Industries, Inc.; SEC Deputy Chief Accountant Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, who is a former USC Marshall professor; Eric Pillmore, Tyco Industries Senior Vice President; Chris Mitchell of the National Association of Corporate Directors and Tom Christopoul, President of Somerset Shore Associates, Inc. and a Resources board member. For information on speakers, panelists and the program please visit

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. has accredited the summit for educational purposes for members of corporate boards.

Note to Media: Summit speakers will be available for interviews through John Lockhart at (800) 600-7111 x 224 or For interviews with Resources Global Professionals, contact Sarah Lazarus at (978) 369-4478 or

About Resources Global Professionals
Resources Global Professionals (NASDAQ: RECN) is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Working as members of client teams, Resources partners with clients to drive internal change across all parts of a global enterprise -- finance and accounting, information management, human capital, supply chain management, legal and internal audit. Resources Global has more than 80 offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Their web site is

About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.