University of Southern California

Marshall Professor Honored for Boardroom Expertise
Duke Bristow Joins Annual List of Most Influential Governance Professionals
November 14, 2011 • by News at Marshall

USC Marshall Associate Professor Duke Bristow was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) on its prestigious 2011 Directorship 100 list, published in NACD Directorship magazine.

Each year, NACD identifies the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors and officers, as well as corporate governance experts, academics and counselors. This year, the nomination process included more than 1,000 candidates. This year’s honorees include Jamie L. Dimon Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., General Electric CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro.

An expert on corporate finance and corporate governance, particularly in the areas of private equity and director education, Bristow was formally recognized at the annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala Awards Dinner on Nov. 8 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

“I am very happy with this honor for myself as well as for USC,” said Bristow, who noted that of the academics recognized by the NACD, most are faculty members at law schools rather than business schools. Bristow teaches in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at USC Marshall.

Bristow is the first academic in the U.S. to give written entrance and exit examinations on corporate governance to directors for the purpose of providing certification of governance knowledge. He is also faculty director of the USC Corporate Governance Summit, which was held this year Oct. 28-29. Prof. Bristow is also a director and is currently on the board of Landec Corporation.

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