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Duke Bristow honored for boardroom expertise

Duke Bristow Honored for Boardroom Expertise
USC Marshall associate professor Duke Bristow

USC Marshall School of Business associate professor Duke Bristow was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) on this year’s Directorship 100 list.

Each year, the association 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. Among the 2011 honorees are Jamie L. Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive officer of General Electric; and Mary Schapiro, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairperson.

An expert on corporate finance and corporate governance, particularly in the areas of private equity and director education, Bristow formally was recognized at the annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala Awards dinner on Nov. 8 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 United States to give written entrance and exit examinations on corporate governance to directors for the purpose of providing certification of governance knowledge.

He also was faculty director of the USC Corporate Governance Summit, which was held in October.

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