Charlotte Program | A Framework for Governance

    April 12, 2017
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Crown Club at Spectrum Center
    333 East Trade Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202


    Please join the Private Directors Association on April 12th in Charlotte, NC, for a discussion with Peter Browning on what good board governance looks like. Peter will introduce why good board governance is not about rules, regulations or checking the boxes.  He will introduce concepts that will frame how the board should work with management to maximize shareholder value and how this is important to you as a business owner or a potential board member. 


    Peter C. Browning
    Founder & Managing Director 
    Peter Browning Partners, LLC

    As founder and Managing Director of Peter Browning Partners, LLC, a board advisory service, Peter has a wide range of experience in business. Beginning as a sales trainee, he spent 24 years with the Continental Can Company, including President of two different divisions, last serving as Executive Vice President – Operating Officer.  He joined National Gypsum Company in 1989, and in September 1990, was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Gypsum Company, seeing the company through and out of bankruptcy.

    He joined Sonoco Products Company, (a $5 billion global packaging company) in November 1993 where he last served as President and Chief Executive Officer, before retiring in July 2000. In March, 2002, he was appointed Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte where he served until May 2005.

    Since 1989, he has served on the board of directors of fourteen publicly traded companies, including ten years at Wachovia Corporation, sixteen years at Lowes Companies, sixteen years at Nucor Corporation where he served as non-executive chairman and lead director, and finally, fourteen years at EnPro Industries.  In that time, he has been Chairman and CEO, CEO, non-executive chair, lead director and chair of audit, compensation, and governance/nominating committees. Browning is currently the lead director of Acuity Brands, and a member of the Board of Directors of ScanSource, Inc. and GMS,Inc.   In January, 2013, he joined the board of the private company  Equilar, the leading provider of compensation and governance data, as lead independent director.

    He is the coauthor (with his business partner William Sparks) of “The Director’s Manual:  A Framework for Board Governance” published by Wiley in February 2016.

    In April 2010, his chapter “Leadership in the Corner Office: The Board’s Most Important Responsibility” was published in the Jossey-Bass and Center for Creative Leadership book titled “Extraordinary Leadership:  Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development”.

    In addition, Peter is a founding member of the Lead Director Network and a frequent participant in governance seminars, serving on panels addressing a wide variety of corporate governance and compensation issues.

    Thank you to our host, Grant Thorton LLP, and our sponsor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch! 


    $15.00 Founder Ticket

    $0.00 Founder Guest Ticket

    $20.00 Member Ticket

    $25.00 Guest Ticket