NACD Southern California Chapter Announces Leadership Appointments and Upcoming 2017 Corporate Directors Symposium

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors(NACD So Cal) today announced the appointments of David L. Rosenblum as chapter chairman and Dr. Larry Taylor as chapter president, as well as previewed its upcoming Corporate Directors Symposium (CDS) cohosted with the USC Marshall School of Business. The 2017 CDS, entitled Navigating in Chaotic Times: Board Leadership Matters, will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The California Club in Los Angeles.

“Ongoing succession planning is a critical responsibility of any board, and our Nominating/Governance Committee, led by Larraine Segil, has focused intensively on that task over the past several years,” said Mr. Rosenblum. “Through the committee’s effective leadership, we are pleased to announced that Dr. Taylor, who has made many important contributions to NACD So Cal over the years, has been appointed chapter president; M. Christian Mitchell, long-time NACD So Cal member and my predecessor as chapter chairman, is now chair emeritus.”

He also explained that three experienced corporate directors—Dr. Karen S. Bogart, Kim L. Hunter, and Lester M. Sussman—have joined the board, in addition to the retirement of Joan Herman.

“We are grateful to all of these great leaders for their outstanding contributions and willingness to take on new responsibilities,” Mr. Rosenblum said. “And we also congratulate Joan Herman on her recent retirement and years of service to our chapter.”

Dr. Taylor commented, “It is a great honor to be elected to serve as NACD So Cal chapter president. I thank David Rosenblum and Chris Mitchell for their leadership over the past few years, as well as Dann Angeloff and Robert Rollo, both chairmen emeritus, for paving the way. Our chapter’s success would not have been possible without them.”

NACD So Cal Leadership

Dr. Taylor, who joined the NACD So Cal Board in 2012, succeeds Mr. Rosenblum as chapter president. He is chairman of The Creighton Group, a network of business professionals and corporate directors who seek to enhance corporate governance by encouraging independent corporate directors to more effectively monitor the “tone-at-the-bottom” risks. He also serves on the board of trustees of Claremont Graduate University (including the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management) and on the corporate advisory board of Novaria Aerospace, Inc.

Mr. Rosenblum succeeds Mr. Mitchell as chapter chairman. He is a member of the board of directors of Hanmi Financial and its subsidiary Hanmi Bank. Until his retirement in May 2013, he was a senior leader and board member of Deloitte Consulting LLP.

As chair emeritus of NACD So Cal, Mr. Mitchell also continues in his leadership role on the NACD National Board of Directors.

NACD So Cal also announced the appointments of Dr. BogartMs. Hunter, and Mr. Sussman to its board of directors.

2017 Corporate Directors Symposium

As NACD So Cal’s signature annual event, CDS provides NACD members the opportunity to meet with experts and board colleagues from throughout the West. This year’s theme explores today’s turbulent times and the impact of steady board leadership in navigating challenges.

Early bird registration for Navigating in Chaotic Times: Board Leadership Matters is available through September 30, 2017.

Fall 2017 Events Calendar

In addition to CDS, NACD So Cal’s fall 2017 events calendar includes:

Leadership Strategies With Debra Reed and Rafael Pastor
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fireside Chat With Bonnie Hill and Chris Wing
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Five Questions Board Directors Should Be Asking
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Event information and registration is available at

Please note, NACD So Cal events are for members only. For membership information, please visit

Southern California Chapter of the NACD
The Southern California Chapter of NACD was chartered by NACD in 1978 to enhance corporate governance in the Southern California region. The NACD So Cal Chapter provides local educational and networking opportunities for individuals who serve as directors of corporations and business organizations from all industries, public and private, profit and nonprofit. Our vision is to prepare members for effective board of director roles and foster the positive image of corporations and business organizations through improved corporate governance. The principal emphasis of the NACD So Cal Chapter and its events is to provide vital information and education to current NACD members and their guests. To learn more about the NACD So Cal Chapter, visit

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