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Citadel News Service
14 Apr 2017

The Citadel Directors’ Institute to bring nationally renowned leaders

“A program that rivals any similar event in the nation”

The retired CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors and chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company will be the featured speakers at the eighth annual Citadel Directors’ Institute (CDI) on April 21. Hosted by the Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business, the event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Charleston’s Francis Marion Hotel at 387 King St.

CDI is designed for executives to connect and discuss emerging issues and best practices in areas Citadel Directors Institute logo of corporate governance. This year’s program will bring together nationally renowned business and corporate leaders who will cover issues relevant in today’s ever-changing business environment. Some of the topics include:

  • How your board can be adequately prepared to respond to a crisis
  • Emerging developments in cybersecurity threats, and how your board can ensure the preparedness of their top executive team
  • What directors need to know in regard to their potential personal liabilities
  • The continuing impact of the new accounting standards and regulations on public companies

Additionally, there will be panels specifically for board members and executives with regional and community banks, as well as for hospital administrators.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Kenneth Daly, retired CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors. The opening speaker will be Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and chairman of the Edison Electric Institute.

Each year, organizers of CDI assemble a distinguished faculty. This year, the faculty is composed of the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, a mixture of executives who specialize in corporate governance, and experts on risk and board succession.

“The Citadel Directors’ Institute has a program that rivals any similar event in the nation,” said William Trumbull, Ph.D., dean of The Citadel’s Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business. “Not only will participants have the opportunity to be exposed to some of the greatest business minds in the country, but to also network with other business professionals.”

Company executives, as well as board members of regional and community banks and hospitals, are encouraged to attend. The cost is $395. Space for the conference is limited to 75 participants. Those interested can learn more about The Citadel Directors’ Institute by calling Kim Black at (843) 953-7461 or by visiting

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