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boardBUILD: conflict of interest
“In the Best Interests of the Company”
Conflicts of interest arise in the ordinary course of doing business. And yet, we read routinely about scandals involving self-dealing or breach of fiduciary duty by executives and board members. The problem is not that conflicts of interest exist—it’s that we misunderstand and inappropriately address them. Whether serving a small community-based nonprofit or a multibillion-dollar enterprise, current and future board members and executives and their lawyers need to be able to recognize the risks to reputation, image, credibility, and the public trust of ignoring conflicts of interest. If not managed appropriately, they can result in significant penalties assessed against the person who benefits as well as the organization served and even jeopardize the status of an organization.
This course offers a deeper dive into the topic of conflicts of interest, how to identify them and manage the risks to keep your organization, its board members and executives out of the headlines
**While registration is currently for a virtual setting, If safe and possible, we hope to hold this training in person. If this happens we will inform attendees of the location and provide a refund in the event you are unable to attend.
Kate Schulze, Chief Ethics Officer & General Counsel, Ethics Alliance Maryland
Kate retired from Transamerica in March of 2021 after more than 26 years serving as an attorney, mentor, Compliance Officer, Ethics Officer, Senior Vice President and Director.
As the company’s first Chief Ethics Officer, she developed and implemented a strategic plan for a matrix organization Ethics function designed to embed the Aegon Code of Conduct into the daily activities of more than 8,000 Transamerica employees, the Board of Directors and 100,000+ independent agents.
Prior to joining Transamerica, Kate was a Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and served an Assistant General Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice with responsibility for litigation.
She currently serves as a trustee on the Board of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and on the Howard County advisory board for the United Way of Central Maryland. She recently turned her passion for “doing good” and “doing well” into a full-time business. Ethics Alliance Maryland LLC provides legal, compliance, governance and ethics consulting to nonprofit and for-profit businesses in the Baltimore region.
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