On November 12, 2014 the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals sponsored by Baker Botts and RR Donnelly in Dallas, TX hosted a panel discussion with Billie Williamson, C.H. Moore and Julie England titled “Directors Tell It Like It Is”. The panel was moderated by Samantha Crispin.

Topics for this highly interactive and informal panel discussion ranged from the role of General Counsel and Secretary of the Board’s responsibility to interact with board members including the board package, medium for board materials and tips for presentation content. Board education and board evaluation filled the next section of the panel’s discussion. Frequency of board in-person and telephonic meetings, executive sessions of the board and board agenda input rounded out the program. The program conclusion was a dialogue about top notch corporate secretary best practices and pet peeves.