Webinar | Governance Assessments and Board Evaluations Part II

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



Boards of Directors increasingly look to (a) implement corporate governance “best practices” and (b) conduct Board evaluations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Board operations.  This webinar will provide an overview of actions that Boards take to assess their current corporate governance practices and procedures in order to determine if any upgrades are warranted and to evaluate the Board as a whole, Board Committees and individual Directors in order to determine if any performance improvement actions are desirable.   Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Corporate governance assessments
  • Board, Committee and Director evaluations – general principles
  • Sample evaluation questions
  • Best practices in the Board evaluation process
  • Insights on resistance to the Board evaluation process
  • Paper or electronic process
  • Use of third-party Board evaluation services
  • Board retreats

This webinar will be presented by Paul Marcela, Vice President & Secretary of the Private Directors Association and President of Governance Partners Group, a professional services firm that provides outsourced Corporate Secretary services for private and small to mid-cap public corporations and not for profit organizations.





Paul Marcela
Governance Partners Group, LLC

Paul Marcela is President of Governance Partners Group, a corporate governance services firm that specializes in providing external Corporate Secretary services to companies that seek support in attending to the corporate governance requirements of their Boards of Directors. GPG focuses on providing governance services to private companies, small to mid-cap public companies and not-for-profit organizations that may not have sufficient internal resources to practice good governance in a robust manner.

Paul is the Vice President & Secretary of the Private Directors Association and has served the Society for Corporate Governance as Chair of the Society’s Private Companies Committee, as a member of the Society’s National Board of Directors and the Southeast Chapter Advisory Council and as President of the Detroit Chapter.

Previously, Paul has been Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel of two Cerberus Capital Management private equity portfolio companies and Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary of Dow Corning Corporation.

Paul earned a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, a M.B.A. from Central Michigan University and a B.S. from Allegheny College.


Marion Lewis

Marion P. Lewis, founder and CEO of BoardBookit, is a results-driven serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience and success in the online world. Founded in 2013, BoardBookit is the modern board portal software and trusted technology partner to organizations across the globe in meeting their corporate governance challenges.

Prior to founding BoardBookit, Ms. Lewis was co-founder of Tachyon Solutions, a custom application development and interactive marketing firm, and served as its CEO for 20 years. As such, she was responsible for setting the vision for the firm, executing its strategic plan and headed up the award-winning Tachyon Interactive Group. She was also co-founder and board chair of WeDoCommerce, a systems integration and e-commerce development firm for global brands including Conair, Scheels, Elizabeth Arden, Hershey, and Burt’s Bees Baby.