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  • Be a Better Board, Look in the Mirror
    Posted on Nov 17th, 2023

    Credit Union Times November 2023 Stuart R. Levine, Chairman and CEO, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC In order to face the challenges ahead, it’s important to strengthen board cultures and to increase the skills and diversity of backgrounds and professional experience on boards. Board assessment processes that generate confidential data and non-attributable insights will be […]

  • Board Effectiveness: Fundamental Truths in Volatile Times
    Posted on Sep 30th, 2022

    Stuart R. Levine, Chairman and CEO, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC Whether you are serving on the Board of a publicly traded company, a private company or a credit union Board, self-assessments are important in that they serve to increase the standards of accountability. Engaging in an evaluation process that is driven by an independent […]

  • Cybersecurity Threats Are Real: You And Your Organization Could Be In Danger
    Posted on May 9th, 2016
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Last week I moderated an NACD Boardroom Excellence webinar in partnership with Broadridge Financial Solutions that focused on the issue of cybersecurity. Approximately 200 directors representing various corporations participated. The data shared was unnerving and troubling in its scope and implications. The cybersecurity statistics are jarring. In an […]

  • Stuart Featured in NACD Directorship on Shareholder Communication
    Posted on Nov 30th, 2015

    Read Stuart’s interview with NACD on the complexities of shareholder communication in the modern era.

  • The Board Challenge – Cybersecurity
    Posted on Nov 29th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Published in, The Credit Union Times By Stuart R. Levine Our hyperconnected world poses a governance and oversight challenge for boards.  Regardless of the industry or size, every organization is truly vulnerable to threats to its intellectual property and data.  One misstep can cause untold costs from compromised data, loss of customer trust, diminished competitive […]

  • Stuart Quoted in NACD Directorship Magazine
    Posted on Mar 17th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Stuart has been quoted in NACD Directorship magazine in the article, “How Healthy Board Culture is Critical to the Success of Small-Cap Companies” stating, “Small-cap companies should embrace the fundamentals of executive session at every meeting.” This allows questions to be fully explored in an atmosphere of trust and privacy. “They should also conduct an […]

  • The Good, Bad and Ugly of CEO-Board Communication
    Posted on Jul 28th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Agenda; A Financial Times Service Communication is a simple skill. But in the corporate governance world, it’s shocking how many boards and CEOs fail to harness this seemingly intuitive trait — particularly when working together. Many corporate leaders understand that communication between the board and the CEO is critical […]

  • Why Boards Should Take Risk Oversight Role More Seriously
    Posted on May 2nd, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Published in, Agenda By, Stuart R. Levine Stuart Levine is a director at Broadridge Financial Solutions and the founder of Stuart Levine & Associates, a management consultancy. Over the past two years, scandals in the athletic departments at both Rutgers and Penn State universities rocked the sporting and higher educational worlds. Firings included Rutgers’s basketball […]

  • Regulation, Communication, Trust and Ethics All Linked
    Posted on Jan 9th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Published in Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine The full effect of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) is still to be felt in the financial sector. Dodd-Frank creates an environment of increased scrutiny and heightened sensitivity by regulators and consumers. Perhaps credit unions should not be treated […]

  • Sandy Power Crisis Highlights Governance Failures
    Posted on Dec 12th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Published in Agenda By Stuart R. Levine Hurricane Sandy created mass disruption in the Northeast as people were displaced from their homes, suffered catastrophic flooding and lost electricity on a historic scale.  While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received high marks for his crisis response, the same could not be said of the governance team […]