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Corporate Governance Post Financial Crisis

  • 25 May 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • William Gallagher Associates, 470 Atlantic Ave., 13th Floor, Boston, MA


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Corporate Governance Post Financial Crisis

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The offices of William Gallagher Associates, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

The importance of corporate governance was one of the lessons from the financial crisis. This panel will discuss, among other things, the corporate governance shortcomings and resulting challenges from the financial crisis:

  • Can higher standards of corporate governance be enforced by laws and rules? Let's hear from our panel as to the impact of new regulations and regulations that have not yet taken effect.
  • Are you in the opinion that banks and financial firms helped with the meltdown? Either way, come and join the discussion about a higher level of risk management understanding for such institutions, and what can be done to improve how they operate post financial crisis.     
  • Better yet- let's share how to best support the implementation of effective corporate governance standards.

Our SPEAKERS include:

Judy Quenzel, VP with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Judy Quenzel is a Vice President in the Supervision, Regulation and Credit Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  Judy is responsible for leading the department’s supervisory responsibilities for insurance-focused firms supervised by the Federal Reserve.  She has been with the Reserve Bank since 1990, working primarily in large, regional and community bank supervision.  Judy has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Boston College.  

William C. Johnson, PhD, Sawyer Business School- Suffolk University

Professor Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. His recent research has focused on the best practices for firm governance at newly public and mature firms. He has examined the impact of managerial ownership, block shareholders, founder influence, and market competition on firm governance choice. He has won several research awards including the best paper award in corporate finance at the 2012 Financial Management Association and the best paper award at the 2011 Financial Research Association. Professor Johnson teaches Securities Analysis, Financial Management, and Portfolio Management at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Donna Walsh, Financial Advisor, Highland Financial Group (MODERATOR)


Donna Walsh  is a Financial Professional with Highland Financial Group in Wellesley. She joined the Group in 2013 prior to that she was an Advisor with Merrill Lynch. She has been in the Financial Services Industry for over 7 years helping professionals, families and business owners with their investment strategies and financial, estate and retirement planning solutions. Donna was also Treasurer for Cumberland Farms/Gulf for over 15 years handling the company's investments, budgeting, cash management and lending requirements. Donna graduated from Suffolk University with a MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation. Donna is an active member of the Norfolk & Plymouth Estate Business Council, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Country Club.  Donna is a Board member of Boston Women in Finance!    

REGISTRATION: Please complete the form on the left. BWF members: $15; Non-members: $30.  Lunch is included!

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