School of Business Sponsors Corporate Directors Conference on June 8th at SUNY Global Center in NYC

Hot on the heels of a successful conference in May, Alternative Investments/Private Equity/Hedge Funds/Infrastructure Funds, the School of Business has teamed up with the Corporate Directors Group to offer training to School of Business alumni who currently serve on boards of publicly traded companies. Associate Professor Saurav Dutta is the featured speaker.

Due to recent legislation including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, and enhanced shareholder activism, corporate directors face greater scrutiny. To better prepare them for their work, the CDG offers a certification program.

In conjunction with the CDG, the School of Business will host training at the SUNY Global Center on June 8th. School of Business alumni who currently serve as directors on boards of publicly-traded firms will attend this half-day program for professional directors. The class is filled and registration is closed.

Dean Donald Siegel, a leading expert on the measurement and analysis of corporate performance and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, stated, “The School of Business is proud to partner with CDG to sponsor this important educational event for alumni. We are only the second university in America to host this prestigious workshop. We hope that this event will launch a successful partnership between the School of Business and the American College of Corporate Directors that will ultimately benefit both institutions.”

School of Business Accounting Professor Saurav Dutta will provide the keynote address. Dutta serves at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an Academic Accounting Fellow at the Office of the Chief Accountant, where he functions as a research resource and liaison to professional accounting standards-setting bodies.

At the UAlbany/CDG event, Professor Dutta will discuss his research on risk disclosure and present the latest developments in corporate governance practices.

CDG’s only requirement for membership is current appointment as director of a public company. Membership is free of charge. Established in 2005, the Boston-based association provides networking and professional development services to approximately 1,000 members, predominantly on the east coast.