So you want to serve on a public board. What steps should you take? How do you prepare for a board search? Shellye Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream, is a member of the board of directors for Verizon, Nordstrom, Arbitron and Watermark.
Shellye will share her personal story on getting her first board seat, along with:
How to prepare for a board search
- What are boards looking for
- How to develop board-ready skills
- How do boards find board members
- Are education programs helpful
- How to package yourself
Choosing your board carefully
- Due diligence
- Boardroom dynamics
- Time commitment
About Shellye Archambeau
Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream. Under her leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global market leader recognized for growth and innovation. Shellye has proven global business expertise combined with a passion for public policy. She is a member of the board of directors for Watermark and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, along with Nordstrom, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.
Shellye has led initiatives and Washington DC delegations to address regulatory compliance issues and to improve governance. She also pens a column on leadership and entrepreneurship for Xconomy, and is frequently quoted in top-tier media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Compliance Week and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Previously, she served on the board of directors and the Audit and Technology committees for Arbitron, Inc., a media research company. Shellye is a much sought-after speaker who has presented on GRC issues to Fortune 500 corporations, members of Congress and various associations, including the IIA, ISACA and NASDAQ.
In April 2013, Shellye was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider.