May 01, 2007

LOS ANGELES - Former Comptroller General of the United States and a member of the NASD board of governors, Charles A. Bowsher is the scheduled keynote speaker for UCLA's Director Training and Certification Program Opening Night Networking Dinner.  The dinner inaugurates the UCLA Anderson School of Management spring governance education program planned for May 14-17, 2007.   

"Charles Bowsher is a highly respected governance expert who has had significant positive influence on the quality of corporate governance in the U.S.," says Donald McCrea, director of custom solutions, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Executive Education Programs.  "His wealth of experience and unique perspective make him singularly qualified to address the future of Sarbanes-Oxley."

In his keynote address, Mr. Bowsher will address the on-going evolution of Sarbanes-Oxley and how it will continue to impact directors, boards, and corporate governance.  Mr. Bowsher spent 15 years as comptroller general of the United States and was chairman of the Public Oversight Board.  He is an expert on Sarbanes-Oxley and has testified several times before Congress on this legislation.  He was honored last year by the Ethics Resource Center with the 2006 Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award - an annual award given to an organization or individual whose accomplishments have contributed to ethical business conduct.

The networking reception and dinner, scheduled for May 14, 2007 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is free for participants of the Director Training and Certification Program and other invited guests.  A question and answer session will follow Mr. Bowsher's address.  The dinner will be held at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in the Collins Center for Executive Education. 

About the Director Training and Certification Program
Offered by UCLA Anderson's Executive Education Programs, the Director Training and Certification Program provides content-rich modules that build and increase the expertise of directors of the boards of public companies and of private companies intending to become public.  Held in the fall and spring of each year, day one of the program is dedicated to the "nuts and bolts" governance foundation for new directors, followed by an advanced level core program that includes the latest strategies and best practices for effective directorship, as well as advanced-level modules on audit, compensation, and nominating and governance. For more information visit: or contact the program at; 310-825-2001. 

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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