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Corporate Board Member Introduces Board Diversity Initiative at NYSE
Representatives from “Moving the Needle” Event to Ring The Closing Bell®
For Release: 16 Jul 12
On Wednesday, July 18, Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext Company, is hosting the first “Moving the Needle: Building Effective Boards with Qualified Diverse Candidates” event which seeks to increase representation of women and ethnic minorities on public company boards.

The event will include a networking exercise for the approximately 150 nominated diverse board candidates, search firms, and public company nominating/governance committee members, which will run concurrent with peer exchange workshops for the CEOs, board chairs and lead directors who nominated and are accompanying the candidates.

In honor of this occasion, key representatives from the Moving the Needle event will ring the NYSE Closing Bell, including:

  • Kay Koplovitz, chairman, Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.
  • Mary Ann Cloyd, leader, PwC’s Center for Board Governance
  • TK Kerstetter, president, Corporate Board Member
  • John Liu, New York City Comptroller
  • Kathy Wylde, CEO, Partnership for New York City
  • Ike Harris, chairman, Cigna Corp.
  • John Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO, KPMG
  • Maggie Wilderotter, CEO and chairman, Frontier Communications Corp.

For more information on this event, please click here

About Corporate Board Member
Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information and education resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables, and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. stock exchanges.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings

Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or adrizis@nyx.comor Jamie Tassa at 615-585-1643 or

Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), Twitter (@NYSE_Euronext) and YouTube (nysetv1).  Follow tweets at hashtag #NYSEBell.