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    May Dinner Meeting: HR's Role in Understanding the Shareholder Value Myth & Influencing the C-Suite

    Date: May 12, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    HRMA Dinner Meeting


     HR’s Role in Understanding The Shareholder Value Myth

     & Influencing the C-Suite

    Presented by Professor Lynn Stout & Dr. Frank Werner


    May 12, 2014

    Princeton Hyatt Regency

    5:30pm to 8:00pm


     **The meeting is approved for 1 business recertification credit hour

    by the HR Certification Institute**


    For registration please go to

    As stewards of corporate culture and champions of business ethics, HR professionals need to give voice to strategies that help build strong organizations and support their long-term viability. When the C-suite focuses solely on delivering maximum shareholder value in the short-term, decisions are often made that have detrimental effects on the corporate culture and the long-term viability of the organization.

    The current financial paradigm that our corporations and businesses are based upon is outdated. Putting shareholders first harms investors, corporations and the public. HR’s strategic role as leader of a paradigm shift and as corporate change agent is vital.

    This presentation will help HR professionals understand the “Shareholder Value Myth” and HR’s role in influencing strategic decisions to build companies that provide sustained benefit for both shareholders and employees over the long-term.

    Come and learn what’s next for Finance and HR!

    Our Speakers:


    Dr. Frank M. Werner

    Frank M. Werner is Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics on the Faculty of Business of Fordham University. He researches the impact of changes in society on finance theory and practice. His recent work has been about global sustainability, the increased societal demands for a livable environment and greater social justice and inclusion. Dr. Werner is the author or co-author of three textbooks, five research books, book chapters, journal articles, a computer-based simulation of corporate finance decision making, numerous monographs and cases for instructional use, and most recently a novel, The Amazing Journey of Adam Smith, about finance and global sustainability.

    At Fordham, Dr. Werner has received awards as the outstanding teacher in both the undergraduate Gabelli School of Business and the Graduate School of Business Administration.  He has also consulted to financial institutions and airlines and has given seminars on various finance, quality management, and global sustainability topics, in both English and Spanish, throughout North, Central, and South America; Europe; Asia; Africa; the Middle East; and the Caribbean. He is regularly being quoted by the press on developments in airline finance and management.

    Dr. Werner received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1978.  He also earned an M.Phil. from Columbia (1975), and an M.B.A. (1968) and B.A. (in Engineering and Applied Physics–1966) from Harvard University. He is a member of the Academy of Business Education, the American Finance Association, the American Society for Quality, Financial Executives International, and the Financial Management Association.

    Professor Lynn A. Stout

    Lynn Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School.  Professor Stout is an internationally recognized expert in corporate governance, financial regulation, and moral behavior who has published numerous articles and books and lectures widely.  Her most recent book is The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public (Berrett Koehler Publications, 2012; named 2012 Governance Book of the Year by Directors and Boards Magazine and 2012 High Impact Publication by the Media Consortium). Professor Stout serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program; as Executive Advisor to the Brookings Institution Project on Corporate Purpose; and as a Research Fellow for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.

    She was an independent trustee/director for the Eaton Vance family of mutual funds for over 15 years and has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association, as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law and Economics, and as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Business Associations.

    Professor Stout has taught at the Harvard, NYU, Georgetown, UCLA, and George Washington University law schools, and served as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.

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    Our In-Transition Group:

    Our in-transition group, open to all, meets at 4:30. The group provides professionals in transition with networking opportunities and support as they seek employment opportunities within their profession.

    Our Menu:

    Fillet of Seared Grouper with Heir Loom Tomato and Basil or Chicken Sorrentino,with Artichokes                  

    Vegetarian Option:  Eggplant Rollatini