The mission of the Research Advisory Council is to inform Glass Lewis and its clients on emerging trends and issues of importance to institutional investors. Its global expertise on corporate governance, accounting, financial transparency, and legal and regulatory environments guide the development of Glass Lewis’ proxy voting policies and guidelines. The Council works with Glass Lewis to define core principles and best practices that help institutional investors worldwide exercise their ownership rights with purpose and productivity.
Charles A. Bowsher (Chairman)
Mr. Bowsher was Comptroller General of the United States and head of the General Accounting Office for 15 years. Prior to being appointed to that position by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, he was associated with Arthur Andersen & Co. for 25 years, except between 1967 and 1971, when he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management, where his work earned him Distinguished Public Service Awards from both the Navy and the Department of Defense. Mr. Bowsher also serves as a Director of DeVry Inc., Washington Mutual Investors Fund and SI International. Furthermore, he is a public member of the FINRA Board and serves on an advisory council of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Mr. Cameron is the co-founder and former President of Glass Lewis. Prior to co-founding Glass Lewis, he was general counsel of Moxi Digital, a technology venture that was sold to a company controlled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Previously, he was the general counsel at NorthPoint Communications, a publicly-traded broadband telecommunications company. Mr. Cameron was an attorney with the corporate law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans in Washington D.C. and served as a law clerk to the Hon. James L. Buckley of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Fried is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and Faculty Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE). He holds an A.B. and A.M in Economics from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Fried has also been a visiting professor at Columbia University Law School, Harvard Law School, and Tel Aviv University. Mr. Fried’s main areas of research, teaching and writing are executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy and venture capital. He is the co-author, along with Lucian Bebchuk, of Pay Without Performance: the Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation (Harvard University Press, 2004).
Mr. Hallqvist is the co-founder of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance and was its chairman for its first five years. He is member of the board of directors of Maquinas Agrícolas Jacto SA, Unipac Ltda and Bionnovation SA. Mr. Hallqvist was formerly on the boards of BIM Kemi AB, Hoganas Brasil Ltda, Sasazaki SA and Siciliano SA. He is also an elected member of the Chamber of Arbiters of the Stock Exchange of São Paulo and the Consultative and Advisory Group of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.
Mr. Nierenberg is the President of Nierenberg Investment Management Company. He is also a member of the Washington State Investment Board. Mr. Nierenberg serves on the advisory board at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale University.
Mr. Regan is a professor at Baruch College, where he formerly served as the president. Prior to that he served four terms as the Comptroller of the State of New York from 1979-1993. Mr. Regan is also a former director of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the board that is responsible for overseeing and selecting the members of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).