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FGCU's Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance Hosts Speaker Jim Johnson, Feb. 23
2/12/2010

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University's Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance hosts Jim Johnson to discuss "How the World Has Changed: A Veteran Director's View of What Constitutes Responsible Corporate Governance Today" 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Sugden Welcome Center on campus.

This program will appeal to parties interested in understanding how American corporations are governed and the new responsibilities and accountabilities of directorship.

Johnson currently serves on the boards of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Target Corporation, and Forestar Real Estate Group. Previously, he served on the UnitedHealth Group, Gannett, KB Home, Temple Inland, Cummins, and Fannie Mae boards. He is also a member of the council on Foreign Relations, the council of the National Museum of African American History, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Johnson is currently a vice chairman for Perseus, L.L.C. Prior to joining Perseus in 2001, he served as vice chairman, chairman and chief executive officer, and chairman of the executive committee for Fannie Mae; managing director in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers; president of Public Strategies, a consulting firm he founded to advise corporations on strategic issues; and executive assistant to former vice president of the United States Walter F. Mondale, where he advised the vice president on domestic and foreign policy and political matters. Earlier, Johnson was employed by Target Corporation, worked as a staff member in the U.S. Senate, and was on the faculty of Princeton University.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and a speaker reception follows from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants may obtain educational credits from the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Register on-line at http://www.fgcu.edu/cob/ircg/programs.html. The cost is $25 with advanced registration; or $35 at the door. Seating is limited to 50.

For general information about the Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance (IRCG) contact executive director Darlene Andert at (239) 590-7322 or dandert@fgcu.edu.

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