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James Kristie

James Kristie, the distinguished editor and associate publisher of Directors & Boards magazine is retiring after more than three decades running the publication. Kristie is likely the longest-tenured magazine editor currently in the publishing industry, beginning his 36th year as editor of Directors & Boards in September - and he is, without a doubt, one of the bestconnected and most widely regarded people in the corporate world, and in the corporate governance space. “I just put out a 40th anniversary issue of Directors & Boards, and I originally thought I would retire with this issue — the old ‘going out on top…knowing when to quit’ trick…But management asked me to stay on to put out the first issue of 2017 so it looks like my last day will be Feb. 3 when that issue gets shipped to press” he posted on LinkedIn. Jim is an advisory board member of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and the Center for Corporate Governance at the LeBow School of Business at Drexel University - so we are hoping that he will remain an active observer and commenter on governance matters.

Jamie Dimon

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chair & CEO, has been named Chair of The Business Roundtable for a 2-year term beginning January 1st, succeeding Doug Oberhelman, Chair & CEO of Caterpillar. Dimon was one of the prime movers behind the recently published Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance that aim to promote long-termoriented governance, and in December he was among the approximately 15 CEOs and other business leaders appointed to the President-Elect’s new Strategic & Policy Forum.

Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara, the hard-charging U.S. Attorney for Manhattan has “agreed to stay” in his current role under the Trump administration, “a move that could signal Donald Trump is serious about cracking down on Wall Street wrongdoing” - or so said a 12/1 WSJ column. After a meeting with Trump, Bharara “told reporters that Mr. Trump asked whether he was prepared to remain…and Mr. Bharara said he was.” Let’s hope this all pans out as the WSJ indicated.