Corporate Directors Forum is a San Diego-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. We believe that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
2016 Director of the Year Awards
Annual Event
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Sunday-Tuesday, January 22-24, 2017
Directors Forum: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue
Annual Event
University of San Diego
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Governance Academy: The Essentials of Corporate Directorship
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
2016 Director of the Year Awards
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Sunday-Tuesday, January 22-24, 2017
Directors Forum: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue
University of San Diego
News & Media
Corporate Directors Forum Appoints 3 New Board Members

June 14, 2016

The Corporate Directors Forum, a San Diego nonprofit providing corporate governance education, has appointed Jim Edwards, Justin Bird and Phil Rudolph, three corporate lawyers and governance experts, to its board of directors, the organization announced.

Edwards is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Cubic Corp. He helped establish and served as president of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel; he also served on the association’s national board. Edwards graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, according to CDF.

Bird directs Sempra Energy’s ethics and compliance programs worldwide as vice president of Compliance and Governance and corporate secretary. Bird’s previous roles at Sempra include being director of project finance, as well as company, senior and principal counsel. Bird holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Changing San Diego, One Board at a Time...an interview with Julia Brown, past Chair of Corporate Directors Forum

April 13, 2016

Julia Brown serves on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards — why? To help ensure that San Diego leads the way in fostering innovation...

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Governance Academy Trains Directors for Boardroom Success

March 18, 2016

To prepare directors for the complex challenges of the boardroom, the Corporate Directors Forum will host a Governance Academy on May 16-17 at the University of San Diego. The two-day training course is designed to expand boardroom competencies, confidence and personal networks.

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