Taft Chicago partner Graham Grady is honored by Private Company Director magazine as a “Director to Watch.” The publication’s October issue recapped a June survey of directors from private companies and discovered that the priorities for private company boards shifted significantly and seemed more aligned with their public company peers. The top three issues facing boards were determined to be the following:
- The pandemic highlighted the fragility of the supply chain and inherent weaknesses in logistics and planning.
- Cybersecurity and the surge in ransomware attacks against companies across North America became very concerning.
- Company-specific issues related to COVID-19 surfaced on board agendas, including the future face of work, retention of key talent, and preparation for the “next big unthinkable thing.”
Grady was recognized as an independent private company board director and for his decades of leadership on boards of major retirement funds and major Chicago charitable organizations. Grady stated in the article that “directors should always be working on the art of overseeing, reaching forward, and anticipating the need for change when necessary.”
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