Laurel Hill Advisory Group

Laurel Hill Advisory Group

September 13, 2010 08:00 ET

Francis H. Byrd Joins Laurel Hill Advisory Group

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2010) - The Laurel Hill Advisory Group, a leading provider of Corporate Governance Advisory and Proxy Solicitation services throughout North America, today announced the hiring of Francis H. Byrd. Francis' expertise and knowledge of institutional investor attitudes and practices will be a powerful strategic asset for Laurel Hill in providing a higher level of governance risk assessment services to our advisory and corporate proxy clients. In his 17 year career, Francis has gained an understanding of corporate governance from various perspectives including those of institutional activist investors, such as the New York City Retirement Systems & Pensions and the interplay between board oversight, governance risk and credit risk at Moody's Investors Service.

Previous to joining Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Francis led the corporate governance advisory practice and developed the Governance & Proxy Review newsletter at The Altman Group and was recently recoginzed by NACD Directorship as one of thirty "People To Watch" in corporate governance – "a list of movers and shakers who merit serious attention as potential boardroom influentials." 

"Francis' experience and knowledge of corporate governance, risk and boards and skill in communicating important issues provides us with an extraordinary resource for our clients, " said Laurel Hill Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. William J. Catacosinos.

Francis stated, "I am incredibly excited at the prospect of expanding Laurel Hill's well regarded governance assessment and advisory services to help meet the challenges faced by public companies and investors in the Dodd-Frank era. I am looking forward to working with the Laurel Hill team to strengthen the firm's reputation for excellence."


The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is an industry innovator within the Corporate Governance Advisory, Shareholder communications and Proxy Solicitation disciplines with offices throughout North America. As part of their growing portfolio, Laurel Hill has garnered an impressive roster of Fortune 500 companies; providing winning solutions in Corporate Governance Advisory service, Annual Meeting solicitation, Information Agent services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Special Meeting solicitation and Shareholder Asset Recovery programs. 

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