NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) - The Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, an organization of over 3,200 corporate secretaries and governance professionals, will hold its acclaimed educational seminar, "Essentials 2016" on January 27 - 29 in Orlando, Florida.

Designed as a comprehensive program focusing on the fundamentals of corporate governance and the role of the corporate secretary in large, mid and small cap companies, "Essentials 2016" will provide a solid framework, practical tips and timely information on overseeing the responsibilities of the corporate secretary's office at public and private companies.

"Governance professionals have a complex and multi-faceted role which requires constant updating on the latest regulations and best practices," said The Society's President and CEO Darla Stuckey. "Professional development is part of our mission and programs like Essentials always receive the highest ratings from attendees. Experienced practitioners will offer practical solutions to assist attendees in the expanding and demanding role of the governance professional. It's also a great opportunity to connect with those who share similar responsibilities and face similar challenges."

Over the course of three days, the intense program will include workshops and plenary sessions on fiduciary duties, privacy issues, risk management, regulators and disclosure policies.

The distinguished group of speakers are practitioners at well-respected companies and include:
Peter Kraus, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Paul Washington, Senior Vice President, Time Warner Inc.
Angela Hilt, Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel, The Clorox Company
Dannette Smith, Secretary to the Board of Directors, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
Dora Habachy, Corporate and Compliance Counsel, JetBlue Airways
Kenneth Wagner, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Amy Corn, former Vice President, Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Arden Phillips, Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, United States Steel Corporation

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About The Society:
Founded in 1946, The Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, Inc. is dedicated to providing members the knowledge, skills and tools to promote effective governance for the benefit of boards, management and shareholders.

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