PAUL D. LAPIDES, M.B.A., CPA is a Research Fellow of the Corporate Governance Center and a professor of management and entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University. He has been recognized as one of the leading academic authorities on corporate governance by Corporate Board Member in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, management, real estate, and venture creation.
Professor Lapides has authored or coauthored of more than 100 articles and 12 books. He served as a member of the National Association of Corporate Director's Blue Ribbon Commission on Audit Committees. The Commission developed recommendations for improving audit committee performance and that published The Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Audit Committees: A Practical Guide (1999, 2004). He coauthored "21st Century Governance and Financial Reporting Principles" issued in March 2002 by the Corporate Governance Center. The Principles have been endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors , presented to the New York Stock Exchange, and sent to members of Congress and the White House. The recommendations have been widely cited in research journals, professional publications, and the media. They have been published in their entirety in at least four management text books.
A frequent speaker at business, professional and academic organizations, his opinions have appeared in more than 500 publications and on national and local television and radio, including, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, CNBC's Morning Call, Bloomberg television and radio, NPR, London's Financial Times, Canada's National Post, The Associated Press, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Reuters, CBSMarketWatch, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Deal, Director's Monthly, Corporate Board Member, Trustee, and Directors & Boards.
Professor Lapides is a member of the board of directors of Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI), a real estate investment trust; Internet Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ: ICCA), a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions; and the Board of Directors Network, Inc. (BDN), whose mission is to increase the number of women on corporate boards. He also serves on the advisory boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, and W. Ray Wallace & Associates, Inc., an Inc. 500 company.
A CPA, he received a B.S. with honors in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from New York University.
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