Julie Hembrock Daum*

Practice Leader, North American Board Services Spencer Stuart

Company Info: Spencer Stuart

Web site: SpencerStuart.com

Address: 277 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10172

Phone: 212-336-0200

E-mail: JDaum@SpencerStuart.com

Advice: (For board members) Make sure you understand the role of a director versus that of a manager. Get to know the business. Go to its stores; attend a training session for new employees; visit a plant. Understand what drives the business. Getting a sense of the driving force behind the company?s strategy will provide you with critical, often unwritten information that will be instrumental to your oversight responsibilities. (From SpencerStuart.com, "Tips for Would-Be Directors."

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: NA

Sector specialization: Board services, diversity, education and nonprofit, financial services, private equity

Job function specialization: Board directors

Geographical Focus: North America

Companies I often recruit for: Delta Airlines, Tyco spin-off companies, American Express, General Mills, The New York Times

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Education: Wharton School, MBA, 1979

Languages: English

Employment history: Spencer Stuart, practice leader, North American Board Services, 1993-present; Catalyst, executive director, corporate board resource; McKinsey & Co., consultant, Los Angeles office

Other interests: Women in business, corporate governance, business diversity

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Board member, Spencer Stuart; Harvard's Women's Leadership Board; Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children; City Meals on Wheels

Experience in executive search consulting: 15 years

High Profile Placement: Recruited the majority of board members for Delta Airlines

Other paths I might have pursued: NA

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: NA

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