Goya CEO Censure Highlights Boards’ Responsibility For Communications

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Recent news reports of the Goya board of directors’ decision to censure the company’s CEO Robert Unanue for making controversial comments in support of former president Donald Trump reignites questions about the board’s responsibility to monitor public comments by its highest company officials. If the board of a private company such as Goya saw the need to silence its CEO, public company boards should certainly revisit policies governing public comments by company officials and issue reminders of those guidelines companywide. Communication strategy should be a board agenda item in 2021.

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