Charles M. Elson

  • Board of Directors

Mr. Elson is a professor of finance in the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. From 2000 to 2020, he served as the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Mr. Elson has also served on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Commissions on Director Compensation, Executive Compensation and the Role of the Compensation Committee, Director Professionalism, CEO Succession, Audit Committees, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning, Director Evaluation, Risk Governance, Role of Lead Director, Strategy Development, Board Diversity, Board and Long-term Value Creation, and Building the Strategic Asset Board. Additionally, he has served as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Best Practices Council on Coping with Fraud and Other Illegal Activity and of that organization’s Advisory Council. Mr. Elson serves on the board of Blue Bell Creameries U.S.A., Inc., a privately held company. He recently served as a director of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. In addition, Mr. Elson serves as vice chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Corporate Governance. Mr. Elson has been Of Counsel/consultant to the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 1995 to the present.