WCPO analyzed director data disclosed by 33 public companies in their annual proxy statements to shareholders. Findings include:
- Cincinnati-based companies spent a total of $45.7 million on their boards. That’s an average of $1.4 million per board and $160,618 per director.
- Of the 297 active board members in Cincinnati, 44 are women. That’s 15.2 percent. Nineteen board members, or 6.4 percent, are minorities, including 13 Black directors and five Hispanics.
- The average age of Cincinnati directors is 62.2 years. They range from 38-year-old John Maldonado at Vantiv Inc. to Herbert Works, 85, at the Bank of Kentucky.
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