The Board Institute Announces Partnership with Robert C. Gross Associates LLC

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The Board Institute, Inc. (TBI) today announced a new partnership with Robert C. Gross Associates LLC (RCGA) in Utah, to align independent, comprehensive, independent evaluation tools with hands-on, targeted boardroom consulting to achieve excellence in corporate governance.

TBI is the premier provider of independent, web-based, 360° evaluation tools for public and private organizations to help directors improve, evaluate, educate and benchmark their boards, committees and directors. TBI board assessment tools will provide an important foundation for RCGA to leverage their governance expertise to help boards recognize what they do well and how they can improve. Other TBI affiliates include The Society for Corporate Directors and Governance Professionals, the Foundation for Financial Executives International, Directors’ Network, RCGA, and the founder of 360° Feedback.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, RCGA is a board and organizational advisory services and public policy facilitation firm specializing in a diverse array of board and executive organizational advisory services, including board evaluations, board and executive consulting, strategic planning, and organizational design and implementation. Led by Robert C. Gross, the incoming President of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Utah, the firm works with businesses and government entities around the globe. Learn more at

“We are delighted to partner with RCGA to enable both companies to more effectively serve boards of directors,” said Susan Shultz, CEO of TBI. “As a former General Counsel and CEO of First Interstate Bank, Bob Gross, President of RCGA, has a unique combination of legal, finance, governance and leadership skills and brings tremendous value to the boards of directors that RCGA serves. Now, boards can benefit even more by taking advantage of this powerful combination of services offered by RCGA and TBI.”

Mr. Gross served as general counsel and later as president, chief executive officer, and executive board chair of First Interstate Bank of Utah (now Wells Fargo of Utah). Subsequently, Mr. Gross led the formation of the Utah Department of Workforce Services as its founding executive director Mr. Gross is a nationally recognized corporate governance expert.

“It is exciting to begin working with TBI, the leading, independent evaluation solution that includes the expertise of such best of breed partners,” said Robert Gross. “Working together, I am confident we can help even the best of boards improve, validate their effectiveness to their constituencies and strengthen their companies. Boards that are sincerely interested in improving performance now have an opportunity to measure and enhance that performance.”

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