Bryan Cave’s Los Angeles office will host a LA CFOs event May 10 featuring a presentation by Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D. on best practices for obtaining a seat and adding value to a company’s board of directors.

Osborne is the senior associate dean and professor of global economics, management and entrepreneurship, as well as the founder and faculty director, of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Over the course of his career, Osborne has served on the boards of more than one dozen companies and nonprofits, including Fidelity Charitable, Greyhound Lines, CCL Plastic Packaging, WEDBUSH and Outdoor Sports Gear. He remains active in the entrepreneurial community and consults with growing companies and nonprofit organizations on business and economic matters.

“Together, board members are a crucial driver of the strategic direction and ultimate success of any business, large or small,” said Los Angeles Partner David Andersen.

Bryan Cave has partnered with LA CFOs since 2013. LA CFOs brings together CFOs and financial experts to collaborate, innovate and share ideas to increase the efficiency and value of members’ roles in their companies. The organization hosts regular presentations and problem-solving roundtables to address critical business issues facing CFOs. Mark J. Landay, managing director of executive search firm Dynamic Synergy Corporation, leads the organization.