Another in the “newbies” series: The people that wear the corporate secretary’s hat are among the most amazing people you could meet. Their wide range of skills are incredible to behold. Yet, they are among the humblest—the nicest—people around.

When you look at the incredibly wide swath of things they do—the unfathomable number of hats they wear—it’s surprising they elect to stay in such a difficult job. It takes a special person to be a corporate secretary.

I will be blogging soon enough about the 21 hats that I believe a corporate secretary must wear to be successful in their job—many of them overlap a tad, but there really are 21 hats…

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As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw…

As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw and managed coverage on issues related to ESG, corporate governance, executive pay, deals, and market trends and analysis.

In addition to his nearly two decades of working as a journalist and publisher, Broc served as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 50 company, worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, was a counselor to former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger, and worked in private practice. He also is the author, or co-author, of four legal treatises, and has authored several books focused on the legal industry.