Melanie C. Nolen

Melanie C. Nolen
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Melanie is research editor for Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive. She has two decades of experience writing for the corporate and financial industry across Canada and the United States. She is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A...

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.

July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.

New Study Finds Covid Fueling Double-Digit Drop In 2020 CEO Pay

Preliminary data from a Chief Executive survey of nearly 1,500 private companies across the U.S. reveals plunging CEO pay in 2020—and a double-digit increase in companies projecting negative EBITDA.

Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.

Emerging Risks And The C-Suite: Where Have The GCs Gone?

Events unfolding in 2020 have propelled issues of risk management to the forefront of conversations. So why are some legal chiefs still sitting on the sidelines?

As Economy Reopens In June, CEO Confidence Inches Up

A nationwide survey of CEOs conducted June 2-3 shows CEOs are growing more optimistic about business conditions over the coming months. But uncertainty remains. 

CEO Confidence Falls Again In May Amid COVID Crisis 

A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining. 

Culture Can Save Your Company—And Make You Stronger After The Crisis

A former oil CEO and Airborne Ranger says CEOs should seize the current opportunity to get leaner and become the company they want to be—and that employees are the key to getting there.

In New Poll, 84% of CEOs Say Their Revenue Will Drop...

A new poll of CEOs reveals the depth of economic decline being experienced by U.S. companies—and what they're doing about it.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.