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CCRcorp Announces Leadership Succession

Broc Romanek Departs After 17 Years Liz Dunshee Appointed Managing Editor to Succeed Romanek Alan Dye, Dave Lynn, John Jenkins Enhance Their Roles as Senior Editors

Austin, Texas, USA, 01/02/2020 / /

Austin, TX— CCRcorp wishes to recognize Broc Romanek, a veteran editor of,, and, who made the decision to depart from the company at the end of December 2019. The company has announced key leadership appointments in order to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

The company has appointed Liz Dunshee as Managing Editor to succeed Romanek. CCRcorp will also benefit from active involvement by John Jenkins, Dave Lynn, and Alan Dye, who are assuming enhanced roles as Senior Editors, and from the continued contributions of its other expert Editors, including Mark Borges, Mike Melbinger and Lynn Jokela. 

“We are so appreciative of Broc and all he has built at CCRcorp over his 17-year tenure,” said CCRcorp CEO, Mel Yarbrough. “We also value the hard work he has done over the past several years to hire people with the right experience and to successfully transition his duties to Liz, John, and our other expert Editors. While we are saddened to lose Broc’s daily contributions, he has laid the framework for our continued focus on the high-quality, practical guidance our members expect. We are excited about CCRcorp’s future as our entire team builds on Broc’s efforts.”

During his tenure, Romanek built and expanded many of CCRcorp’s core resources, authored many instrumental treatises, handbooks, checklists, and paperbacks, and fostered a community that has been thriving under his leadership – all of which the company’s well-respected experts will continue to cultivate. CCRcorp wants to ensure all members that it will continue its 45-year commitment to providing publications and other resources “direct from the experts” – practical and high-quality advice that everyone in the community can use.

“I want to thank Jesse Brill [CCRcorp’s Founder] for believing in me,” Romanek said. “Dave Lynn and Alan Dye have been invaluable…Knowing that I am leaving Liz [Dunshee] and John [Jenkins] has been the hardest part of this difficult decision. They say good managers hire people that are smarter than they are. I certainly got that right. Working with them in the past few years has been truly special. You are in good hands.”  

More on Liz Dunshee

Dunshee was hired by Romanek in early 2017 as part of his long-term succession plan and has been training closely with him for the past several years. Her responsibilities have included many contributions to,,, and The Corporate Counsel newsletter, as well as co-editing the Proxy Season Disclosure Treatise Vol. 1 & 2, the In-House Essentials Treatise Vol. 1 & 2, the Corporate Governance Treatise, and the Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise. In addition, Dunshee has been actively involved with the “Proxy Disclosure

Conference” and the “Executive Compensation Conference” hosted by and, as well as the unique “Women’s 100” events. 

Dunshee is engaged in the corporate & securities community, serving as a Chapter Officer for the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance. She was formerly a Partner at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, where she co-chaired the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice areas, served on the Hiring and Attorney Development Committees, directed the summer associate program, co-chaired the women’s affinity group, oversaw the firm’s workflow and development program for business paralegals and had a leadership role in several other firm-wide strategic initiatives, including the firm’s project and knowledge management program. Dunshee also previously served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s task force on director misconduct, has been a frequent author and speaker on corporate, securities and executive compensation topics and co-hosts the “Women Governance Gurus” podcast. 

More on John Jenkins

Jenkins has been an Editor at,, and since 2016, serves as Editor of The Corporate Counsel and the Deal Lawyers print newsletters and has authored several other resources, including the Practical M&A Treatise. Jenkins has been a prolific writer and speaker on corporate, securities and M&A topics for many years and was a regular contributor to CCRcorp publications even before joining the company. In his role as Senior Editor, Jenkins will continue his many contributions as well as offer strategic input. 

Jenkins is also a Partner in the Cleveland office of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where he advises clients on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters. He was formerly a professor of Mergers and Acquisitions Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and has been recognized for several years as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, as well as one of America’s Leading Lawyers by Chambers USA. He is also ranked as a “highly regarded” practitioner in his jurisdiction for Capital Markets Law by the IFLR 1000.

More on Dave Lynn

Lynn has been involved as an Editor of and for over a decade. Among other contributions, Lynn has served as Editor for The Corporate Counsel and The Corporate Executive newsletters and co-authored the Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise. In his role as Senior Editor, Lynn will be assuming greater involvement with The Corporate Executive and will be aiding fellow Editors in maintaining CCRcorp’s publications’ high level of excellence. 

Lynn is a Partner in the Washington D.C. Office of Morrison & Foerster, and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Finance | Capital Markets practice. Some of his invaluable experience includes serving as the Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance from 2003-2007 and serving on the SEC staff from 1995-2000. 

Alan Dye to Continue Leading, the fourth major product website under the CCRcorp umbrella, remains in the trusted hands of expert Senior Editor Alan Dye. Dye also co-authored the Section 16 Treatise and Reporting Guide and will continue to regularly contribute to publications and resources provided through and other CCRcorp sites.

Dye, a Partner at Hogan Lovells, is ranked in Band 1 nationwide for securities advisory work by Chambers USA and has been included in Best Lawyers America since 2006 and Who’s Who Legal of International Corporate Governance Lawyers since 2009. 


CCRcorp (formerly Executive Press) delivers practical guidance – direct from the experts – on corporate and securities regulations, corporate governance, compensation disclosure and oversight, M&A and many other areas impacting today’s corporate practitioner.

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