Equifax’s ex-CEO isn’t the first corporate boss to feel notable heat recently on Capitol Hill.
Even as Richard “Rick” Smith was getting squeezed by a House committee Tuesday for Equifax’s handling of a massive data breach, another panel was questioning Wells Fargo’s CEO about the bank’s scandal involving fake accounts.
Last year, a former pharmaceuticals chief invoked the Fifth when asked about a huge price markeup on a crucial drug. And lawmakers hammered United Airlines’ CEO over the forcible removal of a paying passenger earlier this year.
CEOs have figured out ways to try to limit the damage from trips to Capitol Hill. In fact, a Georgia executive who faced hostile lawmakers lived to lecture about it. Check out his intriguing advice, in my latest Unofficial Business column on MyAJC.com.
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