Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — After leaving the Florida governor's office, Jeb Bush began lining up positions in corporate boardrooms. He served as a board member or adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, as many as 11 at a time.

But those roles, which earned Bush millions, have also brought occasional headaches.

One company that paid Bush $15,000 each month collapsed amid bankruptcy and fraud. And experts question how one person could serve so many boards effectively, saying any more than three board positions are too many.

Bush's role on corporate boards earned praise from some fellow board members, but it could emerge as a campaign issue as he eyes a run for president.