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From Battlefield to Boardroom Agenda

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Welcome and Networking Cocktails

Thursday, February 23, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Program Welcome

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board Member

Building on the information contained in NACD's online module "How to Become a Director"—provided to attendees before the event—this session will focus on developing an understanding of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a board member as well as the different types of boards you might be asked to serve on and how they function. This session will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course.

Session Speakers:

Peter R. Gleason Peter R. Gleason
Director, NACD, NACD Capital Area Chapter; President and CEO, NACD
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM

The Key Committees

An overview of the three key committees—audit, compensation, and nominating/governance—and how they serve greater boardroom operations.

Session Speakers:

Gerald M. Czarnecki Gerald M. Czarnecki
Chair and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.; Chair, ECO Building Products Inc.; Audit Committee Chair, Jack Cooper Holdings Inc.
Peter R. Gleason Peter R. Gleason
Director, NACD, NACD Capital Area Chapter; President and CEO, NACD
Philip R. Smith Philip R. Smith
National Audit Leader–Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG
Steven R. Walker Steven R. Walker
Director, ContractRoom, Objective Interface Systems; General Counsel, Managing Director, Board Services Group, NACD
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch Keynote-In Conversation with USAA's Chair and CEO

The CEO of USAA will share the organization's efforts in military hiring, USAA's diverse board structure, and his experience in building strong relationships with his board. In conjunction, the chair of the USAA board will provide his perspective on board service and insight into his own journey from military service to board service.

Session Speakers:

General Lester Lyles General Lester Lyles
Chair, USAA (United Services Automobile Assn); Director, KBR Inc., General Dynamics Corp., Battelle Memorial Institute Inc.
Stuart Parker Stuart Parker
Director, FM Global Inc., USAA Bank; CEO, USAA United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
Henry Stoever Henry Stoever
Director, Boulder Crest Retreat, Giving Society Inc., United States Naval Academy Foundation; Chief Marketing Officer, NACD
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Primer on the Outside Forces on the Boardroom

Discuss the role and motivation of various groups, including regulators, institutional investors, and proxy advisors, and how and why they impact boardroom operations.

Session Speakers:

Peter R. Gleason Peter R. Gleason
Director, NACD, NACD Capital Area Chapter; President and CEO, NACD
W. Andrew Jack W. Andrew Jack
Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Positioning Yourself for Boardroom Service

Learn how to frame and describe your skill sets in the context of adding value to the boardroom. Hear from sitting directors how they made their transition into directorship.

Session Speakers:

Rear Admiral Joyce Johnson Rear Admiral Joyce Johnson
Director, Explorers Club., Washington Chapter.; Professor, Georgetown University
Hon. Michael Montelongo Hon. Michael Montelongo
Director, Herbalife Ltd., Exostar LLC; Trustee, Aerospace Corp.; President and CEO, GRC Advisory Services LLC
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Networking Cocktails

Friday, February 24, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

In Conversation with Warren Phillips

Warren Phillips, lead director of CACI International Inc., discusses effective board/C-suite communication, what leadership looks like at the board level and the skills needed to help ensure effective risk management and long-term strategic planning.

Session Speakers:

Warren R. Phillips Warren R. Phillips
Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, CACI International Inc.
Henry Stoever Henry Stoever
Director, Boulder Crest Retreat, Giving Society Inc., United States Naval Academy Foundation; Chief Marketing Officer, NACD
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Strategy and Risk

Overseeing strategy and monitoring risk are the key components of a board's responsibility, but what does that mean as a practical matter and how can your board function as a strategic asset to the company? Directors and experts share both their thoughts and their war stories.

Session Speakers:

Rear Admiral Marsha Evans Rear Admiral Marsha Evans
Chair, The North Highland Co.; Director, The First Tee
Gregory A. Pratt Gregory A. Pratt
Chair, Carpenter Technology Corp.; Director, Tredegar Corp., NACD Capital Area Chapter
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Role of the Delaware Courts

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the unique and critical role the Delaware Courts play in business.

Session Speakers:

Francis Pileggi Francis Pileggi
Member-in-Charge, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Hon. Karen Valihura Hon. Karen Valihura
Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch Keynote - The Global Economic Outlook

An economics expert will provide an overview of the global economic outlook with a specific focus on events that may impact boards and business operations.

Session Speakers:

Kelly J. Ward Kelly J. Ward
Associate Dean of Academics and Professor, National War College
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Finance and Accounting for Aspiring Directors — Part 1

A financial expert walks you through a high level understanding of financial statements.

Session Speakers:

Michael N. Pocalyko Michael N. Pocalyko
Director, Special Investigations Ltd.; Chair, Enterprise Applications Inc.; Managing Director and CEO, Monticello Capital LLC
2:40 PM – 3:30 PM

Finance and Accounting for Aspiring Directors — Part 2

An audit committee chair and a partner at KPMG's Audit Committee Institute will guide you through understanding the level of financial knowledge you will need as a director.

Session Speakers:

Gerald M. Czarnecki Gerald M. Czarnecki
Chair and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.; Chair, ECO Building Products Inc.; Audit Committee Chair, Jack Cooper Holdings Inc.
Philip R. Smith Philip R. Smith
National Audit Leader–Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Polishing Your Pitch

Time to put your new knowledge and existing skills to use! These facilitator-led, small group roundtable discussions will help you hone your "elevator" pitch and convey your value as a potential board member.

5:00 PM

Program Adjourns

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▲ Steering Committee
Henry Hugh Shelton Henry Hugh Shelton

Chairman of the Board, Red Hat, Director, L-3 Communications, General, U.S. Army (Ret.) – Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Marty Evans

Director, Office Depot, Weight Watchers International, North Highland Company, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) – Superintendent, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

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