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From Battlefield to Boardroom Agenda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Welcome and Networking Cocktails

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Program Welcome

Session Speakers:

Peter Gleason Peter Gleason
CEO and President, National Association of Corporate Directors
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board Member

Building on the information contained in the pre-read materials, 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:

Michael Montelongo Michael Montelongo
Director, Herbalife Ltd., Exostar LLC; Trustee, Aerospace Corp.; President and CEO,, GRC Advisory Services LLC
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

The Key Committees

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

Session Speakers:

John Atkinson John Atkinson
Partner, KPMG LLP
Gerald M. Czarnecki Gerald M. Czarnecki
Chairman and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.
Steven R. Walker Steven R. Walker
General Counsel and Managing Director of Board Advisory and Recruitment Services, NACD; Director, ContractRoom, Objective Interface Systems
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM


A dialogue between a sitting Director and EVP of Human Resources at USAA on the board's role in overseeing talent development, and working collaboratively.

Session Speakers:

Rochelle Campbell Rochelle Campbell
Senior Manager, Board Recruitment Services, National Association of Corporate Directors
Mary Landry Mary Landry
Director, USAA; Rear Admiral,, US Coast Guard (Ret.)
Pat Teague Pat Teague
EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

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:

Stephen Brown Stephen Brown
Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Networking Break

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Conversation: Best Practices in Board-Shareholder Engagement

The Lead Director of CACI will share his board experiences and best practices interacting with the investor and shareholder community. He will be joined by an institutional investor who will offer their perspective on what investors expect from boards and individual directors.

Session Speakers:

Glenn Booraem Glenn Booraem
Investment Stewardship Officer, Vanguard Group Inc.
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
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Role of the Delaware Courts

An in-depth discussion of the unique and critical role the Delaware Courts play in business.

Session Speakers:

John Gorman John Gorman
Partner, Luse Gorman PC
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Peer Exchange: Putting It All Together

These facilitator-led, small group roundtable discussions will help you answer any questions that might have come up throughout the intense first day of learning about the role of governance, and the value of boards.

Session Speakers:

Maj. Gen. Randy Manner Maj. Gen. Randy Manner
Executive Leadership Coach; Major General,, US Army, Retired
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Networking Cocktails

Friday, February 23, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM


8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

The Age of Digital Disruption

Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workplace that includes cognitive technology, intelligent automation, and machine learning. These technologies are disrupting and threatening many companies across many industries. As a result, organization designs and business models are being updated to defend existing market position and proactively seek the new opportunities that "digital" can offer. A digital strategy expert provide an overview of the business environment and the effect of digital disruption companies, and how directors can navigate this new landscape.

Session Speakers:

Jennifer C. Wolfe Jennifer C. Wolfe
Founder & CEO, Dot Brand 360
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM – 10:00 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 war stories.

Session Speakers:

Rear Admiral Marsha Evans Rear Admiral Marsha Evans
Chair, The North Highland Co.; Director, The First Tee
Greg Pratt Greg Pratt
Chairman, Carpenter Technology Corp.; Director, Tredegar Corp.,, NACD Capital Area Chapter
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

What You Should Know About Directors and Officer's Liability Insurance

A financial expert will walk you through a high level understanding of key accounting principles and financial statements.

Session Speakers:

Kieran Hughes Kieran Hughes
VP Financial Lines, American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Aspiring Directors

Session Speakers:

Michael Pocalyko Michael Pocalyko
Director, Special Investigations Ltd.; Chair, Enterprise Applications Inc.; Managing Director and CEO, Monticello Capital LLC
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Practical Applications of Accounting and Finance

Sitting directors will guide you through understanding the level of financial knowledge you will need as a director. This interactive session will walk you thru best practices in the application of the principals of finance.

Session Speakers:

Gerald M. Czarnecki Gerald M. Czarnecki
Chairman and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Break

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch Keynote: A Conversation About Character with the Chairman of CACI

CACI professes that a culture of character defines who they are, how they act, and what they believe is the right way to do business. The organization's committment to this core value is evident in the fact that they are one of the few public companies to have a culture committee. During this candid conversation, the Chairman of CACI will draw upon lessons learned throughout his corporate, and military experiences to highlight the role that character plays in guiding an organization's actions, strengthening its reputation, and increasing its resolve to meet customers' needs.

Session Speakers:

Peter Gleason Peter Gleason
CEO and President, National Association of Corporate Directors
Jack London Jack London
Chairman, CACI International Inc.
2:30 PM – 2:40 PM

Networking Break

2:40 PM – 3:45 PM

Workshop: Crafting Your Value Proposition

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be a challenge. Translating one's technical skills and competencies from specialized military jargon and terminology can also be a hurdle. Former Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry Randy Manner will lead this fast-paced workshop focused on helping you prepare for board service by identifying your skills, articulating your competencies, and pursuing board seats that align with your passion.

Session Speakers:

Maj. Gen. Randy Manner Maj. Gen. Randy Manner
Executive Leadership Coach; Major General,, US Army, Retired
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Director Panel: Positioning Yourself for Board Opportunities

Now that you have crafted a value proposition and have learned how to convey your skills in a manner that is attractive to boards, we'll take some time to learn about the array of board opportunities that await you on this journey. A panel of experienced directors will share the ups and downs of their experience finding board opportunities that best suit their passions and require the specific skills they posess.

Session Speakers:

Jan Hamby Jan Hamby
Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.), Director, Cubic, Corporation and the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association; Chancellor, College of Information and Cyberspace at National Defense University
Linda Medler Linda Medler
Operation Homefront National Board of Directors, Director, PNC and Transamerica; President and CEO, L A Medler and Associates, LLC
Henry Stoever Henry Stoever
Director, Boulder Crest Retreat, Giving Society Inc., United States Naval Academy Foundation; Chief Marketing Officer,, NACD
Michael Vitale Michael Vitale
Director, USS Missouri Memorial Association; Director of Federal Advisory Services, KPMG LLP
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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