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2018 Speakers

John Atkinson

John Atkinson

Partner, KPMG LLP

John W. Atkinson is a former captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and a veteran of the Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). He is an audit partner in KPMG LLP’s Cincinnati office. Atkinson is designated within KPMG as a Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner and as a Financial Derivative Resource partner. He graduated from KPMG’s "Chairman’s 25" executive-development program; the "Chairman’s 25" are selected from more than 1,700 KPMG partners. His extensive acquisition experience includes The Hershey Co.’s acquisition of Leaf, General Mills Inc.’s acquisition of the Pillsbury Co., and Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s acquisition of the Mennen Co. Atkinson has served on the nonprofit boards of the Veterans Leadership Program, among others, and is currently board chair for the Cincinnati chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Glenn Booraem

Glenn Booraem

Investment Stewardship Officer, Vanguard Group Inc.

Glenn Booraem is a principal of the Vanguard Group and the investment stewardship officer for each of the Vanguard funds. He currently leads the firm’s investment stewardship program covering more than U.S. $4 trillion in assets under management. Booraem served on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2016 Blue Ribbon Commission on building the strategic-asset board. He also served on the New York Stock Exchange’s Proxy Working Group and Commission on Corporate Governance, as well as on the advisory board on corporate/investor engagement for The Conference Board Governance Center. Additionally, he served on the Working Group for the Shareholder-Director Exchange (SDX) Protocol. Periodically, he speaks to industry groups on governance. NACD Directorship has named Booraem to the Directorship 100 for the past six years.

Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

Stephen L. Brown is a senior advisor at KPMG’s Board Leadership Center. Brown is the founder of The Edgerton Group, a boutique consulting firm that advises boards and management on critical corporate governance issues. Formerly, he was CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and managed TIAA’s corporate governance group. Prior to TIAA, Brown practiced securities law at WilmerHale and Skadden and was an associate with Goldman Sachs. He has served as a judge for Corporate Secretary Magazine’s Corporate Governance Awards and the NYSE Governance Services’ Governance, Risk & Compliance Leadership Awards. He serves on several nonprofit boards and is an elected public-school board member. Brown has been named by NACD as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.

Rochelle Campbell

Rochelle Campbell

Senior Manager, Board Recruitment Services, National Association of Corporate Directors

Rochelle Campbell leads the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Board Recruitment practice. She has placed directors on corporate boards ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies and spanning a breadth of industries including construction, technology, energy, insurance, financial services, and global manufacturing. Eighty percent of NACD’s placements in 2015 were diversity candidates. Campbell has advised more than 3,000 boards on leading governance practices and board composition. She also coaches more than 270 military flag and one- to four-star general officers, helping them to successfully transition their military experience into the private sector. Rochelle is a director of Child Steps International, an international nonprofit supporting children and communities in Liberia. She chairs their communications committee.

Gerald M. Czarnecki

Gerald M. Czarnecki

Chairman and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.

Gerald M. Czarnecki is chair and CEO of The Deltennium Group Inc. Previously, Czarnecki led UNC, an aviation company. Prior to UNC, he was SVP of Human Resources and Administration for IBM. Czarnecki began his career in banking and held various c-suite jobs including CEO of two banks. He currently serves on the boards of Jack Cooper Enterprises Inc., where he chairs the audit committee; Nura Health SPC; RFD Associates, Inc., where he chairs both the audit and compensation committees; BookKeeping Express Inc.; and ECO Building Products Inc., where he is board chair. Additionally, Czarnecki chairs the board of trustees of National University. He is founder and chairman of the nonprofit National Leadership Institute. Czarnecki is a faculty member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and chair emeritus of NACD’s Florida Chapter. He is the author of seven books on leadership and governance.

Rear Admiral Marsha Evans

Rear Admiral Marsha Evans

Chair, The North Highland Co.; Director, The First Tee

Rear Admiral Marsha J. (“Marty”) Evans, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served a nearly 30-year career in the U.S. Navy. Following her Navy career, she was CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., president and CEO of the American Red Cross, and acting commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Evans is the chair of the North Highland Co. and a director of The First Tee. She has been a director of five New York Stock Exchange-registered companies including Weight Watchers International Inc., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Huntsman, AutoZone Inc., and May Department Stores Co.

Peter Gleason

Peter Gleason

CEO and President, National Association of Corporate Directors

Peter Gleason is the president and CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Before joining NACD, Gleason was a management consultant with both Ernst & Young and Pritchett & Associates and served as vice president and director of U.S. Research for Institutional Shareholder Services. Gleason is a director of NACD and on the advisory board of Nura Health Inc., a development-stage healthcare company. He is also a director of the NACD Capital Area Chapter and deputy chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes. He is the former chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a past director of The Patriot Fund. Gleason has served as a commissioner on every NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report issued over the past 16 years. Gleason is a member of NACD’s national faculty. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

John Gorman

John Gorman

Partner, Luse Gorman PC

John J. Gorman is a partner in the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Luse Gorman PC. He is a former special counsel to the chief counsel for the Corporation Finance Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Since leaving the SEC in 1984, Gorman has specialized in advising public companies on both transactional and general corporate and securities law. Gorman is a director of Assure Holding Corp., where he serves on the audit committee and chairs the compensation committee. Previously, he was a director of SmartPros Ltd., where he was a member of its audit committee and chair of its compensation committee. Gorman served as a commissioner on the National Association of Corporate Director’s 2016 Blue Ribbon Commission on Building the Strategic-Asset Board and on its 2004 Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Leadership.

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

Janice Hamby is chancellor of the Information Resources Management College at National Defense University, which educates military and civilian leaders in cyberspace strategies and the use of information and technology to advance national and global security. She previously served as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, specializing in telecommunications, space, and computer systems at all levels of command. Hamby was recognized in 2012 with the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and was recently named to FedScoop’s 2015 list of top Washington-area women in technology. An NACD Governance Fellow, Hamby lectures and consults on cyber technologies and leadership.

Kieran Hughes

Kieran Hughes

VP Financial Lines, American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Kieran Hughes is vice president of financial lines claims at AIG. In this role, he is responsible for supervising and handling directors and officers (D&O) liability claims for national accounts including global claims. This includes oversight of shareholder class actions, collective actions including securities cases, derivative cases, M&A, and employment practices liability claims. Hughes joined AIG in 2003 and has served in positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure. Hughes is a certified civil trial attorney and spent 17 years practicing law prior to joining AIG. He also served a judicial clerkship in the Superior Court of New Jersey. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, but most prominently D&O liability, D&O trends and developments, mergers and acquisitions, current trends, issues and significant developments in employment law, social media, customer service, and public speaking.

Mary Landry

Mary Landry

Director, USAA; Rear Admiral,, US Coast Guard (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Mary E. Landry, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), is a director of USAA, serving on the finance and audit committee, and the compensation and workforce committee. Landry also serves as vice chair of the USAA Advisory Panel. Landry has had a 35-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in active duty and senior executive service (SES). Landry has served as commander, Eighth Coast Guard District; director of Governmental and Public Affairs, USCG; SES director of Incident Management and Preparedness Policy; and as special assistant to the president and senior director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council. Landry is vice chair of The SCORE Association and serves on its futures committee. She also serves on the executive committee of the Private Directors Association. Landry is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Landry received the University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Award and was named WISTA's Personality of the Year (2011).

Jack London

Jack London

Chairman, CACI International Inc.

J. Phillip (Jack) London is the executive chair and chair of the board of CACI International Inc. Previously, London was CACI's president and CEO. He currently oversees CACI's major strategic initiatives and transactions. London established CACI's Culture, Character, Integrity and Ethics Committee in 2015. London served as an officer, naval aviator, and carrier helicopter pilot during the Cold War. He then served as an aeronautical engineering duty officer and commanding officer of reserve units within the Naval Air Systems Command. London is a retired captain. He was inducted into the Washington Business (2010) and the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards (2012) Halls of Fame. The Ethisphere Institute has named him one of the Most Influential People in Business Ethics (2014). London is a director of the Navy Memorial Foundation, the Naval Historical Foundation, and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial, and a founding board member of CAUSE.

Maj. Gen. Randy Manner

Maj. Gen. Randy Manner

Executive Leadership Coach; Major General,, US Army, Retired

Randy Manner helps executives and leadership teams increase their potential and quality of leadership with the goal of meaningful and positive impact on employees, clients, and the bottom line. He was a senior partner at Korn Ferry and coached executives as they transitioned to more senior levels. For 16 years he worked for American Management Systems (AMS). He was serving as business unit vice president when he departed AMS in September 2001 to return to active military duty. Prior to retiring from the Army as a major general, Manner served as the deputy commanding general of the United States 3rd Army in Kuwait, as the acting vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, and as the acting and deputy director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He is a strategic advisor at John Hopkins University and on several advisory boards. Manner is an International Coaching Federation certified coach.

Linda Medler

Linda Medler

Operation Homefront National Board of Directors, Director, PNC and Transamerica; President and CEO, L A Medler and Associates, LLC

Linda R. Medler is the chief information security officer at Raytheon Missile Systems. Medler joined Raytheon as the director of Cyber for the RMS Advanced Missile Systems product line. Before joining Raytheon, Medler was president and CEO of LA Medler and Associates LLC. In 2014, she retired from the U.S. Air Force as a brigadier general and as director of Capability and Resource Integration for the United States Cyber Command. Medler's previous assignments included director of Communications and Networks for the Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff deputy CIO, chief of staff for Air Force Materiel Command, Secretary of Defense corporate fellow, and presidential communications officer at the White House Communications Agency. Medler currently serves on the National Board of Operation Homefront and the Arizona Secretary of State’s Technology, Transparency and Commerce Council. Medler is a special advisor to the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance.

Michael Montelongo

Michael Montelongo

Director, Herbalife Ltd., Exostar LLC; Trustee, Aerospace Corp.; President and CEO,, GRC Advisory Services LLC

The Honorable Michael Montelongo—a career soldier, public official, and corporate executive—is president and chief executive officer of GRC Advisory Services LLC. Most recently, he was chief administrative officer and senior vice president for Sodexo Inc. Montelongo is a governance and audit committee financial expert. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and serves on public, private, and nonprofit company boards. Montelongo was an appointee of President George W. Bush, serving as the 19th assistant secretary for financial management and chief financial officer of the US Air Force. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Warren R. Phillips

Warren R. Phillips

Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, CACI International Inc.

Warren R. Phillips is Lead Director of CACI International Inc. He served as CFO of the Albanian-Macedonian-Bulgarian Oil Pipeline Corp., a $1.5 billion crude-oil pipeline developer. Earlier, he was CEO and chair of Advanced Blast Protection Inc., which produced conventional and unconventional bullet-resistant glass, modular vehicle armor, and specialized armored vehicles. Phillips also served as executive vice chair and CFO of Maryland Moscow Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational and financial training venture in the newly evolving countries of the former Soviet Union. Phillips has been a professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, where he also served as AVP for Administration for the University System and as VP for Academics for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Michael Pocalyko

Michael Pocalyko

Director, Special Investigations Ltd.; Chair, Enterprise Applications Inc.; Managing Director and CEO, Monticello Capital LLC

Michael Pocalyko is a decorated U.S. Navy pilot and a retired commander. Pocalyko is CEO of SI, a professional services firm and government contractor in the information technology, cybersecurity, investigations, and intelligence sectors, operating with business units Special Investigations, SI Cyber, and Enterprise Applications. He was Chairman and CEO of Monticello Capital, and a corporate director and the audit committee chair at Herley Industries Inc. and Challenger Corp. Pocalyko previously chaired Erdevel Europa SARL in Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia, TherimuneX Pharmaceuticals Inc., Advanced Environmental Resources Inc., and Enterprise Applications, Inc. He is a certified fraud examiner and a Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee financial expert. Pocalyko is also an author—his best-selling novel, The Navigator (2013), is a financial thriller. He is a member of the NACD Board Advisory Services and teaching faculty, and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Greg Pratt

Greg Pratt

Chairman, Carpenter Technology Corp.; Director, Tredegar Corp.,, NACD Capital Area Chapter

Gregory Pratt serves as chairman of the board of Carpenter Technology Corp., a high temperature alloy and specialty steel manufacturer, where he previously held roles of lead director, governance, and audit committee chairs, as well as interim president and CEO. He also serves as governance committee chair at Tredegar Corp. Previously, Pratt was vice chairman of OAO Technology Solutions Inc. He was recently selected to serve on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s standing advisory group for a three-year term.

Henry Stoever

Henry Stoever

Director, Boulder Crest Retreat, Giving Society Inc., United States Naval Academy Foundation; Chief Marketing Officer,, NACD

Henry Stoever is the chief marketing officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). As a customer-centric marketing professional, Stoever has more than 20 years of leadership experience in public, private, and nonprofit companies. At NACD, his team is focused on clearly articulating unique value to NACD members and prioritized projects. Stoever is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry platoon commander and company executive officer. He was awarded the U.S. Navy’s Commendation Medal with Combat "V" for leading Marines in action during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Pat Teague

Pat Teague

EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

Pat Teague is executive vice president of Human Resources for USAA. Teague leads USAA's human resources team, ensuring world-class member satisfaction and retention through high levels of employee engagement and performance. Prior to this role, Teague led Staff Operations for USAA's chief operating officer. Teague held several other leadership roles at USAA to include member experience performance optimization, financial risk and compliance officer for the chief financial officer, and senior financial officer for member experience. Before joining USAA, Teague worked for KPMG and performed auditing services for a diverse clientele including financial institutions and investment companies.

Michael Vitale

Michael Vitale

Director, USS Missouri Memorial Association; Director of Federal Advisory Services, KPMG LLP

Vice Admiral Michael C. Vitale, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served as the third commander of the Navy Installations Command at the end of a 35-year career, where he was responsible for the readiness of 70 Navy bases worldwide. After retiring, he became the executive director of the University of Hawaii's Applied Research Lab for two and a half years. He currently is a director in KPMG's Federal Advisory Practice, providing direct support to federal clients in the areas of financial-management services for audit readiness, infrastructure and real property management, strategy, private-public partnerships deals, data and analytics, and intelligent automation solutions. He is a director of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

Steven R. Walker

Steven R. Walker

General Counsel and Managing Director of Board Advisory and Recruitment Services, NACD; Director, ContractRoom, Objective Interface Systems

Steven R. Walker is general counsel of NACD and managing director of NACD’s Board Services Group. He leads the Board Advisory Services faculty in providing counsel to board leaders and C-suite executives on a wide range of strategic governance matters. Walker has served as a senior executive or general counsel to entities ranging from private equity backed corporations to the Fortune 100. Steve also served as an Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2001 to 2004. Walker is a frequent public speaker on the topics of board governance, performance, composition, and strategic influence. He currently sits on the boards of Objective Interface Systems Inc. and ContractRoom. He has served on the Orange Bowl Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel–Michigan Chapter, and the Friends of the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts–Miami. Walker has been designated a Board Leadership and Governance Fellow by NACD.

Jennifer C. Wolfe

Jennifer C. Wolfe

Founder & CEO, Dot Brand 360

Jennifer Wolfe is CEO of Dot Brand 360, a digital agency and registrar, and principal of Wolfe Board Advisors, where she consults with boards and C-suite executives on digital and cybersecurity trends. She was previously the managing partner of patent law firm, Wolfe, Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, and the first female president of the Greater Cincinnati Venture Capital Association. Her highly acclaimed books—Digital in the Boardroom (2016), Domain Names Rewired (2013), and Brand Rewired (2010—have been endorsed by senior executives from Microsoft, Uber, Procter & Gamble, and the Motion Picture Association of America. She has written a regular column in Click Z and Search Engine Watch about future digital trends and was named one of the top IP strategists in the world by IAM magazine. She held leadership roles in ICANN, is part of the Direct Women Institute, and was an investor and director in technology start-ups.

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

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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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