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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 and the National Audit Sector leader for KPMG’s retail sector. Atkinson is designated within KPMG as a Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner and as a Financial Derivative Resource partner. 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, Community Access Inc., Senior Services of Stanford, Clare Housing, and the Washburn Center for Children. He graduated from KPMG’s “Chairman’s 25” executive development program; the “Chairman’s 25” are selected from more than 1,700 KPMG partners.

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. He currently serves on the boards of Jack Cooper Enterprises Inc., where he chairs the audit committee; Nura Health SPC; BookKeeping Express Inc.; and ECO Building Products Inc., where he is board chair. Additionally, Czarnecki chairs the board of trustees of National University and is a member of the board of governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide. 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.

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Jan Hamby

President, Fair Winds Farm, LLC; 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.

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Jack London

Chairman, CACI International Inc.

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General Lester Lyles

General Lester Lyles

Chair, USAA (United Services Automobile Assn); Director, KBR Inc., General Dynamics Corp., Battelle Memorial Institute Inc.

General Lester L. Lyles entered the United States Air Force in 1968. Over the course of a distinguished career Lyles has served as program director of the Medium-Launch Vehicles Program and Space-Launch System offices (during the recovery from the Challenger accident); vice commander and then commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center; commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center; director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; vice chief of staff at Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and as commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Lyles has received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster. He chairs the board of USAA and is a director of General Dynamics Corp., KBR Corp., and the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Maj. Gen. Randy Manner

Maj. Gen. Randy Manner

President, Manner Analytics, LLC

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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 a 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.

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.

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Pat Teague

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

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Michael Vitale

Michael Vitale

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

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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 Wolfe

Jennifer 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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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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