NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

Overview

NACD’s highly interactive Advanced Director Professionalism® foundation course will convene experienced directors looking to position themselves as lead directors, board and/or committee chairs on the Sunshine State's Gold Coast this winter. 

Through panel discussions, committee chair/lead director training, workshops, and case studies with seasoned board leaders, you’ll benefit from real-world and real-time insights to help you navigate critical board leadership challenges, build a high performance board, and effectively lead your board and committees. 

Small-group peer exchanges will simultaneously deepen and showcase your expertise while you make new connections with experienced directors from a wide range of industries.

Attending NACD Advanced Director Professionalism makes a strong statement to stakeholders about your dedication to exemplary board leadership and begins your path toward NACD Board Leadership FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®.

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Agenda & Speakers

The highly interactive agenda applies insights into the board’s core responsibilities and critical competencies established in the NACD Director Education Framework.

Case Study: A Price Worth Paying?

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Onboarding Essentials

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A Year in the Life of Your Board: Planning and Pivoting

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Talent Oversight

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Enhancing Compliance and Ethics Oversight

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Perspectives on the Horizon

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Corporate Turnarounds and Transformations

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The Future of Shareholder Activism

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Strategy from a Board Perspective

 

Breakout Sessions

Training: Lead Director & Key Committee Chair (Audit, Compensation, and Nom/Gov)
Optional Peer Exchange: Cyber Risk

Martin Coyne

Martin Coyne

Chair & Founder, CEO Learning Network; Director, Chair Emeritus, NACD New Jersey Chapter; Director, Eyenuk Inc.

Martin Coyne is a director of EyeNuk Inc. Coyne is the chair and founder of the CEO Learning Network and he is the chair emeritus of the National Association of Corporate Directors' New Jersey Chapter. He previously served on multiple boards including RainDance Technologies, Akamai, Welch Allyn, Bioclinica, Avecia, and OpenPages. His roles included board chair, lead director, and chair of compensation, audit, and governance committees. Coyne has held a variety of senior management positions, including executive vice president of Eastman Kodak Co. and executive of its Photography Group. His book, How to Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You (2009), helps directors, CEOs, and other C-suite executives improve governance and the relationship between management and their board.

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Martin Coyne is a director of EyeNuk Inc. Coyne is the chair and founder of the CEO Learning Network and he is the chair emeritus of the National Association of Corporate Directors' New Jersey Chapter. He previously served on multiple boards including RainDance Technologies, Akamai, Welch Allyn, Bioclinica, Avecia, and OpenPages. His roles included board chair, lead director, and chair of compensation, audit, and governance committees. Coyne has held a variety of senior management positions, including executive vice president of Eastman Kodak Co. and executive of its Photography Group. His book, How to Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You (2009), helps directors, CEOs, and other C-suite executives improve governance and the relationship between management and their board.
Dona Young

Dona Young

Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee, Foot Locker Inc.; Director, Aegon NV, Save the Children Federation Inc.

Dona D. Young currently chairs the nominating and governance committee for Foot Locker Inc. and serves on the supervisory board of Aegon NV, a multinational life insurance, pension, and asset management company headquartered in The Hague. Her prior board experience includes both a large financial institution and a global packaging company. Young also sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children Federation Inc. Following the spin-off in 2008 of the asset management business Virtus Investment Partners Inc., she retired as chairman, president, and CEO of The Phoenix Cos. Inc. At the time of her retirement, after a career of nearly 30 years, Young was one of only 24 women CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. She was named to the NACD Directorship 100 in 2015.

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Dona D. Young currently chairs the nominating and governance committee for Foot Locker Inc. and serves on the supervisory board of Aegon NV, a multinational life insurance, pension, and asset management company headquartered in The Hague. Her prior board experience includes both a large financial institution and a global packaging company. Young also sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children Federation Inc. Following the spin-off in 2008 of the asset management business Virtus Investment Partners Inc., she retired as chairman, president, and CEO of The Phoenix Cos. Inc. At the time of her retirement, after a career of nearly 30 years, Young was one of only 24 women CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. She was named to the NACD Directorship 100 in 2015.
Robert Galford

Robert Galford

Lead Independent Director, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committee Chair, Forrester Research; Managing Partner, The Center for Leading Organizations

Robert Galford is the lead independent director of Forrester Research Inc., where he chairs the compensation and nominating committee. He is also an Outside Board Advisor at Shepley Bulfinch, an architectural firm. Galford is a managing partner of the Center for Leading Organizations and a Leadership Fellow in Executive Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the co-author of four books, The Trusted Advisor, The Trusted Leader, Your Leadership Legacy, and Simple Sabotage, along with numerous articles in Harvard Business Review.

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Robert Galford is the lead independent director of Forrester Research Inc., where he chairs the compensation and nominating committee. He is also an Outside Board Advisor at Shepley Bulfinch, an architectural firm. Galford is a managing partner of the Center for Leading Organizations and a Leadership Fellow in Executive Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the co-author of four books, The Trusted Advisor, The Trusted Leader, Your Leadership Legacy, and Simple Sabotage, along with numerous articles in Harvard Business Review.
Mary Beth Vitale

Mary Beth Vitale

Director, Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, CoBiz Financial Inc.; Director, Chair, Risk and Technology Committee, GEHA Inc.; Co-Chair, Women Corporate Directors: Colorado Chapter

Mary Beth Vitale is a director of CoBiz Financial Inc. and GEHA Inc. Vitale chairs CoBiz’ nominating and governance committee and also oversees the organization’s IT and cyber-security processes and policies. She also chairs GEHA’s risk and technology committee, and serves on the executive committee. Previously, Vitale was lead director for Eye-Ris Inc. and on the board of Zynex Inc. She chaired Zynex’ compensation committee and served on its audit committee. Vitale is a former chair and CEO of Westwind Media Inc. and a past director of both Intrado Inc. and RMI. She is a faculty member for NACD’s Board Advisory Services. She is a past president and corporate officer of AT&T Inc. Vitale is a founding commissioner of the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology; a past president and COO of Rocky Mountain Internet; a past chair of NACD’s Colorado Chapter; and a founding co-chair of the Greater Colorado Chapter of Women Corporate Directors.

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Mary Beth Vitale is a director of CoBiz Financial Inc. and GEHA Inc. Vitale chairs CoBiz’ nominating and governance committee and also oversees the organization’s IT and cyber-security processes and policies. She also chairs GEHA’s risk and technology committee, and serves on the executive committee. Previously, Vitale was lead director for Eye-Ris Inc. and on the board of Zynex Inc. She chaired Zynex’ compensation committee and served on its audit committee. Vitale is a former chair and CEO of Westwind Media Inc. and a past director of both Intrado Inc. and RMI. She is a faculty member for NACD’s Board Advisory Services. She is a past president and corporate officer of AT&T Inc. Vitale is a founding commissioner of the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology; a past president and COO of Rocky Mountain Internet; a past chair of NACD’s Colorado Chapter; and a founding co-chair of the Greater Colorado Chapter of Women Corporate Directors.
Myrna Soto

Myrna Soto

Director, Spirit Airlines Inc., CMS Energy Corp., Consumers Energy, the Hispanic IT Executive Council; Senior Vice President and Global CISO, Comcast Corp.

Myrna Soto is corporate SVP and GCISO at Comcast. Prior to joining Comcast, Soto served as CISO and VP of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International. Previously, she held senior leadership positions with American Express Co., Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Kemper Insurance. She is on the board of directors of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, the Hispanic IT Executive Council, and Spirit Airlines Inc. ISE named her Information Security Executive of the Year in 2013, CNET listed her among the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos in 2014, and SC Magazine recognized her as one of the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security in 2015. Additionally, Soto received the CSO Compass Award in 2015.

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Myrna Soto is corporate SVP and GCISO at Comcast. Prior to joining Comcast, Soto served as CISO and VP of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International. Previously, she held senior leadership positions with American Express Co., Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Kemper Insurance. She is on the board of directors of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, the Hispanic IT Executive Council, and Spirit Airlines Inc. ISE named her Information Security Executive of the Year in 2013, CNET listed her among the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos in 2014, and SC Magazine recognized her as one of the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security in 2015. Additionally, Soto received the CSO Compass Award in 2015.
Robert Bostrom

Robert Bostrom

Director, Neulion Inc.; SVP, General Counsel, Secretary, Abercrombie & Fitch

Robert E. Bostrom is senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Bostrom joined Abercrombie & Fitch from Greenberg Traurig. Previously he was with SNR Denton. Before that, he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Freddie Mac. Prior to his work with Freddie Mac, Bostrom served as the managing partner of the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance and general counsel of National Westminster Bancorp (NatWest). He is a director of NeuLion Inc. and a past director of NatWest Bank (Delaware) and Coutts International. Among his many awards is the 2016 New York Stock Exchange Governance Series Distinguished General Counsel Award.

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Robert E. Bostrom is senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Bostrom joined Abercrombie & Fitch from Greenberg Traurig. Previously he was with SNR Denton. Before that, he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Freddie Mac. Prior to his work with Freddie Mac, Bostrom served as the managing partner of the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance and general counsel of National Westminster Bancorp (NatWest). He is a director of NeuLion Inc. and a past director of NatWest Bank (Delaware) and Coutts International. Among his many awards is the 2016 New York Stock Exchange Governance Series Distinguished General Counsel Award.
James Lam

James Lam

President, James Lam & Associates, Inc.; Director and Chairman of the Risk Oversight Committee, E*TRADE Financial Corp.

James Lam is the founder and president of James Lam & Associates and a director of E*TRADE Financial Corp., where he chairs the risk oversight committee and serves on the audit committee. Lam is also a member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s advisory council. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, as a partner of Oliver Wyman, the chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments, and chief risk officer of GE Capital Markets Services. Lam was named Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 1997 and one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk magazine in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Lam is the author of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls, which has been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean.

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James Lam is the founder and president of James Lam & Associates and a director of E*TRADE Financial Corp., where he chairs the risk oversight committee and serves on the audit committee. Lam is also a member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s advisory council. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, as a partner of Oliver Wyman, the chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments, and chief risk officer of GE Capital Markets Services. Lam was named Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 1997 and one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk magazine in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Lam is the author of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls, which has been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean.
William McCracken

William McCracken

Director, MDU Resources Group Inc., NACD; President, Executive Consulting Group; Former Chair and CEO, CA Technologies; Former Chair, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

William McCracken is the president of Executive Consulting Group. He is also a director of MDU Resources Group and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition, McCracken is the former chairman of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. He is a former CEO and chair of CA Technologies. He is the New York chairman of the Chairmen’s Forum; chairman of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia University; and a member of the Economic Club of New York. In 2009, McCracken was recognized by NACD Directorship magazine in its Directorship 100 list.

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William McCracken is the president of Executive Consulting Group. He is also a director of MDU Resources Group and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition, McCracken is the former chairman of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. He is a former CEO and chair of CA Technologies. He is the New York chairman of the Chairmen’s Forum; chairman of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia University; and a member of the Economic Club of New York. In 2009, McCracken was recognized by NACD Directorship magazine in its Directorship 100 list.
Jean Birch

Jean Birch

Chair & Interim CEO, Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.

Jean M. Birch chairs the board of Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. Birch also is a director of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Birch previously served as a director of Darden Restaurants Inc. and Cosi Inc. She is retired from a career in hospitality, where she most recently served as president of IHOP Restaurants Inc. In addition, she has been president of Romano's Macaroni Grill and Corner Bakery Cafe under their ownership by Brinker International Inc. Birch began her restaurant career at YUM! Brands Inc., ultimately serving as vice president of operations for their subsidiary, Taco Bell. Additionally, she held manufacturing management positions with Frito-Lay Inc., Rogers Corp., and Medtronic PLC.

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Jean M. Birch chairs the board of Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. Birch also is a director of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Birch previously served as a director of Darden Restaurants Inc. and Cosi Inc. She is retired from a career in hospitality, where she most recently served as president of IHOP Restaurants Inc. In addition, she has been president of Romano's Macaroni Grill and Corner Bakery Cafe under their ownership by Brinker International Inc. Birch began her restaurant career at YUM! Brands Inc., ultimately serving as vice president of operations for their subsidiary, Taco Bell. Additionally, she held manufacturing management positions with Frito-Lay Inc., Rogers Corp., and Medtronic PLC.
D'Anne Hurd

D'Anne Hurd

Independent Trustee, Pax World Funds, Pax Ellevate; Audit Chair, Peckham Industries Inc.; Chair, Monzite Corp.; CEO, Crawford Consulting

D’Anne Hurd is an SEC audit committee financial expert and ESG/Sustainability authority with more than two decades of experience serving on and consulting to boards of public, private, and family-owned companies. She currently chairs the board of Monzite Corp. (defense electronics); sits on the board of Pax World Funds (environmental, social, and governance mutual funds); chairs the audit committee of Peckham Industries Inc. (road and bridge construction); and sits on the advisory board of Myomo Inc. (medical devices). She was lead independent director for Hiperos LLC—a cloud-based software-as-a-service supply chain and third-party governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions provider. Hurd previously served on the boards of public companies in the technology, pharma and defense industries. Her business background includes roles as COO, CFO, and general counsel for six rapidly growing, Boston-based technology companies.

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D’Anne Hurd is an SEC audit committee financial expert and ESG/Sustainability authority with more than two decades of experience serving on and consulting to boards of public, private, and family-owned companies. She currently chairs the board of Monzite Corp. (defense electronics); sits on the board of Pax World Funds (environmental, social, and governance mutual funds); chairs the audit committee of Peckham Industries Inc. (road and bridge construction); and sits on the advisory board of Myomo Inc. (medical devices). She was lead independent director for Hiperos LLC—a cloud-based software-as-a-service supply chain and third-party governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions provider. Hurd previously served on the boards of public companies in the technology, pharma and defense industries. Her business background includes roles as COO, CFO, and general counsel for six rapidly growing, Boston-based technology companies.
Steven Walker

Steven 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.

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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.
Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Founder & CEO, GEC Risk Advisory, Ethics Advisor, Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico, Governance Chair, Epic Theatre Ensemble; Chair Emeritus, Ethics & Compliance Association

Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the CEO of GEC Risk Advisory and has held senior executive roles at Bertelsmann, PSEG, and Verint Systems. In early 2017, she was appointed Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico. In both 2014 and 2015, the Ethisphere Institute recognized her as among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.” Additionally, she was named among the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America in 2014. She is chair emeritus of the Ethics and Compliance Association and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bonime-Blanc has published widely and is the author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency (2014) and of The Conference Board's Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (2015). In April 2018, Praeger Publishers will publish her co-authored book, The Artificial Intelligence Imperative: A Practical Roadmap for Business. Her next solo book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience & Value, will be published by Routledge/Greenleaf in 2018.

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Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the CEO of GEC Risk Advisory and has held senior executive roles at Bertelsmann, PSEG, and Verint Systems. In early 2017, she was appointed Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico. In both 2014 and 2015, the Ethisphere Institute recognized her as among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.” Additionally, she was named among the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America in 2014. She is chair emeritus of the Ethics and Compliance Association and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bonime-Blanc has published widely and is the author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency (2014) and of The Conference Board's Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (2015). In April 2018, Praeger Publishers will publish her co-authored book, The Artificial Intelligence Imperative: A Practical Roadmap for Business. Her next solo book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience & Value, will be published by Routledge/Greenleaf in 2018.
Howard Brod Brownstein

Howard Brod Brownstein

Director, NHS Human Services, Inc., P&F Industries, Inc.; Former Audit Committee Chair, PICO Holdings Inc.; President, NACD Philadelphia Chapter, The Brownstein Corp.

Howard Brod Brownstein is president and founder of The Brownstein Corp., a nationally-known turnaround-management firm. Brownstein regularly serves as an independent director. He currently chairs the nominating and governance and the strategic planning and risk assessment committees of P&F Industries Inc., and serves on the board of NHS Human Services. Previously, he was the audit chair of PICO Holdings Inc., and also sole board member of Betsey Johnson LLC. He chaired the audit committees of LMG2 LLC and Special Metals Corp., and served on the board of Magnatrax Corp. He has chaired the boards of the National Philanthropic Trust and a United Way agency, and was a director of a regional bank and a retail department store. He has published more than 80 articles, books, and chapters on turnaround management and corporate governance. Brownstein is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and president of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter.

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Howard Brod Brownstein is president and founder of The Brownstein Corp., a nationally-known turnaround-management firm. Brownstein regularly serves as an independent director. He currently chairs the nominating and governance and the strategic planning and risk assessment committees of P&F Industries Inc., and serves on the board of NHS Human Services. Previously, he was the audit chair of PICO Holdings Inc., and also sole board member of Betsey Johnson LLC. He chaired the audit committees of LMG2 LLC and Special Metals Corp., and served on the board of Magnatrax Corp. He has chaired the boards of the National Philanthropic Trust and a United Way agency, and was a director of a regional bank and a retail department store. He has published more than 80 articles, books, and chapters on turnaround management and corporate governance. Brownstein is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and president of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter.
Gerard Leider

Gerard Leider

Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners LLC

Gerard Leider is a partner with Meridian Compensation Partners. Leider provides public and private companies with counsel on executive compensation and corporate governance matters in a variety of industries. His clients span diverse industries, including mid-cap and large-cap manufacturing, automotive, chemical, technology, real estate investment trust, quick-service restaurants, and utility companies. He has been consulting in the field of executive compensation for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Meridian, Leider spent 15 years in Hewitt Associates' executive compensation practice where he was a principal and a member of the Executive Compensation Management Leadership Team. Leider has been a speaker at the Equilar Summit, the MAPI Conference, Corporate Board Peer Exchange Conference, and the Compensation Committee Boot Camp. He has also written articles for the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, C-SUITE Insight Magazine, the NYSE Governance Series, and the Corporate Board Governing Series.

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Gerard Leider is a partner with Meridian Compensation Partners. Leider provides public and private companies with counsel on executive compensation and corporate governance matters in a variety of industries. His clients span diverse industries, including mid-cap and large-cap manufacturing, automotive, chemical, technology, real estate investment trust, quick-service restaurants, and utility companies. He has been consulting in the field of executive compensation for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Meridian, Leider spent 15 years in Hewitt Associates' executive compensation practice where he was a principal and a member of the Executive Compensation Management Leadership Team. Leider has been a speaker at the Equilar Summit, the MAPI Conference, Corporate Board Peer Exchange Conference, and the Compensation Committee Boot Camp. He has also written articles for the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, C-SUITE Insight Magazine, the NYSE Governance Series, and the Corporate Board Governing Series.
Sheila Stamps

Sheila Stamps

Director, CIT Group Inc., CIT Bank, N.A., NACD New York Chapter, IES Abroad; Audit Committee Chair, New York State Insurance Fund

Sheila A. Stamps is a finance executive with substantial experience working with both corporations and financial institutions. Stamps has served as EVP of DBI LLC and as director of Fixed Income and Cash Management for the New York State Common Retirement Fund. Stamps also held management roles with Bank of America and Bank One London, where she was on the Management Committee. Stamps is a director of CIT Group Inc. and of CIT Bank NA, where she serves on the risk management and nominating and governance committees. She chairs the New York State Insurance Fund's audit committee and is a member of its business operations committee. She is a director of the NACD New York Chapter. Stamps has been recognized as one of “2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” by Savoy Magazine. She is an NACD Board Advisory Services faculty member and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

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Sheila A. Stamps is a finance executive with substantial experience working with both corporations and financial institutions. Stamps has served as EVP of DBI LLC and as director of Fixed Income and Cash Management for the New York State Common Retirement Fund. Stamps also held management roles with Bank of America and Bank One London, where she was on the Management Committee. Stamps is a director of CIT Group Inc. and of CIT Bank NA, where she serves on the risk management and nominating and governance committees. She chairs the New York State Insurance Fund's audit committee and is a member of its business operations committee. She is a director of the NACD New York Chapter. Stamps has been recognized as one of “2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” by Savoy Magazine. She is an NACD Board Advisory Services faculty member and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
David Kistenbroker

David Kistenbroker

Global Co-Head, White Collar and Securities Litigation, Dechert LLP

David Kistenbroker is global co-head of the white collar and securities litigation practice of Dechert LLP and managing partner of the firm's Chicago office. He represents publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, internal investigations, and corporate governance disputes. He is recognized annually by peers and clients as a leading trial lawyer and has been featured in the National Law Journal for securing one of the top-10 defense verdicts in the nation. He is also recommended by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 United States.

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David Kistenbroker is global co-head of the white collar and securities litigation practice of Dechert LLP and managing partner of the firm's Chicago office. He represents publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, internal investigations, and corporate governance disputes. He is recognized annually by peers and clients as a leading trial lawyer and has been featured in the National Law Journal for securing one of the top-10 defense verdicts in the nation. He is also recommended by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 United States.
Yvonne Schlaeppi

Yvonne Schlaeppi

Director, Stallergenes Greer plc; Member, External Advisory Council, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Channing Division of Network Medicine

Yvonne Schlaeppi is an independent director of Stallergenes Greer plc, a global healthcare company specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, headquartered in London and listed on Euronext Paris. She serves on Stallergenes Greer's Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees. Schlaeppi previously served on privately-held US corporate boards. She is a member of the external advisory council at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston for the Channing Division of Network Medicine. Schlaeppi is also managing partner and cofounder of Stratevise, a transaction advisory firm. Previously, Schlaeppi was General Counsel at three global groups: Organon BioSciences (pharmaceuticals, animal health and biotech); Global Enterprise Technologies Passport & ID (security credentialing); and European general counsel at Johnson Controls (industrial conglomerate). Schlaeppi was partner and chair of the International Practice Group at the law firm Palmer & Dodge. She began her career in New York and Zurich. Schlaeppi is a frequent speaker on acquisitions, international growth, as well as strategy and board decision-making in the face of disruption and intense change.

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Yvonne Schlaeppi is an independent director of Stallergenes Greer plc, a global healthcare company specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, headquartered in London and listed on Euronext Paris. She serves on Stallergenes Greer's Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees. Schlaeppi previously served on privately-held US corporate boards. She is a member of the external advisory council at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston for the Channing Division of Network Medicine. Schlaeppi is also managing partner and cofounder of Stratevise, a transaction advisory firm. Previously, Schlaeppi was General Counsel at three global groups: Organon BioSciences (pharmaceuticals, animal health and biotech); Global Enterprise Technologies Passport & ID (security credentialing); and European general counsel at Johnson Controls (industrial conglomerate). Schlaeppi was partner and chair of the International Practice Group at the law firm Palmer & Dodge. She began her career in New York and Zurich. Schlaeppi is a frequent speaker on acquisitions, international growth, as well as strategy and board decision-making in the face of disruption and intense change.
Steven Balet

Steven Balet

Head of Corporate Governance and Activist Engagement Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

Steven Balet is a managing director in FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications segment. He is part of the Financial Communications and Capital Markets practices. Previously, Balet spent 15 years at MacKenzie Partners, including three years as their London Office head. He has advised public companies and hedge funds of all sizes on M&A, contested proxy campaigns, and corporate-governance issues. He has provided strategic counsel to both corporates and dissidents in proxy contests all around the world and has worked on many contested cross-border M&A transactions. Balet has extensive experience working with issuers to develop the most effective message for delivering the vote. He counsels issuers on engaging third-party advisory groups such as Institutional Shareholder Services as well as providing background information on various activist stockholders and the techniques they employ. Balet has spoken on numerous panels discussing shareholder activism as it relates to both merger activism and board proxy fights.

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Steven Balet is a managing director in FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications segment. He is part of the Financial Communications and Capital Markets practices. Previously, Balet spent 15 years at MacKenzie Partners, including three years as their London Office head. He has advised public companies and hedge funds of all sizes on M&A, contested proxy campaigns, and corporate-governance issues. He has provided strategic counsel to both corporates and dissidents in proxy contests all around the world and has worked on many contested cross-border M&A transactions. Balet has extensive experience working with issuers to develop the most effective message for delivering the vote. He counsels issuers on engaging third-party advisory groups such as Institutional Shareholder Services as well as providing background information on various activist stockholders and the techniques they employ. Balet has spoken on numerous panels discussing shareholder activism as it relates to both merger activism and board proxy fights.
Erin Essenmacher

Erin Essenmacher

Chief Programming Officer, NACD; Director, Ghandi Brigade

Erin Essenmacher serves as the chief programming officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), responsible for oversight and execution of more than 60 education programs and events a year. Essenmacher is also an award-winning writer, director, and producer with nearly 20 years of experience in writing, research, outreach, and broadcast and non-broadcast production. She has written, directed, and produced films for PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the History Channel, and Court TV. She is chair emeritus of Women in Film and Video of Washington, D.C.'s board, and serves on the board of Gandhi Brigade.

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Erin Essenmacher serves as the chief programming officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), responsible for oversight and execution of more than 60 education programs and events a year. Essenmacher is also an award-winning writer, director, and producer with nearly 20 years of experience in writing, research, outreach, and broadcast and non-broadcast production. She has written, directed, and produced films for PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the History Channel, and Court TV. She is chair emeritus of Women in Film and Video of Washington, D.C.'s board, and serves on the board of Gandhi Brigade.
Jason Frankl

Jason Frankl

Senior Managing Director, Activism and M&A Solutions, FTI Consulting

Jason Frankl is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, based in Washington, DC. He leads FTI's Activism and M&A Solutions practice in which he works with companies that are the subject of shareholder activism and/or M&A activity in the development and implementation of strategies designed to maximize shareholder value. He also advises management teams and boards of directors on how to proactively develop and implement defense strategies. He led a large team of FTI Consulting professionals supporting Allergan in its successful activism/M&A defense involving Pershing Square and Valeant Pharmaceuticals resulting in a white knight bid of $66 billion by Actavis plc. He also had a leadership role in supporting Perrigo in its successful defense against a hostile takeover bid by Mylan N.V. Additionally, he is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of NASDAQ and NYSE compliance matters, corporate governance and securities trading and previously served as Counsel at NASDAQ.

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Jason Frankl is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, based in Washington, DC. He leads FTI's Activism and M&A Solutions practice in which he works with companies that are the subject of shareholder activism and/or M&A activity in the development and implementation of strategies designed to maximize shareholder value. He also advises management teams and boards of directors on how to proactively develop and implement defense strategies. He led a large team of FTI Consulting professionals supporting Allergan in its successful activism/M&A defense involving Pershing Square and Valeant Pharmaceuticals resulting in a white knight bid of $66 billion by Actavis plc. He also had a leadership role in supporting Perrigo in its successful defense against a hostile takeover bid by Mylan N.V. Additionally, he is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of NASDAQ and NYSE compliance matters, corporate governance and securities trading and previously served as Counsel at NASDAQ.
Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy Security–North America Lead and Global Strategy & Risk Lead, Accenture

Kevin Richards leads Accenture's North America Security Practice and serves as is its global lead for Security Strategy & Risk. He is a frequent speaker at national and international security and IT conferences covering various cybersecurity topics. Richards has published articles on a number of information security topics in the Washington Post, USA Today, the Vancouver Sun, CIO.com, SC Magazine, and the ISSA Journal and has been a regular contributor to monthly security periodicals. Richards is the international president emeritus for the Information System Security Association (ISSA), an ISSA International Distinguished Fellow, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

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Kevin Richards leads Accenture's North America Security Practice and serves as is its global lead for Security Strategy & Risk. He is a frequent speaker at national and international security and IT conferences covering various cybersecurity topics. Richards has published articles on a number of information security topics in the Washington Post, USA Today, the Vancouver Sun, CIO.com, SC Magazine, and the ISSA Journal and has been a regular contributor to monthly security periodicals. Richards is the international president emeritus for the Information System Security Association (ISSA), an ISSA International Distinguished Fellow, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Tanuja Dehne

Tanuja Dehne

Compensation Committee Chair, Advanced Disposal Services; Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair, Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.; Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Young Audiences, HomeFront NJ, Sustainable Jersey

Tanuja Dehne is an independent director on the boards of Advanced Disposal Services, where she chairs of the Compensation Committee, and Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc., where she chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is a past director of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. She is a former C-suite executive and corporate secretary of NRG Energy Inc. Dehne serves on four nonprofit boards, including the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and she is a senior advisor to The B Team. Dehne was recognized as a “Director to Watch Class of 2017” by Directors and Boards Magazine. A frequent speaker, Dehne most recently addressed the evolving priorities of the compensation committee at the National Association of Corporate Director's annual Global Board Leaders' Summit. Dehne's article, “Creating Long-Term Value by Changing the Supply and Demand,” was published in The Legal Intelligencer and she co-authored an article, “CEO Succession and Crisis Management” in The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation.

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Tanuja Dehne is an independent director on the boards of Advanced Disposal Services, where she chairs of the Compensation Committee, and Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc., where she chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is a past director of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. She is a former C-suite executive and corporate secretary of NRG Energy Inc. Dehne serves on four nonprofit boards, including the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and she is a senior advisor to The B Team. Dehne was recognized as a “Director to Watch Class of 2017” by Directors and Boards Magazine. A frequent speaker, Dehne most recently addressed the evolving priorities of the compensation committee at the National Association of Corporate Director's annual Global Board Leaders' Summit. Dehne's article, “Creating Long-Term Value by Changing the Supply and Demand,” was published in The Legal Intelligencer and she co-authored an article, “CEO Succession and Crisis Management” in The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation.
Robert Schriesheim

Robert Schriesheim

Director, Skyworks Solutions, Houlihan Lokey, NII Holdings, First Advantage

Robert A. Schriesheim is a C-level operating executive, strategist, and corporate director of multinational public companies focused on navigating complex transformations. His industry experience includes communications, software, business-process outsourcing, information technology, traditional and digital retail, and commercial real estate. Most recently, Schriesheim served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sears Holdings. Previously, Schriesheim was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hewitt Associates. Prior to Hewitt, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lawson Software. Schriesheim currently serves as a director of a number of publicly traded companies including Skyworks Solutions, Houlihan Lokey, NII Holdings, and First Advantage.

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Robert A. Schriesheim is a C-level operating executive, strategist, and corporate director of multinational public companies focused on navigating complex transformations. His industry experience includes communications, software, business-process outsourcing, information technology, traditional and digital retail, and commercial real estate. Most recently, Schriesheim served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sears Holdings. Previously, Schriesheim was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hewitt Associates. Prior to Hewitt, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lawson Software. Schriesheim currently serves as a director of a number of publicly traded companies including Skyworks Solutions, Houlihan Lokey, NII Holdings, and First Advantage.
Daniel Kaufman

Daniel Kaufman

Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners LLC

Daniel E. Kaufman is a lead consultant in the Atlanta office of Meridian Compensation Partners LLC. Kaufman’s areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure, and technical issues. Kaufman works across industries that include financial services, retail, consumer goods, energy and utilities, and media. He advises public and private companies ranging from S&P 500 companies to pre-IPO start-ups. Prior to rejoining Meridian, Kaufman spent more than four years leading the global human resource functions of a multibillion-dollar public company, including executive compensation, total rewards, payroll, and the company’s human resource information system. Kaufman previously worked as a senior associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice. He began his career as a strategy and technology consultant.

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Daniel E. Kaufman is a lead consultant in the Atlanta office of Meridian Compensation Partners LLC. Kaufman’s areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure, and technical issues. Kaufman works across industries that include financial services, retail, consumer goods, energy and utilities, and media. He advises public and private companies ranging from S&P 500 companies to pre-IPO start-ups. Prior to rejoining Meridian, Kaufman spent more than four years leading the global human resource functions of a multibillion-dollar public company, including executive compensation, total rewards, payroll, and the company’s human resource information system. Kaufman previously worked as a senior associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice. He began his career as a strategy and technology consultant.
Ian Shapiro

Ian Shapiro

Assurance Partner – Real Estate & Construction, BDO USA LLP

Ian Shapiro has 18 years of experience providing assurance services to both publicly traded and privately held companies. He serves as BDO's construction industry practice leader and also provides services to clients in other industries, including those in real estate, hospitality and distribution. Shapiro is an instructor at national and local continuing professional education seminars. Prior to joining BDO, he worked for the Florida Legislature.

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Ian Shapiro has 18 years of experience providing assurance services to both publicly traded and privately held companies. He serves as BDO's construction industry practice leader and also provides services to clients in other industries, including those in real estate, hospitality and distribution. Shapiro is an instructor at national and local continuing professional education seminars. Prior to joining BDO, he worked for the Florida Legislature.

Venue

St. Regis Bal Harbour
9703 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33154
(305) 993-3300

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the St. Regis Bal Harbour at the group rate of $339/night, plus applicable taxes.  Reservations can be made by following this link or by calling the hotel in-house reservations at 855-993-0700 and giving the group name “NACD”. The rate will be available until November 10, 2017, or until sold out.

Accreditation

NACD Board Leadership Fellowship®: Foundation Course

NACD Board leadership Fellowship

CPE credits: up to 13

CPE Credits

The National Association of Corporate Directors is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Program Level: Advanced
Delivery Method: Group-Live 
Prerequisites: Attendees must have an NACD membership and an in-depth understanding of corporate governance.
Advanced Preparation: Materials will be sent to all participants to read before the course.

Contact

Register by phone: 571-357-3830

Register by e-mail: Registration@NACDonline.org

Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy

Event registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received. Each cancelled registration will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing no fewer than 30 calendar days before the event start date in order to qualify for a partial refund. If written notice is given within 29 calendar days of the event start date, registrants will forfeit the entire program fee unless it is transferred to another NACD program pursuant to the following transfer policy.

Application for transfer credit must be received within 30 calendar days of the date on which NACD receives written notice of cancellation. Transferred credit (less the $500 cancellation fee) will apply only to eligible NACD programs that occur within 12 months of a cancellation. Please submit all cancellations and transfer requests via e-mail to registration@NACDonline.org or via fax to 866-536-9044.