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The job of the director is to help foster the growth and sustainability of the enterprise. Increasingly, that means being well versed in how external forces might affect the company. Technology innovations and a dynamic, global marketplace are creating new competitors that may be able to do what you do better and faster. Business models once considered rock solid are becoming obsolete, and a new generation of consumers is emerging that has different needs, demands, and expectations.

The NACD Future Trends event will equip you with the information you need to keep your company on track for growth.

Event Date: June 13, 2018

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Agenda

Learn how you can spur needed changes within your company.

  • Not every innovation requires large-scale resources.
  • Leading companies prepare for all potential scenarios.

Strengthen your personal areas of expertise.

  • Boards need directors who can provide insights into the areas of technology, social demographics, and the environment.

Understand what your next-generation customer base needs.

  • Shifts in social demographics and changes in technology are altering traditional consumer behavior.

Broaden your personal network.

  • Meet your peers and engage with dynamic speakers.
Sanjai Bhagat

Sanjai Bhagat

Professor of Finance, University of Colorado Boulder; Independent Director, ProLink Solutions, Integra Ventures, TiE-Rockies

Sanjai Bhagat is the provost professor of finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Bhagat is an independent director of ProLink Solutions, an enterprise-level, application-software company serving financial markets with enterprise-grade software solutions in underwriting, origination, and asset management systems. Bhagat has served as an advisory board member of Integra Ventures LLP, a venture-capital company focused on cutting-edge technologies in the life sciences. Bhagat has also chaired the University Benefits Advisory Board, which advises the president of the University of Colorado on strategic compensation and health benefit issues. Bhagat is a sought-after speaker, and during the past decade he has made invited public presentations to a variety of professional audiences that include the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Council of Institutional Investors, among others.

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Sanjai Bhagat is the provost professor of finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Bhagat is an independent director of ProLink Solutions, an enterprise-level, application-software company serving financial markets with enterprise-grade software solutions in underwriting, origination, and asset management systems. Bhagat has served as an advisory board member of Integra Ventures LLP, a venture-capital company focused on cutting-edge technologies in the life sciences. Bhagat has also chaired the University Benefits Advisory Board, which advises the president of the University of Colorado on strategic compensation and health benefit issues. Bhagat is a sought-after speaker, and during the past decade he has made invited public presentations to a variety of professional audiences that include the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Council of Institutional Investors, among others.
Lyell Dampeer

Lyell Dampeer

President, Investor Communications Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Lyell Dampeer is the president of investor communication solutions for Broadridge Financial Solutions. He is responsible for their U.S., Canadian and global regulatory communication services, including proxy, postsale prospectus and mutual fund shareholder reports. He is also responsible for issuer solutions services at Broadridge. Dampeer joined ADP Brokerage Services Group in 2000 as vice president of client services. Prior to that, he held a variety of senior management positions at companies providing outsourcing services.

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Lyell Dampeer is the president of investor communication solutions for Broadridge Financial Solutions. He is responsible for their U.S., Canadian and global regulatory communication services, including proxy, postsale prospectus and mutual fund shareholder reports. He is also responsible for issuer solutions services at Broadridge. Dampeer joined ADP Brokerage Services Group in 2000 as vice president of client services. Prior to that, he held a variety of senior management positions at companies providing outsourcing services.
Melissa Frugé

Melissa Frugé

Chief Legal Officer, Spredfast, Inc.; Director, Austin Technology Council, Texas Civil Rights Project, NACD Texas Tricities Chapter

Melissa Frugé is the chief legal officer at Spredfast, which provides a software as a service (SaaS) social media platform. Frugé is responsible for all of the firm’s legal, risk, and data-protection matters worldwide. From 2009 to 2016, she was the senior vice president and general counsel of HomeAway, the leading marketplace for online vacation rentals, which went public in 2011 and was purchased by Expedia in December 2015. Prior to HomeAway, she served as the general counsel of Borland, a public software company, and practiced corporate law with DLA Piper in Silicon Valley. Frugé is a director of the Austin Technology Council and the Texas Civil Rights Project. She is on the board of advisors to data.world Inc. Frugé regularly speaks publicly about—and authors articles on—legal, data protection, cybersecurity, risk, and corporate-governance issues.

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Melissa Frugé is the chief legal officer at Spredfast, which provides a software as a service (SaaS) social media platform. Frugé is responsible for all of the firm’s legal, risk, and data-protection matters worldwide. From 2009 to 2016, she was the senior vice president and general counsel of HomeAway, the leading marketplace for online vacation rentals, which went public in 2011 and was purchased by Expedia in December 2015. Prior to HomeAway, she served as the general counsel of Borland, a public software company, and practiced corporate law with DLA Piper in Silicon Valley. Frugé is a director of the Austin Technology Council and the Texas Civil Rights Project. She is on the board of advisors to data.world Inc. Frugé regularly speaks publicly about—and authors articles on—legal, data protection, cybersecurity, risk, and corporate-governance issues.
Robert Galford

Robert Galford

Lead Independent Director, Forrester Research Inc.; Director, Sakonnet Point Club; Managing Partner, 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 on the board of directors of the Sakonnet Point Club and is 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 on the board of directors of the Sakonnet Point Club and is 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.
Jeffrey McCreary

Jeffrey McCreary

Director, Benchmark Electronics, Inc.; Member, Board of Trustees, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Bio coming soon.

Sophia Mendelsohn

Sophia Mendelsohn

Head of Sustainability, JetBlue Airways Corporation

Sophia Mendelsohn is currently the head of sustainability at JetBlue Airways, where she is shaping policies and practices that enhance JetBlue’s competitive advantage and reduce environmental impact. Prior to JetBlue, Mendelsohn was head of sustainability, emerging markets, for Haworth, a multinational manufacturer in the corporate real estate industry. Previously, she worked for the Jane Goodall Institute in Shanghai, establishing environment programs in offices and schools in China. Over the course of her career, Mendelsohn has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to corporate citizenship. In 2016, she won the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award and was named Climate Leader of the Year by Ethical Corporation. Mendelsohn currently serves on boards and advisory councils for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

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Sophia Mendelsohn is currently the head of sustainability at JetBlue Airways, where she is shaping policies and practices that enhance JetBlue’s competitive advantage and reduce environmental impact. Prior to JetBlue, Mendelsohn was head of sustainability, emerging markets, for Haworth, a multinational manufacturer in the corporate real estate industry. Previously, she worked for the Jane Goodall Institute in Shanghai, establishing environment programs in offices and schools in China. Over the course of her career, Mendelsohn has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to corporate citizenship. In 2016, she won the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award and was named Climate Leader of the Year by Ethical Corporation. Mendelsohn currently serves on boards and advisory councils for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.
Yumi Narita

Yumi Narita

Vice President, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

Yumi Narita is a vice president on BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team. Narita is responsible for engaging with companies, collaborating with portfolio managers to assess the financial impacts of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, consulting with policy makers and regulators, developing stewardship policies, and supporting BlackRock’s global proxy voting operations. She is also active in BlackRock’s ESG integration efforts. Her service with the firm dates back to 2004, including her years with Barclays Global Investors, which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Narita has presented on behalf of BlackRock on various ESG issues, including shareholder engagement and executive compensation, for audiences that include boards of directors, senior corporate executives, and their advisors. Narita is part of the Investment Company Institute, PRI’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, Ceres Investor Network Disclosure Working Group, and Associação de Investidores no Mercado de Capitais (AMEC).

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Yumi Narita is a vice president on BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team. Narita is responsible for engaging with companies, collaborating with portfolio managers to assess the financial impacts of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, consulting with policy makers and regulators, developing stewardship policies, and supporting BlackRock’s global proxy voting operations. She is also active in BlackRock’s ESG integration efforts. Her service with the firm dates back to 2004, including her years with Barclays Global Investors, which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Narita has presented on behalf of BlackRock on various ESG issues, including shareholder engagement and executive compensation, for audiences that include boards of directors, senior corporate executives, and their advisors. Narita is part of the Investment Company Institute, PRI’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, Ceres Investor Network Disclosure Working Group, and Associação de Investidores no Mercado de Capitais (AMEC).
Ryan Patel

Ryan Patel

Former Vice President of Global Development, Pinkberry; Director, American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Bio coming soon.

Christa Steele

Christa Steele

Former CEO, Mechanics Bank (MCHB); Owner, Boardroom Consulting LLC

Bio coming soon.

Grady Summers

Grady Summers

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, FireEye, Inc.; Director, NETGEAR, Inc.

Bio coming soon.

Frank Teruel

Frank Teruel

CFO, ThreatMetrix Inc

Frank Teruel is a technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in venture-backed start-up and tenured businesses. With deep expertise in finance, sales, and operations, Teruel has led ThreatMetrix through rapid growth across geographies and industries. He has held executive management positions at Lightpost Holdings, Vormetric, and several software start-ups, and is a frequent speaker and thought leader on cybersecurity and fraud-prevention topics. With a passion for developing the next generation of business leaders, Teruel serves as an adjunct professor in the master of business administration program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.

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Frank Teruel is a technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in venture-backed start-up and tenured businesses. With deep expertise in finance, sales, and operations, Teruel has led ThreatMetrix through rapid growth across geographies and industries. He has held executive management positions at Lightpost Holdings, Vormetric, and several software start-ups, and is a frequent speaker and thought leader on cybersecurity and fraud-prevention topics. With a passion for developing the next generation of business leaders, Teruel serves as an adjunct professor in the master of business administration program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.
Brad Thomas

Brad Thomas

EVP of Human Resources, Insulet Corporation

Bio coming soon.

Venue

Fairmont Austin
101 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the Fairmont Austin at the group rate of $259/night, plus applicable taxes.  Click here to make your reservations online. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 512-600-2000 and giving the group name “NACD”. The rate will be available until May 18, 2018, or until sold out.

Accreditation

NACD Fellowship® Credits: 6 Skill and 4 Collaborative

6 Skill Credits 4 Skill Credits

This program offers Fellowship Credits for NACD members working toward attaining or maintaining NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®.

Contact

Register by phone: 571-367-3820

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.