NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

Overview

NACD’s advanced Master Class foundation course will convene highly experienced lead directors, board chairs, and committee chairs on the Sunshine State's Gold Coast this winter.

You’ll benefit from candid, peer-to-peer discussion, exclusive fireside chats with prominent CEOs, interactive simulations, and thought-provoking analysis of rapidly emerging disruptions affecting business strategy and long-term value creation.

Timely topics and the participation of renowned board leaders with deep and varied experience will offer an unparalleled forum—and the opportunity to gain practical insights and create “next practices” to lead your board through periods of rapid change and opportunity for innovation.

Attending NACD Master Class 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 engaging agenda provides practical insights for mastery of the board’s core responsibilities and critical competencies established in the NACD Director Education Framework.

Building and Maintaining a High-Performance Board

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In Conversation With . . .The Latest Trends and Disruptors

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Building the Strategic-Asset Board

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Corporate Transformations/Restructurings/Restatements

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Risk Oversight

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Successful CEO Succession Planning

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Disruptive Times Call for Evolving Strategies

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Board-Shareholder Engagement: What Directors Need to Know

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Role of the Corporation in Society

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Breakout Sessions

Key Committee Peer Exchange: Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance

Optional Working Dinner: Topics Vary

Dona Young

Dona Young

Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, Foot Locker Inc.; Director, Aegon NV

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.
Ryan McManus

Ryan McManus

Director, Nortech Systems, Inc.; SVP, Partnerships and Development, EVRYTHNG

Ryan McManus is senior vice president of partnerships and corporate development for EVRYTHNG, the IoT Smart Products Platform company. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in IoT and AI start-ups as well as in large corporate digital transformations. Prior to joining EVRYTHNG, McManus founded Accenture’s Digital Business Strategy and Transformation practice and served as the Accenture Strategy chief operating officer and as a leader in the firm’s Corporate Strategy, M&A, and International Expansion businesses. McManus has served as an advisor to Fortune 100 companies, technology start-ups, and nonprofits. He has worked in more than 40 countries. McManus serves on two advisory boards with the Aspen Institute. He is the author of several articles on digital business and corporate strategy.

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Ryan McManus is senior vice president of partnerships and corporate development for EVRYTHNG, the IoT Smart Products Platform company. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in IoT and AI start-ups as well as in large corporate digital transformations. Prior to joining EVRYTHNG, McManus founded Accenture’s Digital Business Strategy and Transformation practice and served as the Accenture Strategy chief operating officer and as a leader in the firm’s Corporate Strategy, M&A, and International Expansion businesses. McManus has served as an advisor to Fortune 100 companies, technology start-ups, and nonprofits. He has worked in more than 40 countries. McManus serves on two advisory boards with the Aspen Institute. He is the author of several articles on digital business and corporate strategy.
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.
Carolyn Katz

Carolyn Katz

Director, Vonage Holdings Corp., American Tower Corp.

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Richard Roedel

Richard Roedel

Director, IHS Inc., LSB Industries Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC.

Richard W. Roedel is currently a director of IHS Inc., LSB Industries Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., and The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC. During his years of board service Roedel has been the lead independent director on several occasions and chaired several governance, compensation, and special committees. He previously served on the boards of BrightPoint Inc., Broadview Networks Holdings Inc., Dade Behring Holdings Inc., Lorillard LLC, and Sealy Corp. Roedel was a director and then chair and CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Prior to his work with Take-Two Interactive he served as chair and CEO of BDO Seidman LLP. Roedel is a member of the Association of Audit Committee Members Inc. and of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s standing advisory group.

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Richard W. Roedel is currently a director of IHS Inc., LSB Industries Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., and The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC. During his years of board service Roedel has been the lead independent director on several occasions and chaired several governance, compensation, and special committees. He previously served on the boards of BrightPoint Inc., Broadview Networks Holdings Inc., Dade Behring Holdings Inc., Lorillard LLC, and Sealy Corp. Roedel was a director and then chair and CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Prior to his work with Take-Two Interactive he served as chair and CEO of BDO Seidman LLP. Roedel is a member of the Association of Audit Committee Members Inc. and of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s standing advisory group.
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.
Nora Denzel

Nora Denzel

Director, Ericsson Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Nora M. Denzel is a public board director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Ericsson. She heads the compensation committee at AMD and serves on the technology committee of Ericsson. Prior public board service includes Redbox (where she also served as interim CEO), Overland Storage, and Saba Software. She is on the advisory board for BBVA (a global bank based in Spain) and on the board of the NACD Northern California Chapter. Prior to full-time board work, Denzel worked for more than 25 years in the Silicon Valley. Her last position was as the senior vice president of Big Data and Social Product design at Intuit (the makers of TurboTax and Quicken software). She has also held executive-level positions at HP Enterprise and IBM.

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Nora M. Denzel is a public board director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Ericsson. She heads the compensation committee at AMD and serves on the technology committee of Ericsson. Prior public board service includes Redbox (where she also served as interim CEO), Overland Storage, and Saba Software. She is on the advisory board for BBVA (a global bank based in Spain) and on the board of the NACD Northern California Chapter. Prior to full-time board work, Denzel worked for more than 25 years in the Silicon Valley. Her last position was as the senior vice president of Big Data and Social Product design at Intuit (the makers of TurboTax and Quicken software). She has also held executive-level positions at HP Enterprise and IBM.
Irene Chang Britt

Irene Chang Britt

CEO, ICB Enterprises LLC

Irene Chang Britt is the CEO of ICB Enterprises LLC and a former Fortune 500 C-suite executive. She has a distinguished track record at companies such as Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods, Nabisco, and Kimberly-Clark, and was, most recently, president of Pepperidge Farm. She has also held key positions in strategy, and served as chief strategy officer for Campbell Soup Co., globally. Britt currently serves as an independent director of three public companies: Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., Tailored Brands Inc., and TerraVia Inc. She is a former director of Sunoco Inc. Her nonprofit service includes the NACD New York Chapter board of directors, the Catalyst board of advisors, and the board of the American Bakers Association. Britt has been named to the Top Women in Grocery, the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame, and PINK magazine’s Top 15 Innovators.

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Irene Chang Britt is the CEO of ICB Enterprises LLC and a former Fortune 500 C-suite executive. She has a distinguished track record at companies such as Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods, Nabisco, and Kimberly-Clark, and was, most recently, president of Pepperidge Farm. She has also held key positions in strategy, and served as chief strategy officer for Campbell Soup Co., globally. Britt currently serves as an independent director of three public companies: Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., Tailored Brands Inc., and TerraVia Inc. She is a former director of Sunoco Inc. Her nonprofit service includes the NACD New York Chapter board of directors, the Catalyst board of advisors, and the board of the American Bakers Association. Britt has been named to the Top Women in Grocery, the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame, and PINK magazine’s Top 15 Innovators.
Cynthia Jamison

Cynthia Jamison

Chair, Tractor Supply Co.

Cynthia Jamison is chair of the board of Tractor Supply Co., where she previously served as chair of the audit and the compensation and corporate governance committees. Jamison also is a director of Office Depot Inc., serving on the audit and the corporate governance and compensation committees. Additionally, she chairs the audit committee and serves on the compensation committee of Darden Restaurants Inc. and serves on the audit committee of BigLots Inc. Prior to her full-time board service, Jamison was CFO of AquaSpy Inc. She has also served as a managing partner with Tatum LLP, where she managed the firm’s CFO Services practice and was a member of the operating committee. She is a frequent keynote speaker and has been quoted as a financial/economic expert in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CFO magazine, and The Economist.

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Cynthia Jamison is chair of the board of Tractor Supply Co., where she previously served as chair of the audit and the compensation and corporate governance committees. Jamison also is a director of Office Depot Inc., serving on the audit and the corporate governance and compensation committees. Additionally, she chairs the audit committee and serves on the compensation committee of Darden Restaurants Inc. and serves on the audit committee of BigLots Inc. Prior to her full-time board service, Jamison was CFO of AquaSpy Inc. She has also served as a managing partner with Tatum LLP, where she managed the firm’s CFO Services practice and was a member of the operating committee. She is a frequent keynote speaker and has been quoted as a financial/economic expert in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CFO magazine, and The Economist.
Jannice L. Koors

Jannice L. Koors

Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

Jannice L. Koors is a managing director with Pearl Meyer and leads the firm’s Chicago office. She has more than 25 years of experience in executive compensation and governance, and has consulted for companies of all sizes and in all industries. Koors advises companies on every aspect of executive and director compensation design, performance measure selection and calibration, and related corporate governance issues. She is responsible for Pearl Meyer’s annual Director Compensation Report, published in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Koors is an NACD Governance Fellow and serves as a faculty member for many NACD programs. In 2016 she was named for the seventh time to NACD Directorship magazine’s D100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance.

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Jannice L. Koors is a managing director with Pearl Meyer and leads the firm’s Chicago office. She has more than 25 years of experience in executive compensation and governance, and has consulted for companies of all sizes and in all industries. Koors advises companies on every aspect of executive and director compensation design, performance measure selection and calibration, and related corporate governance issues. She is responsible for Pearl Meyer’s annual Director Compensation Report, published in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Koors is an NACD Governance Fellow and serves as a faculty member for many NACD programs. In 2016 she was named for the seventh time to NACD Directorship magazine’s D100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance.
David Swinford

David Swinford

President and CEO, Pearl Meyer

David Swinford is president and CEO of Pearl Meyer, and previously served as senior managing director and head of Pearl Meyer’s New York office. Prior to Pearl Meyer, Swinford was a principal and worldwide partner of William M. Mercer Inc., where he was national practice leader for executive compensation. Swinford also has served as a vice president at Towers Perrin and in positions at Sibson & Co. and the Harris Corp. He serves on the faculty of the Corporate Directors Institute of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Swinford writes and lectures regularly on issues related to executive compensation and board governance, including presentations before many directors’ institutes and for university-sponsored executive education programs.

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David Swinford is president and CEO of Pearl Meyer, and previously served as senior managing director and head of Pearl Meyer’s New York office. Prior to Pearl Meyer, Swinford was a principal and worldwide partner of William M. Mercer Inc., where he was national practice leader for executive compensation. Swinford also has served as a vice president at Towers Perrin and in positions at Sibson & Co. and the Harris Corp. He serves on the faculty of the Corporate Directors Institute of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Swinford writes and lectures regularly on issues related to executive compensation and board governance, including presentations before many directors’ institutes and for university-sponsored executive education programs.
Jim DeLoach

Jim DeLoach

Managing Director, Protiviti

Jim DeLoach is a managing director with Protiviti Inc. His market focus is on assisting companies with integrating risk management with strategy setting, business planning, and performance management. DeLoach is the author of several books and he has published more than 300 articles. He is widely quoted in the press. He has served on the COSO Advisory Council for 10 years and contributed to the development of several frameworks, including the 2013 update to the Internal Control—Integrated Framework and the more recent Enterprise Risk Management Framework update. DeLoach has delivered numerous presentations on governance and risk management matters to hundreds of companies and to groups in 30 countries. In 2016, for the fifth straight year, DeLoach was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' Directorship 100 list, recognizing him as one of the 100 most influential governance professionals in the boardroom community.

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Jim DeLoach is a managing director with Protiviti Inc. His market focus is on assisting companies with integrating risk management with strategy setting, business planning, and performance management. DeLoach is the author of several books and he has published more than 300 articles. He is widely quoted in the press. He has served on the COSO Advisory Council for 10 years and contributed to the development of several frameworks, including the 2013 update to the Internal Control—Integrated Framework and the more recent Enterprise Risk Management Framework update. DeLoach has delivered numerous presentations on governance and risk management matters to hundreds of companies and to groups in 30 countries. In 2016, for the fifth straight year, DeLoach was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' Directorship 100 list, recognizing him as one of the 100 most influential governance professionals in the boardroom community.

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 12

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: 202-572-2088

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.