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.

Digital Transformation and Corporate Ventures

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Role of the Corporation in Society

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Building the Strategic-Asset Board

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Corporate Transformations

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Risk Oversight

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Successful CEO Succession Planning

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Economic Outlook

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The Evolving Board-Shareholder Engagement Landscape

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Disruptive Times Call for Adaptive Strategies

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Breakout Sessions

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

Optional Working Dinner: Board Oversight of Cyber-Risk

Dona Young

Dona Young

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

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.
Richard Roedel

Richard Roedel

Director, IHS Markit Ltd., LSB Industries Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., BrightView GP I, LLC

Richard W. Roedel is currently a director of IHS Markit Ltd., LSB Industries Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., and BrightView GP I, 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 Markit Ltd., LSB Industries Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., and BrightView GP I, 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., Talend, NACD Northern California Chapter

Nora M. Denzel is a public board director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD, Ericsson and Talend. 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, Ericsson and Talend. 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

Director, Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., Tailored Brands Inc., Brighthouse Financial Inc., Baybridge Seniors Housing; 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 Co., 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: she chairs the nominating and corporate governance committee of both Bright Financial Inc. and Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. and she serves on the board of Tailored Brands Inc. Additionally, she is board chair of BayBridge Seniors Housing. Her nonprofit board service includes the NACD New York Chapter and Catalyst's advisory board. Britt has been named to the NACD Directorship 100, 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 Co., 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: she chairs the nominating and corporate governance committee of both Bright Financial Inc. and Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. and she serves on the board of Tailored Brands Inc. Additionally, she is board chair of BayBridge Seniors Housing. Her nonprofit board service includes the NACD New York Chapter and Catalyst's advisory board. Britt has been named to the NACD Directorship 100, 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.; Director, Big Lots Inc., Darden Restaurants Inc., Office Depot Inc.

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 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 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.
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. 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 2017, for the sixth 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. 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 2017, for the sixth 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.
Robert E. Hallagan

Robert E. Hallagan

Vice Chairman & Co-Managing Director, Board Leadership Services, Korn Ferry

Robert E. Hallagan is vice chair and co-leader of board practice for Korn Ferry International and was previously CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. He has built new boards for companies emerging from bankruptcy, such as Lehman Brothers and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and for spin-offs and carve-outs of Tyco International and ConocoPhillips. He has also assisted in board succession planning for General Dynamics Corp., Textron Inc., and Becton Dickinson and Co. A member of the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) for 14 years, Hallagan co-founded NACD's Center for Board Leadership and led NACD's original Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluations. He served as chair of the NACD board and is now chair emeritus and a senior advisor to the organization. Hallagan has been named multiple times to the NACD Directorship 100 list.

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Robert E. Hallagan is vice chair and co-leader of board practice for Korn Ferry International and was previously CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. He has built new boards for companies emerging from bankruptcy, such as Lehman Brothers and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and for spin-offs and carve-outs of Tyco International and ConocoPhillips. He has also assisted in board succession planning for General Dynamics Corp., Textron Inc., and Becton Dickinson and Co. A member of the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) for 14 years, Hallagan co-founded NACD's Center for Board Leadership and led NACD's original Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluations. He served as chair of the NACD board and is now chair emeritus and a senior advisor to the organization. Hallagan has been named multiple times to the NACD Directorship 100 list.
Paul Dillahay

Paul Dillahay

President and CEO, NCI, Inc.

Paul A. Dillahay is president and CEO of NCI, a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health, and civilian government agencies. Before joining NCI, Dillahay was executive vice president for CACI's health and litigation solutions group. He also served as executive vice president of corporate development while there. Prior to CACI, Dillahay served as president and CEO at ASRC Federal, where he had principal responsibility for day-to-day operations of ASRC Federal subsidiaries and the company's Shared Services Center. He held the position of chief operating officer (COO) prior to his role as president and CEO. He has also served as chief strategy officer for Anthem's federal government solutions business, executive in residence for Seabury Aerospace Group, president and COO of USIS, and vice president of operations for a defense division at Lockheed Martin.

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Paul A. Dillahay is president and CEO of NCI, a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health, and civilian government agencies. Before joining NCI, Dillahay was executive vice president for CACI's health and litigation solutions group. He also served as executive vice president of corporate development while there. Prior to CACI, Dillahay served as president and CEO at ASRC Federal, where he had principal responsibility for day-to-day operations of ASRC Federal subsidiaries and the company's Shared Services Center. He held the position of chief operating officer (COO) prior to his role as president and CEO. He has also served as chief strategy officer for Anthem's federal government solutions business, executive in residence for Seabury Aerospace Group, president and COO of USIS, and vice president of operations for a defense division at Lockheed Martin.
Jane Sadowsky

Jane Sadowsky

Director, NYISO, Yamana Gold Inc.; Managing Partner, Gardener Advisory LLC

Jane Sadowsky was a Wall Street investment banker for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2011 from Evercore Partners as a senior managing director. Prior to joining Evercore, Sadowsky was a managing director of Citigroup's Investment Bank and cohead of its North America Power & Utility group. She began her career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Sadowsky is an independent director of Yamana Gold Inc., serving on its audit and its governance and nominating committees. She is a director of the NYISO and a former director of Petrofac. Sadowsky has provided expert testimony to the World Court at The Hague. She received a Wharton Women in Business Award (2006) and serves on the Wharton Women's Leadership Council.

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Jane Sadowsky was a Wall Street investment banker for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2011 from Evercore Partners as a senior managing director. Prior to joining Evercore, Sadowsky was a managing director of Citigroup's Investment Bank and cohead of its North America Power & Utility group. She began her career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Sadowsky is an independent director of Yamana Gold Inc., serving on its audit and its governance and nominating committees. She is a director of the NYISO and a former director of Petrofac. Sadowsky has provided expert testimony to the World Court at The Hague. She received a Wharton Women in Business Award (2006) and serves on the Wharton Women's Leadership Council.
Constance L. Hunter

Constance L. Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG LLP

Constance L. Hunter serves as the chief economist for KPMG LLP. She has extensive experience analyzing how economic developments and inflection points affect asset prices and businesses. Hunter specializes in identifying linkages between developed and emerging markets and paradigm shifts brought about by disruptive technologies and mega trends. As an economic thought leader, she works alongside KPMG's leadership team driving two main areas of focus: forecasting, planning, and strategy and relationship development and branding. She is also a frequent guest and co-host on major financial media channels, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, and is widely quoted in print media.

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Constance L. Hunter serves as the chief economist for KPMG LLP. She has extensive experience analyzing how economic developments and inflection points affect asset prices and businesses. Hunter specializes in identifying linkages between developed and emerging markets and paradigm shifts brought about by disruptive technologies and mega trends. As an economic thought leader, she works alongside KPMG's leadership team driving two main areas of focus: forecasting, planning, and strategy and relationship development and branding. She is also a frequent guest and co-host on major financial media channels, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, and is widely quoted in print media.
Adam Hamm

Adam Hamm

Managing Director, Protiviti

Adam Hamm is a managing director at Protiviti Global Consulting. He serves financial-services industry clients across the country regarding risk, compliance, and cybersecurity matters. Hamm has deep knowledge of financial-services regulation, with hands-on experience in all insurance supervision and policy-related matters. Before he joined Protiviti in January 2017, Hamm was a former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), chair of the NAIC's Cybersecurity Task Force, principal on the U.S. Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (the primary national regulatory cybersecurity committee for the financial services sector), principal on the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), and North Dakota's elected insurance commissioner from 2007 to 2016. Hamm also spent 10 years as a violent-crimes prosecutor and civil litigator.

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Adam Hamm is a managing director at Protiviti Global Consulting. He serves financial-services industry clients across the country regarding risk, compliance, and cybersecurity matters. Hamm has deep knowledge of financial-services regulation, with hands-on experience in all insurance supervision and policy-related matters. Before he joined Protiviti in January 2017, Hamm was a former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), chair of the NAIC's Cybersecurity Task Force, principal on the U.S. Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (the primary national regulatory cybersecurity committee for the financial services sector), principal on the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), and North Dakota's elected insurance commissioner from 2007 to 2016. Hamm also spent 10 years as a violent-crimes prosecutor and civil litigator.
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.
Gary M. Cook

Gary M. Cook

Managing Director, Cook & Company; Director, Azzardare Management Company, Vineyard Enterprises LLC

Gary M. Cook is a managing director of Cook & Co. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and has owned, built, and turned around a variety of companies in the engineering, learning, and energy spaces. He has been a deputy assistant secretary in two U.S. executive-branch departments, the U.S. representative to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris, an executive assistant to a U.S. cabinet secretary, and a member of a state board of corrections. Cook has testified before the U.S. Congress, has been published in numerous journals, and authored the book, Consilience Leadership: Using Innovative Ideas from Economics, Science, and Neuropsychology to Create Breakthroughs in Leading Organizations (2011). Cook has served on more than thirty for-profit and non-profit boards and commissions. He is currently an advisory director of the Neely Center for Ethics at the University of Southern California and chair of Vineyard Enterprises LLC.

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Gary M. Cook is a managing director of Cook & Co. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and has owned, built, and turned around a variety of companies in the engineering, learning, and energy spaces. He has been a deputy assistant secretary in two U.S. executive-branch departments, the U.S. representative to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris, an executive assistant to a U.S. cabinet secretary, and a member of a state board of corrections. Cook has testified before the U.S. Congress, has been published in numerous journals, and authored the book, Consilience Leadership: Using Innovative Ideas from Economics, Science, and Neuropsychology to Create Breakthroughs in Leading Organizations (2011). Cook has served on more than thirty for-profit and non-profit boards and commissions. He is currently an advisory director of the Neely Center for Ethics at the University of Southern California and chair of Vineyard Enterprises LLC.
Robyn Bew

Robyn Bew

Director of Strategic Content Development, NACD

Robyn Bew is director of Strategic Content Development for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She focuses on driving innovation in NACD's thought leadership, including NACD's Blue Ribbon Commission reports, Director's Handbooks, and other proprietary research workstreams. Bew also leads NACD's Advisory Councils and other multistakeholder dialogues on governance topics. Before joining NACD, Bew was a principal at Tapestry Networks, where she was a leader of the firm's work on corporate governance and board-shareholder engagement issues. Earlier in her career, she was a senior director at the Corporate Executive Board and a management consultant at Monitor Group. Bew has been a featured presenter at conferences, including for such organizations as the International Corporate Governance Network, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the International Financial Risk Institute.

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Robyn Bew is director of Strategic Content Development for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She focuses on driving innovation in NACD's thought leadership, including NACD's Blue Ribbon Commission reports, Director's Handbooks, and other proprietary research workstreams. Bew also leads NACD's Advisory Councils and other multistakeholder dialogues on governance topics. Before joining NACD, Bew was a principal at Tapestry Networks, where she was a leader of the firm's work on corporate governance and board-shareholder engagement issues. Earlier in her career, she was a senior director at the Corporate Executive Board and a management consultant at Monitor Group. Bew has been a featured presenter at conferences, including for such organizations as the International Corporate Governance Network, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the International Financial Risk Institute.
Jose R. Rodriguez

Jose R. Rodriguez

Partner in Charge & Executive Director, Audit Committee Institute, KPMG LLP

Jose R. Rodriguez is partner in charge and executive director of KPMG's Audit Committee Institute. He also serves as an SEC reviewing partner and as a foreign filing partner. Previously, Rodriguez was the COO for KPMG's Global Audit practice, the office managing partner for KPMG's Global Services Center, and he served as KPMG's professional practice partner for the eastern region of the United States. He was admitted to the partnership in 1995, in the Miami office. Rodriguez was a member of KPMG's U.S. and Americas Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011; he served as the board's lead director in 2011.

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Jose R. Rodriguez is partner in charge and executive director of KPMG's Audit Committee Institute. He also serves as an SEC reviewing partner and as a foreign filing partner. Previously, Rodriguez was the COO for KPMG's Global Audit practice, the office managing partner for KPMG's Global Services Center, and he served as KPMG's professional practice partner for the eastern region of the United States. He was admitted to the partnership in 1995, in the Miami office. Rodriguez was a member of KPMG's U.S. and Americas Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011; he served as the board's lead director in 2011.
Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

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

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

Frank Scruggs, Esq.

Chair, Board Governance and Nominating Committee, Guidewell Mutual Holding Corp.; Director, NACD Florida Chapter, SunTrust Banks, Inc.; Trustee Emeritus, University of Miami; Partner, Berger Singerman LLP

Frank Scruggs, Esq. has extensive experience as a corporate board member. Currently, he serves on the board of SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the largest financial services companies in the United States, and Guidewell Mutual Holding Corporation, including its subsidiary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., Florida Blue. At Guidewell, he chairs the board governance and nominating committee and serves as a member of the personnel and compensation committee. At SunTrust, he is a member of the compensation and risk committees. Previously, he served as a member of the board of directors of Office Depot, Inc. As an attorney, Frank Scruggs advises companies and executives regarding employment law, conducts investigations for companies, and litigates employment and commercial disputes. He is listed in Best Lawyers in American, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers, and is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

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Frank Scruggs, Esq. has extensive experience as a corporate board member. Currently, he serves on the board of SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the largest financial services companies in the United States, and Guidewell Mutual Holding Corporation, including its subsidiary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., Florida Blue. At Guidewell, he chairs the board governance and nominating committee and serves as a member of the personnel and compensation committee. At SunTrust, he is a member of the compensation and risk committees. Previously, he served as a member of the board of directors of Office Depot, Inc. As an attorney, Frank Scruggs advises companies and executives regarding employment law, conducts investigations for companies, and litigates employment and commercial disputes. He is listed in Best Lawyers in American, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers, and is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
Bonny Simi

Bonny Simi

Independent Director, Red Lion Hotel Corp.; President, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Bonny Simi is the President of JetBlue Technology Ventures, the Silicon Valley innovation hub for JetBlue Airway's investment and incubation of emerging startups at the intersection of technology and travel. Ms. Simi joined JetBlue in 2003 and brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources, customer service, aviation, industrial engineering, operations, broadcast journalism, and design thinking experience to her role. Most recently she was the head of Talent for JetBlue. Uniquely, she is also a qualified airline captain for JetBlue. Better known by her maiden name of Bonny Warner, she is a 3 time Olympian and 10-time national champion in the sports of luge and bobsled.

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Bonny Simi is the President of JetBlue Technology Ventures, the Silicon Valley innovation hub for JetBlue Airway's investment and incubation of emerging startups at the intersection of technology and travel. Ms. Simi joined JetBlue in 2003 and brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources, customer service, aviation, industrial engineering, operations, broadcast journalism, and design thinking experience to her role. Most recently she was the head of Talent for JetBlue. Uniquely, she is also a qualified airline captain for JetBlue. Better known by her maiden name of Bonny Warner, she is a 3 time Olympian and 10-time national champion in the sports of luge and bobsled.
Gerald M. Czarnecki

Gerald M. Czarnecki

Chair Emeritus, NACD Florida Chapter; Chair, ECO Building Products, Inc., National Leadership Institute, National University; Audit Committee Chair, Jack Cooper Enterprises; Director, Nura Health SPC, BookKeeping Express Inc., Ventureland Productions, Junior Achievement Worldwide; Chair and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.

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

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

Gerald M. Czarnecki

Chair Emeritus, NACD Florida Chapter; Chair, ECO Building Products, Inc., National Leadership Institute, National University; Audit Committee Chair, Jack Cooper Enterprises; Director, Nura Health SPC, BookKeeping Express Inc., Ventureland Productions, Junior Achievement Worldwide; Chair and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.

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

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

Gerald M. Czarnecki

Chair, ECO Building Products Inc.; Audit Committee Chair, Jack Cooper Enterprises; Director, Nura Health SPC, BookKeeping Express Inc.; Founder and Chair, National Leadership Institute; Chair Emeritus, NACD Florida Chapter; Chair and CEO, Deltennium Group Inc.

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

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

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.