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 in downtown Austin. 

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

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.
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 a governance, risk and ethics strategist to boards and executives, the founder and the CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, and a former senior executive 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 published 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 2019.

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Andrea Bonime-Blanc is a governance, risk and ethics strategist to boards and executives, the founder and the CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, and a former senior executive 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 published 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 2019.
Richard Buchband

Richard Buchband

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, ManpowerGroup Inc.; Director, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Richard Buchband is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of ManpowerGroup Inc. where he is recognized for his work on corporate governance and disclosure. He works closely with executive management and the board of directors. Before joining ManpowerGroup, Buchband was a partner and associate general counsel for Accenture PLC, a $28 billion consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Earlier in his career, Buchband worked for investment firm D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York, and as general counsel of its portfolio company, Juno Online Services. He also served as senior corporate counsel for global travel company Orbitz and as an independent legal consultant. Buchband is a member of the Listed Company Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange. He serves on the board of trustees of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and of the Milwaukee Art Museum, where he chairs the audit committee.

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Richard Buchband is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of ManpowerGroup Inc. where he is recognized for his work on corporate governance and disclosure. He works closely with executive management and the board of directors. Before joining ManpowerGroup, Buchband was a partner and associate general counsel for Accenture PLC, a $28 billion consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Earlier in his career, Buchband worked for investment firm D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York, and as general counsel of its portfolio company, Juno Online Services. He also served as senior corporate counsel for global travel company Orbitz and as an independent legal consultant. Buchband is a member of the Listed Company Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange. He serves on the board of trustees of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and of the Milwaukee Art Museum, where he chairs the audit committee.
Lynn Clarke

Lynn Clarke

Nominating and Governance Chair, Abarta Coca-Cola Beverages; Chair, Nielsen-Massey Flavorings; Compensation Chair, Top Notch Distributors; Director, NACD Atlanta Chapter, Kahiki Frozen Foods, Martin Preferred Foods

Lynn Clarke is an independent board director, chair, and CEO with consumer packaged goods, technology, e-commerce, and digital and specialty retail expertise. Currently, Clarke is a director of several privately held companies, primarily in the food, beverage, retail, and e-commerce sectors. Clarke is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Atlanta chapter and a member of Women Corporate Directors and the Young Presidents’ Organization. A frequent speaker at events for business and educational groups, Clarke has most recently spoken at the Institute of Internal Auditors Conference on the role of boards and internal audit, at the Google-sponsored E-Commerce Traffic Summit, and at a Women Corporate Directors program on the Impact of Millennials on Consumer Markets. She has also spoken to board chairs about the board’s role in strategy at the Family Business Consulting Group’s Chair Forum and on building effective independent boards for privately held businesses.

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Lynn Clarke is an independent board director, chair, and CEO with consumer packaged goods, technology, e-commerce, and digital and specialty retail expertise. Currently, Clarke is a director of several privately held companies, primarily in the food, beverage, retail, and e-commerce sectors. Clarke is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Atlanta chapter and a member of Women Corporate Directors and the Young Presidents’ Organization. A frequent speaker at events for business and educational groups, Clarke has most recently spoken at the Institute of Internal Auditors Conference on the role of boards and internal audit, at the Google-sponsored E-Commerce Traffic Summit, and at a Women Corporate Directors program on the Impact of Millennials on Consumer Markets. She has also spoken to board chairs about the board’s role in strategy at the Family Business Consulting Group’s Chair Forum and on building effective independent boards for privately held businesses.
Una Dean

Una Dean

Partner, White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations and Cybersecurity Practices, Fried Frank

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Erin Essenmacher

Erin Essenmacher

Chief Programming Officer, NACD

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.
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.
D'Anne Hurd

D'Anne Hurd

Director, Peckham Industries, EILEEN FISHER, Inc.; Independent Trustee, Pax World Funds, Pax Ellevate; Chair, Monzite Corp.

D’Anne Hurd is a qualified 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 recently joined the board of EILEEN FISHER Inc. as its first independent director and chairs its nominating and governance committee. Hurd also chairs the board of Monzite Corp., sits on the audit committee of Pax World Funds and Pax Ellevate Funds, chairs the audit committee of Peckham Industries Inc., and is serving a second term on the board of Camp Dudley. She was lead independent director for Hiperos, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service supply chain and third-party governance, risk, and compliance solutions provider. Hurd previously served on the boards of public companies in the technology, pharmaceuticals, and defense industries. Her business background includes roles as COO, CFO, and general counsel for six rapidly growing, Boston-based technology companies. Hurd is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

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D’Anne Hurd is a qualified 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 recently joined the board of EILEEN FISHER Inc. as its first independent director and chairs its nominating and governance committee. Hurd also chairs the board of Monzite Corp., sits on the audit committee of Pax World Funds and Pax Ellevate Funds, chairs the audit committee of Peckham Industries Inc., and is serving a second term on the board of Camp Dudley. She was lead independent director for Hiperos, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service supply chain and third-party governance, risk, and compliance solutions provider. Hurd previously served on the boards of public companies in the technology, pharmaceuticals, and defense industries. Her business background includes roles as COO, CFO, and general counsel for six rapidly growing, Boston-based technology companies. Hurd is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
James Lam

James Lam

Chair, Risk Oversight Committee, E*TRADE Financial Corp.; Director, RiskLens

James Lam is the 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 an independent director of RiskLens. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, partner of Oliver Wyman, chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments, and chief risk officer of GE Capital Markets Services. Lam has been named the inaugural Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (1997), to the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine (2005, 2006, and 2008), and to the NACD Directorship 100 (2017). He is the author of several best-selling books. Lam’s latest book is Implementing Enterprise Risk Management (2017). In addition to serving on NACD’s faculty, Lam is on the Carnegie Mellon University faculty for their Chief Risk Officer Executive Certification Program. Lam is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

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James Lam is the 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 an independent director of RiskLens. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, partner of Oliver Wyman, chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments, and chief risk officer of GE Capital Markets Services. Lam has been named the inaugural Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (1997), to the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine (2005, 2006, and 2008), and to the NACD Directorship 100 (2017). He is the author of several best-selling books. Lam’s latest book is Implementing Enterprise Risk Management (2017). In addition to serving on NACD’s faculty, Lam is on the Carnegie Mellon University faculty for their Chief Risk Officer Executive Certification Program. Lam is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Scott Luftglass

Scott Luftglass

Partner, Litigation, Fried Frank

Scott B. Luftglass is a partner in Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s Litigation Department, resident in the New York office. His practice focuses on representing corporations, boards of directors, special committees, financial advisors, senior management, and private equity funds in hostile and friendly takeovers, governance disputes, and shareholder and derivative litigation in federal and state courts. Luftglass also represents clients in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.

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Scott B. Luftglass is a partner in Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s Litigation Department, resident in the New York office. His practice focuses on representing corporations, boards of directors, special committees, financial advisors, senior management, and private equity funds in hostile and friendly takeovers, governance disputes, and shareholder and derivative litigation in federal and state courts. Luftglass also represents clients in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.
Eric McCarthey

Eric McCarthey

Chief Executive Officer, Shelty-Viking Capital Group; Chair, NACD Atlanta Chapter; Audit Committee Chair, SPAR Group Inc.; Director, Interra International, Saulsbury Industries Inc., Crestlight Ventures, Healthstore Foundation

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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.
Tom McNeill

Tom McNeill

Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners LLC

Tom McNeill advises compensation committees and senior executives on a full range of executive- and director-compensation matters, including benchmarking, incentive-plan design, severance and change-in-control arrangements, and corporate governance. He advises public and private companies in a broad range of industries. Most of McNeill’s client relationships are at the compensation committee level but involve regular interaction with company management. He has also advised clients on a number of significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and spin-offs. His consulting activities emphasize compensation-strategy development and the alignment of pay and performance.

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Tom McNeill advises compensation committees and senior executives on a full range of executive- and director-compensation matters, including benchmarking, incentive-plan design, severance and change-in-control arrangements, and corporate governance. He advises public and private companies in a broad range of industries. Most of McNeill’s client relationships are at the compensation committee level but involve regular interaction with company management. He has also advised clients on a number of significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and spin-offs. His consulting activities emphasize compensation-strategy development and the alignment of pay and performance.
Myrna Soto

Myrna Soto

Director, Spirit Airlines Inc., CMS Energy Corp.; Senior Vice President, Global CISO, Comcast Corporation

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.
Jonathan Streeter

Jonathan Streeter

Partner, Dechert LLP

Jonathan Streeter is a partner in the New York office of Dechert LLP, an international law firm. He represents financial institutions, companies, and individuals in government investigations, as well as in civil litigation, internal investigations, and at trial. During the course of his career, he has tried 18 federal jury trials and two bench trials. Prior to joining Dechert in early 2012, Streeter was an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York. While at the US Attorney’s Office he served on the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and as deputy chief of the Criminal Division. He was lead trial counsel for the government in the Galleon case, United States v. Raj Rajaratnam, one of the largest insider-trading cases in history. Streeter has been ranked by Chambers USA for his government investigations defense work and has been recognized by Lawdragon and The Legal 500 US, Benchmark Litigation.

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Jonathan Streeter is a partner in the New York office of Dechert LLP, an international law firm. He represents financial institutions, companies, and individuals in government investigations, as well as in civil litigation, internal investigations, and at trial. During the course of his career, he has tried 18 federal jury trials and two bench trials. Prior to joining Dechert in early 2012, Streeter was an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York. While at the US Attorney’s Office he served on the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and as deputy chief of the Criminal Division. He was lead trial counsel for the government in the Galleon case, United States v. Raj Rajaratnam, one of the largest insider-trading cases in history. Streeter has been ranked by Chambers USA for his government investigations defense work and has been recognized by Lawdragon and The Legal 500 US, Benchmark Litigation.
Jon Szabo

Jon Szabo

Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners LLC

Jon Szabo is located in Meridian Compensation Partner’s Dallas office, serving clients at both the board and management level. Since 2004, he has consulted in all areas of executive compensation, including compensation philosophy, cash- and equity-based short- and long-term incentive design, severance and change-in-control arrangements, aligning pay for performance, compensation-related risk assessment, public disclosure, outside director compensation, corporate governance, bankruptcy, initial public offerings, and compensation benchmarking. Szabo has experience working with companies in a variety of industries, including food/beverage, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, energy, health care, automotive, and technology. Szabo also has experience working with public and private multinational companies. Szabo has coauthored research articles related to board chair compensation, and has been quoted in publications by Financial Times’ Agenda Week and Equilar. Szabo chairs the Executive Compensation Specialty Forum of the North Texas Compensation Association and is a director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

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Jon Szabo is located in Meridian Compensation Partner’s Dallas office, serving clients at both the board and management level. Since 2004, he has consulted in all areas of executive compensation, including compensation philosophy, cash- and equity-based short- and long-term incentive design, severance and change-in-control arrangements, aligning pay for performance, compensation-related risk assessment, public disclosure, outside director compensation, corporate governance, bankruptcy, initial public offerings, and compensation benchmarking. Szabo has experience working with companies in a variety of industries, including food/beverage, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, energy, health care, automotive, and technology. Szabo also has experience working with public and private multinational companies. Szabo has coauthored research articles related to board chair compensation, and has been quoted in publications by Financial Times’ Agenda Week and Equilar. Szabo chairs the Executive Compensation Specialty Forum of the North Texas Compensation Association and is a director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony.
Brad Thomas

Brad Thomas

Founder, Former Chief HR Officer, The HR Impact Group

Bio coming soon.

Glenn Tyranski

Glenn Tyranski

Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting, Inc.; Director, King's College, Long Island Children's Museum, Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, Catholic Charities

Glenn Tyranski is a managing director at FTI Consulting in the firm's Activism and M&A Solutions practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Tyranski was an executive director in Ernst & Young's Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice. Previous to his Ernst & Young role, Tyranski was senior vice president, financial compliance, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for 18 years. In this role, he served as cochair of the NYSE's Listings Operations Committee. Tyranski began his career as a senior manager in the assurance practice at KPMG. Tyranski is a director of various nonprofit organizations and is an active committee member at King's College, Long Island Children's Museum, Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, Catholic Charities, and Financial Executives International's New York City Chapter. He is a speaker and a published author.

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Glenn Tyranski is a managing director at FTI Consulting in the firm's Activism and M&A Solutions practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Tyranski was an executive director in Ernst & Young's Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice. Previous to his Ernst & Young role, Tyranski was senior vice president, financial compliance, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for 18 years. In this role, he served as cochair of the NYSE's Listings Operations Committee. Tyranski began his career as a senior manager in the assurance practice at KPMG. Tyranski is a director of various nonprofit organizations and is an active committee member at King's College, Long Island Children's Museum, Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, Catholic Charities, and Financial Executives International's New York City Chapter. He is a speaker and a published author.
Steven Walker

Steven Walker

General Counsel, Managing Director of Board Advisory and Recruitment Services, National Association of Corporate Directors

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.

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 also 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 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.

NACD Board Leadership Fellowship® Foundation Course

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 your NACD Membership Advisor.

Connect by phone: 571-367-3700

E-mail: MembershipAdvisor@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.