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 shores of Southern California.

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

Economic Outlook

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Navigating Today's Global Risk Environment

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Staying Competitive in the Digital Revolution

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Capital Allocation Strategies for Innovation

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Shifting Stakeholder Expectations and the Role of the Board

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Culture as a Corporate Asset

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Succession Planning and Talent Development for the Next-Generation Boardroom

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Risk Oversight

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The Evolving Board-Shareholder Landscape

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Breakout Sessions

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

Topical Peer Exchange

Optional Working Dinner: Topics Vary

Diane Swonk

Diane Swonk

Economic Advisor; Partner, Protiviti, Inc.

Diane Swonk is the founder of DS Economics. Previously, she served as the chief economist for Mesirow Financial and earlier as the director of economics/chief economist for Bank One Corp. and its corporate predecessors. Swonk is a member of the Protiviti Advisory Board. She serves as an adviser to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and its regional Reserve Banks and has periodically advised the Congressional Budget Office and the Council of Economic Advisers. She is a distinguished fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and serves on the NABE Foundation board. Swonk is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Chicago Council and a director of the Posse Foundation. Her commentary appears regularly in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC, the BBC, NPR, and Bloomberg radio.

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Diane Swonk is the founder of DS Economics. Previously, she served as the chief economist for Mesirow Financial and earlier as the director of economics/chief economist for Bank One Corp. and its corporate predecessors. Swonk is a member of the Protiviti Advisory Board. She serves as an adviser to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and its regional Reserve Banks and has periodically advised the Congressional Budget Office and the Council of Economic Advisers. She is a distinguished fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and serves on the NABE Foundation board. Swonk is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Chicago Council and a director of the Posse Foundation. Her commentary appears regularly in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC, the BBC, NPR, and Bloomberg radio.
Phyllis Campbell

Phyllis Campbell

Lead Director, Nominating and Governance Chair, Alaska Air Group Inc.; Director, Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Horizon Air Industries, Inc., Washington Roundtable, US-Japan Council; Regional Chair, Pacific Northwest, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Phyllis J. Campbell is the chair for the Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, she was the president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation—the largest community foundation in Washington State. Campbell is an independent director of Alaska Air Group. She served on Nordstrom's board and chaired its audit committee for seven years. She is a member of the Diversity Advisory Board of Toyota. Campbell is also on the nonprofit boards of PATH and the U.S.-Japan Council, and on the global advisory board of Women Corporate Directors. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors' Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council.

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Phyllis J. Campbell is the chair for the Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, she was the president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation—the largest community foundation in Washington State. Campbell is an independent director of Alaska Air Group. She served on Nordstrom's board and chaired its audit committee for seven years. She is a member of the Diversity Advisory Board of Toyota. Campbell is also on the nonprofit boards of PATH and the U.S.-Japan Council, and on the global advisory board of Women Corporate Directors. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors' Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council.
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.
John Hotta

John Hotta

Director, The Seattle Foundation, First Washington Robotics

John Hotta is a retired technology executive and private investor. He began his career conducting artificial intelligence research at the RAND Corp. and subsequently held leadership positions at Accenture and Microsoft, from which he retired. He is a board director at the Seattle Foundation. As a National Association of Corporate Directors’ Board Advisory Services faculty member, he discusses various technology issues, including cybersecurity, big data, cloud, and mobile. The Financial Times named Hotta as one of the Agenda Digital 50.

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John Hotta is a retired technology executive and private investor. He began his career conducting artificial intelligence research at the RAND Corp. and subsequently held leadership positions at Accenture and Microsoft, from which he retired. He is a board director at the Seattle Foundation. As a National Association of Corporate Directors’ Board Advisory Services faculty member, he discusses various technology issues, including cybersecurity, big data, cloud, and mobile. The Financial Times named Hotta as one of the Agenda Digital 50.
Jannice L. Koors

Jannice L. Koors

Senior Managing Director, President, Western Region, Pearl Meyer

Jannice L. Koors is a senior managing director with Pearl Meyer and president of the firm's Western Region. She is also responsible for the firm's annual Director Compensation Study, published in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Koors is a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, a director of the Big Shoulders Fund of Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of Claremont McKenna College's Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children. Koors has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. She has appeared on CNN's Moneyline and NBC Nightly News. Koors is an NACD Governance Fellow, and serves as faculty for NACD's Director Professionalism® and Master Class programs. In 2016, she was named for the ninth time to the NACD D100®.

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Jannice L. Koors is a senior managing director with Pearl Meyer and president of the firm's Western Region. She is also responsible for the firm's annual Director Compensation Study, published in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Koors is a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, a director of the Big Shoulders Fund of Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of Claremont McKenna College's Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children. Koors has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. She has appeared on CNN's Moneyline and NBC Nightly News. Koors is an NACD Governance Fellow, and serves as faculty for NACD's Director Professionalism® and Master Class programs. In 2016, she was named for the ninth time to the NACD D100®.
James Lam

James Lam

Chair, Risk Oversight Committee, E*TRADE Financial Corp.; President, James Lam & Associates

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.
Hope Taitz

Hope Taitz

Owner, Ely Capital Limited; Director, Athene Holding Ltd.

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Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Lead Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair, CoreSite Realty Corp.; Audit Committee Chair, Barnes & Noble Education Inc.

David A. Wilson currently serves as lead independent director of CoreSite Realty Corp. and is a director of Barnes & Noble Education Inc.; he chairs the audit committees of both companies. Wilson also has served as a director of Barnes & Noble Inc., Terra Industries Inc., and Laureate Education Inc. From 1995 to 2013 he served as CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit education association that provides the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. Prior to GMAC, Wilson was a managing partner with EY and served as the firm’s national director of professional development. He has been a faculty member of Queen’s University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas where he was tenured, and Harvard Business School. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and was honored as an NACD Directorship 100 in 2015.

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David A. Wilson currently serves as lead independent director of CoreSite Realty Corp. and is a director of Barnes & Noble Education Inc.; he chairs the audit committees of both companies. Wilson also has served as a director of Barnes & Noble Inc., Terra Industries Inc., and Laureate Education Inc. From 1995 to 2013 he served as CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit education association that provides the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. Prior to GMAC, Wilson was a managing partner with EY and served as the firm’s national director of professional development. He has been a faculty member of Queen’s University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas where he was tenured, and Harvard Business School. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and was honored as an NACD Directorship 100 in 2015.

Venue

The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road, South
Newport Coast, CA 92657

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the Resort at Pelican Hill at the group rate of $440/night, and a daily resort fee of $30, plus applicable taxes.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 855-857-7297 and reference “NACD” to receive the discounted rate. A deposit of one night, room and tax will be charged to credit cards when making reservations.  The remaining balance of the intended stay will be charged three (3) days prior to arrival.  Deposits are refundable in full if the Resort receives notice of an individual’s cancellation on or before three (3) days prior to arrival.  Any reservation cancelled less than three (3) days prior to arrival is non-refundable.  Up to three (3) days prior to arrival guest name changes can be made to existing reservations.  The group rate will be available until July 27, 2018, 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.

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.

Phone: 571-367-3700
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.