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 in downtown Austin.

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

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson

Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance, T. Rowe Price

Donna Anderson is a vice president and head of corporate governance for T. Rowe Price. She currently leads the policy formation process for proxy voting, chairs the proxy committee, and is a member of the valuation committee. Anderson serves on the advisory board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. She is also a member of the CFA Institute and the Baltimore CFA Society. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2007, she was the director of equity research at Invesco, and she chaired its proxy committee.

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Donna Anderson is a vice president and head of corporate governance for T. Rowe Price. She currently leads the policy formation process for proxy voting, chairs the proxy committee, and is a member of the valuation committee. Anderson serves on the advisory board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. She is also a member of the CFA Institute and the Baltimore CFA Society. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2007, she was the director of equity research at Invesco, and she chaired its proxy committee.
Barbara Duganier

Barbara Duganier

Audit Committee Chair, Buckeye Partners, MRC Global Inc.; Director, NACD Texas Tricities Chapter, Genesys Works

Barbara J. Duganier is a director of Buckeye Partners, where she chairs the audit committee and serves on the compensation committee, and of MRC Global, where she chairs the audit committee and serves on the governance and risk committee. Most recently, Duganier was a senior leader with Accenture’s Outsourcing business and with their Resources Operating Group. Her executive roles at Accenture included chief strategy officer, global growth and offering development lead, and global finance business services lead. Prior to joining Accenture, Duganier was leader of Duke Energy North America’s Finance Transformation Program. Earlier, she was an equity partner and global CFO with Arthur Andersen. Duganier is the former chair of Genesys Works. She is a director of NACD’s Texas TriCities Chapter. Duganier is an NACD Governance Fellow and a frequent speaker, and has completed the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program and earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.

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Barbara J. Duganier is a director of Buckeye Partners, where she chairs the audit committee and serves on the compensation committee, and of MRC Global, where she chairs the audit committee and serves on the governance and risk committee. Most recently, Duganier was a senior leader with Accenture’s Outsourcing business and with their Resources Operating Group. Her executive roles at Accenture included chief strategy officer, global growth and offering development lead, and global finance business services lead. Prior to joining Accenture, Duganier was leader of Duke Energy North America’s Finance Transformation Program. Earlier, she was an equity partner and global CFO with Arthur Andersen. Duganier is the former chair of Genesys Works. She is a director of NACD’s Texas TriCities Chapter. Duganier is an NACD Governance Fellow and a frequent speaker, and has completed the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program and earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.
Melissa Frugé

Melissa Frugé

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

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

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

John Hotta

Director, 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.
James Lam

James Lam

President, James Lam & Associates, Inc.; Chair, 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.
Peter Lupo

Peter Lupo

Managing Director and New York Office Head, Pearl Meyer

Bio coming soon.

Bonny Simi

Bonny Simi

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

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, travel, and hospitality. She also serves as an independent director for Red Lion Hotel Corp. (NYSE:RLH). Simi is also an airline pilot, engineer, Olympic athlete, TV Commentator and has 30 years in the aviation industry. She developed the award winning “Voice of the Customer” program at JetBlue and most recently was the head of Talent for the airline. Uniquely, she is also a qualified airline captain for JetBlue. Prior to JetBlue, Simi was a pilot at United Airlines, flying 727, 737 and 777 jets domestically and internationally. 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, travel, and hospitality. She also serves as an independent director for Red Lion Hotel Corp. (NYSE:RLH). Simi is also an airline pilot, engineer, Olympic athlete, TV Commentator and has 30 years in the aviation industry. She developed the award winning “Voice of the Customer” program at JetBlue and most recently was the head of Talent for the airline. Uniquely, she is also a qualified airline captain for JetBlue. Prior to JetBlue, Simi was a pilot at United Airlines, flying 727, 737 and 777 jets domestically and internationally. She is a 3 time Olympian and 10 time national champion in the sports of luge and bobsled.
Hope Taitz

Hope Taitz

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

Bio coming soon.

Joel Whitaker

Joel Whitaker

Senior Vice President, Chief Research Officer, Frontier Strategy Group

Joel directs FSG’s product strategy, research methodology, and thought leadership; facilitates workshops with executive teams and boards; and delivers conference keynotes on global business strategy, the economic outlook, and geopolitical risk. Joel’s commentary has appeared in media such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. Prior to joining FSG, Joel was Head of Asia-Pacific Research for Corporate Executive Board (CEB, now Gartner), based in Singapore, and previously led CEB’s global research programs for leaders in IT, R&D, and strategy. Joel also launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace (now PeaceTech Lab). Joel holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College, where he serves on the President’s Advisory Council. Joel is a board member of Ducker FSG Holdings LLC and is on the advisory board of TechChange.

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Joel directs FSG’s product strategy, research methodology, and thought leadership; facilitates workshops with executive teams and boards; and delivers conference keynotes on global business strategy, the economic outlook, and geopolitical risk. Joel’s commentary has appeared in media such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. Prior to joining FSG, Joel was Head of Asia-Pacific Research for Corporate Executive Board (CEB, now Gartner), based in Singapore, and previously led CEB’s global research programs for leaders in IT, R&D, and strategy. Joel also launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace (now PeaceTech Lab). Joel holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College, where he serves on the President’s Advisory Council. Joel is a board member of Ducker FSG Holdings LLC and is on the advisory board of TechChange.
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.
Allen Zeman

Allen Zeman

President, Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI)

Allen R. Zeman is the president of the Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI). He is also an associate at the Spectrum Group. Zeman formed CHCI after a 20-year, SES-level government career. Zeman served as the director of Naval Training and Education (N7). Prior to that, he worked for the secretary of the Navy as the director of manpower and training. Prior to these assignments, he deployed for three years to various Navy commands in the Pacific Fleet and for four months with the Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of operations in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. His last government assignment was as the chief economist for the Iraqi reconstruction effort in Baghdad. Zeman also served as senior advisor to the deputy prime minister of Iraq and was vice president of an international development firm supporting USAID.

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Allen R. Zeman is the president of the Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI). He is also an associate at the Spectrum Group. Zeman formed CHCI after a 20-year, SES-level government career. Zeman served as the director of Naval Training and Education (N7). Prior to that, he worked for the secretary of the Navy as the director of manpower and training. Prior to these assignments, he deployed for three years to various Navy commands in the Pacific Fleet and for four months with the Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of operations in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. His last government assignment was as the chief economist for the Iraqi reconstruction effort in Baghdad. Zeman also served as senior advisor to the deputy prime minister of Iraq and was vice president of an international development firm supporting USAID.

Venue

Fairmont Austin
101 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701

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

Accreditation

NACD 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.