2022-06-06 07:00 - 2022-06-07 16:30



Profile - Peter Gleason Peter Gleason President & CEO NACD Peter Gleason has been the CEO of NACD since 2017. Gleason is a recognized expert on board leadership and corporate governance. He serves as a member of NACD's national faculty, is regularly quoted in the media, and is a frequent presenter on the subjects of corporate governance, executive and director compensation, risk, strategic planning, and board/shareowner relations. Gleason has served as a commissioner on every NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report since joining NACD in 2000 and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. He currently serves on the NACD board, the advisory board of NuraHealth, Inc., and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). He is the immediate past chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) and the former chair of the International Professional Practices Framework Oversight Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Before joining NACD, Gleason was a management consultant with both Ernst & Young and Pritchett & Associates. He also served as vice president and director of US Research for Institutional Shareholder Services.
Profile - Ryan McManus, NACD.DC Ryan McManus, NACD.DC Director Nortech Systems Inc., NACD New York Chapter; Founder and CEO, techtonic.io Ryan McManus is the CEO and founder of techtonic.io and managing director of Inflexhn Partners. McManus has more than 25 years of experience across digital transformation, corporate strategy, global operations, start-ups, and corporate boards. He also regularly serves as clinical faculty on digital transformation, growth strategy, and emerging technologies with Columbia University Business School, Duke Corporate Education, and other institutions. McManus previously founded Accenture’s Digital Transformation Practice and served as the Accenture Strategy chief operations officer and leader of the firm’s Corporate Strategy and International Expansion Practices. He is the author of numerous articles and is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, technology start-ups, national governments, and agencies and nonprofits. McManus is a director of Nortech Systems (where he chairs the science and technology committee) and the NACD New York Chapter (where he chairs the sponsorship committee).
Profile - Myron Steele Myron Steele Partner Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware; Colonel, DeARNG (Ret) Myron Steele is a partner in the Corporate Litigation Group of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP. He is the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Previously, he served as a judge of the Superior Court and a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery after 18 years in private litigation practice. Steele has served as adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Virginia Law School, and Pepperdine University Law School. For the last 10 years, he served as judicial advisor to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the ABA Business Law Section. He has published more than 400 opinions resolving disputes among members of limited liability companies and limited partnerships, and between shareholders and management of both publicly traded and close corporations. He speaks and writes frequently on issues of corporate document interpretation and corporate governance.
Profile - Susan Paley Susan Paley Vice President, Chapter Network NACD Susan Paley is NACD's vice president of chapter network. She and her team partner with NACD chapter boards to deliver world-class programs to directors in more than 35 cities. Before joining NACD, Paley was a television producer and scriptwriter, working for the BBC, Discovery Networks Europe, C-SPAN, and the World Bank.
Profile - Samantha F. Ravich Samantha F. Ravich Chair Center for Cyber and Technology Innovation; Board Director, International Game Technology Samantha Ravich is the chair of the Center for Cyber and Technology Innovation. She currently sits on the board of directors of International Game Technology and the board of governors of the Gemological Institute of America. Ravich serves/has served on numerous US Government boards and advisory commissions, including the US Secret Service Cyber Investigations Advisory Board; the Congressional Cyberspace Solarium Commission; the US Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board; the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (where she was cochair); and the Director’s Advisory Board for the National Counterterrorism Center. Ravich worked for Vice President Cheney from 2001 to 2003 when she was an advisor on Asia, the Middle East, and counterterrorism, and was part of the White House staff during 9/11. She was recruited to return for 2005–2008, where she served as the vice president’s principal deputy national security advisor.
Profile - Herman Bulls Herman Bulls Vice Chair, Americas JLL; Vice Chair, USAA; Chair, Fluence Energy; Director, Host Hotels, American Campus Communities, Comfort Systems USA, Collegis Education, West Point Association of Graduates; Colonel, US Army (Ret.) Herman E. Bulls is vice chair, Americas, JLL. Prior to joining JLL, Bulls completed almost 12 years of active-duty service with the United States Army. He retired as a colonel in the US Army Reserves in 2008 and received the Legion of Merit award for his leadership and strategic thinking skills. Bulls cofounded and served as president and CEO of Bulls Capital Partners, a multifamily financing company which partnered with Fannie Mae, SunTrust, and Goldman Sachs. Additionally, he founded Bulls Advisory Group LCC, a management and real estate advisory firm. Bulls has testified before Congressional committees on real estate issues. Bulls serves on several boards including Comfort Systems USA, Host Hotels, American Campus Communities, and Fluence Energy. Private boards include USAA, where he serves as vice chair, and the real estate advisory committee for the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System.
Profile - Michael Montelongo Michael Montelongo President & CEO GRC Advisory Services LLC; Director, Civeo Corporation, Conduent Inc.; Former Assistant Secretary of the US Air Force and Lt. Colonel, US Army (Ret.) The Honorable Michael Montelongo—a career soldier, public official, and corporate executive—is president and chief executive officer of GRC Advisory Services LLC. Most recently, he was chief administrative officer and senior vice president for Sodexo Inc. Montelongo is a governance and audit committee financial expert. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and serves on public, private, and nonprofit company boards. Montelongo was an appointee of President George W. Bush, serving as the 19th assistant secretary for financial management and chief financial officer of the US Air Force. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Profile - Nichole Jordan, NACD.DC Nichole Jordan, NACD.DC Central Region Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP Nichole Jordan is the managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP’s central region, which encompasses 20 states, several thousand of our professionals, and many of the firm’s major client relationships in key industries. Jordan leads the firm’s delivery of value and insights to clients in the region, ensuring that Grant Thornton takes an enterprise-wide perspective on each client’s needs and fulfills them with the right mix of services and solutions. She is also a leader in the firm’s board governance strategy. Previously, as national managing partner for growth and performance, she led the firm’s strategic client portfolio of more than 1,000 major client relationships across the United States. She is a member of the firm’s executive leadership team, and also plays a leadership role in the firm’s board and audit committee governance strategy. Jordan serves on the board of the Information Technology Industry Council and on The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Accounting Advisory Board.
Profile - Leslie C. Smith Leslie C. Smith Vice President AUSA; W.E. Carter Jr. Leadership Chair, Parker College of Business, Georgia Southern University; Director, LMI, USD Group LLC, our.love; Lieutenant General, US Army (Ret.) Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith, US Army (retired) serves as the vice president for Leadership and Education, AUSA; CEO for LV Smith Consulting Group LLC; the Carter Chair for leadership at Georgia Southern University; and on several corporate boards. Smith's final assignment on active duty (2018–2021) was as the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Army—the first Chemical officer to serve in that position. Following command, he served on the Army staff in the G-8 as the deputy division chief and chief, NBC Branch for the Full Dimensional Protection Division. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, and both the Joint and Army Staff Identification Badges.
Profile - Stephen Brown Stephen Brown Senior Advisor KPMG Board Leadership Center Stephen L. Brown is a senior advisor at KPMG's Board Leadership Center, where he advises boards and management on critical corporate-governance issues. Formerly, he was CEO of the Society of Corporate Governance and led the corporate governance group at TIAA, a global institutional investor with more than $1 trillion in assets under management. Prior to TIAA, Brown practiced securities law at WilmerHale and Skadden, and he was an associate with Goldman Sachs. He serves on several advisory and nonprofit boards, including the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance, CEOs for Corporate Purpose CEO Investor Forum Network, and Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership at Columbia University. Brown has been named by NACD as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.
Profile - General Lester L. Lyles General Lester L. Lyles Chair KBR Corp.; Director, Frontier Technology Inc.; General, US Air Force (Ret.) General Lester L. Lyles entered the United States Air Force in 1968. Over the course of a distinguished career, Lyles has served as program director of the Medium-Launch Vehicles Program and Space-Launch System offices (during the recovery from the Challenger accident); vice commander and then commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center; commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center; director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; vice chief of staff at Headquarters US Air Force; and as commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Lyles has received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster. Lyles has served on the boards of several companies, including USAA, General Dynamics Corp., and Battelle Memorial Institute Inc. He was a managing partner for Four Seasons Ventures LLC, and chairs the board of KBR Inc.
Profile - Vincent Brooks, NACD.DC Vincent Brooks, NACD.DC Principal WestExec Advisors; Director, Verisk, Jacobs, Diamondback Energy; General, US Army (Ret.) Bio to be provided!
Profile - Jane Korhonen Jane Korhonen Partner and Head of the Private Client Investment Committee Brown Advisory; Director, Horizons Greater Washington, Fair Chance Jane Korhonen is a partner and serves as a portfolio manager in the Washington, DC, office of Brown Advisory. She is head of the firm’s Private Client Investment Committee and is responsible for balanced portfolios for both nonprofit and private clients. Previously at Brown Advisory, Korhonen was an analyst covering the health care sector and the technology sector for both the Large-Cap Growth and Large-Cap Value strategies. Prior to joining Brown Advisory in 1994, Korhonen worked as an equity research analyst for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in that organization’s investment group.
Profile - Leeann Arthur Leeann Arthur Senior Manager Deloitte & Touche LLP Leeann Arthur is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Sustainability & ESG services practice. Her twelve-year career with the firm has focused on governance and risk management efforts. Formerly a professional with Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness, Arthur has experience across multiple industries and advises executives, boards of directors, and others active in governance on specific risk topics. Currently, Arthur works with clients to build their ESG governance models and understand the link between material sustainability information and financial performance. Her work also includes assisting clients in creating sustainability reports that adhere to recognized standards. Arthur is a frequent speaker on ESG oversight in the boardroom and has written on ESG topics, including corporate purpose, ESG oversight disclosures in the proxy statement, and the incorporation of ESG metrics in executive compensation plans.
Profile - Richard Holt Richard Holt Managing Director Alvarez & Marsal Richard Holt is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement LLC. Some of his notable consulting assignments have included leading an enterprise-wide corporate transformation; identifying key cost drivers and related business benefit for a multibillion-dollar utility organization; developing a customer and product segmentation model to identify profit and cost drivers for a $700 million manufacturer; managing overall process and system change for a $4 billion construction company’s effort to change to operational management processes and define standard measures for Finance, HR, P2P, Projects, and Equipment; leading a distressed payroll, HRIS, and recruiting and onboarding implementation; delivering an enterprise-wide planning model design; and designing a full financial (IS, BS, and CF) forecasting submission and consolidation process and system. Prior to joining A&M, Holt served in various capacities with a Big Four Consulting Firm where he served Fortune 1000 clients in the technology, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and logistics industries.
Profile - Mark Mulvanerty Mark Mulvanerty Managing Partner accelHRate Mark Mulvanerty brings more than two decades of executive search and coaching experience to accelHRate. Mulvanerty brings experience from three top-10 executive search firms. He was inducted into the industry at Heidrick & Struggles. He then spent more than a dozen years at Korn Ferry. Prior to joining accelHRate, he served as managing director at Diversified Search as leader of the Private Equity Practice and core member of their Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer Practices. Before joining executive search, Mulvanerty served as a professional recruiter with Systems Computer Technology Corporation and ExecuTrain Corporation. His career journey includes serving as a secondary school administrator, teacher, and coach in his native New York City. He began his career with M&M/Mars. The Philadelphia Business Journal selected him as one of their “40 Under 40” awardees. He is also a past vice chair of the Mid-Atlantic Capital (MAC) Conference.
Profile - Deborah Dunie, NACD.DC Deborah Dunie, NACD.DC Director ArcField, Babel Street, Sigma Defense Systems, Axient, Hitachi Vantara Federal, Leonardo U.S., Objective Interface Systems, Harvest Returns, Searchlight Cyber, Enterprise Information Systems; Advisor, NACD Capital Area Chapter Deborah “Deb” Dunie is CEO at DBD Insights LLC. Dunie retired as executive vice president and chief technology officer of CACI International (2015). Previously, Dunie was a member of the US Department of Defense’s Senior Executive Service within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. She received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service (2006). Dunie currently is a director for ArcField Holdings, Babel Street, Axient, Sigma Defense, Leonardo US, Hitachi Vantara Federal, Enterprise Information Systems, SearchLight Cyber, Objective Interface Systems, Code-X, and the Washington Area CTO Roundtable. Dunie was featured as the cover story for Washington Technology magazine’s “Tech Gurus” (2011), and in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel magazine (2017), “Special Section: Cybersecurity.” Dunie is an NACD faculty member, an NACD Certified Director, and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Profile - Michael Pocalyko, NACD.DC Michael Pocalyko, NACD.DC CEO SI; Director, SI - Special Investigations - SI Cyber, Monticello Capital, Global Health Impact Fund, Cosmos Club; Commander, US Navy (Ret.) Michael Pocalyko, NACD.DC, is a decorated US Navy pilot and a retired commander. Pocalyko is CEO of SI, a professional services firm and government contractor in the information technology, cybersecurity, investigations, and intelligence sectors, operating with business units Special Investigations and SI Cyber. He was chair and CEO of Monticello Capital, and a corporate director and the audit committee chair at Herley Industries Inc. and Challenger Corp. Pocalyko previously chaired Erdevel Europa SARL in Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia, TherimuneX Pharmaceuticals Inc., Advanced Environmental Resources Inc., and Enterprise Applications Inc. He is a certified fraud examiner and a Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee financial expert. Pocalyko is also an author—his best-selling novel, The Navigator (2013), is a financial thriller. He is a member of the NACD Board Advisory Services and teaching faculty, holds the NACD Directorship Certification®, and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Profile - Friso van der Oord Friso van der Oord Senior Vice President, Content NACD Friso van der Oord is senior vice president, Content at the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD), responsible for all content development, educational programming, and thought leadership, working with a community of 22,000 corporate directors in the United States on pressing boardroom issues. He also represents NACD globally, serving as the policy committee chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI), and leads the organization’s climate governance initiative in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. He is an experienced governance advisor and business line manager, who has worked over the last 20 years with Fortune 500 and global executives on major risk, audit, compliance, and integrity challenges, including serving in leadership roles at advisory firms CEB and LRN.
Profile - Mary Landry, NACD.DC Mary Landry, NACD.DC Director USAA, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd; Rear Admiral, US Coast Guard (Ret.) Rear Admiral Mary E. Landry, US Coast Guard (Ret.), is a director of USAA, serving on the risk committee and as vice chair of the compensation and workforce committee. Landry also chairs the USAA advisory panel. Additionally, she is a director of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and serves on the advisory board for Sea Machines Robotics. Landry has had a 35-year career in the US Coast Guard in active duty and senior executive service (SES). Landry has served as commander, Eighth Coast Guard District; director of Governmental and Public Affairs, USCG; SES director of Incident Management and Preparedness Policy; and as special assistant to the President and the senior director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council. Landry is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. She received the University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Award and has been named the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association’s Personality of the Year (2011).