Director Professionalism®

Director Professionalism®

2020-12-07 07:30 - 2020-12-09 14:15



Profile - D'Anne Hurd D'Anne Hurd Director Peckham Industries, EILEEN FISHER, Inc.; Independent Trustee, Pax World Funds, Pax Ellevate 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 sits on the audit committee of Pax World Funds and Pax Ellevate Funds, chairs the audit committee of Peckham Industries Inc., and the audit committee of Martin Engineering, Inc. 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.
Profile - Howard Brod Brownstein Howard Brod Brownstein President The Brownstein Corp.; Director, Renew Financial, Merakey, P&F Industries, Inc., NACD Philadelphia Chapter Howard Brod Brownstein is president and founder of The Brownstein Corp., a nationally-known turnaround-management firm. Brownstein has served as an independent director for more than 40 years. He currently chairs the nominating and governance and the strategic planning and risk assessment committees of P&F Industries Inc., chairs the risk and operating committeees at Renew Financial. and serves on the board of Merakey. Previously, he was the audit chair of PICO Holdings Inc., and also sole board member of Betsey Johnson LLC. He chaired the audit committees of LMG2 LLC and Special Metals Corp., and served on the board of Magnatrax Corp. He has chaired the boards of the National Philanthropic Trust and a United Way agency, and was a director of a regional bank and a retail department store. He has published more than 90 articles, books, and chapters on turnaround management and corporate governance. Brownstein is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and immediate past chair president and chair of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter.
Profile - James Lam James Lam Chair Risk Oversight Committee, E*TRADE Financial Corp.; Chair, Audit Committee, RiskLens James C. Lam is the president of James Lam & Associates and a director and risk oversight committee chair of E*TRADE Financial. Lam is also a director and audit committee chair of RiskLens. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, partner of Oliver Wyman, and chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments. Lam was 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 and 2018). 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.
Profile - Jennifer C. Wolfe Jennifer C. Wolfe Founder & CEO Dot Brand 360 Jennifer Wolfe is CEO of Dot Brand 360, a digital agency and registrar, and principal of Wolfe Board Advisors, where she consults with boards and C-suite executives on digital and cybersecurity trends. She was previously the managing partner of patent law firm, Wolfe, Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, and the first female president of the Greater Cincinnati Venture Capital Association. Her highly acclaimed books—Digital in the Boardroom (2016), Domain Names Rewired (2013), and Brand Rewired (2010)—have been endorsed by senior executives from Microsoft, Uber, Procter & Gamble, and the Motion Picture Association of America. She has written a regular column in Click Z and Search Engine Watch about future digital trends and was named one of the top IP strategists in the world by IAM magazine. She held leadership roles in ICANN, is part of the Direct Women Institute, and was an investor and director in technology start-ups. Wolfe is an NACD Governance Fellow.
Profile - Ken Daly Ken Daly Director Powerlytics, Lutheran Services in America; Former Member, FASAC; Former CEO, NACD; Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center Ken Daly is the former CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He is a recognized expert on corporate governance, executive compensation, and corporate board transformation. Prior to joining NACD in 2007, Daly served as the partner-in-charge of KPMG’s national risk-management practice. Retiring in 2005, he assumed the role of executive director of KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute. He is a frequent speaker and writer on many timely issues confronting today’s corporate board. He regularly appears in media and he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Reuters, AP Radio, and Fox News Radio, among others. Daly serves on the boards of Lutheran Services in America and Powerlytics. Daly is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Profile - Kyle Welch Kyle Welch Assistant Professor of Accountancy George Washington University Kyle Welch is an assistant professor at George Washington University. Previously, Welch worked on the investment team at the Stanford Management Co. (Stanford University’s endowment) where he developed asset allocation and portfolio investment strategies. Welch also evaluated public equity, private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund investment opportunities and fund managers. Earlier, Welch worked at Standard & Poor’s in the Corporate Valuation and Consulting Group (now part of Duff & Phelps). Welch's research on internal whistleblower systems has uncovered several counterintuitive findings showing that most internal hotline reports don't have retaliation, help stop problems before they get worse, and the average manager has the right approach to investigating reports. His research also shows that firms with more internal reports about problems are often healthier, less susceptible to material lawsuits, and face fewer fines.
Profile - Mary Beth Vitale Mary Beth Vitale Chair, Risk and Technology Committee GEHA; Director, Luna Innovations Inc., Pareteum Corp.,Co-Chair, Women Corporate Directors: Colorado Chapter Mary Beth Vitale is a director of GEHA Inc. She was a director of CoBiz Financial Inc. She chaired the audit and nominating & governance committee as well as serving on the executive committee. CoBiz was sold at the end of 2018 to Bank of Oklahoma. She chairs GEHA's risk and technology committee, and serves on the executive committee. Previously, Vitale was lead director for Eye-Ris Inc. and on the board of Zynex Inc. She chaired Zynex' compensation committee and served on its audit committee. Vitale is a former chair and CEO of Westwind Media Inc. and a past director of both Intrado Inc. and RMI. She is a faculty member for NACD's Board Advisory Services. She is a past president and corporate officer of AT&T Inc. Vitale is a founding commissioner of the Colorado Governor's Commission on Science and Technology; a past president and COO of Rocky Mountain Internet; a past chair and founding member of NACD's Colorado Chapter; and a founding co-chair of the Greater Colorado Chapter of Women Corporate Directors. Vitale is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and holds the cyber security oversight certificate.
Profile - MIchele Hooper MIchele Hooper President and CEO Director Michele J. Hooper is president and CEO of the The Directors’ Council and a senior advisor at CamberView Partners. She is a director of PPG Industries, UnitedHealth Group Inc., and United Continental Holdings. She is a former director of the Center for Audit Quality, for which she chaired the working group on financial reporting fraud. She has also formerly served on the boards of Target Corp., Seagram Co., AstraZeneca PLC, Warner Music Group, DaVita Inc., and NACD. She is also the former president of NACD’s Chicago Chapter. Hooper is a member of the Smithsonian National Board, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Commercial Club, the Chicago Network, and the Committee of 200. Hooper was named “NACD Director of the Year” in 2017. Hooper is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Profile - Prof. Charles M. Elson Prof. Charles M. Elson Professor/Director John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware; Director, Encompass Health Corp. Charles M. Elson is the Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Elson previously served as a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law from 1990 to 2001. He is a member of the American Law Institute. Elson is vice chair of the ABA Business Law Section's committee on corporate governance and serves on the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB. He is a director of Circon, Sunbeam, Nuevo Energy, the Investor Responsibility Research Center, Alderwoods Group, AutoZone, Bob Evans Farms, and Encompass Health. He has been named to the NACD Directorship 100, among Treasury & Risk Management’s "100 most influential people in finance," as a top 10 governance "star" by Global Proxy Watch, and to Ethisphere's 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics (2014). Elson is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow
Profile - Rob Galford Rob 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.
Profile - Rochelle Campbell Rochelle Campbell Director, Board Services NACD Rochelle Campbell leads the National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) Board Recruitment practice. She has placed directors on corporate boards ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies and spanning a breadth of industries including construction, technology, energy, insurance, financial services, and global manufacturing. Eighty percent of NACD's placements in 2015 were diversity candidates. Campbell has advised more than 3,000 boards on leading governance practices and board composition. She also coaches more than 270 military flag and one- to four-star general officers, helping them to successfully transition their military experience into the private sector. Rochelle is a director of Child Steps International, an international nonprofit supporting children and communities in Liberia. She chairs their communications committee.
Profile - Steven R. Walker Steven R. Walker General Counsel, Secretary & Managing Director, Board Services Group NACD 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.
Profile - Thomas Bakewell Thomas Bakewell CEO and Board Counsel Bakewell & Co.; Author, Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table: The Essential Handbook for Excellence in Governance and Effective Directorship; Director, FB Corp. Thomas Bakewell has served on private company (retail, banking and manufacturing) and nonprofit boards (education and healthcare) including FB Corp., Bethesda Health Group, Grandpa’s Retail, Roto Metrics Rotary Dies, and Friendship Villages. Bakewell has led major engagements for boards and presidents nationwide in strategy, organizational transformation, and effective governance. He regularly provides financial and legal counsel to CEOs. Bakewell is the author of the book Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table: The Essential Handbook for Excellence in Governance and Effective Directorship (McGraw-Hill October 2014). Bakewell is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.