Leading Through Uncertainty

Leading Through Uncertainty

2020-06-02 11:30 - 2020-06-02 18:30



Profile - Jason Schenker Jason Schenker Chair The Futurist Institute; President, Prestige Economics, LLC Bloomberg News has ranked Jason Schenker the No. 1 forecaster in the world in 25 unique categories since 2011, including for his forecasts of the euro, oil prices, gold prices, and industrial metals prices. As president of Prestige Economics, Schenker advises corporate boards, institutional investors, and central banks. As chair of The Futurist Institute, Schenker trains analysts, strategists, and executives to incorporate new and emerging technology risks and opportunities into their strategic planning. Schenker has written more than a dozen books, including Jobs for Robots (2017), The Promise of Blockchain (2018), and Quantum: Computing Nouveau (2018). He is also the editor of The Robot and Automation Almanac (2017, 2018) and a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He has recorded courses for LinkedIn on financial risk management as well as on audit and due diligence. Schenker is ranked one of the 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia.
Profile - 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.
Profile - Mary Beth Vitale Mary Beth Vitale Chair Pareteum Corp.; Chair, Risk and Technology Committee, GEHA; Director, Luna Innovations Inc.; Co-Chair, Women Corporate Directors: Colorado Chapter Mary Beth Vitale is a director of GEHA Inc., Luna Innovations Inc., and Pareteum Corp., where she is independent chair. 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. She serves on the audit and nominating and governance committees for Luna Innovations, and on the audit and compensation committees for Pareteum. 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 - Jane Sadowsky Jane Sadowsky Founder Gardener Advisory LLC; Director, Yamana Gold Inc., Nexa Resources Jane Sadowsky was a Wall Street investment banker for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2011 from Evercore Partners as a senior managing director. Prior to joining Evercore, Sadowsky was a managing director of Citigroup’s Investment Bank and cohead of its North America Power & Utility group. She began her career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Sadowsky is an independent director of Yamana Gold Inc., serving on its audit and its governance and nominating committees. She is a director of the NYISO and a former director of Petrofac. Sadowsky has provided expert testimony to the World Court at The Hague. She received a Wharton Women in Business Award (2006) and serves on the Wharton Women’s Leadership Council.
Profile - Dan Kaufman Dan Kaufman Lead Consultant Meridian Compensation Partners LLC Daniel E. Kaufman is a lead consultant with Meridian Compensation Partners LLC. He consults with boards of directors and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. His areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure, and technical issues. Kaufman has been involved with executive compensation issues for more than 14 years both as a consultant and in a corporate role. Kaufman is a frequent speaker and writer on executive compensation trends and developments and is a member of Meridian’s retail and financial services teams. Prior to rejoining Meridian, Kaufman spent four years at a multibillion-dollar public company leading global human resources functions. Kaufman previously worked as a senior associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice and began his career as a strategy and technology consultant.
Profile - Jared Berman Jared Berman Partner Meridian Compensation Partners LLC Jared Berman is a partner with Meridian Compensation Partners LLC and has more than 17 years of experience in executive compensation consulting. Prior to joining Meridian, Berman was with Mercer for eight years as a consultant and principal within the executive compensation practice. He has experience consulting in a broad range of executive compensation matters that include executive and director compensation benchmarking, compensation strategies and pay philosophies, long-term incentive plan design, short-term incentive plan design, executive supplemental benefits, severance benefits, and change-in-control benefits. Berman currently works with publicly traded and privately held companies across a wide range of industries including advertising, automotive, banks and financial services, hotels and resorts, manufacturing, payment processing, REITs, restaurants, retail, and steel. In 2018, Berman was a featured speaker at both the Equilar Summit and Corporate Board Member conference. He is a frequent speaker at NASPP and WorldatWork regional chapter meetings.
Profile - Kristen Sullivan Kristen Sullivan Partner, Sustainability and KPI Services Deloitte & Touche LLP Kristen B. Sullivan leads Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Sustainability and KPI services, working with clients to help address their sustainability and non-financial disclosure needs. She brings extensive experience in delivering sustainability risk assessment, governance, strategy alignment, measurement, reporting and assurance services. She also serves as Deloitte’s Americas Region Sustainability Services Leader and leads Deloitte’s Supply Chain Social Compliance services.
Profile - Abhi Shah Abhi Shah Vice Chair, Morae Global Corp; Chair, Yuva Unstoppable; Former Founder & CEO Clutch Group Abhi Shah is a celebrated entrepreneur, board director and philanthropist. Mr. Shah is Vice Chairman of Morae Global Corporation and on the Board of Advisors of the Cyber Security program at the Rutgers Center for Innovation Education. He is also Chairman of Yuva, which has transformed 1,500 impoverished municipal schools, impacting the lives of 600,000+ underprivileged children. Previously, Mr. Shah was the Founder and CEO of Inc. 5000-listed Clutch Group, a leading Artificial Intelligence-powered Big Data Analytics firm. Earlier, he worked with Accenture and Mphasis. Mr. Shah was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by EY, Best in Business International Awards (Gold Winner), and European Business Awards (National Champion for the United Kingdom), as well as named Maverick of the Year and Executive of the Year by American Business Awards. He has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, and in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and a Harvard Business School case study. Mr. Shah holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and has completed the Eisenhower Leadership Development program led by former US President George H.W. Bush, the Artificial Intelligence program from MIT, the Making Corporate Boards More Effective program from Harvard Business School and the Board Leadership Fellowship from NACD.
Profile - Daphne Jones Daphne Jones Director AMN Healthcare Services Inc., Barnes Group Inc., Masonite International Corp. Daphne E. Jones has more than 30 years of experience serving in general management and executive-level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer), and General Electric. During her tenure at GE, she was SVP for Future of Work, SVP, and CIO. Her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as an IT executive, followed by her role as a corporate officer, SVP, and CIO at Hospira Inc. She was the first woman and African American to report to the chair, and had accountability for Hospira’s enterprise, cyber, digital, and analytics technology. Jones is a director of AMN Healthcare Inc., Barnes Group Inc., and Masonite International Corp. She received the University of the West Indies’ Luminary Award, was named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Illinois by the National Diversity Council, and was named a Computerworld Premier 100 CIO.
Profile - Nora Denzel Nora Denzel Director Ericsson Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., NortonLifeLock, NACD Northern California Chapter Nora M. Denzel is a public board director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Ericsson. 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.
Profile - Maureen Bujno Maureen Bujno Managing Director and Audit & Assurance Governance Leader, Center for Board Effectiveness Deloitte & Touche LLP Maureen is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness and the Audit & Assurance Governance Leader. As a leading subject matter resource on a variety of corporate governance topics, Maureen advises boards, committees and executives on governance challenges, rules and leading practices. She is a frequent speaker to public and private company boards and other audiences on a variety of governance topics. Maureen leads the governance offerings for many of Deloitte’s most significant and complex audit clients. Maureen was instrumental in the development of Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness and has led many of its activities. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Maureen was recognized by NACD Directorship magazine as one of the top 100 influential professionals in corporate governance and in the boardroom. With over 29 years of business experience, Maureen is a CPA and started her career in the Audit practice, followed by spending a number of years in the Merger and Acquisition Services group.
Profile - Roy Dunbar Roy Dunbar Director Humana Inc., Johnson Controls International plc, SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc. Roy Dunbar is the founder of private renewable-energy and property-development companies, serving in roles as CEO and chair of network solutions between 2008 and 2010. Dunbar was formerly president of Global Technology and Operations at MasterCard. Previously, Dunbar was with Eli Lilly, where he worked for 14 years, serving as president, Intercontinental Region, and earlier as chief information officer (CIO). As president, Intercontinental Region, he oversaw all business operations in the world’s fastest-growing economies, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Dunbar served as vice president and CIO from 1999 to 2003, and is credited with having led Eli Lilly to rank as the most innovative user of technology in the pharmaceutical industry. InformationWeek named him CIO of the Year in 2003. Dunbar is a director of Humana, Johnson Controls, and SiteOne. Dunbar was named to the NACD Directorship 100 in 2015 and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Profile - George Muñoz George Muñoz President Muñoz Investment Banking Group LLC; Partner, Tobin Petkus & Muñoz LLC; Director, Marriott International, Inc., Anixter International Inc., Altria Group, Inc., Laureate Education, Inc. George Muñoz has been a principal in the Washington, DC-based investment banking firm Muñoz Investment Banking Group LLC since 2001. He has also been a partner in the Chicago-based law firm Tobin, Petkus & Muñoz LLC (now Tobin & Muñoz) since 2002. He served as president and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corp. from 1997 to January 2001. Muñoz was chief financial officer and assistant secretary of the US Department of the Treasury from 1993 until 1997. Muñoz is a certified public accountant and an attorney. He is a director of Altria Group Inc., Marriott International Corp., and Anixter International Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees of the National Geographic Society.
Profile - Sandra Beach Lin Sandra Beach Lin Director Interface Biologics, NACD North Texas Chapter, American Electric Power Company, Inc., PolyOne Corporation Sandra Beach Lin is a member of the boards of directors of American Electric Power, WESCO International, PolyOne Corp., and Interface Biologics. She is the retired president and chief executive officer of Calisolar Inc. (now Silicor Materials). She previously served as corporate executive vice president of Celanese Corp., where she led a group of businesses with more than $2 billion in revenue. Prior to Celanese, she held senior executive positions at Avery Dennison Corp., Alcoa, and Honeywell International. Beach Lin graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business and received her MBA from the Ross School at the University of Michigan. In 2013, she was named to the NACD Directorship 100. Beach Lin is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and a 2014 Honoree of the Dallas Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors Award. She is a member of the Executive Board of Delta Delta Delta sorority, the Committee of 200, the International Women’s Forum, and the Dallas Assembly.
Profile - Michael Steele Michael Steele Chair Republican National Committee (2009-2011); Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (2003-2007); MSNBC Political Analyst; President and CEO, The Steele Group Michael Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office when he was elected lieutenant governor of Maryland in 2003, and again when he was made chair of the Republican National Committee in 2009. Steele is currently a political analyst for MSNBC. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Steele cohosted the daily radio program, Steele & Ungar, and hosts The Michael Steele Podcast. Steele’s writings on law, business and politics have appeared in such media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, thehill.com, thegrio.com, politico.com, theroot.com, bet.com, townhall.com, the Journal of International Security Affairs, and Catholic University Law Review, among others. He is the author of Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda (2009) and a contributing author to The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis (2013).
Profile - Shelly Palmer Shelly Palmer CEO The Palmer Group, LLC Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group. Palmer is the co-host of the “Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin” podcast, Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech expert and host of the Emmy- nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He is also a regular technology commentator for CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by response-based advertising systems and programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Palmer is a popular speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences and a published author. He is a guest lecturer at top-tier colleges and universities. Palmer is a past president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology in 2016 and 2017.
Profile - Evelyn Dilsaver Evelyn Dilsaver Director Temper Sealy International Inc., HealthEquity Inc., Bailard Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. ARO Liquidation Inc. Bio coming soon.
Profile - Leah Rozin Leah Rozin Senior Manager, Research NACD Leah Rozin joined the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in 2019 as the senior manager of Research. Prior to joining NACD, she was Vice President at ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) where she served as the principal advisor for the Sustainability Suite working with corporate clients across industries and market caps to help improve disclosure practices and understanding of the environmental and social landscape. Rozin also advised companies in the real estate, insurance, and consumer discretionary sectors on corporate governance and executive compensation. She joined ICS in 2015 from the Corporate Executive Board where she specialized in investor perception studies and investor messaging, working with investor relations executives at mid- to mega-cap companies.
Profile - Bart Edgerton Bart Edgerton Associate Director Governance Analytics, NACD Barton Edgerton is NACD’s Associate Director of Governance Analytics where he is responsible for generating insights to elevate board performance through data. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with a variety of boards, private equity firms, and Fortune 500 executives. His research experience includes nearly 10 years at CEB and as an academic at Tufts University. Barton completed his undergraduate work at Colgate University and has two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Profile - Judy Warner Judy Warner Editor in Chief NACD Directorship Judy Warner is editor in chief of NACD Directorship magazine. A journalist for more than 30 years, Warner joined the Directorship team in 2007 as managing editor from ComAve LLC, an independent content management firm she co-founded and operated for eight years. Before that, Warner was New England bureau chief of Adweek magazine for 10 years. She began her journalism career in the newsroom of The Boston Globe as an editorial assistant then contributing reporter. Warner graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in journalism.