2021 Virtual Master Class

2021 Virtual Master Class

2021-08-17 11:00 - 2021-08-18 18:00



Profile - Erica Dhawan Erica Dhawan Founder and CEO Cotential; Author, Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language Erica Dhawan is the founder and CEO of Cotential, a global organization that helps companies, leaders, and managers to leverage 21st century collaboration skills and behaviors to improve game-changing performance. Her newest book, Digital Body Language, decodes the new signals and cues of effective collaboration and teamwork in a digital-first human workplace. Dhawan is the coauthor of the bestselling book, Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence (2015). Dhawan was named by Thinkers50 as “The Oprah of Management Ideas” and was featured as one of the Top 20 Management Experts around the world by Global Gurus. She hosts the award-winning podcast, Masters of Leadership. Dhawan speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos and TED to companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, SAP, and Cisco. Dhawan writes for the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.
Profile - Irene Chang Britt Irene Chang Britt Director Brighthouse Financial Inc., Baybridge Senior Living Solutions Irene Chang Britt is an experienced board and committee chair on public and private boards across varied industries. She currently serves on the boards of Amica Senior Lifestyles, where she is board chair, and Brighthouse Financial, where she chairs the nominating and corporate governance committee. She also sits on the advisory board of Peloton Capital Management. Chang Britt has recently served on the boards of Dunkin’ Brands and Tailored Brands and was chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee of each board. She is a retired Fortune 500 president and senior vice president, with a distinguished 30-year career at Campbell Soup Co., Kraft Foods, Nabisco, and Kimberly-Clark.
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 - Deborah Brecher Deborah Brecher President and Managing Director Tandem Group Deborah Brecher is the president and managing director of Tandem Group. Brecher has more than 25 years of experience in consulting. She has worked with numerous boards on CEO succession and board effectiveness in her consulting practice and has served on the board of Insight Seminars, an educational 501(c)(3). Prior to joining Tandem Group, Brecher was a managing director for Accenture. Before joining Accenture, she was a senior partner for Oliver Wyman Delta, where she both co-led the North America market and led numerous global account teams for cross-industry Fortune 500 clients. Some of Brecher’s most-recent work includes projects such as supporting the CEO and senior team of an analytics company in the formulation of enterprise strategy and the road map for change, as well as the strategy formulation and execution of the road map for a large advertising company.
Profile - Erin Meyer Erin Meyer Professor INSEAD Business School; Co-Author, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention Erin Meyer is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (2014) and the coauthor of the New York Times best-selling book and FT-nominated best business book of 2020, No Rules Rules. She is also a professor at INSEAD. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, and Forbes.com. In 2019, Meyer was selected by Thinkers50 as one of the fifty most influential business thinkers in the world.
Profile - Anna Catalano Anna Catalano Director Frontdoor Inc., HollyFrontier Corp., Kraton Corp., Willis Towers Watson plc, Kraton Polymers LLC, Appvion, NACD Corporate Directors Institute Anna C. Catalano is currently a board member of Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corp., HollyFrontier Corp., Frontdoor Inc., and Appvion. She is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and president of the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter. In the nonprofit sector, she is a board member of the Houston Grand Opera and cofounder of The World Innovation Network. Catalano is an expert on the topics of board governance and leadership and an outspoken champion of women in business. Her extensive career spanned three continents in marketing, retail operations, and international business development at Amoco and (subsequently) BP PLC. Catalano has been recognized on Fortune’s ranking of “The Most Powerful Women in International Business,” Directors and Boards’ “Directors to Watch,” and WomenInc.’s “Most Influential Board Directors.” She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics that include board governance, leadership, innovation, and the advancement of women in business.
Profile - Cathy Conlon Cathy Conlon Head of Corporate Issuer Strategy Broadridge Cathy Conlon is the head of Corporate Issuer Product and Strategy for Broadridge’s Investor Communications Solutions (ICS) division where she oversees the development and execution of the business growth strategy. In this role, Conlon spearheaded Broadridge’s entry into the financial compliance space with the acquisitions of Summit Financial Disclosure and Appatura. She leads innovation efforts in the issuer business, including the expansion of Broadridge’s governance suite of services such as Virtual Shareholder Meetings, ESG, and digital solutions to help public companies connect with their retail and institutional shareholders. During her tenure at Broadridge (ADP), Conlon gained roles of increasing seniority with leadership and expertise in Business Development, New Product Development, Strategic Marketing, and Development.
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 - Gregory Pratt Gregory Pratt Chair Carpenter Technology Corp.; Compensation Committee Chair, Anterix Inc.; Nominating and Governance Chair, Tredegar Corp. Gregory Pratt serves as chairman of the board of Carpenter Technology Corp., a high temperature alloy and specialty steel manufacturer, where he previously held roles of lead director, governance, and audit committee chairs, as well as interim president and CEO. He also serves as lead director and nominating and governance committee chair at Tredegar Corp., and chairs the compensation committee for Anterix. Pratt previously served as audit committee chair for AmeriGas Propane Inc., and was vice chairman of OAO Technology Solutions Inc. He was recently selected to serve on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s standing advisory group for a three-year term.
Profile - General Darren W. McDew (USAF, Ret.) General Darren W. McDew (USAF, Ret.) Former Commander US Transportation Command; Director, Parsons, Abbott, USAA, Rolls Royce North America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Board of Governors General Darren McDew (US Air Force, Ret.) served with distinction in the US military for 36 years. He had the opportunity to lead at all echelons; culminating as the 12th Commander of the US Transportation Command. As a unified combatant command comprising all of the armed services, he served as the senior uniformed officer responsible for global air, land, and sea transportation and patient movement for the Department of Defense. McDew was commissioned as a US Air Force officer in 1982. His journey began as a pilot and continued through multiple operational leadership roles and unique assignments at the White House, the Pentagon, and on Capitol Hill. McDew currently serves on the boards of Abbott Laboratories, USAA, Rolls-Royce of North America, and Parsons Corp. He also serves on the board of governors of the Boys and Girls Club of America, where he is listed among the Alumni Hall of Fame.
Profile - Ron Lumbra Ron Lumbra Partner, Board & CEO Practice Heidrick & Struggles Ron Lumbra is a partner in the CEO & Board Practice of Heidrick & Struggles. Previously, Lumbra was managing partner of the firm’s Americas region and Centers of Excellence. In June 2019, Lumbra was invited to testify in front of the US House Committee on Financial Services on Diversity in the Boardroom: Examining Proposals to Increase the Diversity of America’s Boards. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Lumbra spent 17 years with a global search firm where he was managing director and coleader of the Americas CEO and Board Services Practice. There, he was cohead of the firm’s Americas operations and head of both the New York and Houston offices. Lumbra is chair of the board of trustees for the University of Vermont. Additionally, he serves on the boards of two SPACs: Prospector Capital Corp. and CRIS II Acquisition Corp. Lumbra is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
Profile - Michelle Goldberg Michelle Goldberg Director Glympse Inc.; Venture Partner, SoGal Ventures LLC; Partner, Ignition Partners LLC; Former Director, Taubman Centers Inc., Legg Mason Inc., Plum Creek Inc. Michelle J. Goldberg is an experienced board member for both start-ups and established, public companies. As a partner at Ignition since 2000 she has invested in consumer and enterprise software technology companies. She is now a venture partner at SoGal investing in how the next generation works, plays, and stays healthy. Goldberg has sat on numerous public, private, and nonprofit boards and has expertise in audit, risk management, activism, ESG, and M&A. She has been a public board member for Legg Mason, Taubman, and Plum Creek, all of which completed public to public mergers. Goldberg is a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and is an advocate and fundraiser for women in technology. Goldberg is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College.
Profile - D'Anne Hurd D'Anne Hurd Independent Board Member, Mutual Fund Trustee, SEC Financial Expert, ESG Authority Crawford Consulting D’Anne Hurd is a qualified financial expert and ESG (environmental and social governance) authority who brings to her board assignments hands-on experience as a senior financial management executive at two Fortune 100 companies. She has served on the boards of four public companies—including as chair and lead independent director—and six private company boards across retail, medical devices, cloud-based SaaS, technology, pharma/biotech, financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries. Hurd served as the first independent director for EILEEN FISHER, a 40 percent ESOP-owned, Certified B Corp., which manufactures and sells luxury women’s clothing sourced and manufactured under stringent sustainability guidelines. Hurd is an independent trustee and audit committee member for PAX World Funds/PAX Ellevate Fund, the first mutual fund family to invest only in companies that show a demonstrated commitment to sustainability. In addition, Hurd chairs the audit committee of Martin Engineering and sits on the nominating/governance and audit committees for Peckham Industries.
Profile - Fernando Aguirre Fernando Aguirre Owner & CEO Erie Seawolves; Director, CVS Health Corp., Synchrony Financial, Barry Callebaut AG Fernando Aguirre is the sole owner and CEO of the Erie SeaWolves professional baseball team, the Double A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. He is also the second-largest owner and vice-chair of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Single A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. He owned a minority position in the Cincinnati Reds until May 2019. Aguirre served as chair and CEO of Chiquita Brands International for almost nine years. Prior to Chiquita, Aguirre worked for more than 23 years at Procter & Gamble. He currently serves on the boards of CVS Health, Barry Callebaut, and Synchrony Financial. He serves on the advisory board of Duke University’s Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics. In 2011, he received the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership award, and was also recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine.
Profile - Consuelo Madere Consuelo Madere Director Nutrien Ltd, Lindsay Corp., S&W Seed Company; President and Founder, Proven Leader Advisory LLC Consuelo Madere is the president and founder of Proven Leader Advisory LLC, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. She serves as an independent, nonexecutive board director for Nutrien Ltd, Lindsay Corp., and S&W Seed Co. Madere is a former executive officer of Monsanto Co., where she served in numerous key leadership positions across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as well as Asia and key markets within the US business. She retired from Monsanto as vice president of the company’s Global Vegetables and Asia commercial businesses and was a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team. Her awards include Hispanic Executive’s Best of the Boardroom, Directors & Boards’ Directors to Watch, YWCA’s Leaders of Distinction, the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential People in Business, Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching, and the Vista Magazine Corporate Achievement Award for Hispanic Women in Business. Madere is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Profile - Juan Pujadas Juan Pujadas Director Wells Fargo, UST Global Inc.; Former Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Former Vice Chair, Global Advisory Services, PwC International Bio to be provided!
Profile - Michael Aiello Michael Aiello Partner and Corporate Chairman Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP Michael J. Aiello is chair of the Corporate Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and a member of the firm’s management committee. Aiello regularly represents clients in complex domestic and international negotiated and unsolicited merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, including Campbell Soup Co., Dow, Goldman Sachs, Kroger, Maxim Integrated, MGM Resorts, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi, SiriusXM, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Willis Towers Watson. He also advises clients on corporate governance issues. Aiello has been named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame and is ranked Band 1 for Corporate/M&A in New York by Chambers USA. He is also consistently recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers in America. Aiello is an elected fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He has been named to the NACD Directorship 100â„¢ five times—in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Profile - Steve Davis Steve Davis Senior Strategic Advisor Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Distinguished Fellow, World Economic Forum; Co-Chair, World Health Organization’s Digital Health Technical Advisory Group Steve Davis is senior strategy advisor and interim director, China Country Office, for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves as cochair of the World Health Organization’s Digital Health Technical Advisory Group and is a member of numerous boards and advisory committees. He is the former president and CEO of PATH, a leading global health innovation organization; the former director of Social Innovation at McKinsey & Co., a global consultancy; and the former CEO of Corbis, a digital media pioneer. He speaks and writes regularly about the intersection of innovation, technology, and social impact. Davis is the author of the forthcoming book, Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism.
Profile - Shelley Leibowitz Shelley Leibowitz Director Morgan Stanley, Supply Wisdom Inc, BitSight Technologies Inc, MassMutual, AllianceBernstein Corp.; President, SL Advisory LLC Shelley Leibowitz is president of SL Advisory, which provides tailored advice and insights to senior executives and boards of directors in areas of technology strategy, digital transformation, IT portfolio and risk management, information security and digital trust, performance metrics, and governance. She is active in the venture investing community and advises early-stage companies. Currently, Leibowitz serves on the boards of Morgan Stanley and MassMutual. Leibowitz is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the advisory board for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, on the CNAS Council, and on the New York board of BuildOn. Leibowitz is active in NACD and is a frequent speaker at NACD events. She serves on the board of the NACD New York Chapter, is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, and has achieved NACD Directorship Certification® and the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.
Profile - Stephen Dabney Stephen Dabney Leader KPMG Audit Committee Institute Bio to be provided!