Thanks to all who supported and participated in Directors Forum 2013!

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Be sure to reserve January 26–28, 2014 for “Directors Forum 2014: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue.”


Preet Bharara

U.S. Attorney,
Southern District of New York

- Bio -

Richard K. Davis

Chairman, President & CEO,
U.S. Bancorp

- Bio -

Daniel M. Gallagher

Commissioner, U.S. Securities &
Exchange Commission

- Bio -

Neel Kashkari

Managing Director &
Head of Global Equities, PIMCO

- Bio -

Now in its 8th year, Directors Forum 2013 provides you the opportunity to both listen and be heard! We bring you over 35 of the top corporate governance thought leaders in the U.S.  Attendance is limited to allow high-quality interaction and networking. Be in San Diego in January to help shape the dialogue and better inform your decision–making in the post–election environment.

Who Else is Speaking

Directors &


  • Chesapeake Energy
  • The Coca Cola Company
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • General Mills
  • Goldman Sachs
  • International Airline Group
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Prudential Financial
  • Target Corporation
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • and More!



  • Amalgamated Bank
  • BlackRock
  • CalPERS
  • CalSTRS
  • NYC Pension Funds
  • PIRC (UK)
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters
  • and More!

Government and


  • Council of Institutional Investors
  • Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
  • The Directors' Council
  • and Others!



  • Engaged Capital, LLC
  • Pearl Meyer & Partners
  • PwC
  • Rothschild North America
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • and More!

Who Will Be There

  • Board Chairs
  • Corporate Directors
  • Institutional Investors
  • Senior Corporate Officers
  • CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels
  • Academics
  • Board Candidates
  • Corporate Secretaries

Keynote Sponsors

Affiliate Sponsors


Who is Corporate Directors Forum

Corporate Directors Forum, a 501(c)(6), was founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors be better directors through education and peer networking. CDF’s core beliefs are that boards are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make better boards and better boards make better companies.

Continuing Education

  • The Corporate Directors Forum is an approved provider of MCLE credits with the State Bar of California. Transferability of these credits to other state bars should be verified with those states. Participation at all conference sessions will provide 11 MCLE total credit hours.
  • The Corporate Directors Forum is an approved provider of CPE credits. California certified public accountants can earn a total 11 CPE credit hours. Transferability of these credits to other state bars should be verified with those states.