Directors Forum 2018 Agenda

Sunday, January 21, 2018
5:00 6:00pm
Opening Cocktail Reception

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego

6:00pm
Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Joann Lublin, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist & Management News Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Author, Earning It
Monday, January 22, 2018
8:00am
Breakfast & Registration
8:45 9:00am
Welcome & Introductions:

Christina de Vaca, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Directors Forum
Michael J. Berthelot and Annalisa Barrett, Conference Program Co-Chairs

9:00 10:00am
Plenary Session - Shareholder Hot Topics

Moderator

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.Director, Kaiser Aluminum; Sr. Associate Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Panelists

Margaret Foran, Chief Governance Officer, SVP & Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial Inc.
Aeisha Mastagni, Portfolio Manager, Corporate Governance, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Yumi Narita, Vice President, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

10:00 10:15am
Break
10:15 11:15am
Plenary Session - The Culture Impact: Values, Attitudes & Strategic Directions

Moderator

Michael Berthelot, Director, Fresh Del Monte Produce Company, CEO, Cito Capital Corp; and Managing Principal, Corporate Governance Advisors, Inc.

Panelists

Stephen L. Brown, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center
Joann Lublin,
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist & Management News Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Author, Earning It
Bryan Cornwall
Founder & Principal, Cornwall Bioengineering & Communications
Hanna Grene, Policy Director, Center for Sustainable Energy

11:15 11:30am
Break
11:30 12:30pm
Plenary Session - Compensation: The Difference it Makes

Moderator

Charles M. Elson, Chair & Director, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware; Director, HealthSouth Corporation

Panelists

Ken Wechsler, Associate Partner/Compensation Consultant, Radford – an Aon Company
Daniel Wetzel, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer
Christianna WoodDirector, H&R Block Corporation; Director, Grange Insurance; Director, The Merger Fund; Fellow, Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative; Fmr. CEO, Capital Z Asset Management

12:30 2:15pm
Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Sharon D. Garrett, Director, Ross Stores; Former CIO, Walt Disney Co.; Former EVP, American Medical Response
2:15 2:30pm
Break
2:30 3:30pm
Plenary Session - Board Composition and Succession: Getting it Right

Moderator

David Chun, Founder & CEO, Equilar, Inc.

Panelists

Julia Brown, Director, Albireo (NASDAQ: ALBO), American Gene Technologies, Cleantech San Diego; Past Chair & Director, Corporate Directors Forum
Michael Garland, Assistant Comptroller – Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Office of New York City Comptroller
Paula Loop, Partner, Leader, Center for Board Governance, PwC
Darla Stuckey, President & CEO, Society for Corporate Governance

3:30 3:45pm
Break
3:45 5:00pm
Plenary Session - Culture: A Driving Force in Talent Management

Moderator

Garry Ridge, President & CEO, WD-40 Company

Panelists

Lori Keith, Co-Portfolio Manager, Parnassus Mid Cap Fund (PARMX)
Jim Kouzes, Author; Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Kristen Lipton, Regional Director of Business Development, Gallup

5:00 5:30pm
Cocktail Reception
5:30
Dinner and Keynote Speaker:
William Jones, Director, Sempra Energy; Former Director, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; President, CEO & Director, CityLink Investment Corp. & City Scene Management Co.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
8:00 8:45am
Breakfast & Registration
9:00 10:00am
Plenary Session - Transformation in Our Capital Markets

Moderator

Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance; Director, University of San Diego Center for Corporate and Securities Law

Panelists

Kimberly Alexy, Director, Alteryx, Inc., FireEye, Inc., CalAmp Corp., Five9, Inc., Microsemi Corp.; Principal, Alexy Capital Management
Sean Clayton
, Partner – Capital Markets, Public & Emerging Companies, M&A, Cooley LLP
Elizabeth Pollman, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Jeff Thomas, Vice President, Head of Western US Listings, Nasdaq

10:00 10:15am
Break
10:15 11:15am
Plenary Session - The Many Facets of Risk: Threats Posed by Internal Cultural Issues

Moderator

Richard Bennett, President & CEO, ValueEdge Advisors: fmr CEO and Chairman, GMI Ratings

Panelists

Travis E. Downs, III, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Sarah Teslik, Partner, Joele Frank; fmr. Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Communications & Governance, Apache Corporation
Ted White, CFA, Managing Director, Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC

11:15 11:30am
Break
11:30 12:30
Keynote Speaker:
Bruce E. Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq & President, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
12:30pm
Closing Remarks & Boxed Lunches

Keynote Sponsors

Affiliate Sponsors

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Corporate Directors Forum is a  San Diego-based, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer-networking.  We believe that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.

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