Human Capital: Strategizing for the Next Decade

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Human Capital: Strategizing for the Next Decade

March 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The transformation of today’s workforce makes it imperative to manage talent as a key strategic asset. The evolving skills that an organization needs are a significant component of human capital and associated strategies. As an intangible asset not listed on a company’s balance sheet, effective human capital oversight is critical for an organization to achieve its goals and remain agile. Our expert panelists will discuss:

  • Current and foreseeable challenges that may impact attracting and retaining top talent
  • The board’s role in empowering employees to build a valuable corporate culture that leads to a competitive advantage
  • How the board can help management make appropriate human capital investments, enabling a strong ROI
  • How the board can ensure a company implements comprehensive business practices, leading to an engaged and stable workforce.
  • The information and metrics management should make available to directors regarding human capital

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Lead Independent Director, Fresh Del Monte Produce Company; Managing Principal, Corporate Governance Advisors Inc.

Michael J. Berthelot

Michael J. Berthelot has served as CEO of two publicly traded companies (Pro-Dex Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX) and TransTechnology Corporation (then NYSE:TT) and as a member of more than 30 public and private boards in the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Spain and Germany. He currently serves as the lead independent director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Company (NYSE:FDP), a Coral Gables, FL based S&P 600 Mid-Cap consumer products company, where he also serves on the audit and chairs the compensation committee and as a board member at PenChecks Inc., a privately held financial services company.

Mr. Berthelot previously served as a board member and Chairman of the Corporate Directors Forum, one of the nation’s leading director centric education organizations. He is the Principal and Founder of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc., which provides board and director evaluation and consulting services and the CEO of Cito Capital Corporation, which counsels privately held companies on strategic and operational issues. Mr. Berthelot is also an adjunct professor at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, where he teaches a graduate level course on corporate governance.

Mr. Berthelot holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Akron, a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is a certified public accountant (Ohio). He served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, including a tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service for three years following a one-year college internship.

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Executive Vice President, Human Resources Consulting Services, HUB International

Andrea Goodkin

Andrea Goodkin is a practice leader with HUB’s Human Resources Consulting Services practice.  With over 27 years of combined in-house human resource leadership and consulting experience across diverse organizations  Andrea leads the consulting services and strategic management of the practice.  With a specialized talent for building and developing high-performing human capital programs, systems and teams, Andrea applies her extensive experience to help clients build and implement cost-effective and cutting-edge workforce strategies and solutions.

Before joining HUB, Andrea was head of Human Resources for the Northern California offices of Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest global law firms.  She spent her early career at AtomFilms/AtomShockwave, the Washington State, Department of Labor and Industries, and Federated Department Stores, where she led the development of multiple HR programs and teams.

Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Industrial/Organizational emphasis) from the University of Washington.  She holds a Certificate from the Human Resource Executive Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute, and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

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Co-chair Corporate Finance, Capital Markets Practice, Morrison & Foerster

David M. Lynn

Dave is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Corporate Finance | Capital Markets practice. He served as Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Dave is a highly respected securities advisory counsel who provides guidance to Fortune 100 corporations, small public companies, underwriters, and other market participants on corporate finance matters and best practices for disclosures and compliance. In addition to being a leading authority on U.S. SEC issues, he is particularly well known in the area of executive compensation disclosure, having co-authored, “The Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise and Reporting Guide.” Dave is a recognized authority on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012.

While serving as Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, Dave led the rulemaking team that drafted sweeping revisions to the SEC’s executive compensation and related party disclosure rules. He re-joined the SEC as Chief Counsel shortly after adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and served in that position until 2007. As a result, he was intimately involved in implementing and interpreting the record amount of SEC rulemaking that occurred in the wake of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Dave initially served on the SEC staff from 1995-2000 as an Attorney-Advisor and subsequently a Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance. While in private practice from 2000-2003, he advised clients on SEC investigations, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Dave is co-editor of and The Corporate Counsel, which are widely read sources on securities, governance, and corporate law matters. He also has served as chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.


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Executive Vice President, Human Resources Qualcomm Incorporated

Michelle Sterling

Michelle Sterling is executive vice president of human resources for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Sterling has direct responsibility for all human resources functions at Qualcomm including: learning and development, organization planning, compensation, benefits, employee relations, corporate social responsibility, staffing, employee communications, global inclusion and diversity, security, real estate and facilities for over 33,000 employees worldwide. Sterling also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.

Throughout her 24-year tenure with Qualcomm, Sterling has provided HR leadership, strategy and support to nearly all areas of the Company, including manufacturing, corporate functions and business divisions, as well as new and emerging businesses. During this time, she has also worked on complex business transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. Most recently, she was senior vice president of HR where she was the lead for all business partners and oversaw HR operations, international HR, employee relations, HR systems, talent analytics, and the global inclusion and diversity function.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Sterling served in various HR roles at ABB Traction and Manpower, both in the New York area.

Sterling is currently on the Executive Committee and Board of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Digital Turbine. Her previous board service includes serving as a Board member for Girl Scouts San Diego; chair of the Board of Directors, Serving Seniors, vice chair of the Board of Directors for Occupational Training Services (OTS); chair of the Advisory Council for OTS; and chair of the Corporate Board of Directors for the San Diego Workforce Partnership. She was also awarded the TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) award by the YWCA. Sterling holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands.

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7:00 am to 7:30 am Coffee & Peer Networking
7:30 am to 9:00 am Breakfast & Program

CDF Members: FREE
Corporate Members: FREE (4)
FCD Members: FREE
Non-Members: $75

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March 5
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
(858) 552-1234