IDENTIFY | DEVELOP | ADVANCE

Our purpose is to identify, develop and advance the next generation of diverse board members and future board leaders.

NextGen Directors Upcoming Programs

Led by an elite faculty , the NextGen Directors Program is an intimate peer to peer learning environment, designed to accelerate the development and placement of the next generation of corporate board members.

CHICAGO
APRIL 27-28, 2017

Baker McKenzie Offices
300 E Randolph Street, Suite 5000
Participant Fee – $6,000

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SAN FRANCISCO
SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2017

Baker McKenzie Offices
2 Embarcadero Center,11th Floor
Participant Fee – $6,000

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NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017

Baker McKenzie Offices
452 5th Avenue
Participant Fee – $6,000

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DIRECTORS ACADEMY PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our programs are designed to accelerate the development of diverse high impact future board leaders.

NextGen Directors Program

+ Accelerate the development and placement of the next generation of diverse directors.

+ Build a pipeline of highly credentialed prospective board members from diverse backgrounds, experiences, ethnicities and genders.

+ Create a unique learning system by highly regarded faculty who are active board leaders across industry sectors.

+ Educate and socialize the next generation of board members to good governance practices.

+ Proactively match talent to current/future board opportunities.

Board Leaders Program

+ Accelerate enterprise value creation through the development of high-performing board leaders.

+ Significantly improve board performance by exposing class participants to a rigorous board leadership model focused on key structural, operational and cultural drivers, for the full board and individual committees, at each stage of a company’s growth.

+ Incorporate a strong shareholder-centric focus to the program content – provide board leaders with the tools to minimize the threat of future activist attacks.

+ Attract and develop an expert network of active board leaders from a variety of industry sectors and governance models.

OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


James D. White, Chairman of the Board

Mr. White is the Chairman of the Board of the Directors Academy. He was Chairman, President and CEO of Jamba Inc. from 2008 until his retirement last year. Previously, Mr. White held senior executive roles at Safeway, Gillette and Ralston Purina. Mr. White is Chairman of Daymon Worldwide and a director of Panera Bread Company, CallidusCloud and DeVry Education Group Inc. He also served on the board of Hillshire Brands prior to the company’s acquisition by Tyson Foods.

Keith Meyer, President

Mr. Meyer is the President of the Directors Academy and Global Practice Leader of the CEO & Board Practice at Allegis Partners. Mr. Meyer was Founder and Managing Partner of Park Avenue Advisors and previously was Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the Global Board Consulting Practice and co-leader of the North America CEO & Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. During the past 20 years, Mr. Meyer has helped build high-performing boards and recruited diverse directors to Fortune 500, mid-cap and national not-for-profit organizations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meyer held a variety of operations, corporate development and finance leadership roles with Exxon and PepsiCo. He was also a member of McKinsey’s global Energy Practice.

Niko Canner

Mr. Canner is the founder of Incandescent, a firm focused on turning ideas into businesses. He was co-founder and Managing Partner of the consulting firm Katzenbach Partners. Most recently, Mr. Canner was a member of the Management Committee of Bridgewater Associates. He began his consulting career at McKinsey & Company. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has initiated and co-leads China 2024, a study of the development of business leaders in China.

Robert Glauber

Mr. Glauber is a Lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He served as Chairman and CEO of NASD (now FINRA), from 2000 to 2006. Previously he was Under Secretary of the Treasury for Finance from 1989 to 1992 and a Professor of Finance at the Harvard Business School for 25 years. Mr. Glauber is director at Northeast Bancorp, XL Group plc and Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. Mr. Glauber has also served on the boards of Freddie Mac and Moody’s.

Heather Hiles

Ms. Hiles has founded six ventures over the past two decades, including Pathbrite, a leading digital portfolio platform that was acquired by Cengage in 2015.  Pathbrite is the largest digital portfolio platform in the market and serves more than five million users.  Ms. Hiles also recently accepted the position of Deputy Director, Solutions, Post Secondary for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  She has an extensive track record of raising capital and holds the distinction of having raised most venture capital funding for any African American woman founder.  After receiving her MBA from Yale University, she worked in the financial services sector in M&A roles.  Ms. Hiles has served on over a dozen boards including Liberty & Justice, a clothing company, and the San Francisco Unified School District. Ms. Hiles is a founding Board Member of the Directors Academy.

Kathryn Marinello

Ms. Marinello was named President and CEO of Hertz Global Holdings in January 2017. Ms. Marinello served as Chairman and CEO of Stream Global Services, Inc. from 2010 to 2014. Prior to Stream Global, she was Chairman and CEO of Ceridian. She previously held senior leadership positions at General Electric. Ms. Marinello is a director of AB Volvo, Nielsen Holdings N.V. RealPage and Thrivent Financial. She was previously a Director of General Motors.

James Nevels

Mr. Nevels is Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, an investment advisory firm which he founded in 1991. He has more than thirty years of experience in the securities and investment industry.  Mr. Nevels is a director of Alcoa Corporation, First Data Corporation, Hershey Trust Company, WestRock Company, and MMG Insurance Company. Previously, Mr. Nevels was the Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

ACADEMY STAFF


Keith Meyer

Mr. Meyer is the President of the Directors Academy and Global Practice Leader of the CEO & Board Practice at Allegis Partners. Mr. Meyer was Founder and Managing Partner of Park Avenue Advisors and previously was Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the Global Board Consulting Practice and co-leader of the North America CEO & Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. During the past 20 years, Mr. Meyer has helped build high-performing boards and recruited diverse directors to Fortune 500, mid-cap and national not-for-profit organizations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meyer held a variety of operations, corporate development and finance leadership roles with Exxon and PepsiCo. He was also a member of McKinsey’s global Energy Practice.

Tracy Porter

Mr. Porter is the Executive Director of the NextGen Directors Program and the President/CEO of Premiere Solutions, LLC, a fleet management and equipment procurement services firm. Mr. Porter is a Trustee at the University of San Francisco where he is Vice-Chair of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Football League Alumni Association where he Chairs the Ethics Committee.

Anne Lewis

Anne provides administrative support to the Academy staff and assists with the delivery of the NextGen Directors Program and the Board Leaders Program.

OUR ADVISORS


Our Advisors advance the Directors Academy mission through the sponsorship and participation of high-performing senior executive talent and access to future board opportunities.

Founded in 1996, The Alliance of Chief Executives is an active community of business leaders that focuses on deep strategic exchanges, challenging existing assumptions and generating fresh ideas.

Baker McKenzie is a leading global law firm with 77 offices around the world. The firm operates in 47 countries and has over 1,400 partners and 13,000 employees.

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