NextGen Directors Program

Our Objective

Accelerate shareholder value creation through the development and proactive placement of the next generation of diverse directors.

NEW YORK CITY, NY
NOVEMBER 13-14, 2018

Participant Fee – $6,000

*Participant fee of $6,000 only includes the cost of the program.
Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in the participant fee.

Please contact Keith Meyer at kmeyer@directorsacademy.com or
312.288.4907 if you have any questions related to our program plans.

NEXTGEN DIRECTORS PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The NextGen Directors Program is designed to accelerate the development and placement of the next generation of corporate board members. A diverse group of high-performing board leaders from both public and private companies comprise the program faculty. Each program will focus on creating an intimate peer-to-peer learning environment where the case method will be utilized to explore critical board issues and the key challenges facing newly appointed directors. Each class member will have the opportunity to build personal relationships with current board leaders via one-on-one introductory discussions followed by local networking sessions over the course of the next year. Class members will be invited back to participate in future NextGen Programs to stay abreast of emerging corporate governance issues while expanding their personal networks at the board level. Concurrently, participants will have the opportunity to develop long-term mentoring relationships with high-performing board leaders.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

+ Please send a copy of your resume/CV with accurate details of your career progression, including current title and key responsibilities/accomplishments, prior board service, plus education with graduation year(s). (Your LinkedIn bio is fine, as long as it is up-to-date and includes all the information listed.)

+ We need your current contact information, including the best email address and phone number to reach you on.

+ Please confirm you have the support of your board/CEO to participate in the program.

+ The participant fee is $6,000. Please contact Keith Meyer at kmeyer@directorsacademy.com or 312.288.4907 if you have any questions related to our November program plans.

PROGRAM AGENDA

Day One

8:00 AM Breakfast New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, Olympic Suite 1, 10th floor
8:30 AM Program Overview & Introductions Keith Meyer
9:00 AM Director Duties, Responsibilities & Rights Bob Deignan
Board Committees – Their Work & Impact
Audit / Risk / Finance Committees Billie Williamson / Chris Bruner / Dan Goelzer / Jonathan Mariner
11:00 AM Break
Board Committees – Their Work & Impact
11:15 AM Management Development & Rewards Committee Sandy Beach Lin / Rajive Johri / Lynn Tetrault
12:15 PM Lunch & Personal Journey Discussion Keith Meyer / Patricia Diaz Dennis
Board Committees – Their Work & Impact, continued
1:15 PM Nominating & Governance Committee Paul Williams / Patricia Diaz Dennis / James White
2:15 PM Board Priorities Steve Klemash 
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Board Case Bob Glauber 
4:45 PM Faculty Discussion – Board Case Issues Faculty Panel led by Bob Glauber
5:30 PM Networking/Cocktails New York Athletic Club, Olympic Suite 2-3, 10th Floor
6:15 PM Dinner & Transitioning From the C-Suite to the Boardroom Discussion Keith Meyer / James White

Day Two

8:45 AM Breakfast Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, Governor’s Room
9:15 AM The Role of the Board – CEO’s Perspective Panel Keith Meyer / Wayne Hewett / Glen Messina / James White
10:15 AM The Role of the Board – Investor’s Perspective Panel Bob Glauber / Peter da Silva Vint / Bob McCormick 
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Who’s Remaking Your Board Outstanding Director’s Exchange (ODX) Panel Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch & Director Selection Process – Insider’s Perspective Keith Meyer
1:30 PM One-on-One Meetings with Faculty
3:00 PM Wrap Up

PROGRAM FACULTY

Sandra Beach Lin – Ms. Lin served as chief executive officer of Calisolar, Inc., a solar silicon company, until her retirement in 2011.  Previously, she held senior leadership roles at Celanese Corporation, Avery Dennison and Alcoa.  Ms. Lin currently serves on the boards of American Electric Power (AEP), Interface Biologics, PolyOne Corporation and WESCO, is the co-chair of Paradigm for Parity and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council.

Chris Bruner – Mr. Bruner is the Managing Partner of EY’s Philadelphia office and has 30 years of experience leading national and global clients across all industry sectors.  Previously, Mr. Bruner was the Strategic Growth Markets Leader for EY’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  He is the chairman of the board of the Mann Center and has served on the boards of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the CEO Council for Growth and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Peter da Silva Vint – Mr. da Silva Vint is vice president, Investment Stewardship at BlackRock.  He previously worked in the Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan and was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP and Linklaters LLP.  Mr. da Silva Vint was the founder of LusoInvest LLC and is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the University of Michigan Law School and the Yale School of Management.

Robert Deignan – Mr. Deignan is senior counsel at Baker McKenzie and has held various management positions at the firm for over 40 years, including serving as an Executive Committee member. Mr. Deignan has significant experience in the areas of corporate governance and board training. He has served on numerous not-for-profit, privately held and reporting company boards.  Mr. Deignan is a Directors Academy board member.

Robert Glauber – Mr. Glauber is a lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He served as chairman and chief executive officer 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.  Mr. Glauber is a founding board member of the Directors Academy.

Daniel Goelzer – Mr. Goelzer is senior counsel at Baker McKenzie and has extensive experience in the areas of corporate governance, compliance with SEC disclosure and financial reporting requirements and financial institution regulatory issues.  He became partner in 1990 after seven years as General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The SEC appointed Mr. Goelzer as a founding member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).  The PCAOB is responsible for oversight and regulation of the auditors of U.S. public companies and securities broker-dealers.  He was acting chairman from August 2009 through January 2011 and then left the PCAOB at the end of his term in 2012 and returned to Baker McKenzie.

Wayne Hewett – Mr. Hewett is chief executive officer of Klockner Pentaplast Group, a leading supplier of plastic films.  He previously was chief executive officer of Arysta LifeScience Corporation prior to the sale of the company to Platform Specialty Products Corporation.  Mr. Hewett’s early career included over 20 years with General Electric where he was chief executive officer of GE Advance Materials; president of GE Plastics Pacific and Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations and a member of the company’s Corporate Executive Council.  Mr. Hewett currently serves on the board of The Home Depot and previously was a director at Ingredion.

Rajive Johri – Mr. Johri is the former president of First National Bank of Omaha and executive vice president, marketing, Chase Cardmember Services at JPMorgan Chase.  He began his career with IBM in India and joined Citibank in 1985 as the Eastern India Area Director charged with launching their local consumer banking business. Mr. Johri later started Citi’s credit card business in Asia Pacific and then led the company’s regional card products organization.  Today Mr. Johri is a member of the Conagra Brands board and previously a member of the boards of Charter Communications and First National of Nebraska, Inc.  He is the former chair of the board of Semantifi Inc. and chair emeritus of Boys Town USA.

Steve Klemash – Mr. Klemash is the Americas leader for EY’s Center for Board Matters where he regularly engages with board and committee members to understand their views, exchange ideas and discuss best practices. Prior to his current role, he served as the Managing Partner-Accounts for the Central Region of EY where he managed a $2.4 billion revenue steam that integrated the firm’s Assurance, Tax, Transaction Advisory Services and Advisory service lines.  Mr. Klemash serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Robert Morris University and was a past board member of the United Way of Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Jonathan Mariner – Mr. Mariner served as chief financial officer of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2002 to 2014 when he was named chief investment officer of the $1.5 billion pension plan and the league’s strategic investment fund.  Mr. Mariner retired from the MLB in 2016 and launched a new app, TaxDay, that tracks the time you spend working or living in different states to facilitate accurate residency reporting when individuals file their tax forms.  Prior to his tenure at MLB, he was the chief financial officer of the Florida Marlins and the chief operating officer of Charter Schools USA.  Mr. Mariner currently serves on the boards of McGraw-Hill Education, IEX Group and Ultimate Software.

Robert McCormick – Mr. McCormick is a partner with CamberView Partners and previously served as Chief Policy Officer of Glass Lewis where for over a decade he oversaw the analysis, voting recommendations and report writing on management and shareholder proposals on over 20,000 shareholder meetings of public companies in more than 100 countries.  He also led the firm’s engagement efforts and was responsible for developing Glass Lewis’ proxy voting guidelines.  Prior, to Glass Lewis, Mr. McCormick was director of Investment Policy Research at Fidelity Investments where he managed the proxy voting of 700 mutual funds and accounts holding 5,000 securities worth $1 trillion.

Glen Messina – Mr. Messina, is the former CEO and president of PHH Corporation and will become the CEO and president of Ocwen Financial concurrent with the closing of their acquisition of PHH Corporation. His previous leadership roles included serving as CFO of GE’s equipment services business; CEO of GE’s mortgage services business and CEO of GE Chemical and Monitoring Solutions.  Mr. Messina also served as CFO of GE Capital Mortgage and had prior financial leadership roles at Bell Atlantic.

Keith Meyer – Mr. Meyer is the president of the Directors Academy and global head 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. 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.  He has previously been named to the D100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance.  Mr. Meyer is a founding board member of the Directors Academy.

Chris Stevens – Mr. Stevens is vice president, corporate services at NASDAQ.  Previously, he was vice president and global head of sales and account management, GCS at NASDAQ.  Prior to NASDAQ, Mr. Stevens was global director and head of sales, value added services for GfK, a boutique research firm.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Stevens worked for First Coverage in institutional sales roles.

Lynn Tetrault – Ms. Tetrault is the former executive vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca plc.  Previously, she served as vice president of Corporate Affairs and vice president of Human Resources and Global Drug Development for AstraZeneca U.S., a subsidiary of AstraZeneca plc.  Ms. Tetrault joined Astra USA as associate general counsel and was previously in private law practice specializing in general corporate and health care law.  She currently serves on the boards of Neogenomics and Women’s Way.  She is active in the development of the Paradigm for Parity initiative focused on achieving corporate leadership gender parity by 2030.

James D. White – Mr. White is the chairman of the board of the Directors Academy. He was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Jamba Inc. from 2008 until his retirement last year. Before Jamba, he held senior executive roles at Safeway, Gillette and Ralston Purina. Mr. White was previously chairman of Daymon Worldwide and a director of Panera Bread Company. He is currently Executive Chairman of Bradshaw International and serves on the boards of Adtelem Global Education and CallidusCloud.  He also served on the board of Hillshire Brands prior to the company’s acquisition by Tyson Foods. Mr. White is a founding board member of the Directors Academy.

Paul Williams – Mr. Williams is the co-leader of the North America CEO & Board Practice of Allegis Partners. He has been a member of the board of directors for Essendant, Bob Evans Farms and Compass Minerals.  He currently is the Compensation Committee chairman for Compass Minerals. Mr. Williams is also the president of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He has served as the lead independent director of State Auto Financial Corporation and sat on numerous charitable and educational boards.  Mr. Williams served for several years as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of Cardinal Health. His career began as a corporate and securities associate with the law firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease.  Mr. Williams is a Directors Academy board member.

Billie Williamson – Ms. Williamson has over three decades of experience auditing public companies as a partner of Ernst & Young.  In addition, she served as senior vice president, finance and corporate controller of Marriott International and chief financial officer of AMX Corporation.  While at Ernst & Young, Ms. Williamson served as the Americas Inclusiveness Officer, a member of its Americas Executive Board and head of the Center for Strategic Transactions in the southwest region.  Ms. Williamson has served on numerous public and private company boards, including Annies, CSRA, Cushman & Wakefield, Energy Future Holdings, ITT Exelis, Janus Capital Group, Pentair plc and XL Group Ltd.

NEXTGEN PROGRAM TEAM

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

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