Foley's NDI Executive Exchange, a national forum where prominent corporate governance leaders continued the in-depth, interactive peer group discussion that began with our first Executive Exchange in 2011, was held in Chicago on November 14, 2012. Our in-person, invitation-only Executive Exchange connected C-level executives and board directors of public companies in a roundtable setting to share the issues that matter most to their business and candidly discuss real-world solutions for effective governance. Nell Minow, Co-Owner and Director, GMI Ratings, Inc. was the featured speaker on Key Governance Trends for 2013. Included below are program materials and highlights.
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The panel for this session included Mark T. Plichta, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Laurie J. Champion, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Risk Governance/Enterprise Risk Management, Aon Global Risk Consulting; Rick Dillion, Vice President Finance, Joy Global; H. David Sherman, CPA, Professor of Accounting, Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business and William Tomazin, Chicago Metro Partner-in-Charge of Audit, KPMG LLP.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Edwin D. Mason and Deepak Nanda, as well as John W. Christy, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Owens Corning; Nick Padgett, CFA, Managing Director, Frountaura Capital LLC and Linda Walker Bynoe, President and Chief Executive Officer, TELEMAT LTD.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Bryan B. House and Pamela L, Johnston, as well as Joe Alesia, Managing Director, Stroz Friedburg LLC; Neill Blundell, Head of Fraud & Investigations, Eversheds LLP; Graham Murphy, Principal, Midwest Forensic Practice Leader, KPMG LLP and Haydee Ortiz-Olinger, Corporate Vice President - Global Chief Compliance Officer, McDonald's Corporation.
This session included a panel of Anne E. Ross, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP and Rebecca A. Navin, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP; James Kristie, Editor and Associate Publisher, Director & Boards; Steve Sherman, Partner and Chair, Global Valuations, KPMG LLP and Nancy Tuor, Retired, Executive Director, CH2M Hill, Inc.
The panel for this session included Martin A. Traber, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Mark Anderson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, ACCO Brands Corporation; Robin Johnson, Partner, Eversheds LLP; Mark McCall, Head of Strategic Communications Practice, FTI Consulting, Inc.; Jim Orlin, Partner, KPMG LLP; Paresh Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Homeowners Choice Incorporated and Richard Robbins, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Morningstar, Inc.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Jessica S. Lochmann Allen and Curt P. Creely, as well as M. Shan Atkins, Director, The Pep Boys – Manny Moe & Jack; Tonit M. Calaway, Vice President, Human Resources, Harley-Davidson, Inc. and David A. Hofrichter, Ph.D., Partner and Leader, Executive Compensation & Governance, Aon Hewitt.
The panel for this session included David A. Simon, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Marta Carreira-Slabe, Chief Counsel – Aon Latin America, Aon Corporation; Andrew Legg, Senior Litigation Partner, Eversheds LLP; Corey M. Martens, Partner, U.S. Forensic Advisory Services, KPMG LLP and Michael R. Pace, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Steven R. Barth and Steven W. Vazquez, as well as Laurie J. Champion, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Risk Governance/Enterprise Risk Management, Aon Global Risk Consulting; Thomas F. Kissinger, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The Marcus Corporation; Mark Sifferlen, Vice President of Ethics & Compliance, Corporate Secretary, Cummins, Inc. and Peter C. Underwood, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Regal Beloit Corporation.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Phillip M. Goldberg and Steven R. Barth, as well as Nathan Elwell, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.; Richard H. Grubaugh, Senior Vice President, D.F. King & Co., Inc.; Matthew Halbower, CEO, CIO and Portfolio Manager, Pentwater Capital; Janice Hester-Amey, Portfolio Manager, Corporate Governance, CalSTRS.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Paul D. Broude and Michael B. Kirwan, as well as Steve Hajdukovic, Partner, KPMG LLP; James M. Hansen, General Counsel and Secretary, Musco Sports Lighting LLC; Nadim Kayyali, Partner, Eversheds LLP and Brent Paris, Partner, Dubin Clark & Company, Inc.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Gabor Garai and Selig D. Sacks, as well as Michelle A. Facktor, Managing Director, Renaissance Capital Group, Inc. and Mark Moyers, National Sector Leader, Private Equity, KPMG LLP.
The panel for this session included Ethan D. Lenz, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Todd M. Greeley, Vice President, CNA Pro; Steve Shappell, Managing Director, Financial Services Group, Global Legal & Claims, Aon Group, Inc. and Joel S. Townsend, Worldwide Specialty Claims Manager, Chubb Specialty Insurance.
This session included a panel of Foley Partners Patrick D. Daugherty and Todd B. Pfister, as well as Liana O’Drobinak, CEO and Managing Director, Bay Consulting Partners LLC and Michael A. Sosin, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Stefanini TechTeam, Inc.