2015 NDI Executive Exchange

4 November 2015 Chicago, IL Past Event

Location

Four Seasons Chicago
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Jackie Polson
jpolson@foley.com
Invitation-Only Event: For more information, contact Jackie Polson at jpolson@foley.com. Our 14th annual National Directors Institute Executive Exchange, a national forum where prominent corporate governance leaders will continue the in-depth, interactive peer group discussion that began with our first NDI in 2002.*

View a full list of speakers here.

For more than a decade, Foley’s National Directors Institute has been the forum of choice for business leaders looking to explore the latest developments in the corporate finance and governance landscape. As you navigate the legal risks arising from increasing governmental regulation and reform and shareholder activism, count on NDI’s series of interactive programs to help keep you on target.

Director of the Year Awards
In conjunction with our 14th annual National Directors Institute (NDI), Foley invites you to our third annual Director of the Year award program. Awards will be given to a private and a public company director and will be announced during the NDI Reception and Dinner, which will be held on November 3, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Chicago. 

* Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. New York licensed attorneys admitted two years or less are not eligible to earn CLE credit through nontraditional formats. This program is appropriate for experienced New York attorneys only. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately 8 weeks after the web conference via email.

Presentation and Materials

The panel for this session included Mark Plichta, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Mark Zorko, Corporate Director and CFO, Brentwood Advisory, LLC; Per Brodin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Claire’s Stores Inc.; and Jennifer Cavanaugh, Partner, Audit Services, Grant Thornton.

Panelists for this session were Todd Rumberger, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; David Kantaros, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Julie Cho, Lead Counsel, McKesson Corporation / McKesson Ventures; Christopher L. Rizik Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund; and MJ Maloof, Investment Director, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures - US.

The panel for this session included James Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Johnny Lee, Managing Director - Forensic, Investigative & Dispute Services, Grant Thornton; Jim Gottsacker, Chief Information Security Officer, State Farm; and Kevin Kalinich, Esq., Global Practice Leader: Network Risk/Cyber Insurance, Aon Risk Solutions.

In conjunction with our 14th annual National Directors Institute (NDI), Foley presented our second annual Director of the Year awards during the NDI Reception and Dinner on November 3, 2015.

Director of the Year Recipient Videos

The panel for this session included John Wilson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Kyle Kalinich, Senior Vice President, Aon Strategic Advisors & Transaction Solutions; Jeff Bradford, Partner, Grant Thornton; Robin Johnson, Partner, Eversheds; and John Peterson, Managing Director, Cleary Gull, Inc.

Panelists for this session were Jennifer Walsh, Director Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner LLP and Cleta Mitchell, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP.

The panel for this session included Steven Barth, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Maureen Hurd, President, Beal Associates; Larry Molinari, Owner, Perlick Corporation; Laurie Benson, COO, LSB Unlimited; and Roger Crockett, President, R.O. Crockett Leadership Advisory.

Panelists for this session included Julie Lee, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Michelle Gourley, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP; Neville Byford, Partner, Eversheds; Lee Lindsay, Managing Director, Aon; and Andrew Estill, Director Aon Risk Solutions l Aon Global Client Network.

The panelists for this session were Bryan House, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Scott Shaffer, Forensic & Valuation Services Wisconsin Practice Leader, Grant Thornton; Gene Cahill, Partner, Grant Thornton; Neill Blundell, Partner, Eversheds; Alisa Swire, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Tryg Jacobson, Director, Orion Energy Systems.

The panel for this session included Peter Fetzer, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Stuart Fross, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; John Stomper, Partner, Grant Thornton; and Lynn Bowley, Senior Compliance Officer, Northern Lights Compliance Services, LLC.

The panel for this session included Dick Riley Jr., Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Jim McDonough, Board Member, South Shore Health and Educational Corporation; Margaret McKenna, President, Suffolk University and Vice-Chair of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board; and Joan Ruff, Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer, AARP.

The panel for this session included Phillip Goldberg, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Ben Garmer, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Rick Grubaugh, Senior Vice President, D.F. King & Co.; Mohamad Ali, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carbonite; Greg Taxin, President, Spotlight Advisors, LLC; and Richard Lashley, Principal, PL Capital LLC.

Panelists for this session included Ed Mason, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Paul Broude, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Lawrence Siff, CEO, Neptune Advisors, LLC; Mat Klein, Retired Chairman, Klein Tools; Donny Askin, Principal/Entrepreneur, TechTurn Consulting; and Patricia Diaz Dennis, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (Retired), AT&T Inc.

The panelists for this session were Gabor Garai, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Jim Wilder, Director, Housatonic Partners; Thomas Parro, President, MERK Capital Corporation; and Troy Noard, Partner, PSP Capital.

Panelists for this session included Jessie Lochmann Allen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Josh Agen, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP; Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services; Amy Jennings, Partner, Aon Hewitt; Georgia Nelson, Compensation Committee, Cummins; Eileen Kamerick, CFO and Board Member, Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds, Associated Banc Corporation, and Westell Technologies Inc.

The panelists for this session were Steve Hilfinger, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Michael Finney, Sr. Advisor, Economic Growth, Office of Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan; Tim Hicks, TCH Consulting LLC; Brande Stellings, Catalyst.org; and Meredith O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle.

The panelists for this session were Ethan Lenz, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Dan Schoenberg, Managing Director, Aon Transaction Solutions; Max West, Senior Vice President, AON Risk Service Central, Inc.; and Matthew Heinz, Vice President, AON Risk Services, Inc. of Colorado.

The panelists for this session were Michael Kirwan, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Gardner Davis, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Beth Boland, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Greg Taxin, President, Spotlight Advisors, LLC; and Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services.

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2015 NDI Executive Exchange

Location

Four Seasons Chicago
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Jackie Polson
jpolson@foley.com