2017 NDI Executive Exchange

07 November 2017 Chicago, IL Past Event

Location

Westin Chicago River North
320 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact Information

Tracey Konicek
tkonicek@foley.com

Agenda

Please click here for the agenda.

Invitation-Only Event: For more information, contact Tracey Konicek at tkonicek@foley.com. Our 16th annual National Directors Institute (NDI) 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.*

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.

Board of the Year Awards

In conjunction with our 16th annual National Directors Institute, Foley had our fifth annual Board of the Year award program at the NDI Reception and Dinner on November 6, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Westin Chicago River North. We recognized two very deserving companies: Catholic Financial Life, non-profit winner, and Sentio Healthcare Properties, Inc., public company winner. Click here for top takeaways from this year's Board of the Year program.

* 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 conference via email.

Presentation and Materials

The panel for this session included Christopher Swift, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Rohan Virginkar, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Tom Shropshire, Partner and Global U.S. Practice Head, Linklaters | Jason Stokes, Vice President, Corporate Law and Compliance, Pentair plc and Sara Corona, Associate General Counsel, Crown Equipment Corporation
The panel for this session included Mark Plichta, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Beth Boland, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Janet Malzone, Audit Partner and Midwest and Chicago Audit Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP | Ellen Richstone, Current Independent Board Director; Former CEO and Former CFO and James A. Simms, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary, Vicor Corporation
The panel for this session included Steve Barth, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Beth Boland, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Sheila Ronning, Founder and CEO, Women in the Boardroom | Rand McNally, Chief Board Strategist, Beal Associates and Mark Zorko, Principal, Brentwood Advisory Group
The panel for this session included Beni Surpin, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Dr. Elvir Causevic, Managing Director and Co-Head of Tech+IP Advisory practice, Houlihan Lokey | Toni Hickey, Deputy General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel, Cummins Inc. and Henry Unger, President, Pulsiam Inc.
The panel for this session included Susan Greenspon, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Paul McNicholl, Partner, Co-Head of Consumer Sector, Linklaters | Scott Sonnenblick, Partner, Linklaters | Matt Heinz, Managing Director and National Practice Leader – Transactional Liability, Aon Transaction Solutions | Kerry C. Dustin, Founder and Chairman, Falls River Group and Frank Jaehnert, President and CEO, Brady Corporation (retired), Board Member
The panel for this session included Curt Creely, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | John Wolfel, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Steve Calk, Senior Managing Director, Alpha IR Group | Kerry C. Dustin, Founder and Chairman, Falls River Group and Lee Canaan, Managing Member, Braeburn Capital Partners, LLC
The panel for this session included Steve Vazquez, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Jason Hille, Partner, Foley & Lardner | Dmitriy Litvak, Partner, Corporate Finance/Valuation Services, Grant Thornton LLP | Frank Jaehnert, President and CEO, Brady Corporation (retired), Board Member | Robert Winters, Senior Managing Director and Co-General Manager, New York, Alpha IR Group and Andrew Schiesl, Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Gardner Denver
Patrick McGurn, Director of Strategic Research, Institutional Shareholder Services delivered his keynote address - Key Governance Trends in 2017 and 2018.
The panel for this session included Mike Crossen, Partner, Foley & Lardner and Jared Rifis, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, Foley & Lardner LLP
Professor Daniel Diermeier, Provost, The University of Chicago delivered his keynote presentation - Crisis Preparedness - The Role of the Board.
The panel for this session included James Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Jen Rathburn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Julian Cunningham-Day, Partner, Linklaters | Johnny Lee, Principal and National Practice Leader, Forensic Technology Services, Grant Thornton LLP | Thomas F. Kissinger, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Marcus Corporation and DeVona Wright Cottrell, Director and Associate General Counsel, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
The panel for this session included Peter Fetzer, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Stuart Fross, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Maria Gattuso, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and William Woolverton, Managing Director and General Counsel – U.S., DMS Governance Ltd.
The panel for this session included Linda Benfield, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Herschel Vinyard, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP and Leah Krider, Senior Counsel, Environment, Health & Safety, The Boeing Company
The panel for this session included Phillip Goldberg, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Benjamin F. Garmer III, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Chris Hodges, Founder and CEO, Alpha IR Group | Rick Grubaugh, Senior Vice President, D.F. King & Co. | Greg Taxin, Managing Director, Spotlight Advisors, LLC | John Albright, President and CEO, Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. | Eileen Kamerick, Board Member, Chief Financial Officer and Trusted Advisor and Angela Jilek, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Pentair, Inc.
The panel for this session included Paul Broude, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Steve Gerenraich, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Cindy Burrell, President and Founder, Diversity in Boardrooms | Wyatt Wachtel, Managing Director, Solana Capital Management, LLC  Ahna Severts, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Wilton Brands LLC
The panel for this session included Daniel Weintraub, General Counsel and Managing Director, Audax Group | Peter Stone, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Contractors, Inc. Group and Timothy Casey, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Numotion
The panel for this session included Jessie Lochmann Allen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Michael Kirwan, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Daniel B. Kim, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Fortive Corporation | Patrick McGurn, Director of Strategic Research, Institutional Shareholder Services and Michael Cummings, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Alpha IR Group
The panel for this session included Russ Ryba, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Megan Odroniec, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Eric Gonzaga, Partner and Practice Leader, Human Capital Services, Grant Thornton LLP and Deborah Farrington, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, StarVest Partners, LP
The panel for this session included John Trentacosta, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Mike Stankard, Managing Director, Industrial & Materials Industry Practice Leader, Aon plc | Jonathan Eaton, Principal, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP and Mary Brown, Global Vice President Purchasing, Tower International
The panel for this session included Jason Kohout, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Steven R. Sparks, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hershey Trust Company | Mike Ryan, Vice President and General Counsel, Boeing Employees Credit Union | Leslie Tector, Vice President and General Counsel, Children’s Hospital and Health System and Bill O’Toole, President and CEO, Catholic Financial Life
The panel for this session included Bruce Keyes, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP | Mike Eickoff, Managing Director, Grant Thornton LLP | Jim Paetsch, Vice President, Milwaukee 7 and Vineet Sahgal, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
The panel for this session included Patrick Quick, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | John Wilson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Chris Hodges, Founder and CEO, Alpha IR Group | Josh De Rienzis, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Williams Companies, Inc. Group and Chris Kutsor, Vice President, Investor Relations, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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2017 NDI Executive Exchange

Location

Westin Chicago River North
320 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact Information

Tracey Konicek
tkonicek@foley.com

Agenda

Please click here for the agenda.