2019 NDI Executive Exchange

14-15 November 2019 Chicago, IL Past Event

Location

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

Contact Information

Karen Larkin
klarkin@foley.com 

Invitation-Only Event: For more information, contact Karen Larkin at klarkin@foley.com. Our 18th 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 18th annual National Directors Institute, Foley held the seventh annual Board of the Year award program and recognized three outstanding boards of directors during the NDI Executive Exchange Dinner held on November 14, 2019. The winners were Public Company BOY – Douglas Dynamics, Inc., Private Company BOY – Sasser Family Companies, and Non-Profit BOY – OneBlood.

Presentation and Materials

The panel for this session included Chris Rasmussen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Steve Cade, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Dave Zyer, Partner, OCA Ventures | Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott, President, Chicago State University | Jörg Schneewind, President, Packaging and Specialty Coated Solutions | Erick Harris, General Counsel, Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC

The panel for this session included Megan Odroniec, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Josh Agen, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP | Amy Jennings, Partner and Senior Consultant, Aon | John Shiely, Retired Chairman and CEO, Briggs & Stratton Corporation | Leigh Riley, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel and Head of Strategic Research and Analysis, Institutional Shareholder Services

The panel for this session included Bryan House, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Ben Rikkers, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Ellen Richstone, Board Member and Audit Chair, Superior Industries | Janet Malzone, Audit Partner and Midwest and Chicago Audit Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP | Susan Skerrit, Independent Director, Tanger Outlets and Independent Director, Royal Bank of Canada USA | William K. Hall, President, Procyon Advisors | Glen Hackmann, Vice Chairman, Robert W. Baird & Co.

The panel for this session included Charlie Meacham, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Jim Peterson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Paul McNicholl, Partner, Global Co-head of the Consumer Sector, Linklaters | Eric Stetler, Director, Global Industrial Group, R.W. Baird & Co. | Ana Dutra, Director, CME Group & CEO of Mandala Global Advisors | Jeff Pribor, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, International Seaways, Inc.

The panel for this session included Jim Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Mark Plichta, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Dr. Asif Naseem, President and CEO, Paragon Development Systems | Meredith Murphy, Director, Grant Thornton LLP | Livingstone J. Johnson, Senior Managing Attorney, Coca-Cola Company

The panel for this session included Michael Kirwan, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Laura Whiting, Sr. Environmental Counsel, Occidental Petroleum Corporation | Joyce Cacho, President, Adinura Advisory Services, LLC | Rachel Schneider, Director of Business Planning & Sustainability, Harley-Davidson Motor Company | Jonathan Blaine, Head of Sustainability &  Environmental Affairs, Henkel US Operations | Peter Tomasi, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

The panel for this session included Ethan Lenz, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Ross Wheeler, Regional Managing Director, Aon | Kathryn M. Metz, Esq., Vice President-Financial Services Group, Aon | Steve Hill, Senior Vice President, Chubb Financial Lines | Anne P. Hardner, Senior Vice President, Arch Insurance Group

The panel for this session included Chris Converse, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Gjina Lucaj, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Brian Crumbaugh, Managing Director, Wynnchurch Capital | Tom Smith, Chairman of the Board and Executive Managing Director, Mason Wells | Brandon Hinkle, Managing Director, Chicago Capital Partners | Todd Murray, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

The panel for this session included John Wilson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Clyde Tinnen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Juan Carlos Giron Jr., President & CFO, Comstock Mining, Inc. | Paul Schultz, Managing Director, General Counsel and Secretary, R.W. Baird & Co. | Sharon Rossi, Chief Executive Officer, FoodScience Corp

The panel for this session included Maureen Easton, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Greg Meeks, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Sheila Ronning, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Women in the Boardroom | James Small, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary and General Counsel, International Seaways, Inc. | Bill Hudson, President, International, H.D. Hudson Manufacturing and Chairman of the Board, Sasser Family Companies | Carolyn Schubert, Managing Director, Kincannon & Reed | Ann Wenzel, Assistant Secretary, Associate General Counsel, American Family Mutual Insurance Company

The panel for this session included Carrie Long, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Pat Daugherty, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Robert Spence, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Skyline Champion Corporation | James Grogan, Director, AMERCO | Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel and Head of Strategic Research and Analysis, Institutional Shareholder Services

The panel for this session included Beth Boland, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Micho F. Spring, Chair, Global Corporate Practice and Weber Shandwick New England | Tim Casey, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Numotion | Ellen Richstone, Board Member and Audit Chair, Superior Industries

The panel for this session included Peter Vogel, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP | Curt Creely, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Aaron Tantleff, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Chetan Bhatia, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, Cybersecurity Resilience practice | Miguel Clarke, Special Agent, FBI | Alicia Dietzen, General Counsel, KnowBe4, Inc.

The panel for this session included Steve Hilfinger, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP | Mark Neuberger, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP | Matt Devey, Employment Partner, Frankfurt, Linklaters LLP | Mary Moore Hamrick, Chief Public Policy Officer, Grant Thornton LLP

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2019 NDI Executive Exchange

Location

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

Contact Information

Karen Larkin
klarkin@foley.com