In association with The Boston Club, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association New England Region, the NACD New England Chapter presents the Aspiring Public Company Director Daylong Program. This program is designed for individuals who currently sit on large nonprofit boards or private corporate boards; and/or are "C-Suite level", who wish to take the next step toward securing a public company board seat. The discussions will be led by public company directors, or industry experts.
Program: 7:30AM - 8:00AM: Registration and breakfast 8:00AM – 8:45AM: Corporate Governance: Public Board Governance requirements, Board and Committee structures, functions and responsibilities; Ethics and Compliance Programs; Setting the Tone at the Top - Dan Konigsburg, Partner, Deloitte Global Governance 8:45AM – 9:45AM: Legal: Fiduciary duties and responsibilities of a public company director. Includes basic regulations (FD; Insider Trading, etc.) - Jim Burke, Partner, Hinckley Allen 9:45AM - 10:00AM: Break 10:00AM - 11:00AM: Looking through the Financial Lens: Fiduciary and Business responsibilities of Board members - Ellen Richstone, Board Director 11:00AM – 11:45PM: Shareholder Relations: Expectations of Shareholders in the current activist’s environment, Effective interfacing with Shareholders; Proxy Advisors; Impact of ISS/Glass Lewis - Maureen Wolff, President and CEO, Sharon Merrill Associates 11:45PM -12:30PM: Table Exercise: Ideas for honing a participant’s pitch that highlights his/her specific value to a Board. 12:30PM - 1:00PM: Break: Lunch and Networking 1:00PM - 1:45PM: : Strategy and the Role of the Board: Alison Taunton-Rigby, Board Director 1:45PM – 2: 15pm: Hot Topic: Cyber Security - Geoff Fisher, Charles River Associates 2:15-2:45pm: Hot Topic: BlockChain - David Jarczyk, KPMG 2:45PM - 3:00PM: Break 3:00PM - 3:30PM: D&O: Kristin Kraeger, Aon 3:30PM - 4:00PM: Board Compensation: Brian Lane, Pay Governance 4:00PM - 5:30PM: Strategies for Getting on a Board: Preparing effective tools (bio, resume); interview preparation, questions to ask before agreeing to join a board - Julie Norris, Koen Ferry 5:30PM - 6:30PM: Closing Remarks and Networking Reception