Program: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Expanded Q&A) Registration Begins 30 minutes prior.
Join us as we explore corporate culture, and the role of the board in setting and maintaining it. Our panelists will look at the topic from several angles:
How does culture at the board level and throughout the company have an impact?
Do different types of companies and industries need different types of culture to succeed?
How does the board ensure that it is inculcating the culture the company needs?
How can culture be measured?
How can the board truly understand the culture of the company beyond the representation by executive management?
What is the Board’s responsibility regarding culture, and how can the Board execute that responsibility?
Our panelists, all currently serving on the NACD National board, will provide insights from the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Reports: Culture and the Role of the Board, and the newly-released Fit For The Future report.
This event will run until 9:30 to allow for expanded Q&A.
About Our Panel:
Cari Dominguez is a corporate director of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE: GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico with exclusive rights to the BlueCross BlueShield trademark. She is also a trustee of the Calvert SAGE Fund, and former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has also served in the U.S. Department of Labor in roles including Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards and director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Her corporate experience includes various senior human resources positions at Bank of America, including director of executive programs. She was also a partner at two international executive search firms, serving in their financial services, human resources, and corporate board practices. Dominguez has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Loma Linda University and Medical Center, the Leadership Foundation of the International Women’s Forum, and the Human Resources Planning Society. She has received numerous awards and national recognition for her public policymaking roles and global efforts to promote diversity. Hispanic Business magazine has recognized her as one of the “80 Elite Hispanic Women” and one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in the Country.”
Nick Donofrio currently serves on the boards of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Delphi Automotive plc, and chairs the innovation and technology committee for both companies. In addition, he sits on the board of Bank of New York Mellon, where he chairs the technology committee, and is a director of Liberty Mutual and The MITRE Co. Mr. Donofrio brings to NACD a wide range of executive management skills and significant technological expertise. He began his career in 1964 at IBM, where he remained for 44 years in increasingly responsible roles, including those of division president for advanced workshops, general manager of the large-scale computing division, and executive vice president of innovation and technology. In 2008 he was elected an IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical honor, and in the same year received the first U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration Gold Medal ever conferred on a non-U.S. government employee. He has long been focused on advancing educational and career development opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the STEM disciplines, a commitment that has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of Britain's Royal Academy of Engineering, and the 2010 recipient of the IRI Medal. Recently he chaired a National Academy of Engineering initiative that resulted in the March 2015 release of a report titled Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work.
Brenda Gaines currently serves as the audit committee chair for Tenet Healthcare and on the board of Southern Company Gas. She previously served on the boards of AGL Resources, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Nicor, and Office Depot. She was president and chief executive officer of Diners Club North America, a division of Citigroup Inc., until her retirement in March 2004, and held a number of senior management positions within Citigroup. Gaines is a delegate to the NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council, served on the NACD Chicago Chapter board, and was recognized as an NACD Directorship 100 honoree in both 2011 and 2012.
Raymond V. Gilmartin is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., a global research driven pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets innovative vaccines and medicines. Mr. Gilmartin joined Merck as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 1994 and was named to the additional position of Chairman of the Board in November 1994. Shortly after retiring from Merck in 2006, he joined the faculty at Harvard Business School where he taught in the MBA and executive education programs through 2012. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Gilmartin served as Chairman, President and CEO of Becton Dickinson, a global company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and diagnostic products. He joined that company in 1976 as vice president, strategic planning, and took on positions of increasing responsibility over the next eighteen years.
Mr. Gilmartin is on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He has served as the Lead Director for Microsoft and General Mills. He is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development. He is the past Chairman of the Board of The United Negro College Fund and has served as Chairman of the Board of Dean's Advisors for the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Gilmartin has been an active participant in health industry affairs worldwide. Mr. Gilmartin was co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, is a past chair of the Healthcare Leadership Council and was a board member of the Alliance for Healthcare Reform. In addition, he is the past chair of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and a past president of the International Federation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations. Mr. Gilmartin also has been involved in global economic and trade issues that concern the pharmaceutical industry. He was a member of the President's Export Council and is a past chair of the Council on Competitiveness. Mr. Gilmartin received a BS in electrical engineering from Union College in 1963 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1968.
About Our Moderator:
Willow Shire founded Orchard Consulting Group in 1994 and has specialized in leadership development and strategic problem solving. Prior to consulting, she spent 20 years in the computer industry and was featured on the cover of Fortune magazine for her work in business transformation. Ms. Shire was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation in various positions in the marketing and human resources departments. As Vice President and Officer for their Health Industries Business Unit, she managed a $1B global business dealing with pharmaceutical companies, regulators, insurers, and healthcare providers. She has been an Independent Director of The TJX Companies, Inc. since 1995 where she is a member of the Compensation Committee and chairs the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. She also served as an Independent Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. from 2007 to 2009. Additionally, she has been involved with director education for several director organization including Board Leaders, Women Corporate Directors and the National Association for Corporate Directors. Ms. Shire holds a BS Degree from Boston University's School of Education and a Master's Degree from Harvard School of Education.