In its second director event in Maine, the NACD New England Chapter announces a panel discussion on Boardroom Lessons: Risk & Succession. Bringing together among the most seasoned directors across Maine and Northern New England, the panel will address a diverse set of questions many boards struggle with as they grow.
The panel, moderated by James Cash, consists of three world-class directors. Collectively, they have served on more than 50 public and private boards during periods of digital transformation and disruption. The panelists and some of the boards on which they have served are former Accenture CFO Pamela Craig (The Progressive Corporation, Merck, Akamai, Walmart); former Young & Rubicam Brands CEO Ann Fudge (Novartis, Northrup Grumman, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Liz Claiborne, Allied Signal, Honeywell, Marriott International, GE, Infosys); and Iron Mountain President, CEO, and board member William Meaney (State Street Corporation, Qantas Airways). William is the former CEO of The Zuellig Group.
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.
Yes, another program on cybersecurity. But this one is different; this program is designed to advise what boards should be doing now, in the face of changing cyber threats. Specific takeaways will guide directors in how to stop worrying about their cyber roles and to start being part of the solution.
The 13th Annual Director of the Year Awards recognizes leadership and accomplishment of directors in New England. This event is conducted by the only not-for-profit membership organization founded by and for corporate directors. Through a national presence in Washington, D.C. and over 20 active regional chapters across the country, the NACD is the leading organization dedicated to enhancing corporate governance in the United States. The NACD Director of the Year Award has been presented nationally for over 23 years.
During this panel conversation, you will hear from Private Company Board Members and Private Company executives about the transition that Technology Companies Boards manage as their companies grow.
This event is designed for private company business owners and management, private equity and venture capital firm management, board members, prospective board members, and those who work directly with private boards.
Shareholder activism poses a significant threat to your company's vision and strategy. No company is immune. But by keeping pace with current trends in shareholder activism and proxy defense strategies, you gain an edge that allows you to effectively prepare for the threat.
Please join us for Episode Two of the NACD New England Chapter Private Company Governance and Leadership Series. Our panelists include currently serving Directors and C-Suite executives, who will discuss issues unique to private companies, and their decision to remain private.
Topics will include the patient capital, corporate culture, control, freedom from quarterly financial pressure, less regulation and other aspects of the allure of being a private company. Speakers include Elizabeth Boland, CFO from Bright Horizons which went from Public to Private and back again; and Directors and Executives of several private companies. Our moderator, Jim Wood, is from the EY Family Enterprise Business Services Group.
The U.S. economic outlook is healthy, but market reactions and some economic indicators have led to speculation about how long this strong economy will last. Board directors need to understand today's regional, national, and global economic conditions and how they affect their organizations. While we don't know yet which of many "economic forces" will be "hot" in March, we do know that we live in an ever-changing world and understanding the factors driving the economy and economic policy are key.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 5 for a presentation by Eric Rosengren, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. President Rosengren will offer his analysis of the current economic landscape, both in the U.S. and abroad. He will welcome questions from the audience.