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Sullivan & Cromwell
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

Hot Topics in Corporate Governance

Melissa Sawyer , M&A Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, will moderate this quarter’s meeting to discuss “Hot Topics in Corporate Governance".

The interactive panel discussion will include:

Sheila Hooda , CEO & President of Alpha Advisory Partners, who currently serves on the board of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, a Fortune 350 full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products and on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, a leading investment management firm. 

Tonia L. Pankopf , board member of Landec Corporation where she chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. More recently, she served on the board of TICC Capital Corp., where she chaired the Compensation Committee and was a member of the Valuation, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

The discussion is intended to deepen your understanding of important topics and trends impacting the boardroom.


  • 6:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking Cocktail Reception

  • 7:10 p.m. - Welcome Remarks, Frank Aquila, Corporate Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • 7:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • 8:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks, Tracy Richelle High, Litigation Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • 8:15 p.m. – Desserts and Networking Reception

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