Moving From Effectiveness to Excellence: Leading Nom/Gov Practices
What do leading nom/gov committees have on their agenda? Join us for a discussion about best practices for aligning board talent to the company’s current and future needs, strategies for onboarding and continuing education of the board, and use of board evaluations to drive continuous improvement and needed change.
Susan Angele, Senior Advisor KPMG Board Leadership Center
Susan Angele is a Senior Advisor at KPMG’s Board Leadership Center, which provides a powerful combination of resources and insight to help boards deepen their engagement on the critical issues shaping boardroom agendas and discussions. She is a frequent writer and speaker on board governance topics, including strategy, risk, culture, the corporation’s role in society, and board composition and effectiveness. Susan is a lawyer and former Fortune 500 executive, with 25+ years in the consumer products industry, including roles as Vice President, Global Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Governance Officer at The Hershey Company, and Chief Counsel, US Snacks at Mondelez (then a $5 billion division of Kraft/Nabisco).
Susan’s has chaired Thought Leadership Commissions for Women Corporate Directors on topics including visionary boards and board decision-making. She is a champion of board diversity, and on behalf of KPMG serves as a member of the Equilar Diversity Network, and drives KPMG’s strategic and educational support of LCDA (Latino Corporate Directors Association), Ascend/Pinnacle, Quorum, and aspiring board member programs for the Hispanic IT Executive Council, among others. She is a board member of the Latino Corporate Directors Education Foundation and the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a former board member of numerous nonprofits including the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and she serves as an advisor for aspiring board members through the GLG Institute.
William Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of CityLink Investment Corporation
William Jones is President and Chief Executive Officer of CityLink Investment Corporation, a commercial real estate company he formed in 1994 that has earned national acclaim for developing complex private and public urban projects. He also served as President and CEO of City Scene Management Company from 2001 through 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Jones served as Investment Manager of certain Prudential real estate subsidiaries and as General Manager/Senior Asset Manager overseeing more than 2 million square feet of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties spread across three states. Earlier in his career, he served in San Diego city government as a City Council Member, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff to City Council Member Leon Williams.
Mr. Jones is a director of SEMPRA Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with a market cap of approximately $34 billion, where he chairs its nominating/corporate governance committee and is a member of its compensation and executive committees. Mr. Jones also is a director and board chair of certain funds managed by the Capital Group with net assets in excess of $460 billion. He is a former chair of the audit and nominating/governance committees. He is a member of the UC San Diego Real Estate Advisory Council.
He served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, chairman of the Federal Reserve Los Angeles Branch Board and was a director of Southwest Water Company, the Price Real Estate Investment Trust and the San Diego Padres Baseball Club. He served as chair of the Board of Trustees of Francis Parker School, a trustee of the University of San Diego and a member of the Board of Overseers of UC San Diego. Mr. Jones created the Project I Believe Scholarship Program that mentored the graduating class of Kennedy Elementary School and provided college scholarships to those who earned admission.
Mr. Jones is a National Association Corporate Director Board Leadership Fellow and is listed in the 2019 NACD Directorship 100 which annually recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom. He is a member of the Corporate Directors Forum and was voted CDF's 2006 Director of the Year for Corporate Governance. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of San Diego.
Brown, Senior Advisor KPMG Board Leadership Center
Named by NACD as one of the 100
most influential people in corporate governance and the
boardroom, Stephen L.
Brown is a globally recognized governance expert, thought leader and trusted
advisor to corporate boards and C-suites. Currently, he is a Senior
Advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center. At BLC, he articulates boardroom
challenges and actionable thought leadership on strategy, risk, talent,
technology, globalization, and financial reporting by engaging with directors,
business leaders and investors.
Mr. Brown founded The Edgerton
Group, a boutique consulting firm that advises boards and management on
critical corporate governance issues including anti-activist defense, executive
compensation and other proxy disclosures, board evaluations and shareholder
engagement. Formerly, he led TIAA’s (Nuveen) Corporate Governance Group
which managed the corporate governance and social responsibility initiatives
related to the firm’s over $900 billion investment portfolio. Mr.
Brown was also the CEO of the Society of Corporate Governance, practiced
securities law at WilmerHale and Skadden, and was an associate with Goldman
Sachs. He has served as a judge for Corporate Secretary Magazine
Corporate Governance Awards and the NYSE Governance, Risk & Compliance
Mr. Brown is an adjunct professor at McDonough School of Business at
Georgetown, Yale, and in the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies,
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of New
York. He received his B.A. with honors from Yale and his J.D. from
Columbia University Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
He serves on several non-profit and advisory boards and was an elected public
school board member.