West Coast Chapter Event

West Coast Chapter Event

Join us on Wednesday, March 3rd from 4:30 - 6:00pm PST for an exciting panel discussion moderated by Stephen Brown, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, and including an outstanding panel of board directors from the tech, retail, energy and finance industries.

Topic:  “Re-thinking the Board’s Role in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion”

  • Aspects of good governance practices to be discussed include:

Board Capability to Fulfill its Role in this New Era:  How does the Board educate itself about the new environment and about what is working and not working at the Company? 
Scope:  What is the Company trying to solve for?  Where does it want to weigh in? There are so many opportunities and how should the Board create benchmarks to measure and manage change.
Accountability: What has the Company said, what has it delivered and is it enough?  What are its Social Justice Goals?

We’ll also discuss some of the best practices for board members outlined in KPMG BLC’s recent paper “Race and Accountability in the Boardroom”. Click here for link.

Zoom link will be sent out to registered attendees before the event.


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 where advises business leaders on key governance challenges, including shareholder activism and engagement, board composition, ESG risks and strategy.


Dennis W. Archer serves on the board of Alix Partners, and formerly served on the boards of TopBuild, MASCO, Johnson Controls, and Compuware Corporation.  Dennis has served as the Mayor of Detroit and the President of the American Bar Association, as well as a former Associate Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.

Martha Bejar serves on the following Boards: Lumen Technologies (NYSE – LUMN Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee), formerly CenturyLink, Commvault Systems, Inc (NASDQ: CVLT Member of the Nominating & Governance Committee), Quadient SA (OTC: NPACF member Strategy Committee), Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ: SPWH, Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee) and the Board of Trustees at Rainier Scholars (non-for-profit - Education, Vice-chair, Audit Committee,)

Marie Oh Huber serves on the boards of Portland General Electric (NYSE:
  POR), the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the University Council at Yale and the Northwestern Law Board. She heads the global legal and government relations and public policy functions for eBay.  Huber has over 25 years of strategic business, legal and public policy experience in global Fortune 500 companies. 
She was also responsible for communications and regulatory affairs at Agilent Technologies.

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3/3/2021 4:30 PM - 3/3/2021 6:00 PM
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