DAY TWO: Thursday, June 10, 2021

*All times listed are in U.S. EDT

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Susan C. Keating

CEO, Women Corporate Directors Foundation (United States)

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Susan C. Keating is chief executive officer of the Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD).

Prior to joining WCD, Susan was president and chief executive officer of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the largest and longest-serving nonprofit credit counseling organization in the United States. Under her leadership NFCC members improved the financial well-being of 26 million people with the support of $88 million in funding for housing programs and $36 million for other programs promoting financial wellness and stability.

Susan spent 29 years in financial services before moving into the nonprofit sector, serving as president and chief executive of Allfirst Financial, Inc., the 43rd largest U.S. bank, and the largest U.S. holding of Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB Group). Her additional experience includes executive positions with NationsBank, MNC Financial and First Bank System.

Tina Zetterlund

Head of Clients & Markets, SVP, Global Lead Partner, and Tax Partner, KPMG LLP; Co-Chair, WCD Sweden (Sweden)

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Tina joined KPMG’s Audit Department in 1997 and transferred to the Tax Practice in 2001. She was the Senior Tax Partner and Head of Tax at KPMG in Sweden between 2013 and 2020. During her time as Head of Tax, the Tax Practice at KPMG reached all-time highs in both revenue and number of practitioners and received numerous awards. In 2020 Tina was awarded EMEA Tax Practice.

Tina is currently Head of Clients and Markets, and is since 2013 a member of KPMG’s management team.

Tina is one of the leading tax advisers in Sweden. Tina has advised Swedish and foreign companies in a wide range of sectors for more than 15 years. Her client relationship focus on Swedish and foreign multinationals, and she has extensive experience of advising on Swedish and international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and tax accounting. With her combined skills in accounting and tax, Tina is appreciated by her clients for her ability to see the full spectrum of tax related issues and questions. Tina is also widely recognized for her candid and operative advice, based upon her own experience as CFO and audit manager.

Tina is KPMG’s Global Lead Partner for a couple of Swedish headquartered multinationals. Tina launched Women Corporate Directors in Sweden in 2017.

8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m

Culture, Collaboration and Transformation: Global Health and Human Capital

Our world has been devastated by a borderless virus, 75 million infected 1.6 million deaths, 500,000 new cases a day (as of 12.20). Testing, medicines and vaccines are our weapons for the war on COVID-19. Agile leadership is imperative to facilitate and operationalize preventative and protective measures. Collaboration and communication between the Board, the C-Suite, Management and Employees are more crucial now than ever before. Social unrest, work from home, hybrid models, access to talent, tech-celeration, to mandate or not to mandate the vaccine on return to office, privacy are just the tip of the COVID-19 iceberg. Employees are the lifeblood of our corporations. As Board Members, you are uniquely positioned to offer the support which is so desperately warranted.

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Conversation

Paul Knopp

Chair and CEO, KPMG LLP (United States)

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Paul Knopp is Chair and Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP. Paul brings extensive experience serving large, multinational clients in a wide variety of complex industries and is recognized for his commitment to excellence and quality, focus on driving a collaborative culture, and for leading KPMG teams with ethics and integrity.

Paul joined KPMG’s San Antonio office in 1983. In his 36-year career, Paul has also served in KPMG’s New York, Norfolk, Stamford, Chicago, and St. Louis offices.

Prior to becoming Chair and CEO, Paul’s career as an audit partner focused on serving leading global companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, transportation, professional services, and technology industries. He served as the global lead audit engagement partner and Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for KPMG audits of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

He was elected to serve a five-year term on KPMG’s U.S. Board of Directors in 2012, and served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors.

Paul previously completed a two-year assignment in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice where he helped to ensure quality across a range of KPMG audit assignments. He was a participant in KPMG’s International Lead Partner Training Forum and has served as an instructor for various KPMG national and local training courses.

Paul served as a Director and Vice Chairman for the American Cancer Society Chicago Downtown Division’s Board of Directors. He also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was a participant in the KPMG Chairman’s 25 Leadership program.

LTG (ret) Dr. Nadja Y. West

Director, Johnson & Johnson, Nucor, Tenet Healthcare, AmeriCares, National Recreation Foundation, Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Mount St. Mary's University; Member, WCD Washington, D.C. (United States)

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Lieutenant General (Ret) Nadja West is the 44th Army Surgeon General, and the former Commanding General of US Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM). In 2015 West became the first African American woman 3-star General in the Army’s history, and is currently the highest-ranking woman to ever graduate from West Point.

A graduate of George Washington School of Medicine, West completed residencies in Family Medicine and Dermatology, and has held various clinical, operational and leadership positions throughout her 30+ year career as a Soldier.

In her last Army assignment, West managed an $11 billion budget and led an organization consisting of more than 130,000 healthcare professionals comprised of Active, Guard and Reserve soldiers, civilians, contractors and Red Cross volunteers. She was responsible for medical centers, community hospitals and clinics; dental, veterinary and public health facilities; research, education and training platforms; and deployed medical formations around the globe, supporting over 4 million people. In her role as Surgeon General, West was the senior medical advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army. During her tenure, she led the AMEDD through the most comprehensive transformation that military medicine has seen in over three decades.

West served as a Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership from 2019 – 2020, and serves on the boards of directors for Johnson & Johnson, Nucor Corporation, and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. She is a trustee of the National Recreation Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. She is also a trustee of Americares - a non-profit that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential. She was recently selected as a trustee of the board of Mount St. Mary’s University, and as a board member of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

She and her husband Don have two awesome adult children.

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Esther Aguilera

President and CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association; Director, Thirty Percent Coalition (United States)

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Esther Aguilera is President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), which convenes Latino directors and executives at the highest levels of corporate leadership who share the mission: to increase the number of US Latinos on corporate boards. She’s a proven leader who brings a 30-year record of successfully executing strategic business plans to drive organizational effectiveness, growth, and impact. In her current role, she influences some of the most powerful companies by bringing together accomplished executives at the pinnacle of corporate governance to advance diversity in the boardroom.

She has worked in leadership positions with the Nation’s most accomplished leaders from Corporate America, the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and the not-for-profit sector. Drawing upon this unique cross section of experiences, she is a sought-after thought leader who has delivered numerous speeches and presentations for diverse audiences.

She is recognized as a social entrepreneur and turnaround specialist, leading scale-up, innovative change, and managing high-performance teams. In her last role, Esther led the growth of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) for 11 years as its President & CEO, where she spearheaded programs that transformed the life trajectory of hundreds of young Latinos across the country.

Jane Halton

Adj. Professor, University of Sydney; Director, ANZ Bank, Crown Resorts, Clayton Utz, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and the Australian Council on the Ageing (Australia)

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Jane Halton is a member of the board of the ANZ, Crown Resorts, Clayton Utz, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the U.S. Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Jane is a member of the Australian National Covid Coordination advisory committee. She is the Chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Vault Cloud and the Australian Council on the Ageing.

Her 33-year career within the Australian public service, included nearly 15 years as Secretary of the Departments of Finance and Health (and Ageing). Previously, she was Executive Coordinator (Deputy Secretary) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

She has extensive experience in the delivery of the Australian Government budget and the management and performance of Australian Government agencies. She has also held a number of significant roles in Global Health Governance.

Izumi Kobayashi

Chair of the Board, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.; Director, ANA Holdings, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and OMRON Corp.; Member, WCD Japan

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Izumi Kobayashi was the former CEO and Executive Vice President of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA, the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group) from 2008 to 2013. Kobayashi participated in MIGA from Merrill Lynch in Tokyo where she was President and Representative Director. She joined Merrill Lynch in 1985, and subsequently held a number of high-level global leadership roles. From 2013, she engaged in various private and public organizations as an advisor or an independent director. She also served on The Osaka Securities Exchange as a Non-Executive Board Member from 2002 to 2008. From 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2019, she was Vice Chairman of Keizai Doyukai.

Susan Salka

Chief Executive Officer, AMN Healthcare; Director, AMN Healthcare and McKesson Corporation (United States)

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Susan Salka is the Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., (AMN). Under her leadership, AMN has become known as the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and the largest and most diversified healthcare staffing company in the nation.

Ms. Salka is an active industry spokesperson in the healthcare and investment community, and has been one of the driving forces behind the company’s strategic and operational success since joining the company in 1990. Ms. Salka is passionate and actively involved in the areas of corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and gender equality. She personally participates in many of the company’s community initiatives, including the annual medical and community development mission trip to the most rural and impoverished regions of Guatemala.

Before becoming CEO, Ms. Salka served in several other executive positions at AMN, including CFO, COO, and Senior Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Salka currently serves on the board of directors of McKesson, including as chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and a member of its Compensation Committee. She also serves on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine, a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance. She has previously served on other public company boards, including Beckman Coulter and Playtex Products.

Ms. Salka takes an active role helping others achieve their personal and professional goals and is a voice for the value of diverse representation. A member of Women Business Leaders and Women Corporate Directors Foundation, Ms. Salka is a proponent of promoting women in leadership. She has prioritized gender equality since joining AMN, and in 2021 the company achieved top ranking in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. Ms. Salka also joined more than 500 CEOs in pledging her commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion project.

Ms. Salka has been recognized for her positive impact to elevate and evolve the industry with several recognitions by the American Staffing Association and Staffing Industry Analysts, including their Hall of Fame and Global Power 150 Women in Staffing lists. In 2020, Ms. Salka was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People. As an alumna of Chadron State University, Ms. Salka has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She was also awarded the Monty Award for accomplished alumni by San Diego State University, where she received her master’s degree in finance. In 2016, Ms. Salka was honored by San Diego State University with the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the college of business administration.

Dr. Susan Sandlund

Managing Director-Veritas Partners, Pearl Meyer; Director, Peckham Industries (United States)

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Dr. Susan Sandlund is a managing director and practice leader of Veritas Partners, a Pearl Meyer consulting practice focused on leadership and organization effectiveness. Veritas Partners was acquired by Pearl Meyer in 2020 to expand the firm’s ability to provide human capital management consulting expertise to boards and management teams.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Sandlund has worked with boards, CEOs, and multiple levels of management on planned organizational changes at public and private companies and not-for-profit entities across numerous industries. As an organization psychologist, her work includes initiating and leading large-scale change to drive new business strategies, culture change, clarifying governance and decision-making, board and executive team effectiveness and coaching, organization design, executive assessment and development, and CEO succession planning processes.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, Susan was co-founder and partner of Veritas Partners, a leadership development and organization change consulting firm. Prior to launching Veritas, Susan was a partner with Oliver Wyman, formerly known as Mercer Delta Consulting (MDC) Group, working with CEOs and c-suite leaders on business transformation. Susan also served on the MDC board of directors.

Prior to Mercer-Delta, Susan was a Senior Consultant with the Hay Group where she led leadership development initiatives for a wide array of clients. She served five years as an adjunct full professor at Columbia University and served on the board of trustees of Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (BSHSI) for 10 years, chairing the compensation and human resources committees. She is currently a director and the compensation committee chair for Peckham Industries.

Susan is a frequent speaker at board and industry conferences on the topics of CEO succession, board development, and organization change. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and is certified in Hogan Assessments. She received her BA from Marquette University and her PhD from George Washington University.

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Principle and Purpose

Companies with a higher level of purpose outperform the markets by 5-7% per year ( HBR ). Institutional Investors and Activist Shareholders are driving change via allocation of funds. Principles and purpose drive management and employee engagement, with engaged employees reporting 22% higher productivity than non-engaged employees.

Keynote Conversation

Phyllis Campbell

Chair, Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Director, Air Transport Services Group, SanMar, Allen Institute, and U.S.-Japan Council; Member, WCD Seattle (United States)

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Phyllis Campbell is the Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. She is the firm's senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho across businesses, representing JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the most senior level to clients.

Previously, Phyllis served as the President/CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington. During her tenure, the Foundation doubled in charitable assets, to $600 million. Prior to that, Phyllis was the President/CEO of the U.S. Bank of Washington for over six years. Under her leadership, the Bank doubled in size, through customer-focused growth initiatives and acquisitions. Phyllis has an extensive career of board service, both in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors.

She was elected to ATSG (NASDAQ) in January 2021 as an independent cardmember. She has served as an independent director for Alaska Air Group from 2003-2020. She previously served on the Nordstrom board of directors from 2005-2016 and chaired the Audit Committee for seven years. She currently serves on the Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) of Toyota and is a board member of SanMar and the Allen Institute. Phyllis is on the board of the U.S.-Japan Council and is the immediate past board chair.

Her awards have included the following: In 2016, she was recognized as the “First Citizen” of Seattle/King County. In 2015, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Seattle Business Magazine and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision from the Mountaintop Award. She also was the Pinnacle Award recipient of the 2015 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards. In 2014, she was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a “Top 100” Director, as chosen by a committee of her peers and The Ascend/Deloitte Inspirational Award. She was the inaugural NACD Director of the Year Award from the Pacific Northwest chapter, Top Women in Finance Award from Women of Color Magazine in 2010 and Woman Who Makes A Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum. She was also awarded the 36th Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award from Washington State University.

Phyllis holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington's Executive MBA Program, a Business Administration from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, as well as Stanford University’s Executive Management Program. Phyllis also holds honorary doctorates from Whitworth University and Gonzaga University.

Jamie Dimon

Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Director, Business Roundtable, Bank Policy Institute, and Harvard Business School; Board of Trustees, Business Council and the Partnership for New York City (United States)

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Jamie Dimon is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global financial services firm with assets of $3.2 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

Dimon became CEO on January 1, 2006 and one year later also became Chairman of the Board. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer upon the company’s merger with Bank One Corporation on July 1, 2004. Dimon joined Bank One as Chairman and CEO in 2000.

Dimon began his career at American Express Company. Next, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then President Commercial Credit, which made numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including acquiring Primerica Corporation in 1987 and The Travelers Corporation in 1993. Dimon served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Travelers from 1990 through 1998 while concurrently serving as Chief Operating Officer of its Smith Barney Inc. subsidiary before becoming co-Chairman and co-CEO of the combined brokerage following the 1997 merger of Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers.

In 1998, Dimon was named President of Citigroup Inc., the global financial services company formed by the combination of Travelers Group and Citicorp. Dimon earned his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the boards of directors of a number of non-profit institutions including the Business Roundtable, Bank Policy Institute and Harvard Business School. Additionally, he serves on the executive committee of the Business Council and the Partnership for New York City, and is a member of the Financial Services Forum and Council on Foreign Relations.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Board & CEO: Relationships Matter

Cathy Anterasian

Senior Director & Partner, Spencer Stuart (United States)

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Cathy Anterasian leads CEO Succession Services for Spencer Stuart in North America. She is an active member of the North American Board and CEO practices. Previously, she launched and co-led Spencer Stuart’s global Executive Assessment Services practice.

With more than 25 years of experience in succession planning, assessment, executive search and strategy consulting, Cathy advises boards and chief executive officers on the capabilities and potential of their teams, as well as the development of strategies and plans to prepare executives for CEO succession and other C-suite roles.

Cathy has partnered with numerous boards and CEOs of Fortune 500, mid-cap and privately held companies to ensure that successful leadership development, selection and transition occur. She has engaged with clients globally across financial services, life sciences, industrial, technology, retail and consumer sectors.

Through her consultative approach, and backed by rigorous evaluation and benchmarking, she helps organizations align their talent and succession strategies with their broader strategic and business goals.

Cathy is an active contributor to the firm’s thought leadership on the fundamentals that drive executive performance and how to cultivate these traits in leaders, as well as to the firm’s perspective on best practices in CEO succession planning. She also applies her leadership expertise to CEO, executive and director recruitment. Her work has won her the firm’s Lou Rieger Quality Award on three separate occasions.

Earlier, Cathy was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Prior to her consulting career, she was a professor of marketing at the University of Southern California and a systems engineer with IBM. She holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Catherine A. Allen

Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Santa Fe Group and Independent Board Director; Chair, WCD New Mexico

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For more than 30 years, Catherine Allen has been an outstanding leader in technology strategy and financial services and a key thought leader in business innovation.

Catherine is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Santa Fe Group, managing agent of The Shared Assessments Program based in Santa Fe, NM. The Santa Fe Group is a strategic consulting company specializing in briefings to C-level executives and boards of directors at financial institutions and other critical infrastructure companies. and provides management for strategic industry and institutional projects, including the Shared Assessments Program, focused on third party risk.

Catherine sits on the board of Women Corporate Directors and the Executive Women’s Forum, served as a board member of Synovus Financial Corporation and El Paso Electric Company, chaired the Security Committee for El Paso Electric and is a member of the Risk, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Policy and External Affairs, and Nominating and Governance Committees. She is co-chair of the University of Missouri’s Capital Campaign and sits on the Research and Development Committee.

She sits on the Advisory Committee for Houlihan Lokey and chairs the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the board of Appleseed NM. She is also a member of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, International Folk Art Alliance, Lensic Center for Performing Arts, Communities for Schools in New Mexico, Valles Caldera Trust, and the Mark Twain Research Foundation boards. She was a former board member and Chair of the Technology Committee for Stewart Information Services.

In 2007, Catherine stepped down from her role as the founding CEO of the financial services industry consortium, BITS, after a decade of service, to continue her work with The Santa Fe Group and pursue her passion to serve on corporate and nonprofit boards. During her tenure at BITS, Catherine worked closely with CEOs, CIOs and executives at the nation’s largest financial institutions on strategic issues facing the financial services industry, from payments strategies to risk management. BITS’ accomplishments under Catherine’s leadership include creating best practices in more than 30 areas of financial services management.

Earlier in her career, Catherine served in several senior executive positions at Citicorp in the Retail, Bankcards, and Corporate Technology divisions. She represented Citibank as founding chair and president of the multi-industry Smart Card Forum. Prior to joining Citibank, Catherine was director of corporate planning for Dun and Bradstreet, where she created and chaired the Electronic Yellow Pages and Information Association.

Catherine was also a consultant to CBS, Inc. on new technologies and international trade while she was a professor at American University’s Kogod College of Business Administration.

Catherine is active politically in national and local spheres, including being a former member of President Obama’s Economic Development and Small Business Committees and the New Mexico State Investment Council.

Catherine was honored in 2007 by US Banker Magazine with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to financial services and technology. In 2013, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to technology by the Executive Women’s Forum. She was honored with the 2015 Leadership Award by the Griffith’s Society. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Missouri, recognizing her professional achievements in financial services and technology.

Catherine is married to Paul Rooker and they live between Santa Fe, NM and Cape Cod, MA.

Deborah Ellinger

Director, iRobot, Covetrus, Tupperware, and Women Corporate Directors Foundation (United States)

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Deborah is a former CEO and a seasoned board member in several consumer-facing companies. She drives value by focusing on technology, digitization, go-to-market strategies, and supply chain improvements. She also has deep experience in M&A, private equity investment, activist investor engagement, board governance, and women’s leadership.

Ellinger was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors as a Top 100 Director in 2019. Deborah has 15 years of public and private board experience, and was Lead Director of iRobot (maker of the Roomba vacuum cleaner) during a period that included an activist engagement, significant director change, rapid growth, record revenues, and record share price.

She is currently a director of iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), of Covetrus (NASDAQ: CVET), a $4B tech-enabled veterinarian services and supply company, and Tupperware (NYSE:TUP), a $2B manufacturer of consumer products for the home. Previous board memberships include Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), National Life Group, Sealy, Inc. (NYSE:ZZ) and several private companies.

Deborah is also a Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group, and an advisor to several early stage technology companies. She sits on the global board of Women Corporate Directors, the world’s largest community of female corporate board members. Deborah spent 14 years running four private-equity backed companies on behalf of L Catterton and Charlesbank Capital: Ideal Image (the largest US chain of MedSpas, with130 locations in the US and Canada), The Princeton Review (an international test prep and tutoring company with 5,000 teachers and tutors worldwide), Restoration Hardware (a $2B+ retailer of home products and furnishings), and Wellness Pet Food (an all-natural pet food company, selling to over 10,000 stores in the US and Canada).

She achieved 3X to 9X increases in value through a combination of digitizing DTC marketing and engagement, expanding go-to-market strategies, developing online services and content, and streamlining cost structure. Deborah retains a close relationship with both L Catterton and Charlesbank Capital, and is a Limited Partner in funds they manage.

Earlier in her career, Deborah was an Executive Vice President at CVS Pharmacy and President of, a Senior Vice President at Staples, and a partner at The Boston Consulting Group. She began her career in Finance with Mellon Financial Corporation. Born in the UK, Deborah graduated from Cambridge University in England, studying mathematics and law; she was also an officer cadet in the British Army, in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of an educational charity in 2015 and 2020, raising over $100K. Deborah is married with two daughters.

Helena B. Foulkes

Board Member, The Home Depot, Harry's, Inc, mPharma, Harvard Board of Overseers, and NBER

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Helena Foulkes is an experienced CEO and senior executive of publicly traded companies with a track record of delivering results by building high performance teams, innovative consumer-driven launches and digital transformation. She is known as a purpose-driven leader who has led significant impact on organizations and industries. Foulkes was CEO and a board member of Hudson’s Bay Company from February 2018 to March 2020, where she led the most significant transformation of the business, ultimately creating a path to the successful privatization of the company.

She reinvented the organization by streamlining the operating structure, building the leadership team, overseeing strategic transactions and overhauling operating focus of HBC. These critical shifts in the business generated $2.6B in transaction proceeds and enabled the company to pay down $1.6B of debt. During her tenure, Foulkes revamped HBC’s focus from ten business units and 65,000 associates globally to three key businesses with the most significant opportunity (Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, & Hudson’s Bay). Prior to HBC, Foulkes spent 25 years at CVS Health, most recently as President of CVS Pharmacy and EVP of CVS Health, a position she held from January 2014 to January 2018. She led the strategic vision as well as the operations for all aspects of the company’s retail business and was the principal architect of the company’s move to becoming a recognized leader in healthcare.

Over the course of her time with the company, she played an important leadership role in growing CVS to the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, from 1,400 stores and roughly $4B in sales to 10,000 pharmacies with $180B in sales and over 200,000 employees. Foulkes is known as a consumer innovator, having led teams on efforts such as the development of the CVS loyalty program, the company’s efforts to drive digital innovation into the pharmacy experience for over 80M customers and the elimination of tobacco. Before joining CVS, Foulkes worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co, and Tiffany & Co. She has received numerous professional honors, including being named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business lists as well as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.

Foulkes serves on the boards of The Home Depot, Harry’s, mPharma, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Dodd Center at the University of Connecticut, and the Harvard University Board of Overseers. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and they have four grown children.

Kathleen Sumner Ligocki

Director, Lear Corporation, PPG, Carpenter Technology, Qell Acquisition Corp., and Farmers Business Network; Member, WCD Detroit (United States)

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Kathleen Ligocki is a serial CEO and an experienced board member and advisor. She has led four innovative early to growth stage venture capital backed companies (Agility Fuel Solutions, Harvest Power, Next Autoworks, GS Motors) and one Fortune 1000 public company (Tower Automotive). Ms. Ligocki also served as an Operating Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers, working with the firm’s sustainable industrial technology ventures on strategic challenges, scaling operations and commercialization. She brings 40 years of global executive experience including Ford, United Technologies and GM where she led operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, India and China.

Kathleen has significant governance background having served on boards at five public companies, seventeen private company / joint ventures, four universities and numerous non-profits. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board for Farmers Business Network, a venture capital-backed firm in the ag-tech sector. She serves as an Independent Director on the public boards of Lear Corporation (Fortune 200 auto supplier), PPG (Fortune 500 coatings company), Carpenter Technology (specialty metals technology firm) and Qell Acquisition Corp (a SPAC focused on new mobility technologies). She is also a board member at the Indiana University Foundation.

Kathleen earned a BA with highest distinction from Indiana University Kokomo and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a GM Fellow. She also has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Indiana University Kokomo, Central Michigan University and Oakland University.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Break & Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Industry Break Outs – Session One

Financial Services

ESG in Financial Services

Sponsored by: S&P Global Ratings

A Conversation with Sandra Schoonhoven, Head of Sustainability, ING

The ESG landscape for banks and financial institutions has evolved significantly over the last 5 years. Susan and Sandra will discuss how ING’s thinking and practices around ESG have evolved over this time, what steps it has taken to manage risk and capture opportunities, key considerations in financial services and what the future may hold. What does this mean for directors of financial services companies? We look forward to a lively and spirited discussion!

Susan Gray

Global Head - Sustainable Finance Business and Innovation, S&P Global Ratings; Member, BN New York (United States)

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Susan Gray is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance Business and Innovation, responsible for S&P Global Ratings’ ESG and sustainable finance business strategy and growth.

Susan joined S&P Global to establish the Ratings’ new Infrastructure Practice in 2015. Her role expanded to lead the Global Corporates, Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance teams in 2017, where she led a team of 540 analysts providing credit opinions on around 5,000 companies and $15t of debt. During this time, Susan led the development of S&P Global’s Green Evaluation and ESG Evaluation sustainability products.

Susan has 20 years global investment banking experience with Macquarie Capital in America, Asia and Australia focused on infrastructure investment, M&A, financing and capital raising. During this time as Head of Infrastructure Sponsor Coverage and Head of Airports for the Americas, she led growth of Macquarie’s third party advisory business with institutional investors. She established Macquarie’s infrastructure business in Indonesia and led major infrastructure transactions. Previously, Susan was a senior policy advisor to an Australian Federal Government Cabinet Minister on trade and industry policy.

She has been based in New York for the last 14 years. Susan graduated from the University of Sydney with Honors in Economics and a Law degree. Susan has been an active not for profit Director of publicly owned authorities and cultural institutions for almost 20 years, and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow.

Sandra Schoonhoven

Head of Sustainability, ING Bank NV (Netherlands)

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Sandra Schoonhoven is Head of Sustainability. In this role she is responsible for developing the overall sustainability direction of ING, executing programmes to achieve this direction, reporting on progress (internally as well as externally) and managing the team (≈20 FTE) on a day to day basis. She and the experts working in the team are trusted advisors on multiple sustainability topics to the rest of the ING organization as well as many external stakeholders.

Prior to her current role, Sandra worked in several business roles within ING. Starting within Customer Intelligence as a data scientist avant la letter and after that moving into different leadership roles, she developed strong analytical -as well as leadership skills with a keen eye and passion for change management.

Before joining ING in 2004, Sandra worked in marketing roles in the publication sector (Wolters Kluwer) and insurance sector (Yarden). She holds a MSc in Communication from Tilburg University and a Msc in Marketing Strategy from Henley Business University.

Next to her job, Sandra has taken on supervisory roles within the public domain. Her first role was president of the supervisory board of an after school care organization. Since 2017 she is member of the supervisory board of Stichting Spaarnesant – a public organization that provides public education through 26 schools in Haarlem. Also, she is a certified Purpose to Impact session leader and has run multiple workshops for colleagues to help them find their purpose. Her own purpose in life is “to serve elephant for dinner.”

Discussion Moderator
Dana Dolan

Development Executive, Women Corporate Directors Foundation (United States)


Building Trust in a Digital World - Understanding Cyber Security, Emerging Technology & Systemic Risk

Sponsored by: KPMG

Myrna Soto

Director, CMS Energy, Spirit Airlines, and Popular, Inc. (United States)

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Myrna serves on the Boards of CMS Energy/Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS), Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) and Popular, Inc. which operates under the brand names of Banco Popular, and Popular Bank (NASDAQ: BPOP). She is recognized as a Governance and Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corp Directors (NACD).

She currently serves as the Chief Strategy and Trust Officer for Forcepoint. Forcepoint is a global cybersecurity technology leader for user and data protection. Forcepoint’s behavior-based solutions adapt to risks in real-time and are delivered through a converged security platform that protects network users, cloud access, and prevents confidential data from leaving the corporate network, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for thousands of enterprise and government customers in more than 150 countries.

Myrna Soto served as COO of Digital Hands. Digital hands is an award-winning managed security service provider (MSSP) focused on providing world-class security operations to customers and partners. She was responsible for Security Operations, Service Delivery, Global Sales, Customer Success, Marketing and HR. Myrna was also a Partner at ForgePoint Capital (Formerly known as Trident Capital Cybersecurity) and was a member of the ForgePoint Capital Investment Team. Myrna Remains a Venture Investor & Advisor for ForgePoint Capital. ForgePoint Capital is a venture capital fund focused exclusively on investing in early stage Cybersecurity companies.

Prior to joining Digital Hands & ForgePoint Capital Myrna served as Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) for Comcast Corp. In her role, Myrna was responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. Her scope of responsibility included over 54 business lines within the Comcast Portfolio. Myrna Served in her Role as Corp SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer for 9 years. During this tenure she was a member of the Executive Management Team.

Myrna has over 28 years of focused Information Technology/CyberSecurity experience and accolades within a variety of industries, including: financial services, hospitality, Insurance/Risk Management and gaming/entertainment. Prior to joining Comcast, Myrna served as CISO & Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM MIRAGE). She previously held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Kemper Insurance.

Myrna holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Myrna also holds a Masters Certification in Program Management from George Washington University.

Myrna was recently recognized by Directors & Boards Magazine as a Director to Watch. She also was recognized by board iQ as a Hall of Fame LatinX | Hispanic Top 100 Honoree. Latino Leaders magazine recognized her in July of 2020 as one of the Top 100 most influential Latinas in business. She was recognized by SC Magazine as the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security in, Top Women to Watch by Diversity Journal Magazine, named to the Top 100 CISOs list by Hot topics, and named to the Top 50 Women in Internet Security.

She was also recognized by Multi Channels News as a member of the 2017 “Wonder Woman” honoree class. In October of 2020, she was named to ALPFA’s List of 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for the fourth year in a row, ranked as #1 in 2019. She is a Maestros Awardee, Named to Women’s Inc Most Influential Corporate Directors, named by Bold Business as one of the Top 25 leaders in CyberSecurity and was named as one of the World’s Top IT Security Influencers by CISO Platform. She is the recipient of the CSO Compass Award and was named Information Security Executive of the Year by ISE. CNET also named her one of the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos.

Jana Barsten

Audit Partner - Technology, KPMG LLP; Director, KPMG - Global TMT and Girl Scouts of Northern California; Co-chair, WCD Silicon Valley (United States)

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Jana is an audit partner in KPMG’s Silicon Valley office. She is a member of KPMG’s Global TMT Board and currently serves as the Global Audit Sector Leader for KPMG’s Technology Industry. She also serves as the Area Quality and Risk Management Leader for several European countries as part of KPMG’s Global Quality and Risk Management team.

Jana has 35 years of experience in public accounting, with a focus primarily on the internet, software and services industries.

Jana currently serves as the lead partner for NortonLifelock (formerly known as Symantec Corporation), overseeing global audit teams in the United States and internationally.

Jana recently completed a five year rotation as the global lead partner for Visa Inc, During her tenure on Visa, she oversaw the global engagement team’s efforts over multiple large, complicated acquisitions, as well as the adoption of complex accounting rules, including appearing in front of the FASB and the SEC on certain aspects of new accounting literature.

Jana has also served a number of other multinational technology companies, advising such companies on complex revenue recognition matters, acquisitions, divestitures and financings, including debt and equity offerings.

In addition to serving public companies, Jana has extensive experience working with venture-backed growth companies, assisting them through their development and establishment of policies and practices in areas such as revenue recognition and stock compensation. She has completed over 25 initial and secondary public offerings of technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Jana also serves as the Account Executive for several of KPMG’s audit clients in the West.

Mark Gibson

U.S. Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Sector Leaders, KPMG LLP; Director, University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and Junior Achievement of Washington (United States)

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Mark is the National Sector Leader for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) for KPMG U.S., and is also the lead for the TMT Center of Excellence for the Americas region. Throughout his 30-year career in public accounting and advisory, he has worked with clients in the technology, consumer products, and retail industries—and now collaborates with TMT teams across audit, tax, and advisory in over 15 different countries. Mark is currently the Account Executive for some of the firm’s largest technology clients.

Prior to his current role, he served as the Office Managing Partner of the Seattle office of KPMG from 2011 to 2020. Mark has a deep commitment to the KPMG values and culture, and is very passionate about supporting the community. He serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Washington and the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He was a board member of The Seattle Foundation from 2011 to 2020.

Rik Parker

Principal, KPMG Cybersecurity (United States)

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A leading advisor in enterprise information risk management and cyber program strategy. Rik has spoken and taught globally on managing the Board level challenge of finding the right balance between business performance and the effective management of cyber risk through business aligned cyber program strategies. With 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, Rik has developed, launched, and led multiple service offerings founded on innovative thought leadership, practical transformation, and performance improvement driven through risk reduction and effective investment strategies.

Rik’s experience is across industries with focus areas including cyber strategy, data privacy, cyber and enterprise risk management strategies, and cyber and privacy considerations in mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to KPMG, Rik led the North American Strategy and Risk practice and Global Data Privacy service offerings for another major consulting firm. In this role he was responsible for firm-wide service strategies, go-to-market sales efforts and channel development, training programs and curriculum, and engagement delivery.

Consumer Products/Retail

Sponsored by: Edelman

Purpose-Led Multistakeholder Capitalism: The Great Balancing Act for Boards and Leaders

Organizations are facing increasing pressure from multiple stakeholders – particularly employees -- to not only publicly address cultural and political events but to lead societal change. At the same time, latest data from the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer Spring Update: A World in Trauma reveals that employees are now considered to have unprecedented material impact on a business. How do boards and leaders respond to stakeholder expectations to build trust and credibility while avoiding risk? The speed of change means business leaders must proactively formulate a purposeful approach. Join Edelman’s U.S. Chief Executive Officer Lisa Osborne Ross and Global Chair for Employee Experience at Edelman, Cydney Roach, to discuss the most recent data and its implications for boards.

Cydney Roach

Global Chair and U.S. Practice Lead, Employee Experience, Edelman (United States)

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Cydney Roach is the Global Chair and US Practice Lead for Employee Experience at Edelman. She has 20 years of experience helping create value for Fortune 500 clients by focusing on the people dimension of business transformation. Cydney has deep subject matter expertise accelerating performance via change management, strategic communications, leadership alignment, employer brand and culture, particularly in complex global merger integrations.

She has worked with Simon Sinek to help clients define and activate their purpose-driven cultures, particularly diverse and inclusive cultures. Cydney speaks often on the topics of purpose-led organizations and trust at work. She has written bylined articles on the role of leadership in M&A and is a regular guest lecturer at the Human Capital Institute and NYU Stern.

Cydney’s experience spans a variety of industries. Her client roster has included: Rio Tinto, PayPal, Microsoft, Prudential, Mattel, Cox Automotive, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She is a specialist in helping realize deal value in transformative M&A and is the author of a comprehensive human capital transaction playbook. Prior to joining Edelman, Cydney was a leader in the People Advisory Services practice at EY where she was the global lead of their Culture Transformation practice.

At Deloitte she was the US leader of their Strategic Communications and Change Management practice and supported iconic integrations for clients such as J&J, BMS and Microsoft. The first half of her career was spent as a creative director in advertising agencies including BBDO and Saatchi. Cydney received her B.A. from Georgetown University. She brings a global perspective, having lived and worked in Paris, London and Cairo.

Lisa Osborne Ross

U.S. Chief Executive Officer, Edelman (United States)

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Lisa Osborne Ross serves as Edelman’s U.S. Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Ms. Ross leads the firm's largest region with 13 offices and more than 2,300 employees. Prior to taking the helm as U.S. CEO in May 2021, she served as U.S. Chief Operating Officer and President of Edelman’s Washington D.C. office. She is known as an in-demand counselor to senior executives at Fortune 500, higher education, and government institutions.

Ms. Ross also leads Edelman’s efforts on racial equity and social justice work, providing the strategic guidance and tools that colleagues and clients need to help effectively address diversity, equity and inclusion-related issues. Prior to Edelman, Ms. Ross served as Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s flagship office for over 2 years, arriving there after a 15-year career at Ogilvy Public Relations. Over her tenure at Ogilvy, Ms. Ross held several titles, including Founder of the Multicultural Practice, Head of the Public Advocacy Group and Practice, and Head of the Public Affairs Division.

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Ms. Ross held several roles in the Clinton Administration. At the U.S. Department of Labor, she served as Communications Director for the Department’s effort to create and promote high-performance workplaces, and later created and directed the Office of Public Liaison under Secretary Alexis Herman. She also served as the Deputy Director of the bipartisan Federal Glass Ceiling Commission and was a member of the inaugural team of the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.

In her early career, Ms. Ross spent time at Fleishman Hillard and at the Tobacco Institute. Ms. Ross devotes considerable amounts of time to her philanthropic endeavors, particularly her efforts to build a better Washington and to empower women. She co-founded and led the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to fund grassroots organizations addressing the needs of women and young girls throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

At Howard University, she helped establish a scholarship fund for students seeking careers in public relations. Ms. Ross has served on numerous school boards and commissions, including Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Board of Trustees, Marquette University Centennial Celebration of Women, Le Moyne College School of Communications, Catholic Charities of America, and the Washington Jesuit Academy. In addition, she serves on the board of the PRSA Foundation. She is a member of the Awareness Leadership Council for the Capital Area Food Bank and of the Diverse Leadership Group for the Ad Council. Ms. Ross has received several awards including PRWeek Hall of Femme (2020), Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America (2019), Washington Women Who Mean Business (2018), PR Council Diversity Champion Award (2017), Marquette University Alumni of the Year (2012), Washington Life "Style and Substance" Award (2004), and the Washington PR Woman of the Year Award (2003).

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Industry Break Outs – Session Two


Sponsored by: Vinson & Elkins

Session Title

The Future of Cleantech Innovation and Investments

This roundtable will discuss the lessons learned and opportunities gained during 2020 as it relates to renewable energy projects, and the key investment strategies and trends to look out for in 2021.

Lauren Collins

Partner - Tax, Vinson & Elkins (United States)

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Lauren Collins focuses on tax matters related to project finance, with an emphasis on renewable energy and infrastructure assets. Lauren has represented clients in the financing, disposition, acquisition, and development of renewable energy projects including solar, wind, energy storage, carbon sequestration, fuel cell, and biomass projects. She has considerable experience utilizing a variety of structures to finance these assets and has helped develop some of the most complex and cutting-edge renewable energy financing transactions in the U.S., including numerous first-of-its-kind deals.

In the course of her practice, Lauren represents Fortune 50 companies, investors, utilities, sponsors, and developers in the renewable energy space and has advised clients more broadly in connection with various federal and state tax matters. Her experience includes tax aspects of M&A, reorganizations and bankruptcy, structured finance, and New Markets Tax Credits.

Samantha Buechner

Director, Wells Fargo (United States)

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Samantha Buechner is a Director on the Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance team at Wells Fargo, where she originates, structures and diligences tax equity investments in solar, solar and storage, wind, and other low-carbon technologies. Prior to joining Wells in 2013, Samantha was a sustainability strategy consultant at boutique firm, GreenOrder. Samantha volunteers with local renewable energy non-profits GRID Alternatives and WeCare Solar. She holds a BA from Stanford University.

Claire Sieuzac

Renewable Power Group, Goldman Sachs (United States)

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Claire has a broad range of origination and structuring experience having spent most of her career on the fixed income trading floor in structured products both for the US and international markets. Claire has closed complex structured transactions with major corporates and financial institutions across the globe. In products unique to the US market, Claire has experience in investing and structuring tax equity not only in the renewable space but also in low income housing. At the Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group which she joined in late 2019 after a long tenure at BNP Paribas New York, Claire is running the Tax Equity and Debt Structuring (“TEDS”) team focusing on delivering tax equity and debt financings. Claire has a Ph.D. in International Private Law and Arbitration summa cum laude from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Corinne Still

Principal at Apollo Global Management LLC (United States)

Discussion Leaders
Dana Dolan

Development Executive, Women Corporate Directors Foundation (United States)

Sarah Morgan

Partner, Vinson & Elkins

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Sarah Morgan co-heads V&E’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice group and is a member of the firm’s partnership admissions committee. She is an experienced securities lawyer who focuses on capital-raising transactions for clients in the energy industry and other sectors. Sarah represents public companies, private companies, investment banks, management teams and private equity in all forms of capital-raising transactions, including IPOs, registered offerings of debt and equity securities, private placements of debt and equity securities, preferred equity investments, at-the-market continuous offering programs (ATMs), tender offers, exchange offers and private debt exchanges. She advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on securities disclosure, corporate governance and compliance matters and ESG matters.

She also advises companies and private equity funds concerning mergers, acquisitions, disposition and separation transactions, including significant experience regarding combinations with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and spin-off transactions.

A highly skilled practitioner, Sarah has extensive knowledge of securities law and has been recognized by Legal 500 US, and she has been named a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She was also selected to be included in the BTI Client Service All-Stars list.

Sarah serves as a sponsor member of the Houston chapter of WCD (Women Corporate Directors). She also serves on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston.

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Sponsored by: Latham & Watkins

Session Title

Corporate Governance in a Time of Crisis: Practical Guidance for Compliance & Enforcement Actions

In 2021, healthcare and life science boards will need to be acutely aware of the unique issues they will be facing, given the highly regulated nature of their industry. This will require ensuring that investment opportunities are appropriately diligenced and that compliance concerns are appropriately investigated. In this panel discussion, healthcare board members will join us to discuss enforcement trends and best practices in addressing risk as a member of the board.

Sandra L. Fenwick

Former CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital; Director, Teladoc Health, Inc., Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Inc., and Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Inc.; Member, WCD Boston (United States)

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Recently retired as CEO of Boston Children's Hospital, Sandra L. Fenwick led Boston Children's in advancing pediatric health care throughout the region and around the world, working to improve access to safe, quality care for all, and supporting the research and innovative partnerships required to lead the way in creating the future of care. She is a tireless advocate for equitable children’s health and has been instrumental in developing strategies that position Boston Children’s as the scientific and thought leader in pediatric health. Boston Children’s is a 415-bed Harvard teaching hospital with over $2.8B of revenues including $450M of research funding and 20,000 faculty and staff.

Sandra joined Boston Children’s in 1999, and was promoted to chief operating officer later that year. She added the title of president in 2008, and was named CEO in 2013. Prior to joining Boston Children’s, she worked for 20 years in operations, strategy and business development at Beth Israel Hospital and CareGroup, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Science, with distinction in biology and chemistry, from Simmons University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Inc., Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, and Teladoc Health, Inc. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and Women Corporate Directors/Boston. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for her contributions to healthcare and business including three honorary doctorates, the Greater Boston Chamber’s Pinnacle Award and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. In 2021, she received the inaugural Helen Drinan Visionary Leadership Award from Simmons University.

Terra Reynolds

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP; Director, Legal Aid Chicago (United States)

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Terra Reynolds, serves as Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group, and is Co-Chair of the Chicago Litigation & Trial Department, and a former federal prosecutor.

Terra has represented multinational pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies domestic healthcare companies, and executives in investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including matters involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Food Drug Cosmetic Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Terra is a Chambers USA-ranked attorney for her work in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, and has been recognized in Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Law List for Chicago.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Terra served for more than a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, most recently as a Deputy Chief. Terra is also an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern University School of Law and is a member of Latham’s Chicago Women Enriching Business committee.

Phyllis Yale

Advisory Partner, Bain and Company, Inc.; Director, Bristol Myers Squibb, DaVita, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and The Trustees of Reservations; Member, WCD Boston (United States)

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Phyllis Yale currently serves on the boards of Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and DaVita Healthcare (NYSE:DVA). Previously she chaired the boards of Kindred Healthcare, Inc (NYSE:KND) and Blue Cross, and served on the boards of privately-held National Surgical Hospitals and Value Options, Inc., as well as NeighborCare (NASDAQ), and Pediatric Services of America (NASDAQ). She has extensive experience on Compensation, Governance, Compliance, and Finance Committees, and has been involved in a number of major transactions.

She is engaged with a number of start-ups through their advisory boards, including HeroHealth (tech enabled service for medication management), Tomorrow Health (DME disruptor), and Alegeus, Inc. (technology for health savings accounts). She serves on the Advisory Board for the HBS Healthcare Initiative, and the Executive Council of the Health Policy Management Department at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Previously, she led an employer coalition to address health care costs in Massachusetts.

She has also served on a number of non-profit boards, including The Bridgespan Group, The Trustees of Reservations, The United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Cradles to Crayons, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and others.

Phyllis Yale is an Advisory Partner in Bain & Company’s Boston office. She joined the firm in 1982 and was elected to the partnership in 1987. Ms. Yale has been a leader in building Bain’s health care practice for more than 35 years. Over her career, she has worked with healthcare payers and with providers across the continuum of care, and she frequently advises the world’s leading private equity firms on their investments in the health care sector.

She held a number of leadership roles at Bain, including serving on the firm’s Management Board, chairing the worldwide Compensation and Promotion Committee, and chairing the Nominating Committee. She ran Bain’s Boston office, the largest in the Bain system, as well as the entire East Coast. She now works part-time for Bain & Company, and devotes all of her Baintime to client work.

Ms. Yale was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Pinnacle Award by the Boston Chamber of Commerce, a Lifetime Achievement award by Consulting Magazine, and was named by Working Mother magazine as one of the top 25 working mothers. She has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and in Vivo, among other publications, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including several times at The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. Prior to joining, Bain Ms. Yale was a commercial lending officer at Citibank. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School with honors and is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics magna cum laude.

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Board Opportunity Briefing with IFC

Marie-Laurence Guy

Head, IFC; Director, IFC ND Center

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Marie-Laurence Guy has over 17 years of private sector development experience including 14 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) - the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. She currently leads IFC’s Nominee Director Support Center which harnesses expertise across IFC to pro-actively, strategically, and systematically support IFC nominees and investment teams in adding value to client companies’ operations and creating shareholder value consistent with IFC’s development mandate and core values.

She has extensive expertise in corporate governance, leadership development, human resources, program management and business administration. Prior to joining IFC, she worked in the French Ministry of Economy and for the OECD. She has authored a number of publications including on Building Director Training Organizations, Developing Corporate Governance Codes of Best Practice, and Resolving Corporate Governance Disputes. She has led work related to women on corporate boards and interviewed directors from around the world on the presence and absence of women in the boardroom. She is a certified mediator and accredited IFC trust fund manager.

Jakob Rusinek

Program Coordinator, IFC (United States)

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Jakob is a Change Manager and Organizational Development Team Leader with expertise in organization effectiveness, team dynamics, and project coordination, who applies program management tools and behavioral science to unlock barriers and produce transformational change for people, products and organizations. He has 14 years of understanding and improving how people make decisions and driving ideas and interventions for international organizations.

As team leader, he manages and motivates cross-functional teams to assess project needs and develop solutions. In his role as change manager, he diagnoses project barriers and design behavioral interventions to move initiatives forward. Jakob leads workstreams and implements incentives for knowledge sharing improvement and conducts need and gap analyses, advising executive leadership on solutions to address gaps. He advises World Bank leadership on talent management reform initiatives and other matters.

Jakob has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and an I.B.B.A. in Economics from the Europa University Viadrina.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

S&P 500 Directors’ Summit

*Must be a director currently serving on the board of an S&P 500 company in order to participate