DAY ONE: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

*All times listed are in U.S. EDT

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks


Speakers
Camille Asaro

Audit Partner, Investment Management, KPMG LLP; Lead Director and Board Chair, WCD Foundation; Member, WCD New York (United States)

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Camille is an Audit Partner with KPMG’s New York Financial Services practice with a specialization in Alternative Investments. Camille is a skilled professional with more than 29 years of experience in auditing, accounting and strategic planning in the asset management industry. Camille has deep expertise in the industry and is the global lead audit partner for private investment companies with assets under management up to $160 billion.

Camille has deep industry knowledge in areas such as financial reporting, internal controls, valuation and governance. Her experience includes but is not limited to, investment valuation of portfolios comprised of privately-held portfolio companies, hard-to-price securities, equities, fixed income, swaps, forward exchange contracts, futures, options, warrants, and alternative investments (fund of funds).

In addition, she has an in-depth understanding of pricing methodologies of illiquid financial instruments including the market comparables, discounted cash flows,and asset valuation approaches. Camille is passionately involved with KPMG’s Alternative Investment diversity and inclusion initiative specifically focusing on positioning women for career success and board seats. She is the global lead audit partner for private investment companies with assets under management upto $160 billion. Camille serves as a lead board director and chair for WCD Foundation and is the lead partner in charge of KPMG’s WCD relationship.

She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Most recently, Camille spoke at the Women’s Alternative Investment Summit addressing the challenges and opportunities facing investors and at the Women’s Annual Investors Forum discussing the risks that yield the greatest rewards in the Financial Industry. Additionally, Camille has issued thought leader material through her work with the Women in Alternative Investment survey, “The call to act” and “Realizing the Return on Gender Diversity”. Camille is on the steering committee for the AIF WomenInvestors’ Forum. She is a founding contributor of the Women in Alternative Investments Report.Camille received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Alternative Investment Analysis.

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.

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Opening Address


Speaker
Susan C. Keating

CEO, Women Corporate Directors Foundation (United States)

Adena T. Friedman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq, Inc.; Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, FCLTGlobal, and Vanderbilt University Board of Trust (United States)

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Adena Friedman became President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq on January 1, 2017, and is a member of the Board of Directors. She brings more than 20 years of industry leadership and expertise, and is credited with significantly shaping Nasdaq’s transformation into a leading global exchange and technology solutions company with operations across six continents.

Prior to being named CEO, Adena served as President and Chief Operating Officer throughout 2016 and was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s business segments with a focus on driving efficiency, product development, growth and expansion.

She rejoined Nasdaq in 2014, after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group from March 2011 to June 2014 and playing a critical role in taking the company public in May 2012.

Before Carlyle, Adena was a key member of Nasdaq’s management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles, including head of the company’s data products business, head of corporate strategy and Chief Financial Officer. She played an instrumental role in Nasdaq’s acquisition strategy, overseeing the acquisitions of INET, OMX, and the Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. She originally joined Nasdaq in 1993 as an intern.

Since December 2018, Adena has served as a Class B director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She was elected to the Board of Directors of FCLTGlobal, a non-profit organization that researches tools to encourage long-term investing, in January 2020. Adena began her term as a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust on July 1, 2020.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Global Economics : Catalysts for Financial Recovery

According to the IMF, the final bill for COVID-19 will be $28 Trillion in lost output. The ripple effect will fuel bankruptcies, restructuring and mergers. Political landscapes have shifted. Brexit is realized. China offers crucial opportunities to assist in stabilizing the world economy. Poverty, food insecurity, depletion of the environment and supply chain management are impacting everyday life.


11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Keynote

11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Presentation by Constance L. Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist & Principal, KPMG LLP ; Board Member, National Association for Business Economics and GallopNYC; Member, WCD New York (United States)

12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion


Moderator
Constance L. Hunter, CBE

Chief Economist & Principal, KPMG LLP ; Board Member, National Association for Business Economics and GallopNYC; Member, WCD New York (United States)

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As the Chief Economist for KPMG, Constance Hunter is responsible for macroeconomic analysis and forecasting at the firm. She also serves on the Growth and Strategy leadership team and is on the advisory board of KPMG’s pension committee. Constance’s expertise in macroeconomic and industry analysis allows her to provide an insightful perspective on the constantly evolving economic landscape and the impact it has on the firm audit clients.

Because Constance has a unique ability to make economic data understandable, user friendly, and actionable, she is a sought-after speaker on a wide variety of macroeconomic topics at conferences and by KPMG’s C-Suite clients. She regularly appears on broadcast media such as Bloomberg TV, Yahoo Finance, CNBC, and Fox Business, and is frequently quoted in marquee print media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Known for correctly identifying economic turning points, in January 2019 Constance was cited in the Wall Street Journal as one of the first economists to officially forecast the Fed rate cuts that year. She was also one of the first economists to begin forecasting the extensive economic impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. and Chinese economies in early February 2020.

Previously, Constance called the Russian currency devaluation in 1998, the Dotcom bubble’s burst in 2001, the real estate and credit crisis in 2007-2008, the recovery of the housing market and persistent low bond yields in 2012 and beyond. Prior to joining KPMG in 2013, Constance held high-level positions in the asset management industry for nearly two decades. She served in the capacity of Chief Investment Officer or ChiefEconomist for over a decade before joining KPMG. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer at AXA Investment Managers, where she helped to manage over $500 billion in fixed income assets.

Constance is the Past President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE),has been honored asa NABE Fellow, and she currently serves as a NABE board member where she is a champion of diversity and inclusion. Constance has an extensive cadre of high-level,international economists, policymakers, business and trade experts with whom she regularly consults with and advises. She is passionate about her community and serves on the board of GallopNYC, a nonprofit organization that changes the lives of disabled New Yorkers by offering therapeutic horsemanship programs.

Constance holds a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from New York University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She also holds the Certified Business Economist designation.


Speakers
Dr. Iyabo Masha

Economic Advisor and Member, Presidential Economic Advisory Council; Director, Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists and Centre for Public Policy Transformation (Nigeria)

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Dr. Iyabo Masha is a global economist and the only female member of Nigeria’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council. She has been on the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. since 2003 and was the immediate past IMF Resident Representative and Head of mission in Sierra Leone. Prior to that, she led IMF negotiating teams in a variety of African and Asian countries, assisting countries to develop economic programs and policies for macroeconomic stabilization, growth and poverty reduction, and to access private market and development financing. Dr. Masha has also worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja and the World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Masha has published a wide range of academic and policy research on macroeconomic stabilization, sovereign debt management, fiscal, monetary, and financial sector policies and inclusive, sustainable economic growth. Dr. Masha served on the G20 2020 Development Working Group, and she was recently appointed as a member of a study group developing a global framework for Financing Sustainable Development. She was a panelist on the UNDP Africa Beyond Covid-19 Economic Conference.

Ellen Zentner

Managing Director & Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley; Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, Economic Advisory Panel for the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Chair of SIFMA's Economic Advisory Roundtable, and American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee (United States)

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Ellen Zentner is Chief U.S. Economist and a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Ellen serves on the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC), the Economic Advisory Panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as the American Bankers’ Association, and is Chair of SIFMA’s Economic Advisory Roundtable. She is a Director of the National Association for Business Economics and is a past president of NYABE. In 2018 and 2020, Ellen’s team received the Lawrence R. Klein Award for the most accurate economic forecasts over the past four years. Ms. Zentner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Min Zhu

Former Deputy Director, IMF, Chair National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University; Director, World Economic Forum (Hong Kong)

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Break & Exhibit Hall Open

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Global Environmental Governance: Action & Accountability

Climate change, global warming, sustainability, renewable energy, fossil fuels, water – the time is NOW for global environmental governance to be a top boardroom priority. Sustainability performance will be measured. The International Accounting Standards Board which oversees 140 jurisdictions worldwide, has proposed the creation of the Sustainability Standards Board. Disclosure and reporting requirements will drive actionable change. Our panel of experts will lead a discussion on how you can architect change for the companies you serve.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Conversation


Speakers
Andrew Liveris

Former CEO and Chairman of The Dow Chemical Company; Director, Saudi Aramco, IBM, Salesforce Advisory Board, Public Investment Fund, Lucid Motors, Minderoo Foundation, Novonix, Worley, and The Hellenic Initiative (United States)

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Andrew N. Liveris is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A recognised global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow and experience in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.

Andrew advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. He is the author of ‘Make It in America’ and was tapped by the current U.S. administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector and drive economic growth and prosperity. In that regard, as chair of the manufacturing council and a member of the apprenticeship of the future task force. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. Andrew was the Special Advisor to the Australian National COVID-19 Coordination Commission and Chair of its Manufacturing Taskforce. He is the Co-Chair of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission, advising on how to accelerate the Territory’s economic rebound and growth. He is an Independent Member of the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee providing advice on the Industry Growth Centres initiative.

Andrew is a Director at IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley (Deputy Chairman), Lucid Motors (Chairman), NOVONIX and the Minderoo Foundation. He is on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Teneo (a global CEO consulting and advisory firm), and NEOM (an initiative driven by Saudi Vision 2030). He is Chairman of the BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Fund and a Special Advisor to the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Andrew serves as a Trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and is a member of the Concordia Leadership Council. In 2012, Andrew co-founded and Chair of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) which supports economic renewal in Greece through entrepreneurship, business development and investment. Andrew is Patron of the Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership at The University of Queensland. He is the past Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, an Executive Committee Member, and past Chairman of the U.S. Business Council.

Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (now Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering). He earned a Bachelor's degree (first class honours) in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland and was awarded the University Medal for that year. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in science by his alma mater as well as being named Alumnus of the Year.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his services to international business and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in engineering from Michigan State University in 2015. Andrew and his wife, Paula, both natives to Australia, have three adult children, Nicholas (wife Jemima), Alexandra and Anthony.

Halla Tomasdottir

CEO, The B Team; Director, We Mean Business; Chair, WCD Iceland (Iceland)

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Halla Tómasdóttir is the CEO of The B Team, a group of courageous business and civil society leaders working together to transform business for a better world. Halla started her leadership career in corporate America working for Mars and Pepsi Cola. She was on the founding team of Reykjavík University where she established the Executive Education Department, founded and led a successful women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative and was an assistant professor at the Business School. She was the first female CEO of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce and later went on to co-found an investment firm with the vision to incorporate feminine values into finance. The company successfully survived the infamous economic meltdown in Iceland. In 2016 Halla was an independent candidate for the President of Iceland. She entered a crowded field of candidates and finished as the runner-up with nearly 30 percent of the vote.

Halla has served on for-profit and non-profit boards in education, healthcare, finance and consumer products. An active change catalyst, Halla was a founding member of the National Assembly held in Iceland in the wake of its financial collapse, where a random sample of the Icelandic nation discussed its values and vision for the future. She also founded and chaired WE 2015, a global dialogue on closing the gender gap. Her work has led her to the TED stage twice and she has delivered keynotes and participated in dialogues around purpose-driven and principled leadership for companies and conferences around the world. In 2011, Newsweek named her to a list of 150 women who shake the world and following Iceland’s Presidential Elections in 2016, The New Yorker called her A Living Emoji of Sincerity.

Halla holds an international MBA degree from Thunderbird.


2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Panel


Moderator
Sarah E. Fortt

Counsel, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Member, WCD Austin (United States)

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Sarah has spent a decade working with organizations, small and large, public and private, in navigating their relationships and communications with key stakeholders, including their investors, regulators, employees and communities. She regularly works with boards on managing their approaches to corporate governance, crisis management, succession planning and board education. She is the mind behind the creation of V&E’s ESG Taskforce, a novel cross-functional team that works to provide companies with end-to-end solutions for navigating non-financial risks and opportunities, including those relating to climate change, human rights and corporate culture.

Sarah is the consistent corporate governance voice across V&E’s corporate governance approach, which includes working with companies across multiple industries in times of calm and in times of crisis as well as during key strategic transactions. Sarah has created a unique perspective on and approach to corporate cultural wellness that connects an in-depth understanding of leadership, governance, the ethics and compliance functions, employee incentives and initiatives, and corporate risk and crisis management. She regularly works with clients on crisis preparedness and response, including in the context of shareholder activism and cyber and data security breaches.

Sarah has a sophisticated understanding of incentive structures and how they tend to function across various levels of an organization given an organization’s strategies, goals and “sacred cows.” She regularly helps clients create consistent, effective and meaningful stakeholder communications (both required and voluntary). Sarah is also an experienced securities lawyer with a background in executive compensation.


Speakers
Vanessa C. L. Chang

Independent Director, Edison International, Transocean Ltd., Sykes Enterprises, and American Funds advised by Capital Group; Member, WCD Houston (United States)

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Vanessa C. L. Chang is director of Edison International, Transocean Ltd., Sykes Enterprises, and American Funds advised by Capital Group. She was previously director for Inveresk Research Group, Inc. and Blue Shield of California.

Chang served as a shareholder of EL & EL Investments, a private real estate investment business, from 1999 to 2018. She previously served as chief executive officer and president of ResolveItNow.com, an online dispute resolution service for high-volume, low-value claims, and senior vice president of Secured Capital Corporation, a real estate investment bank focused on origination and subsequent sales of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Prior to that, she had a 21-year career at the accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, which included serving as the West Coast partner in charge of Corporate Finance.

Vanessa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California State Board of Accountancy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sonia Consiglio Favaretto

Sustainability Specialist; SDG Pioneer by the UN Global Compact; Chairperson of the Advisory Board, GRI-Global Reporting Initiative Brazil; Vice Chair of the Technical Committee, CDP LA; Board Member, The Brazilian Development Bank and Ekos Brasil Institute Technical Committee; Member, WCD Brazil (Brazil)

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Sonia is recognized as one of the world’s ten “2016 Local SDG Pioneers” by the U.N. Global Compact for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

She is a member of Petrobras’s Health, Safety & Environment Committee, an advisory body to the Board of Directors. Sonia was a member of Brazilian Delegations to following U.N. Climate Change Conferences: Copenhagen (2009), Cancun (2010), Doha (2012), Warsaw (2013) and Paris (2015), representing B3.

Michele Hooper

President and CEO, The Directors’ Council; Director, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Inc.; Member, WCD Chicago (United States)

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Michele Hooper is President and CEO of The Directors’ Council which consults with major companies on board effectiveness and corporate board of director recruitment, focused primarily on diverse candidates.

With over 30 years of corporate board experience, Ms. Hooper is an audit committee financial expert with over 25 years of experience chairing the audit committees of several major companies, a highly regarded governance expert and business leader. Ms. Hooper was selected as the 2017 Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Ms. Hooper serves on the corporate boards of directors of UnitedHealth Group (Chair, Nominating and Governance) and United Airlines Holding (Chair, Audit Committee). Ms. Hooper formerly served on the boards of PPG Industries (Chair, Audit Committee), AstraZeneca PLC (Senior Independent Director and Chair, Audit Committee), Warner Music Group (Senior Independent Director and Chair, Audit Committee), Target Corporation (Chair, Audit Committee), Seagram Company, and DaVita Corporation.

Ms. Hooper is retired from the National board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and as President of NACD Chicago. She was a commissioner on ten NACD Blue Ribbon Commissions on governance including Strategy Oversight, Board-Shareholder Communications, Audit Committees and Risk Oversight. Ms. Hooper served as co-chair of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Audit Committees.

Ms. Hooper retired as a board member and former Vice Chair of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a public policy advocacy organization serving public company auditors, investors, and capital markets. She was Chair of the CAQ Working Group focused on Deterring and Detecting Financial Reporting Fraud.

Previously, Ms. Hooper served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Voyager Expanded Learning and of Stadtlander Drug Company, Inc. Prior to joining Stadtlander, Ms. Hooper was Corporate Vice President, Caremark International Inc, and President of the International Business Group, responsible for the expansion of Caremark into Europe, Canada and Japan. Ms. Hooper began her career at Baxter International and from 1988 to 1992, as President of Baxter Canada, Ms. Hooper led Canada’s largest health care and laboratory supplies company.

Ms. Hooper is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Board as well as a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Commercial Club of Chicago, the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), The Committee of 200, and The Chicago Network.

Ms. Hooper earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Day One Closing Remarks


Speaker
Susan C. Keating

CEO, Women Corporate Directors Foundation (United States)

Tamara Vinitzky

Partner - Clients & Markets, Marketing & Communications and Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG LLP; Co-chair, WCD Argentina (Argentina)

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Partner of KPMG in Argentina, in charge of Clients & Markets, Marketing & Communications and Diversity & Inclusion, co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors (WCD)– Argentina Chapter and Board member of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services.

Currently, as Partner of Clients & Markets, she is responsible for executing the commercial strategy of KPMG Argentina in close cooperation with regional leaders. In addition, she is responsible for designing and implementing the Marketing & Communications plan of the Firm.

Focused on managing diversity actions, she is in charge of the Diversity & Inclusion area and is co-chair of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), a Global Foundation that brings together female CEOs, presidents, owners and directors of the most important companies in the world, oriented to do business, to deal with corporate governance issues in the boards and to be a reliable base for headhunters in their search of talents for key roles.

Tamara is a Public Accountant, graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She joined KPMG in 1998, when she started her career focused on the audits of multinational and national companies both publicly and privately held.

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

Exhibit Hall Open

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

Compensation & Human Capital Committee Networking Reception

Hosted by Pearl Meyer (open to all attendees)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2021 Visionary Awards Celebration


Keynote Conversation
Becky Quick

Squawk Box Co-anchor, CNBC

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Becky Quick is co-anchor of “Squawk Box.”

Quick is known for her hard-hitting interviews and profiles of some of the world’s richest and most influential investors, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, Jamie Dimon, Charlie Munger and many others. She also has interviewed three U.S. presidents and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world such as the Microsoft CEO Conference, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference and the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference.

Quick was formerly anchor of the nationally syndicated “On the Money,” which was produced by CNBC, and also authored a regular column for Fortune magazine. Prior to becoming an anchor, Quick covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network’s partnership with Dow Jones.

Before joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the Internet. She also played a crucial role in the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online, while serving as the site’s International news editor.

Quick graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. She serves on the board of the Economic Club of New York and previously served on the board of The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments; Chair of the Board, Starbucks Corporation; Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co., George Lucas Education Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Center for Strategic & International Studies, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ariel Investment Trust; Member, WCD Chicago

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As Co-CEO, Mellody is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ariel Investment Trust—the company’s publicly traded mutual funds. Prior to being named Co-CEO, Mellody spent nearly two decades as the firm’s President. Outside of Ariel, Mellody is a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy. Her leadership has also been invaluable to corporate boardrooms across the nation. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation, and is the incoming Chairman of Starbucks, effective March 2021. She is also a director of JPMorgan Chase.

She previously served as Chairman of the Board of DreamWorks Animation until the company’s sale and was also a long-standing board member of the Estée Lauder Companies. Mellody’s community outreach includes her role as Chairman of After School Matters, a Chicago non-profit that provides area teens with high-quality after school and summer programs. Additionally, she is vice chair of World Business Chicago; co-chair of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art; and a board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

She also serves on the board of trustees of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Mellody is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees, and serves on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute. Mellody earned her AB from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy. In 2019, she was awarded the University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented annually to a Princeton graduate whose career embodies a commitment to national service. She has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, St. Mary’s College, and the University of Southern California. In 2015, Time Magazine named her one of the “100 Most Influential People” in the world.