Join us to celebrate and honor some of our state's most engaged and effective board leaders at this year's Outstanding Directors Awards luncheon. The Outstanding Directors Awards recognize individuals who exemplify knowledge, leadership and excellence in corporate governance.
The event is sponsored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Utah Chapter and Utah Business magazine.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's awards:
Gretchen McClain - Boart Longyear - Small Public Company
Gil Fuller - USANA - Large Public Company
David Petersen - OC Tanner - Private Company
Patricia Jones - Women's Leadership Institute - Nonprofit Orgaanization
Greg Warnock - Mercato Partners - Venture-backed Boards
These five leaders demonstrate outstanding leadership, contributions and integrity at the highest levels and serve as role models in promoting professional standards for board and director performance. NACD and Utah Business are honored to celebrate the success of these exceptional people and invite you to join us as we recognize their accomplishments.
Corporate directors can be held personally liable-both civilly and even criminally-for the negligence or misconduct of the companies they serve. Join us to discuss how you can mitigate your personal risk in serving as a board member.
Join us for an in-depth and lively discussion about cybersecurity and why it has risen to the top of a board's agenda. We'll go over real-world scenarios and claims where directors and officers were sued for failing to address cybersecurity issues. We'll also share practical tips and recommendations to help boards and C-Suites as they make their way through the ever changing cybersecurity landscape.
SkyWest, Inc. has thrived during some of the regional airline industry's most transformative years. As the only independent, publicly traded entity among its peers, SkyWest, Inc. is navigating an ongoing pilot shortage against the backdrop of a tumultuous political climate, partnerships with four of the world's most well-known major airlines, and two entirely separate labor groups. NACD members joined their director peers for lessons that they could take back to their boardrooms and firsthand accounts and insights from CEO Chip Childs, CFO Robert Simmons and Chair Jerry Atkin.
SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with nearly 3,000 daily flights carrying more than 53 million passengers annually. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Based in St. George, Utah, SkyWest continues to set the standard for excellence across the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its over 17,000 employees.
The Unique Nexus of the Chief Legal Officer and Directors: Impact on Decision Making and Corporate Governance
In a joint meeting with the Utah Bar General Counsel Section, we explored the dynamics and issues associated with the roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel, particularly the Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel. Senior management and directors rely regularly on the training and expertise of the Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel in a variety of legal and regulatory compliance aspects. Frequently, the relationships that exist between the Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel and such management and directors have a significant impact on an organization's decision-making process and governance. The panel consisted of current and former distinguished directors and CLOs from public, private and non-profit organizations.
November 30, 2017
December 1, 2017
· Park City, UT
Join the NACD Utah Chapter and your peers for the 17th Annual Summit 2017 Director and Officer Training Conference, a world-class event designed for board chairs, corporate directors and senior executive officers of publicly traded companies, pre-IPO, and private companies.
Audit committee agendas continue to grow more challenging, with the risk and regulatory environment, major new accounting standards, and expectations for greater transparency and quality disclosures all raising the stakes on the committee's efficiency and effectiveness. Claudia Allen, Greg Randall the directors who attended explored key trends and leading audit committee practices.
Market disruptions greatly inhibit the normal functioning of markets and can create widespread panic. Members heard lessons learned and learned first-hand examples from Buzz Waterhouse, one of the nation's top business executives.
Val Christensen will be discussing the "critical role of the board in enterprise risk management." He will be sharing his experiences dealing with risk mitigation and crisis management, including while he served as the President and CEO of EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE), a global nuclear services company specializing in decommissioning nuclear facilities and safely managing radioactive materials. After the Fukushima Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, EnergySolutions was chosen to assist in the clean-up effort of more than 160,000 tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. Val will talk about how a board may anticipate enterprise risks and how he structured and implemented effective crisis avoidance and risk management systems.
Boards that "Build Value" and "Creating Value" are frequent themes in speeches and articles. Building value is top of mind for all of us. But how do we create value in a company and how do we measured value?