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Summit 2017 D & O Conference

November 30-December 1, 2017
Park City, UT




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Event Notes




Location and Time


Montage Deer Valley Resort
9100 Marsac Avenue
9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City, UT 84060
Park City, UT 84060

Thursday, November 30th


7:00 – 8:00  Registration / Continental Breakfast


8:20 – 8:30  Introduction and Welcome to Conference | Michael Thompson, Assistant Dean of Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University


8:30 – 9:00  Keynote Address:  NACD Blue Ribbon Commission – Developing Culture

Sue Cole, Director Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Co-chair NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture

Gregory C. Smith, Principal Greg C. Smith, LLC and former Vice Chairman, Ford Motor Company


9:00 – 9:30  Keynote Address:  Leading and Growing Companies with Millennials

Dr. Tim Elmore, Author Generation iY, Secrets to Connecting with Today’s Young Adults in the Digital Age 


9:30 – 10:00  Keynote Address:  Building Diverse Talent – A Leadership Imperative

Jeannette Lichner, Author, Governance Consultant, former AMEA COO and Head of Compliance and Operational Risks of Bank of America 


10:00 – 10:30  Networking Break


10:30 – 11:30  Plenary Session Panel:  Sustainability – Competitive Strategy in a Disruptors’ World

Moderator – Spencer D. Hoole, President/CEO, Diversified Insurance Group 


11:45 – 1:15  Lunch Keynote Address:  The Courage to Make Tough Decisions as a Board Member

Steve Albrecht, Faculty Emeritus, BYU School of Accountancy, Board Member SkyWest Airlines, Cypress Semiconductor, RedHat, Inc. and SunPower Corporation 


1:15 – 2:15  Breakout 1: Cyber Risk – Balancing Convenience with Security

Moderator – Lauri Floresca, Partner, Woodruff Sawyer
Panelist – Dan Hansen, Managing Director, Protiviti
Panelist – Jennifer Archie, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Panelist – Greg Alexander, VP, Global Security Advisor, Priceline Group
Panelist – Rob Belk, West Region Cybersecurity Lead, EY 


Breakout 2:  Mergers & Acquisitions – Trends and Opportunities 

Moderator – Barry Lutz, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
Panelist – Daren Shaw, Director, D.A. Davidson
Panelist – Jeff Nelson, President, Nelson Labs
Panelist – Ben Dorman, President, AMRG
Panelist – Randy Hales, CEO, ZAGG


2:15 – 2:45  Networking Break


2:45 – 3:45  Breakout 1:  The Unique Nexus of the Chief Legal Counsel and Directors – Impact on Decision Making and Corporate Governance

Moderator – David Angerbauer, Shareholder, Durham Jones Pinegar, former Chief Legal Officer, EnergySolutions
Panelist – Val Christensen, former CEO, EnergySolutions, General Counsel, and Franklin Covey
Panelist – Cheryl Larabee, Director and Chairman of the Board, ZAGG, Professor, and Boise St. University


Breakout 2:  Tackling New Rev Rec Standards and Other Accounting Phenomena 

Moderator – Shawn Goff, Managing Partner, EY
Panelist – Natalie Munk, Senior Director and Corporate Controller, Ancestry 


3:45 – 4:30  Keynote Address:  Transformative Leaders and Boards

Nora Denzel, Director Ericsson and AMD 


Friday, December 1th

7:30 – 8:15  Continental Breakfast


8:15 – 8:45  Keynote Address: Cybersecurity – A Pragmatic Approach for Boards and Executives

Dan Hansen, Managing Director, Protiviti 


8:45 – 9:30  Keynote Address: Woodward on Washington

Joan Woodward, Executive VP Public Policy, The Travelers Companies, former Goldman Sachs, former U.S. Senate Committee on Finance 


9:30 – 10:30  Breakout 1: Culture and Governance – The Recipe for the Perfect IPO 

Moderator – Kathy Fritch, Managing Director, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Panelist – Chris Nielsen CFO, Redfin
Panelist – Randal Hopkins, Managing Director, NASDAQ
Panelist – Dan Stevenson, General Counsel, DOMO
Panelist – Susan Miner, Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer 


Breakout 2: Shareholder Activism 

Moderator – William Cernius, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Panelist – Paul Tosetti, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Panelist – Dan Burch, CEO, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.


10:30 – 10:45  Networking Break


10:45 – 11:15  Keynote Address:  Strategically Speaking – Guidance for Directors and Officers 

Joele Frank, Founder and Managing Partner of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 


11:15 – 11:45  Keynote Address:  Boards Fiduciary Duty In Measuring and Valuing IP

Elvir Causevic, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Tech+IP Advisory Practice, former founder CEO of Black Stone IP 


Conference wrap-up / adjourn SKI AFTERNOON




3 NACD collaborative credits

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Question about this Event?

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