4:30 p.m.: Check In/Networking 5:00 p.m.: Program Start 6:30 p.m.: Program End/Cocktail Reception
This event bestows 1 certification credit based on the content presented.
A moderated panel will outline the responsibilities of a corporate board director. It will identify key development experiences needed to be a board candidate. The panel will also outline the board search process including the mutual due diligence required to ensure a good board match. The panelists will also provide general advice given their experiences as a director and as a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The panel moderator will introduce related research materials from NACD’s library.
Intended Take-Aways for Attendees: 1. What are the roles and responsibilities of corporate directors? 2. What informational resources are available to learn about being a director? 3. What do companies look for in prospective board members? 4. What does a board search entail for the candidate and the firm? 5. How best to prepare for the experience? 6. How does a new director get on-board and get up to speed?
Dr. Karen Bogart is President of Smith Bogart Consulting, an advisement firm focused on business growth, turn-around, and capability. She is a director of Mohawk Industries (MHK), a NYSE listed floor covering firm, and Michelman, Inc., a private specialty chemicals company. She is also a director of the NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter, and Chairperson, Fielding Graduate University Board of Trustees. She formerly was a director for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a public semiconductor company (NASDAQ), ZBE Inc, a digital printing systems firm, and Silver Maple Ventures, an on-line equity crowd funding company. Karen was formerly a senior executive of Eastman Kodak Company. She is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and was recognized in the 2016 “Directorship 100”. She has authored articles on board influence in sustainability and social responsibility.
Kim L. Hunter is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. He served on both the “Strategy and Risk” and “Board / C-Suite Expectations” panels during NACD’s Global Board Leaders’ Summit.
As an NACD Pacific Southwest Board Chapter member, Hunter serves on two committees: Nominating & Governing and Sponsorship, which he chairs.
For 18 and a half years, Hunter served as corporate director for SCAN Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage health plan with $2 billion in annual revenue and 1,000 employees. As an independent corporate director, Hunter served on all five committees: Audit & Compliance, Compensation, Finance, Quality & Customer Experience, and chaired Corporate Governance for seven years while serving on the committee for 14. Additionally, Hunter chaired the Public Review Committee in the early years, which was the only committee mandated by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).