5:00 p.m.: Check In/Networking 5:30 p.m.: Program Start 6:45 p.m.: Program End/Cocktail Reception until 7:30 p.m.
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?
Karen is the President of Smith Bogart Consulting, an advisement firm on business growth and turn-around. She formerly was a Senior Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and managed global businesses across the consumer, health, and commercial sectors. She currently serves on the boards of Mohawk Industries, a NYSE listed floor covering firm and Michelman, Inc., a private specialty chemicals company. She formerly was a director for Monolithic Power Systems, a NASDAQ listed semiconductor firm; Silver Maple Ventures, a Canadian fintech company; ZBE, a private digital printing systems firm, and five boards in Asia. She is a NACD Leadership Fellow and serves as a director of the NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary
Melanie is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. She has been part of their strategic transformation to provide enabling technologies to industrial growth markets. Melanie is responsible for Teledyne’s legal, corporate reporting, merger and acquisition, human resources, ESG, and trade compliance functions. She serves as a director of Opus Bank and of several Teledyne subsidiary companies.
Walter is the Co-Founder, Partner and Managing Director with Boston Consulting Group’s Digital Ventures, BCG’s Venture Capital and Incubator entity. He also leads the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications practice. He was previously the CEO of Adly, a leading social advertising technology platform and Senior Vice President of Digital Operations at Twentieth Century Fox. Walter has served as a director of national and local organizations leveraging expertise in strategy, digital transformation and growth. He currently serves on the boards of ATTN and Glamsquad, the Board of Governors at Cedars Sinai Medical Group, and the Board of Advisors for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey team and the Brentwood School.
Ray served as executive vice president and CFO of FEI Company, a leading supplier of instruments for the semiconductor industry and scientific applications. Before joining FEI, Ray was the CFO of TriQuint Semiconductor and its subsidiary Sawtek. Ray is a licensed certified public accountant and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is on the board of directors of Form Factor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) and nLight Inc (LASR). Ray is a UCSB Technology Management instructor. He is also a Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.
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).