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Monday, June 10, 2019

10:00AM - 2:30PM

Chicago, IL



9:30-10:00.  Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00-10:15. Welcome, Framework for Discussion & Speaker Introductions

Doug Chia (Co-Moderator), Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board, Inc.

Gary LaBranche, President & CEO, NIRI

Chris Stent (Co-Moderator), Founder, Mission Street Capital Advisors LLC; Former Vice President, Investor Relations, McDonald's


10:15-11:00.  Board Actions (including Failures)

When should a board take action?  How should the board prevent and respond to corporate crises?

Discussion Provocateur: Matt Sherman, President, Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer & Katcher


11:00-12:00. Director-Shareholder Engagement Expectations

What are the expectations for board composition in today’s economy? What knowledge base should directors have to fulfill their duties?

Discussion Provocateurs:

  • David Dragics, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, CACI International, Inc.
  • Chris Drewry, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

12:00-12:45. Networking Lunch


12:45-1:30. Board Composition, Structure and Knowledge Base

How should directors be engaging with shareholders on matters related to the company’s strategy, oversight and governance?

Discussion Provocateur:  Doug Chia, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board, Inc.


1:30-2:15.  Board Interactions with Management

How should directors be interacting with corporate management at the executive level and below?

Discussion Provocateur: Kathleen Cronin, Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, CME Group, Inc.


2:15. Wrap-Up, Findings & Next Steps

IR Roundtable Co-Hosts