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Who can you trust to really understand your challenges? Are you looking for practical solutions that you can implement right away?

Our program/council directors are subject matter experts with year's of experience in Fortune 500 organizations; many are also former council members. They help you gain insights beyond your industry, region or point of view, and offer you the rare chance to talk in confidence about issues, explore solutions and develop lasting relationships. 


Brian Allen
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Brian Allen

Danielle Badler
Program Director, Corporate Communications Strategy Council II and Internal Communications Council
The Conference Board

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Danielle Badler

Christine Beer
Program Director, Health Leadership Council, Resiliency Conference
The Conference Board

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Christine Beer

Andrew Bell
Aligning business and human resource strategy, HR strategy for global businesses
Leader, Strategic HR Center
The Conference Board

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Andrew Bell

Edward H. Betof, Ed.D.
Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Edward H. Betof, Ed.D.

Bob Bleimeister
Program Director, Human Capital Analytics II and Global HR Councils,
The Conference Board

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Bob Bleimeister

Jan Botz
Social media, corporate communications, marketing and branding
Leader, Communications & Marketing Center
The Conference Board

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Jan Botz

Elizabeth (Betty) Bourg
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Elizabeth (Betty) Bourg

Jacqueline Brevard
Co-Program Director, Global Business Conduct Council
The Conference Board

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Jacqueline Brevard

Denise Broz
Program Director, Talent Management Council
The Conference Board

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Denise Broz

Maureen Brundage
Program Director
The Conference Board
maureen.brundage@conferenceboard.org

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Maureen Brundage

Marcel Bucsescu
Co-Program Director, Council of Chief Legal Officers
The Conference Board
marcel.bucsescu@conferenceboard.org

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Marcel Bucsescu

John E. DiBenedetto, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Human Capital; Program Director Chief Human Resources Officer Councils, and Senior Human Resources Executives Councils
The Conference Board

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John E. DiBenedetto, Ph.D.

Margaret P. (Peggy) Eisenhauer
Program Director, Chief Privacy Officers Council
The Conference Board

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Margaret P. (Peggy) Eisenhauer

Philip Forve
Program Director, Quality Control Council, Business Performance Council
The Conference Board

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Philip Forve

Gisele Garcia-Shelley
Program Director, The Executive Coaching Council
The Conference Board
gisele.garcia@conference-board.org

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Gisele Garcia-Shelley

John Gillis
Program Director, Talent Acquisition Councils I and II, Talent Management Conference, Talent Acquisition Conference
The Conference Board

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John Gillis

Brian Gorla
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Brian Gorla

Kent Greenes
Knowledge Transfer
Program Director, Knowledge and Collaboration Council
The Conference Board
kent.greenes@conference-board.org

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Kent Greenes

Anne Greer
Leading innovation, brand and innovation strategy
Program Director, Innovation Coucil, Applied Innovation Council, Co-Program Director, Innovation Master Class
The Conference Board

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Anne Greer

Gib Hedstrom
Deputy Leader, Global Sustainability Center; Program Director, Sustainability Council I: Strategy and Implementation; Sustainability Council II: Innovation and Growth; and the Chief Environment, Health and Safety Officers’ Council
The Conference Board

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Gib Hedstrom

Ellen Hexter
Program Director
The Conference Board
ellen.hexter@conferenceboard.org

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Ellen Hexter

Jeff Hoffman
Corporate social responsibility strategy, reputation and brand management, ESG governance
Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center
The Conference Board

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Jeff Hoffman

Lisa Hunter
Program Director
The Conference Board
lisa.hunter@conference-board.org

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Lisa Hunter

R. William Ide, III
Program Director
The Conference Board
R.William.IdeIII@conferenceboard.org

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R. William Ide, III

Peggy Jude
Program Director, HR Technology Council
The Conference Board

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Peggy Jude

Michael Katz
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Michael Katz

Gerard Kells
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Gerard Kells

Kimo Kippen
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Kimo Kippen

Deborah Kops
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

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Deborah Kops

Neal Kulick
Succession planning practices, executive development, performance management
Leader, Talent Management Center
The Conference Board

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Neal Kulick

Stela Lupushor
Program Director, Strategic Workforce Planning Council
The Conference Board

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Stela Lupushor

Alex Masetti
Enterprise Process Optimization
Program Director, Enterprise Process Optimization Council
The Conference Board
alexander.masetti@conference-board.org

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Alex Masetti

Jennifer McClure
Program Director
The Conference Board
Jen.McClure@conferenceboard.org

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Jennifer McClure

Audrey McGuckin
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Audrey McGuckin

John Messman
Program Director
The Conference Board

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John Messman

Eliska Meyers
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Eliska Meyers

Ron Miller
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Ron Miller

Michael Moran
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Michael Moran

Ralph Morris
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Ralph Morris

Sophia A. Muirhead
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
The Conference Board
sophia.muirhead@conferenceboard.org

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Sophia A. Muirhead

Charles Popper
Information Technology, IT governance and product/service management processes
Co-Leader, Digital Transformation Center
The Conference Board

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Charles Popper

Tim Peter
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Tim Peter

Peter (Pete) Quigney
Program Director
The Conference Board
peter.quigney@conference-board.org

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Peter (Pete) Quigney

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Building highly engaging cultures, human capital analytics, trends in executive coaching, CEO succession, employee engagement
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
rebecca.ray@conferenceboard.org

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Dennis Roche
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Dennis Roche

MaryLee Sachs
Program Director
The Conference Board

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MaryLee Sachs

Julie Salmon
Program Director
The Conference Board
Julie.Salmon@conference-board.org

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Julie Salmon

Barry Schumacher
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Barry Schumacher

Rob Shimp
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Rob Shimp

Rita Shor
Challenges and gaps in innovation and application of innovation metrics, product development, design for Six Sigma, lead user research and leadership
Co-Leader, Innovation and Productivity Center
The Conference Board
rita.shor@conferenceboard.org

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Rita Shor

Dan Simpson
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Dan Simpson

Blair Skramstad
Program Director, Sales Executives Council
The Conference Board
blair@bskramstadconsulting.com

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Blair Skramstad

May Snowden
Program Director
The Conference Board
may.snowden@conference-board.org

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May Snowden

Rebekah Steele
Senior Fellow, Human Capital; Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion Council and Diversity & Inclusion Industry Leader Council
The Conference Board

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Rebekah Steele

Cassie Stern
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Cassie Stern

Gloria Stinson
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Gloria Stinson

Kinthi D. Sturtevant
Program Director
The Conference Board
kinthi.sturtevant@us.ibm.com

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Kinthi D. Sturtevant

Tony Tapia
Program Director
Tony.Tapia@tcb.org

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Tony Tapia

Melodie Thigpen
Human Capital
Program Director
The Conference Board
melodie.thigpen@conferenceboard.org

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Melodie Thigpen

Janet S. VanAlsten
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Janet S. VanAlsten

Bart van Ark
Global economic indicators, global outlook, forecasts, productivity, GDP, employment
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board
bart.vanark@conferenceboard.org

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Bart van Ark

Nancy Wolk
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Nancy Wolk
Contact Councils

Learn more about our global council program. 

United States:
Katie Plotkin
Director, Council Development
+1 212 339 0449
katie.plotkin@conferenceboard.org

Europe:
Marie-Laure Bultot
Manager, Council Membership
+32 2 675 5405
marie-laure.bultot@conferenceboard.org

Asia:
Alice Lee
Senior Council Manager, Asia
+852 2804 1029
alice.lee@conferenceboard.org