Agenda 2017

We have confirmed the following amazing presenters for Summit 2017:

Joele Frank of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, a leading strategic financial corporate communications firm
Dr. Tim Elmore, Best-selling author and international speaker on Generations Y and Z
Sue Cole, Director Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Co-chair NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture
Joan Woodward, former Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Steve Albrecht, former president of the American Accounting Association and president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Jeannette Lichner, former Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Nomura, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America
Nora Denzel, Director at AMD and Ericson, Former Sr. VP at Intuit
Elvir Causevic, Tech+IP Advisory Group Co-Head, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey


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 – 9:30 Town Hall: NACD Blue Ribbon Commission – Developing Culture

Moderator – Bob Gross, President NACD Utah

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

9:30 – 10:00 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

10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00 Keynote Address: Building Diverse Talent – A Leadership Imperative

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

11:00 – 11:40 Keynote Address: From Australia to New York and Everything in Between – Turnarounds and Lessons Learned

Herbert E. ‘Bud’ Scruggs, Managing Director, The Cynosure Group

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

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

1:15 – 2:15 Breakout 1: Merck, Maersk, and Equifax: Keeping Up with Expectations for Ds & Os in the Face of New Cyber Threats

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, Managing 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, Director,, former CEO, EnergySolutions
Panelist – Rob Cutler, General Counsel, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
Panelist – Cheryl Larabee, Board Chair, ZAGG, Professor, Boise St. University
Panelist – Ron Poelman, Shareholder, Jones Waldo

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
Panelist – David Johnson, Manager of Financial Reporting, Pluralsight
Panelist – Jacob Sperry, Director of Technical Accounting, Connor Group

3:45 – 4:30 Keynote Address: The Board’s Role in Innovation

Nora Denzel, Director, Ericsson and AMD

5:00 – 5:30 Networking Reception


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 – Randall 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 – W. Steve Albrecht, Director Larry Miller Group and others
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

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Address: Building a Legacy Board

Clark Whitworth, CEO of Larry H. Miller Enterprises

Conference wrap-up / adjourn SKI AFTERNOON