• Presentations 2014

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    Thank you for your participation in Summit 2014. Please place a reminder for Summit Conference 2014 on December 3-4, 2015.

    Click on the links below to view and download the presenters’ materials(a few of the presenters preferred to not allow downloads of their materials via the internet, but you may watch and enjoy them still):

  • Presentations 2013

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    Thank you for your participation in Summit 2013. Please place a reminder for Summit Conference 2013 on December 4-5, 2014.

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  • 2013 Presenters Look to Be Stellar

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    The 2013 Summit Director & Officer Governance Conference is shaping up to be another stellar event with a great lineup of keynote speakers and panelists.

    This year we have Reatha Clark King, Chair of the National Association of Corporate Directors leading off the conference Thursday morning. Reatha, a former NACD Director of the Year, is also a current Director at Exxon and has served on numerous boards including the H.B. Fuller Company, Wells Fargo & Company, Minnesota Mutual Insurance Company, University of Chicago, American Council on Education and the Council on Foundations. Retha spoke at our conference three years ago and was very well received with her quick wit and common sense advice.

    Jerry Atkin, a remarkable individual, has also agreed to speak at the conference and in addition to being a great person has an unique history. Jerry currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zion’s Bancorporation, and is a member of the Utah Board of Regents. In 1975 Jerry joined SkyWest as Director of Finance. Shortly thereafter, at age 26, he became the youngest President of a scheduled airline. Jerry has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1975 and was elected as Chairman of the Board in June 1991. He has led the Company from annual revenues of under $1 million to more than $4.5 billion. Jerry is well experienced and very well grounded. When he speaks, people listen.

    Clark Gilbert, President of Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media, is speaking on “Taking Advantage of the Digital Future”. Clark is a dynamic speaker and former Harvard Business School Professor. If you do not have the opportunity to hear anyone else speak at the Summit Conference, make sure he is on your list. He is easily one of the smartest people I have ever met with respect to digital strategies and good business practices.

    Adam Epstein, founding member of Third Creek Advisors and author of The Perfect Corporate Board is also presenting at the conference. Epstein was named as a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow in December, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. He currently serves as the lead independent director on the board of OCZ Technology Group (OCZ), a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of solid-state drive technology for computing devices and systems. He also advises a number of boards of small-cap and micro-cap companies, as well as investment funds.

    Bill Wiersma, Author of The Power of Professionalism and Founder, Wiersma Consultants, will be our lunch speaker on Thursday. Bill is a former director in a Fortune 200 company and was a board member and president of a privately held tech company focused on emerging markets.

    Additional keynote speakers include Former Senator Bob Bennett, Adam Hartung (Managing Partner-Spark Partners), Joan Woodward (Executive Vice President Public Policy, The Travelers Companies, former Vice President and Director of Washington Research for Goldman Sachs, former Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance), Stavros Tsibirdis (Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities), and Ron Jibson, (CEO, Questar Corporation)

    We also have some great panels with stellar panelists. We look forward to seeing you there on December 5-6 at the beautiful Montage Deer Valley Resort in Park City. The room rates are only $239 per night at the nicest hotel/resort in Utah and quite possibly the nicest in the intermountain west.

  • Presentations – Summit 2012

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    Thank you for your participation in Summit 2012. Please place a reminder for Summit Conference 2013 on December 5-6, 2013.

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  • Earlybird Special Ending this Weekend

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    Summit 2012 Logo and image of luxurious Montage Deer Valley Resort
    Rooms at the Montage are almost gone as is the earlybird discount. Earlybird discount ends this weekend. Reserve your room today to guarantee your spot at the resort. We have fulfilled our allotted room commitment at the Montage Deer Valley Resort and the amazing room rate of $229 is now on an “as available” status.

    Now in its 12th year, Summit D&O Conference is a world-class directors and officers training and leadership conference dedicated to helping the boards of public, pre-IPO, and private companies improve corporate governance and best practices.  Summit provides an opportunity for directors and officers to hear valuable information from nationally recognized experts and thought leaders on best practices and strategies to improve boardroom performance. (Note: This course is presented in partnership with the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors [NACD] and offers Director Education credit.)

    Join your peers from around the country at the Montage Deer Valley Resort located within the pristine Deer Valley Ski Resort and discuss the challenges facing boards today. Hear from nationally recognized experts on how to most effectively deal with the challenges and complexities of new federal regulations and governance reforms.

    Additional benefits include:

    • CPE and CLE credits (9.5 each) 
    • NACD Director Education Credits (8 credits)
    • Luxury Accommodations at Montage Deer Valley Resort (discounted rates)

    Featured Speakers Include:

    • Chancellor William B. Chandler III, Partner, WSGR, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    • Bob Whitman, Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Covey Corporation  
    • Richard Levick, President and CEO, Levick Strategic Communications
    • Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President Public Policy, The Travelers Companies, former Vice President and Director of Washington Research for Goldman Sachs, former Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S., Senate Committee on Finance  
    • Richard Koppes, former Deputy Executive Officer and General Counsel of CalPERS, currently Director for National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Summit 2011 Survey Request

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    Please help us make Summit an even better conference by completing our survey of your opinion on the Summit 2010 D&O Conference. It is only 15 questions and will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete.0

    Go to the following URL: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BLMTZXLR6

  • Thank You – Presentations 2011

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    Thank you for your participation in Summit 2011. Please place a reminder for Summit Conference 2012 on December 6-7, 2012.

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  • Presenters – Joan Woodward, EVP Public Policy, The Travelers Companies

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    BioJoan Woodward, Travelers Companies, Inc.Joan Woodward
    Travelers Companies, Inc.
    Ms. Woodward has been Executive Vice President for Public Policy for the company since June 2008. She also leads The Travelers Institute, which was created in May 2009. She joined Travelers from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was the founding Executive Director of their Global Markets Institute. During her nine years at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward also served as Vice President and Director of Washington Research for Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research.

    Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward worked on Capitol Hill for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, as well as Senior Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget. Ms. Woodward serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the President’s National Small and Medium Enterprise Export Council, and she is engaged with numerous community and charitable groups.

    Ms. Woodward has bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration, all from the American University. She also studied at the University of London.

  • Presenters – Kim Cameron, University of Michigan

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    BioKim Cameron, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

    Kim Cameron
    Ross School of Business,
    University of Michigan

    Dr. Cameron’s past research on organizational downsizing, organizational effectiveness, corporate quality culture and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 120 academic articles and 13 scholarly books, the latest of which are Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture (Jossey Bass), Positive Organizational Scholarship (Berrett-Koehler), Leading with Values (Cambridge University Press), Competing Values Leadership (Edward Elgar), Making the Impossible Possible (Berrett Koehler), and Positive Leadership (Berrett Koehler). His current research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations–such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion–and their relationship to performance.

    He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan and has served as Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and department chair at the University of Michigan.

  • Presenters – Clark Gilbert – CEO, Deseret Digital Media

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    BioClark Gilbert, President & CEO of Deseret Digital Media

    Clark Gilbert is the president and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. The Deseret News is Utah’s longest running business and one of the nation’s fastest growing newspapers, both in print and online. Deseret Digital is one of the largest targeted media networks in the country. It manages the commercial Web properties of the Deseret Media Companies: DeseretNews.com, KSL.com, DeseretBook.com, MormonTimes.com and LDSChurchNews.com.

    Prior to DDM, Gilbert was an associate academic vice president at Brigham Young University–Idaho, where he oversaw the university’s online learning and distance education initiatives. He was also a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School and has a background in media innovation.

    As a professor at the Harvard Business School, Gilbert published numerous award-winning articles on innovation, including lead articles in the Harvard Business Review and MIT/Sloan Management Review. He also authored the book “From Resource Allocation to Strategy,” published by Oxford University Press. He has an extensive background in digital media and has published numerous articles on media innovation and the growth of the Internet.

    Gilbert is a board member at Lead Media Partners, a Web prediction and lead generation company. He has also served on the New Ventures Boards at Landmark Media and Scripps Publications. Gilbert was a founding partner of Boston-based consultancy Innosight, where he built an advisory practice with media and healthcare clients targeting disruptive innovation.

    Gilbert graduated from Brigham Young University. He earned a master’s degree from Stanford University and a doctorate degree from the Harvard Business School.
    Gilbert speaks Japanese and has hiked Mt. Fuji. He and his wife, Christine, are the parents of seven children. Gilbert is heavily involved in the lives of young people and has a special affinity toward helping youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.