Summit 2018 to be held November 29 – 30 at the beautiful Montage Deer Valley Resort

Now in its 18th 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.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/CLE credits (9.5 hours awarded in past years) as well as NACD Fellowship Hours (11 hours) and luxury accommodations at Montage Deer Valley Resort (discounted rates)


All the pieces are in place for another successful Summit D&O Training Conference. We are holding this year’s conference at the Montage Deer Valley Resort and the lineup of presenters has never been stronger.

REGISTER NOW for a great conference that will help you be a better board member while providing over 9 hours of CLE and CPE and 11 NACD Fellowship hours. Pricing is a bargain at $600. Comparable Director Education Conferences cost between $2000 and $6000.

You are registering for: Summit 2018 Director & Officer Training Conference, November 29 – 30, 2018


Lodging at the Montage Deer Valley Resort is available at discounted rates:

Superior King or Double-Queen Room – $255
Mention “Summit Conference” to get discount at (435) 604-1300
Availability is limited though reservations at the discounted rates are available for two days before and two days after the conference
If you are using a GPS or some kind of mapping device to find your way to the Montage Resort, please use the following address to enter into your mapping/GPS device:

Montage Deer Valley Resort
9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

We recommend UBER or Lyft for transportation from the airport to the Montage.

Agenda 2018

The keynote speakers are confirming quickly.

  • T. Casey Fleming from BLACKOPS Partners will speak on modern-day cyber warfare against our corporate websites and systems
  • Joan Woodward will once again provide us with the most useful, succinct hour of Washington policy updates you will hear all year
  • Jason Schenker will help us see into the future economy regarding AI and robotics
  • Dan Black will enlighten us on recruiting and working with millennials
  • Chris Clason will help us craft the perfect message as leaders in our respective companies
  • Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO and former Venrock partner, will address atypical risk


Thursday, November 29th

The Break Up of Big Tech

Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, founder of L2, Author of the Digital IQ Index, named “One of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors”

Town Hall: NACD Blue Ribbon Commission – “Atypical Risk”

Moderator – Bob Gross, President, NACD Utah Chapter

Ray Rothrock, Chairman and CEO, RedSeal, Inc. Partner Emeritus, Venrock, Director Check Point Software Technology, Roku and NACD Northern California Chapter

Holly Gregory, NACD Blue Ribbon Commission, Author of numerous articles on governance topics, including the governance column for Practical Law: The Journal.

Transitioning From the C-Suite to the Board

Nora Denzel, Director, Ericsson and NACD

Strategic Composition of Boards

Ray Rothrock, Chairman and CEO, RedSeal, Inc. Partner Emeritus, Venrock, Director Check Point Software Technology, Roku, and NACD Northern California Chapter

Preparing for Tomorrow: How to Thrive in an Economy Driven by Robots and Automation

Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics, Chairman of The Futurist Institute; and Bestselling Author

Crafting the Perfect Pitch as Leaders

Chris Clason, Director of MBA Career Services, BYU Marriott School

Breakout Sessions include:

The Future of Cybersecurity

Diversity and Inclusiveness as a Business Strategy

Refreshing the Board – Board Assessment / Succession Planning

Business Sustainability – Customer Loyalty/Retention

Next Level Cybersecurity – The Battlefield of Modern Warfare

T. Casey Fleming, Chairman and CEO, BLACKOPS Partners


Friday, November 30th

How to Lead and Grow Companies With Millennials

Dan Black, Global Recruiting Leader, EY

Woodward on Washington

Joan Woodward, Executive VP Public Policy, The Travelers Companies, formerly with Goldman Sachs and U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Breakout Sessions include:

IPO Ready – Trust the Process

Technology Disruptors: A Tutorial for Boards and C-Suites

The Science of Top Performing Organizations

Dr. Chris Bray, CEO and Founder, Adaption Institute, author Best Job Ever

World-Class Management Practices & How to Implement Them in Your Company

Ray Gilmartin, Director, NACD; former CEO and President, Merck & Co

Trust – The #1 Leadership Competency

Shawn Moon, CEO, Zeroez, Consultant, Franklin Covey and Author of Fierce Loyalty

Conference wrap-up/adjourn SKI AFTERNOON


Sponsors include the thought leaders in corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

Diversified Insurance Group, EY, and Latham & Watkins are the Title Sponsors of this year’s Summit Conference.

Summit is presented with the support and assistance of the NACD Utah Chapter and Brigham Young University.

Gold Sponsors include DA Davidson, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Durham Jones & Pinegar, Fluid, Jones Waldo, Nasdaq, Protiviti, Wells Fargo, Woodruff Sawyer, and Zions Bank.