NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

6/20/17 St. Louis |NACD and KPMG Spring Roundtable

June 20, 2017
St. Louis, MO




Shaping corporate culture: The Board’s role


Headlines continue to highlight the role that corporate culture plays in driving a company’s performance and reputation—for better or for worse. Corporate culture permeates virtually every aspect of an organization—strategy, risk management, compliance, business processes, employee performance, strategy execution, and long-term value creation. It drives behavior in good times and in times of change and stress, and it is quickly moving higher on the agenda for investors, employees, and customers—and how they engage (or do not engage) with a company.

Panel discussion will feature:

Jim Turley Serves on the Audit Committee for CitiGroup, Emerson Electric Co, and Northrop Grumman Corp.

Hillary Sale A Professor of Law and Management at Washington University focusing on Corporate Governance. Serves on the FINRA Board of Governors.

Candace Duncan Serves on the Audit Committee for Discover Financial Services, FTD Companies, Inc. and Teleflex Incorporated

KPMG’s Spring Director Roundtable Series —sponsored by the KPMG Board Leadership Center and Bryan Cave LLP— is designed for all board members and senior executives and will explore the role of the board in shaping corporate culture including 

Selecting the right CEO; Setting the tone at the top—and monitoring the tone in the middle, and down the line, where pressure for results can be most intense

Focusing on incentive compensation, hiring, firing, and promotion decisions

Going beyond the statement of corporate values to understand the unwritten rules—“how things get done.”

We will also discuss practical ways the board can go about assessing and monitoring corporate culture:

-Indicators of “good” corporate culture and red flags to watch out for

-Tapping into internal audit for a formal assessment/audit of the culture

-Linking corporate culture to strategy, risk, and long-term performance

-Keeping culture front and center on the board’s agenda

We hope you can join us-and your peers-for this timely dialogue at one our director roundtable locations around the country.

Who should attend

Board directors, audit committee members, C-level executives, senior management, and the investor community

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Liz Hanak by email at Your registration acceptance will be confirmed before the event.

Continuing education credits

This program qualifies for continuing professional education (CPE) credits, although state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credits. For purposes of CPE credits, this course is classified as an update on key challenges and leading practices for board directors and audit committee members and is eligible for two to three credits. For questions regarding CPE credits for this program, please contact us at US-MKT KPMG BLC.

Additionally, this program is eligible for NACD collaborative credits good toward either Fellowship with NACD. For questions regarding these credits or the Fellowships, please contact NACD at

There are no prerequisites, and there is no advanced preparation required for these events.


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Location and Time


The St. Louis Club
7701 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105


The St. Louis Club

7701 Forsyth Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63105


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Registration

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Roundtable

5:00PM - 6:00 PM Reception





Question about this Event?

Contact Heartland Chapter C/O Sharon Allison, 7033 N. Campbell, Gladstone, MO, 64118 phone: 816-210-3308 email: