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2/13/18 | St. Louis: NACD 2017 Global Board Leaders' Summit in a Snapshot

February 13, 2018
St. Louis, MO



NACD 2017 Global Board Leaders'

Summit in a Snapshot

Inaugural Two-Site Event

St. Louis and Kansas City

Program Overview

We are kicking off our 2018 program schedule by sharing key and actionable learning's that your board peers and NACD leaders have garnered at recent events.

During this Summit in a Snapshot breakfast Erin Essenmacher, NACD’s chief programming officer, and chapter members Peter Brown, chairman and founder, Grassmere Partners; Lori Kelleher, chief human resources officer and board compensation committee advisor; Jeannine Strandjord, corporate and non-profit board director; and Kathy Walker, managing director, OpenAir Equity will provide you with their takeaways and thought-provoking board- room translations and actions from the annual NACD Global Board Leaders' Summit and the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Both events provided current and futuristic insights that you should be socializing with your boards and organizations. 

To better serve our members beyond the Kansas City area, and also offer a highly valued networking opportunity, we will be co-hosting a live stream of this discussion with our NACD sponsor Deloitte at their downtown St. Louis office. It will include breakfast and follow-on discussion. 

Join us to hear about key and actionable issues and to meet your fellow chapter members and NACD National representatives at this geographic pilot. We’d love to meet you and to get your input on potential future St. Louis programming. 



Kathy Walker, Managing Director, OpenAir Equity Partners;

Director, Adtran, Zubie, SmartHome Ventures, NACD Heartland Chapter

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Peter Brown, Chairman and Founder, Grassmere Partners

Former Chair and CEO, AMC Entertainment, Inc.

Director, Grassmere Partners, LLC, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL),

EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), and Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM)

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Erin Essenmacher, Chief Programming Officer, NACD

Founder of the NACD CES Experience

Director, Gandhi Brigade, and Women in Film and Video

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Lori Kelleher, Division President

Chief Human Resource Officer and Board Compensation Committee Advisor, Black & Veatch

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Jeannine Strandjord, Corporate and Nonprofit Board Director

Director, American Century Mutual Funds, Euronet Worldwide,

MGP Ingredients, and JE Dunn Construction Company

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St. Louis

Program Host


Location and Time


Deloitte Downtown Office
100 S. 4th St. - Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63102

 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.: Registration and Networking

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Program

Breakfast will be available




Question about this Event?

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