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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 kicked off our 2018 program schedule by sharing key and actionable learnings 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 provided their takeaways and thought-provoking boardroom translations and actions from the annual NACD Global Board Leaders' Summit and the 2018 NACD CES Experience. Both events provided current and futuristic insights that you should be socializing with your boards and organizations. 

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

We thank those that were able to join us to hear about the key and actionable issues and to meet fellow chapter members and NACD National representatives at this geographic pilot. We’d love to get your input on potential future St. Louis programming.  Please contact Sharon Allison at




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: