7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. | Check-in and Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. | Formal Program
9:00 a.m. | Adjourn
Location: Indian Hills Country Club | 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills KS
We are in the midst of a business revolution with profound implications for companies and how they are governed. Changes involving markets, global competition, regulation, and, perhaps above all, technology are reshaping social and economic life in powerful ways.
NACD’s 2019 Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) took on the challenge of analyzing how boards need to shift their governance, the way they think, operate, communicate, and interact with the business to meet the demands of the future. In the past few years, we’ve seen CEOs focus on reinventing their business to stay relevant. Now, boards need to heed the clarion call of the 2019 BRC to reshape board leadership to stay relevant.
Don’t miss an insightful discussion with these seasoned directors:
· Beryl Raff, Chairman and CEO of Helzberg Diamonds
· Mark Ruelle, Board Chairman of Evergy, Inc. and former President and CEO of Westar Energy
· Anna Catalano, Board Director for Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corp., and HollyFrontier Corp.
Following the event, attendees will receive a link to the Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Fit for the Future: An Urgent Imperative for Board Leadership.
Anna C. Catalano manages an active board portfolio, serving as an independent director for both public corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corporation, and HollyFrontier Corporation. She is a certified Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a board member for the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter. In the not-for-profit sector, she is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association, a board member of the Houston Grand Opera, and an honorary cofounder of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University.
With over 30 years of corporate experience, including more than 15 years of service on public boards, Catalano is a renowned expert on the topics of marketing and strategic branding and international business and an outspoken champion of women in business. Her extensive career spanned three continents in both operational and functional roles. In 1995, as president, Amoco Orient Oil Company in Beijing, China, she established the company's downstream presence in the PRC. As senior vice president for Amoco in 1998, she was responsible for the company's U.S. retail business. In her final executive role as group vice president of Marketing for BP in London, she was instrumental in repositioning the BP brand and a primary voice behind the campaign to establish BP's