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KPMG's Spring Audit Committee Roundtable Series

June 10, 2015
New York, NY



Dear Audit Committee Members, Board Directors, and Executives:

After setting the strategy, many would argue that capital allocation is management’s most significant challenge. Generating and holding record levels of cash—as many companies are today—creates more options and challenges in determining how best to utilize that cash. Pay dividends? Repurchase stock? Make a strategic acquisition? Invest in organic growth?

With both traditional investors and activists sharpening their focus on how companies are deploying capital, and competitive pressures requiring more frequent shifts in strategy and spending priorities, the board has a critical role to play. Please join us for KPMG’s Spring Roundtable Series—Capital Allocation and the Board of Directors—to discuss the challenges boards face as they evaluate the company’s capital allocation process and whether the company has the financial wherewithal to execute on its strategy.

New York Roundtable participants


  • Joe Duggan, Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP


  • Bob Garrett, New York Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Bert Alfonso, President International, The Hershey Company; Audit Committee Chair, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Peter Bridgman, Audit Committee member, Movado Group, Inc.
  • James Carlson, Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP; Audit Committee Member, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
  • Barbara Smith, SVP Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Metals Company; Audit Committee member, Mineral Technologies Inc.

Given the scope of issues associated with this topic, this Roundtable Series will be of interest to a wide audience—audit committee members and other directors, senior management, the finance organization, and the investor community.

We hope you can join us—and your peers—for this timely roundtable dialogue.


Location and Time


The Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Roundtable Session



3 NACD collaborative credits

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