NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

"The View from the Chair"

November 4, 2015
New York, NY



Please join us for an in depth look at the issues that are top of mind for world-class Board Chairs in today’s turbulent environment.  We will be hosting two of the most experienced Board directors in the nation – Linda Fayne Levinson and Arthur Martinez – as they talk with Ed Hammond (Bloomberg News) about their current roles as Board Chair, including their thoughts on how to help foster high-performing Boards and create the right boardroom conversations around the most pressing boardroom topics of the day – running the gamut from activism and strategy, to succession and governance.

Location and Time


Harvard Club
35 W. 44th St
New York, NY 10036


Speaker Spotlight


Linda Fayne Levinson

Currently serves as Chair of the Board of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., and as an independent director of Ingram Micro Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., NCR and The Western Union Company. Her experience includes service as lead director, and as chair of multiple Compensation and Nominating/Governance Committees. Previously, Linda was a partner at McKinsey & Co. (where she became the first woman partner in 1979) and in numerous private equity and venture capital funds; she also ran the travel and tour business of American Express.

Arthur Martinez

Currently serves as Executive Chairman at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Non-Executive Chairman at HSN, Inc.His experience includes service as board chair (at ABN AMBRO Bank, International Flavors & Fragrances, and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), lead director, and chair of multiple Compensation Committees. Previously, Arthur's directorships included American International Group; IAC / InterActive Corp.; ABN AMRO; Liz Claiborne/Kate Spade; IFF; PepsiCo; Amoco; BATUS; and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Arthur became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1995 and retired at the end of 2000. Previously, he was Vice Chairman and a Director of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Moderator: Ed Hammond

Currently US Deals Reporter, Bloomberg News. His experience includes 8 years at the Financial Times covering global business from London and New York. He is a winner of multiple awards, including the Foreign Press Association's Feature of the Year 2013 award, MHP's 30 Under 30 2013, and London Property Association's Columnist of the Year award 2012.



2 NACD collaborative credits

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