NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Board Composition as a Strategic Asset

November 1, 2016
New York, NY



Director selection and board composition is under scrutiny as never before.  To stay ahead of the curve, today’s high-performing boards work to keep director skill sets and processes top of mind and in tune with their companies’ strategic needs.  Succession planning, agenda setting, board-evaluation processes, and director-skills development programs all play a role in convening a board of directors who serve as a strategic asset of the company and make meaningful contributions to the long-term success of the enterprise.

Join us for a session that brings together the brightest minds from multiple perspectives discussing the latest thinking on helping boards achieve their mission, including the recommendations found in the just-released NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report.

You don’t want to miss it.

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Location and Time


Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Registration and Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM:   Program

Speaker Spotlight


Glenn Booraem

Principal, Vanguard Group; Treasurer, Vanguard Funds

Glenn Booraem is a Principal of the Vanguard Group, Inc. and the Treasurer of each of the Vanguard Funds. He has worked for Vanguard since 1989, where he currently oversees the firm's corporate governance program covering more than US$2 trillion in equity market value. He is a frequent speaker on governance to industry groups, and has served on the New York Stock Exchange’s Proxy Working Group and Commission on Corporate Governance.

Most recently, he served on the Advisory Board on Corporate/Investor Engagement for The Conference Board Governance Center and the Working Group for the SDX (Shareholder/Director Exchange) Protocol. Glenn has been recognized for the past 6 years (2011-206) on the NACD's Directorship 100 list of the Most Influential People In Corporate Governance.

Glenn earned a B.B.A. from Temple University, and he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Doug Conant

Director, AmerisourceBergen; Founder, ConantLeadership; Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) and Chairman of Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP)

Douglas Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership — a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century. From 2001 to 2011, Doug served as CEO and president of the Campbell Soup Company. During his tenure, he reversed a steep decline in market value, dramatically re-energized a low-engagement culture, and delivered cumulative shareholder returns in the top tier of the global food industry. Prior to joining Campbell he served as president of Nabisco Foods Company. Doug currently serves as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University as Chairman of CECP, and as a member of the board of directors of AmerisourceBergen.

Doug is the co-author with Mette Norgaard of The New York Times bestseller Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments and is in the early stages of writing a second book, intended to be the definitive resource for engaging employees in the 21st century. He was named a Top Thought Leader in Trust for 2014, 2015, and 2016, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. Magazine, a Top 30 Leadership Professional for 2015 by Global Gurus, a Leader to Watch in 2015 by the American Management Association (AMA), a Top 50 Leadership Innovator Changing How We Lead in 2015 by, and a Top 75 Human Business Champion by Switch & Shift.

Doug earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Anthony Goodman

Member, Russell Reynolds Associates Board Effectiveness Practice

Anthony Goodman is a member of the firm's Board Effectiveness Practice. Based in Boston, he has significant experience working with Board Directors and their stakeholders across sectors in the United States and Europe.

Prior to joining the firm, Anthony was a partner at Tapestry Networks for more than twelve years. Tapestry convenes Board Directors, investors and regulators in small, private meetings for peer learning and to develop mutual understanding. While at Tapestry, Anthony created and led many corporate governance networks, including those for Fortune 500 lead Directors and audit Committee chairs. Anthony was also co-chair of the Shareholder-Director Exchange (SDX) and is a Board Director at a nonprofit called America SCORES New England which provides after-school programs in public schools in Boston. Before that, Anthony was the CEO of Smythe Dorward Lambert, Inc., a consultancy specializing in leadership development, change management and employee communication. He began his career in marketing and public relations in the UK.

Anthony received his Master of Arts in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, where he was also elected president of the Oxford Union.

Irene Chang Britt


Independent Director, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc; Tailored Brands, Inc.; Terravia, Inc.

Irene Chang Britt is a former Fortune 500 C-Suite executive, with 30 years of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. She has a distinguished track record at companies such as Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods, Nabisco and Kimberly-Clark, and was, most recently, President of Pepperidge Farm. She has led many businesses to transformational success and has also held key positions in strategy, including Chief Strategy Officer for Campbell Soup Co., globally.

Irene currently serves as an Independent Director on three public company boards: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., Tailored Brands Inc. and TerraVia Inc. She also formerly served as a Director to the Board of Sunoco, Inc. Her not-for-profit service includes the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Catalyst Board of Advisors and the Board of the American Bakers Association. She has been honored with many awards for her business and community accomplishments, including Top Women in Grocery, NJ Business Hall of Fame and Pink Magazine’s Top 15 Innovators.

Irene earned her B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and her M.B.A., with honors, from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.



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