Is your board keeping pace? Has your board leadership dealt with the shifting expectations of board members’ behaviors, expertise and time commitments as stakeholder scrutiny calls for greater transparency of board composition, structure, operations and even deliberations? Is your board poised to meet the demands of tomorrow and beyond? Join us for a discussion of the implications and challenges associated with the evolving view of role of the board “fit for the future.”
Attendees will receive a copy of the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on The Future of Board Leadership.
Phyllis Campbell is the Chairwoman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. She is the firm’s senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho across businesses, representing JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the most senior level to clients.
Previously, Phyllis served as President/CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington. Prior to that, Phyllis was President/CEO of U.S. Bank of Washington.
Phyllis is an independent director for Alaska Air Group and chairs the Nominating/Governance Committee. She previously served on Nordstrom’s board of directors from 2005-2016 and chaired the Audit Committee for seven years. She currently serves on Toyota’s Diversity Advisory Board. Phyllis is the chair of the US-Japan Council, as well as a member of the global advisory board of Women Corporate Directors. She formerly served on the board of directors for PATH. She is a member of NACD’s Nominating/ Governance Advisory Council. She frequently speaks on governance, audit and risk-related topics and has spoken at a number of global conferences.
Ms. Campbell has received numerous awards for her corporate and community involvement, including: “First Citizen” of Seattle/King County, Seattle Business Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision from the Mountaintop Award, Pinnacle’s 2015 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award, NACD’s 2014 “Top 100” Director, Ascend/Deloitte Inspirational Award, NACD’s Pacific Northwest chapter Director of the Year Award, the International Women’s Forum Woman Who Makes A Difference Award, and Washington State University’s 36th Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Phyllis holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington's Executive MBA Program, a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, as well as Stanford University’s Executive Management Program. Phyllis also holds honorary doctorates from Whitworth University and Gonzaga University.
Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Russell Reynolds Associates; Moderator
Anthony Goodman is a senior member of the firm's Board & CEO Advisory Partners. Based in Boston, he has significant experience working with board directors and their stakeholders across sectors in the United States and Europe. Anthony advises boards of major public, private and family-owned businesses on a wide variety of confidential matters.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Anthony spent more than 12 years at Tapestry Networks, an organization convening board directors, investors and regulators for peer learning and mutual understanding. As a Partner, Anthony created and led many board director networks, including those for Fortune 500 lead directors and audit committee chairs. He was also founder and co-chair of the Shareholder-Director Exchange (SDX), which developed the first protocol for board-shareholder engagement in the US. 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 public relations in the UK.
Anthony received his MA in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, where he was also elected president of the Oxford Union.
He is Co-Chair of The Conference Board ESG Center’s Human Capital Oversight & Disclosure Working Group. Anthony is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors in the US and the International Corporate Governance Network. He is Governance Committee chair for Boston Scores, providing after-school programs in public schools.
Liane Pelletier is Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at Expeditors International, a global logistics company. She is also the Independent Lead Director and member of the Compensation Committee at ATN International, a global holding company with investments in telecom and renewable energy. She is a member of Audit and Compensation Committees at frontdoor, a tech-enabled home services company. She is also Past Chairman of the NACD Northwest chapter.
Ms. Pelletier served as CEO, President and Chairman of Alaska Communications from 2003 to 2011 following a 17-year career at Sprint where she ultimately served as SVP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. She has occupied every seat at the corporate boardroom table from public company CEO, Executive Chairman, nonexecutive Chairman, Lead Independent Director, and either Chairman or member of Audit, Risk, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees. She brings deep expertise in cyber security oversight, business model transformation, CEO succession, shareholder engagement, operating in highly regulated industries, and operating across the globe. She is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow, and invests significantly in continuous education of board and technology topics. She has earned the professional certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute/NACD.
Ms. Pelletier’s additional prior corporate board work spanned several industries and included: WJ Communications, now part of Qorvo; Washington Federal Bank; and Icicle Seafoods, now part of Cooke Aquaculture. Her significant prior non-profit board work included serving as Trustee of The Nature Conservancy/ Alaska Chapter and Alaska Pacific University.
Ms. Pelletier received her B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, at Wellesley College and her M.S. in Management at the Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council.
Pamela Thomas-Graham is the lead independent director for The Clorox Company. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Dandelion Chandelier LLC, a private digital media enterprise focused on the world of luxury. Prior to founding Dandelion Chandelier in August 2016, she served as chair, new markets, of Credit Suisse Group AG, a global financial services company, from October 2015 to June 2016. She served as chief marketing and talent officer, head of private banking and wealth management new markets, and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse from January 2010 to October 2015. From 2008 to 2009, she served as a managing director in the private equity group at Angelo, Gordon & Co. From 2005 to 2007, she held the position of group president at Liz Claiborne Inc. She served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CNBC from 2001 to 2005. Previously, she served as an executive vice president of NBC and as president and chief executive officer of CNBC.com. Prior to joining NBC, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company.
Thomas-Graham serves on the boards of Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son (December 2017 to present) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (April 2018 to present). She previously served as a director of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (June 2005 to January 2010). She also serves on the boards of Peloton Interactive Inc. and the Parsons School of Design. She previously served on the Visiting Committee of Harvard Business School and on the boards of the Harvard Alumni Association and the New York Philharmonic.