NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Seattle l Managing Board Composition

May 17, 2016
Seattle, WA



Board of directors have many critical governance topics to a mange during the calendar year. One of the longer range critical challenges is managing the board composition to address gender and diversity, specific skills needed balanced with board cohesiveness. Recent articles have also been published on setting term and age limits for board of directors. Listen how directors have navigated that topic and what the trends are in the nation.

Location and Time


The Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

7:30 am - 9:00 am: Program

Speaker Spotlight


Phyllis Campbell

Phyllis Campbell is the Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, Phyllis served as the President/CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington. Prior to that, Phyllis was the President/CEO of U.S. Bank of Washington for over six years. Phyllis is the lead independent director for Alaska Air Group, a NYSE listed company. She serves on the Nordstrom board of directors and on the North American Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) of Toyota. Phyllis is on the nonprofit boards of PATH, the US-Japan Council, and the global advisory board of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), among others. She is a member of the NACD Audit Committee Chair National Advisory Council. She is a frequently requested speaker on governance, banking and risk-related topics and has spoken at a number of global conferences. Her awards have included the following: the inaugural NACD Director of the Year Award from the Pacific Northwest chapter. Top Women in Finance Award from Women of Color Magazine in 2010 and Woman Who Makes A Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum. She was also awarded the 36th Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award from Washington State University.


Daniel Regis

Daniel Regis joined Cray's Board in 2003. He is currently the General Partner of Regis Investments, LP, and has served in this role since 1998. From 2000 to 2009, he was managing director of Digital Partners, a venture capital fund specializing in Northwest emerging technology companies that he co-founded in 2000. From 1996 to 1999, he was president of Kirlan Venture Capital, Inc., where he managed similarly focused technology funds. Prior to 1996, Mr. Regis spent over 30 years with Price Waterhouse LLP, including serving as managing partner of the Seattle office and previously of the Northwest and Portland, Ore., offices. He was a member of the board of directors of Columbia Banking System, Inc., was chairman of Art Technology Group, Inc., chairman of the advisory board for Fluke Venture Partners II, LP, a Northwest venture capital partnership, and a member of the audit committee of Columbia Banking Systems, Inc. and chairman of its Enterprise Risk Committee. Mr. Regis received a B.S. from Seattle University.


Jason Baumgarten

Jason Baumgarten is a member of the StuartSpencer's Technology, Media & Telecommunications, CEO and Board practices and has deep expertise working with growth and turnaround companies of all stages, from firms earning several million in revenue to multibillion dollar global organizations. Jason has worked across various segments of the technology industry, including SaaS, big data, consumer Internet and e-commerce. In addition to his work in technology, his clients include leaders across multiple industries including financial services, healthcare, retail and nonprofits. Jason has conducted a wide range of executive searches with a focus on CEO and board director assignments as well as C-level assignments across digital, product, innovation, Internet of Things and big data leadership. Jason was previously with McKinsey & Company, where he was an associate principal and a leader in the firm’s technology, media and service operations practices. At McKinsey, Jason advised some of the world’s largest technology and media companies on topics ranging from growth and innovation to organizational design. He also worked with many institutions facing disruptions from new channels and technologies, spanning government agencies to large retailers. Earlier in his career, Jason was at Microsoft and Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in New York. Jason holds a M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Vassar College. He is an active member of the Seattle nonprofit community, including serving on the board of directors of IslandWood.


Lori Kaiser

Lori Kaiser is a Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Northwest and Western Canada commercial banking division. As past Managing Partner of the Pacific Northwest practice of Tatum, LLC provided C-level operational expertise to resolve strategic and financial issues guiding organizations facing challenges due to performance issues; mergers, acquisitions and rapid growth. Lori’s background of over 25 years of experience is deep and varied with a mix of senior strategic, operational, sales, marketing and financial experience at the officer and executive levels with public Cray ( NASDAQ) and as Vice President of Sales, North America for food processing companies including Icicle Seafoods and growth companies, as well as just over a decade with Deloitte. She currently serves as a Board Advisor to the National Association of Corporate Directors; Board Member of Association of Corporate Growth and Board Member and Treasurer of Building Changes a nonprofit with a vision to end homelessness in our communities. With Wells Fargo, Lori is a member of the Women In Leadership and a member of the Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable reaching out to women executives to promote career growth and board representation.



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