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Governing more diverse boards, creating a different level of director/management engagement, and adopting more dynamic board structures are three of the challenges that surfaced in this director survey and study. Join Susan Angele, senior advisor at KPMG’s Board Leadership Center along with local directors, to frame and discuss what the findings could mean for directors and management and get a step ahead of the upcoming changes. Whether you are currently a director or would like to be one, this program should help you think about these critical, upcoming issues.
Attendees will receive a copy of the 2019 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report Fit for the Future: An Urgent Imperative for Board Leadership
Senior Advisor, Board Governance, KPMGâ€™s Board Leadership Center
As a senior advisor, Board Governance, at KPMG’s Board Leadership Center, Susan Angele is a frequent writer and speaker on topics of importance to corporate directors. The Board Leadership Center works to champion outstanding corporate governance to drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence, engaging with directors, business leaders, and experts to help articulate business challenges through a board lens and promote director education and continuous boardroom improvement. She joined KPMG after 25 years in the consumer products industry. In roles including global deputy general counsel and chief governance officer at The Hershey Company and chief counsel at US Snacks at Mondelez (then Kraft/Nabisco), she provided legal and business advice and led initiatives that protected value and enabled sustainable global growth of some of the world’s most famous and best-loved brands.Â
Angele has served as a director on numerous nonprofit boards, ranging in size and scope from a tech start-up to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, a national umbrella organization encompassing approximately 100 organizations devoted to instilling marketplace trust among their more than 250,000 member businesses, charities, and advertising agencies. She currently serves on two nonprofit boards, as nonexecutive chair of Courseworld, a nonprofit technology platform devoted to providing the world’s best liberal arts content online, and as a board member of the Institute for Mindful Leadership. Angele is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) where she chaired the 2016 WCD Thought Leadership Commission on Visionary Board.
Richard J. Dahl has served as chair of the Board of Directors of IDACORP Inc. and its primary subsidiary, Idaho Power Company, since May 2019 and on both boards since 2008. Since 2017, he has served as chair of the Board of Directors of Dine Brands Global Inc., which franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee’s Grill & Bar and IHOP Brands. During 2017, Dahl also served as interim chief executive officer of Dine. He has served on Dine’s board since 2004, where he was lead independent director from 2010 until assuming the chair role in 2017. He has also served on the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. since 2017.
Previously Dahl served as chair of the Board of Directors of the James Campbell Company LLC, a national diversified real estate company, from 2010 to 2018, and as president and chief executive officer from 2010 to 2016. He also served as chair of the Board of Directors of International Rectifier Corp., a power management semiconductor manufacturer and distributor, from 2008 through its sale in 2015. Dahl also served on the Board of Directors and as president and chief operating officer of Dole Food Co. Inc. from 2004 to 2007, and on the Board of Directors and as president and chief operating officer of the Bank of Hawaii Corp. from 1994 to 2002.
Jeffrey Feeler is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of US Ecology Inc., an industry-leading North American provider of environmental services that address the complex waste management needs of its customers, offering treatment, disposal, and recycling of hazardous, nonhazardous, and radioactive waste, as well as a wide range of complementary field and industrial services (Nasdaq: ECOL).
Feeler took over the lead senior executive role in October 2012 and was appointed to his current role in May 2013. Across the last eight years, he has led the company through tremendous revenue growth of 335% and adjusted EBITDA growth of 216% through a combination of organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions. Shareholders have been rewarded with a 330% increase in the company’s market capitalization during his leadership.
Feeler has served in various leadership positions, including as an advisor to the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, and was appointed to the State of Idaho Leadership in Nuclear Energy from 2014 to 2018.
Prior to joining US Ecology, Feeler held management positions with companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Albertson Corporation, Hewlett Packard Corp., and MWI Veterinary Supply Inc.