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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. 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, KPMG'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.
John D. Carter is chairman of Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., where he was president and chief executive officer from May 2005 until December 2008, and executive chairman until December, 2012. After he retired from Bechtel Group Inc. at the end of 2002, Carter was engaged in a consulting practice focused primarily on strategic planning in transportation and energy for national and international businesses, as well as starting up his own small business ventures. From 1982 to 2002, Carter served in a variety of senior executive capacities at Bechtel Group Inc., including general counsel, executive vice president, and director, as well as president of Bechtel Enterprises Inc. (Bechtel’s finance and development company) and was also president of other Bechtel operating companies, domestic and foreign. Prior to his Bechtel tenure, Carter was a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Law School. He is currently a director of Northwest Natural Gas Company, FLIR Systems Inc., and Oregon Business Council. In the United Kingdom, he served as a director of London & Continental Railways until February 2006 and, until December 2005, served as a director of Cross London Rail Links. He is currently chair emeritus of the Oregon Business Plan.
Stephen Babson has served on the Board of Directors of Columbia Sportswear Company since July 2002. He currently chairs the Compensation Committee. Babson is a managing director of Endeavour Capital, a Northwest private equity firm, which he joined in 2002. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP. Babson joined the firm in 1978, was a partner from 1984 to February 2002, and served as chairman from July 1999 to February 2002. He serves on a number of boards of privately held companies, including ESCO Corp.; Genesis Financial Solutions Inc.; Good Food Holdings LLC, owner of Bristol Farms and Metropolitan Market LLC; New Seasons Market LLC; Pendleton Woolen Mills Inc.; USNR LLC; Vigor Industrial LLC; Zoom Management Inc., dba ZoomCare; PMI (Pacific Market International LLC); and OFD Foods LLC. Babson brings a combination of financial and legal expertise to the boards on which he serves. His experience in a private equity firm provides Columbia with valuable insights related to capital markets, strategic planning, and financial integrity.