7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens 7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion 7:50 am Program Presentation Begins 8:30 am Audience Q&A 9:00 am Adjourn Presentation
9:15 am Final Networking
The opportunities and threats posed by disruptive forces and events have the potential to make or break an organization’s ability to create long-term value. These issues need to be front and center on board agendas, but many boards are behind the curve: almost half of directors in an online NACD poll said their board’s tendency to focus on known risks (those that management has already identified) creates a major barrier to the board’s ability to oversee disruptive risks, and less than 20 percent expressed confidence in management’s ability to address risks in this category. Attendees joined Blue Ribbon Commission Co-Chair, Sue Cole, and Kraton Corporation CEO, Kevin Fogarty, as they discussed how to improve oversight of disruptive risks, and strengthen stewardship of long-term value creation in a fast-changing world.
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Managing Partner, SAGE Leadership & Strategy LLC
Director, Marietta Materials, Inc., Biscuitville, Inc., Diversified Trust Company, United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center
Founding Director and Past President, NACD Carolinas Chapter
Sue Cole is a director of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. where she serves as chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. In addition, she serves on the boards of Biscuitville Inc. and Diversified Trust Company. She is a certified Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. A founding director and past president of NACD's Carolinas Chapter, she continues to be on several non-profit boards, including United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center. Ms. Cole is currently the managing partner of SAGE Leadership & Strategy LLC, a boutique advisory firm she founded in 2011 to advise family businesses and large non-profits on strategy, leadership development and governance. She has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, including corporate lending and wealth management. Prior to founding SAGE, she was a principal with Granville Capital Inc. for five years. She served as regional CEO for the Mid-Atlantic at United States Trust Company N.A., where she was responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and leadership of five offices in North Carolina, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. She also served as president of North Carolina Trust Company, the predecessor to U.S. Trust Company of North Carolina. Early in her career, she was a senior vice president at North Carolina National Bank, where she oversaw corporate banking services in the Greensboro area and also managed the retail branch system. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ms. Cole earned her B.S. in Business Administration in 1972 and her M.B.A. in Finance in 1977.
Director, Concho Resources, Inc., Delta Airlines, Inc., Grupo Aero Mexico, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter
Retired Chairman, President and CEO of DCP Midstream, LLC
Director, Concho Resources, Inc., Delta Airlines, Inc.,
Grupo Aero Mexico, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter
Bill is the retired Chairman, President and CEO of DCP Midstream, LLC, one of the nation’s largest natural gas/natural gas liquids gatherers, processors and marketers. Previously employed by ConocoPhillips, Inc., Easter held various senior leadership, operating and commercial roles – domestically and internationally.
Easter is a director of Baker Hughes Inc., a global oilfield services company, Concho Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company, and Delta Airlines Inc., a major global airline and Grupo Aero Mexico. He previously served as a director of Sunoco, Inc., Sunoco Partners, LLC, DCP Midstream Partners, LLC and TEPPCO Partners, LLC. He is also a director of Houston, TX based Memorial Hermann Health System and chairman of the Finance Committee.
Easter earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A native of Denver, CO, he and his wife reside in Houston.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kraton
Director, P.H. Glatfelter
Mr. Fogarty was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraton Corporation in January 2008. Mr. Fogarty also served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing from 2005 - 2008. Prior to joining Kraton, Mr. Fogarty was President of Polymer and Resins for Invista. For the 13 years prior to his role at Invista, Mr. Fogarty held a variety of roles within the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, including KoSa. In January 2012, Mr. Fogarty joined the board of directors of P.H. Glatfelter Company. Mr. Fogarty earned a B.S. degree in engineering from Dalhousie University, formerly known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia.