Join us for our second annual session on innovation and the board. We are bringing in two diverse innovation experts to participate in a discussion about the role boards need to play in ensuring solid external sensing, strong innovation programs, and effective measurement and oversight. Come join us on May 16 for this provocative discussion and see the beautiful new Ritchie Engineering Building at University of Denver. It is an evening not to be missed!
Liberty Global is the largest international TV and broadband company in the world, with operations in 12 European countries and 52 million broadband, video, voice, and mobile subscribers. Mike Fries will discuss topics pertinent to directors based on his personal experience, including developing an international business from the ground up, current considerations for international operations, and supporting community engagement.
Richard Levick, Esq.,chairman and CEO of LEVICK will present this lively, interactive session. Working at the board level, Mr. Levick has represented countries and companies in some of the highest-stakes global communications matters.
The evening is devoted to our Fellows who have seen fit to obtain fellowship certification as Governance and Board Leaders. Providing Board leadership takes not only the courage to participate at a high level but the knowledge of prudent leadership!
Cybersecurity incidents are occurring with increasing frequency and impact, and as a result, cyber risk must be a point of emphasis for the board of directors. To fulfill their duties, directors must ensure that effective cyber risk governance processes are in place, and that those processes gather and synthesize input from multiple vantage points, including operations, information technology, legal and internal audit.
Our diverse panel of experts will debate and discuss the cybersecurity threat landscape, trends in regulatory enforcement and director liability litigation, and cyber risk governance best practices. The panel will also share stories and lessons learned from their professional experience and respective areas of expertise.
What do best practices about transparency with shareholders tell us in our increasingly challenging world - How do we communicate in the face of greater levels of scrutiny from the press and the public, anticipate and respond to activist investors and continue to comply with Regulation FD.
This panel discussion will press you to think about improvements to your way of communicating with shareholders and other stakeholders, about how your corporate strategy spells success, how to explain executive compensation pay to performance and how and when you address valid investor concerns.
J.C. Watts Jr.'s multi-faceted background gives him a unique perspective on board governance, especially in light of pending governmental changes coming from the U.S. national elections. Drawing from his experiences as a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, as a director of public companies and non-profits, and as an entrepreneur with several successful ventures, Mr. Watts will provide insights that will be valuable to all Directors. Mr. Watts has served on the boards of Dillards, Terex, Clear Channel Communications, and CSX Transportation. Currently, he serves as President and CEO of Feed the Children United States.
In Fireside Chat format, moderator, NACD Colorado Chapter's Mark Goodman, facilitates this timely conversation. Mr. Watts' comprehensive knowledge and the upcoming national elections promises the potential for a spirited discussion. This thought-provoking evening is one not to miss!
Member Appreciation Event
You are cordially invited to our Annual Member Appreciation Event as an expression of our gratitude for your support. Enjoy a relaxing evening socializing with old friends and networking with your fellow members.
In addition, the newly established "Ronnie Zall Scholarship" will be awarded for the first time. "Ronnie," as he is called by those close to him, was the first member of NACD's faculty and served as its director for two decades. In the spirit of Ronnie's pioneering work, NACD is delighted to present this award through the Colorado Chapter.
Directors have a responsibility to oversee the development and implementation of effective, long-term strategies in response to challenges that organizations have been facing, including rapidly changing technology, environmental risks, regulatory and legal requirements, and more. At the same time, the emergence of active - not activist - institutional investors is reshaping boardroom dynamics and the way boards are defining and contemplating key issues. Join representatives from the EY Center for Board Matters to discover what they are hearing from both directors and institutional investors in regards to 2016 board priorities.