NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Board-Shareholder Communications: Transparency in a Volatile World

October 19, 2016
Denver, CO



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 you explain executive compensation pay for performance and how and when you address valid investor concerns.

Location and Time


Denver Country Club
1700 E. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

5:30 PM Cocktails and Networking 
6:15 PM Dinner and Program 
8:00 PM Program Concludes

Speaker Spotlight


Lynn Peterson

Mr. Peterson was a co-founder of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. ("Kodiak") and served Kodiak as a director (2001-2014), President and Chief Executive Officer (2002-2014), and Chairman of the Board (2011-2014). Whiting Petroleum Corporation acquired Kodiak on December 8, 2014. Mr. Peterson has over 30 years of industry experience. Mr. Peterson was an independent oilman from 1986 to 2001 and served as Treasurer of Deca Energy from 1981 to 1986. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Michael Beatty

Mike, a Harvard Law School graduate, began his career with the energy industry as in-house counsel for Colorado Interstate Gas Company, and ultimately became Executive Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of The Coastal Corporation. He also served as Chief of Staff to Colorado Governor Roy Romer from 1993-1995. His in-house management with major energy companies and first-chair litigation experience in big industry cases, combined with a hands-on understanding of the political and administrative process, provide Mike with uncommon insights into the oil and gas business, and the regulatory environment in which his clients operate.

Shirley E. Mills, CFA

Shirley joined The Boston Company in 2007 and is a director. She joined the firm directly after completing graduate school. While earning an MBA, Shirley worked as a summer associate at T. Rowe Price and initiated coverage of the engineering & construction industry. Earlier investment experience included broad research responsibilities for a large-cap core equity portfolio at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. She was also a small- and mid-cap equity analyst and a member of the Investment Committee at Steinberg Asset Management. Shirley received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in economics.

Greg McMicheal

Greg has approximately 40 years of oil and gas industry experience, including 10 years as a Director of both public and private oil and gas companies, 16 years as a “sell-side” equity analyst and 13 years working directly in the oil and gas industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Denbury Resources, Inc. (2004-current), a NYSE-listed Company, where he chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Compensation, Audit and Nom-Governance Committees. Greg also served on the board of Matador Resources Company (2004-2008), where he currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Matador board. Greg was one of 10 Wall Street Research Analysts (all industries) nationally who appeared on Fortune Magazine’s 2001 All-Star Analysts List, based on stock performance and broad feedback from institutional investors. In 1998 and 2001, he was one of three energy analysts nationally to be selected as “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal for stock picking and earnings estimate accuracy. Greg is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he is a Leadership Fellow.



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