NACD Colorado and our Chapter sponsor, EY, engaged in an evening and dinner of high-quality Director-to-Director dialogue. This by invitation only event ensures Directors have the desired Committee or subject-matter expertise for robust conversation. The evening is limited to 16 Directors to ensure a small, one-table conversation over cocktails and dinner.
Topicscovered during the session included deep discussion about the Top 5 Priorities as identified by EY’s Center for Board Matters:
Embrace the duality of strategy
Transform the governance of risk management
Accelerate the talent agenda and activate culture as a strategic asset
Strengthen communication and engagement with stakeholders
Independent Director; Callon Petroleum + USA Truck
Major General (Retired) Barbara Faulkenberry joined the NACD Colorado Board in September 2017. She serves as an independent director on two public company boards, and she recently joined the board of Callon Petroleum (NYSE: CPE) and is the Technology Committee chair and member of the Nomination and Governance Committee of USA Truck Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK). Faulkenberry retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 as the Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, where she had responsibility for the command's 1,100 aircraft and 37,000 people with a worldwide mission of providing rapid global mobility for U.S. armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, and aeromedical evacuation.Active with the NACD, Faulkenberry has attended the association's Battlefield to Boardroom course and programming at five different chapters and two Cybersecurity Summits, and she is an NACD Leadership Fellow. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with an undergraduate degree in Operations Research, and she holds an MBA from Georgia College and a Master of National Security from the National War College. She's also taken leadership courses at Syracuse, Harvard, and Cambridge.
Kris Pederson has 25 years of management consulting, auditing/financial analysis, and board of director experience. She currently focuses on the board agenda, including the board's role in strategy definition, disruptive innovation, board performance, board culture, and long-term value/investor valuation. She previously led EY's Strategy and Customer consulting practices and is one of the founders of EY's Purpose Led Transformation organization.Pederson has vast experience at the board level. She is currently an advisory board member for Windward Reports and is the Programs chair of NACD. Her previous board roles include corporate director and Audit Committee member of Great Western Bank, and advisory director of Microplas, a subsidiary of Nypro. She is also active in association boards including the Harvard Business School Women's Advisory Board and previously was the vice chair of the Association of Mechanical Engineers Industry Board, serving in officer roles for over 10 years.