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2024 Spring BRINext SCHEDULE

Location: KPMG Boston, Two Financial Center 60 South Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

BRI Registration

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Joint Breakfast and Networking

8:35 AM
Host Remarks
Susan Angele, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG US
LCDEF Board Member and Programs Committee Chair

8:40 AM
CEO Remarks
Ozzie Gromada Meza, President & CEO, LCDA and LCDEF

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Navigating Board Committees: Balancing Stakeholder Interests
Participants will learn about the critical challenges and priorities driving board committee agendas today. Moreover, session will discuss the ever-changing pressures from different groups of stakeholders that directors face that make work in the boardroom unpredictable.

Lead Speaker:
Susan Angele
, LCDEF Board Member and Programs Committee Chair; Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG US

Al Zapanta, Chairman/CEO, United States Mexico Cultural/Educational Foundation (USMCEF); Director, Planning, Inc.
Eddie Ramos, Fmr Chief Investment Officer & Lead Portfolio Manager-Fundamental Equities, Cornerstone Capital Management; Director, Calvert Mutual Funds (subsidiary of Morgan Stanley)
Eduardo Gallardo, Global Co-Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions, Paul Hastings

10:45 AM - 12:15 AM

Continuing Evolution of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee
Although required for public companies, not all private companies have a Compensation and Human Capital Committee. This session will focus on current topics before the committee, including on workforce, corporate culture, and CEO pay, among others.

Lead Speaker:
Kim Casiano, Director, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F); Mutual of America Financial Group; Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; Mead Johnson Nutrition - Acquired by Reckitt Benckiser Group (2017) (formerly)

Jannice Koors, Senior Managing Director and Head of Consulting Services, Pearl Meyer
Bruno Di Leo, Fmr SVP-Global Markets, IBM; Director, Cummins, Inc. (NYSE:CMI)

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

BRINext Networking and 1:1 Coaching

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Joint Lunch

Speaker for Fireside Chat:
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
, CEO, MCC Productions; Director, Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WE) (Finance, Communication, Media; she is a news anchor and will have tons to share about her story, politics, the election, what it means for boards, etc.)

Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow, Chair, LCDA; Director, Hispanic Communications Network LLC

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

March BRI Group Photo

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

The Inquisitive Audit and Risk Committees
For audit committees, financial reporting oversight is job one. In addition, the panoply of risks that require oversight by the audit committee or a risk committee continues to grow exponentially – from compliance to cyber to culture to disruptive risk. This interactive exchange will provide an update on financial reporting oversight and facilitate the sharing of best practices for oversight of the critical issues facing these committees today.

Lead Speaker:
Romy Diaz, LCDEF Board Member; Fmr VP/General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, PECO Energy, Exelon Corporation; Director, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Jose R. Rodriguez, LCDA 1st Vice Chair; Fmr Partner-in-Charge/Executive Director-Audit Committee Institute, KPMG LLP; Director, CareMax, Inc.; Popular, Inc.; Primoris Services Corporation
Felipe Florez-Arango, EVP/CFO, Pharmanovia; Director, BioXpansion, Gotogate Switzerland
Amy Rojik,
National Managing Partner, Corporate Governance, BDO USA; Board Member of Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Nominating and Governance Committee: More Important Than Ever
This session will help participants gain a greater understanding of the growing work of this essential board committee and what is expected in 2024, from succession planning to board diversity.

Dolores Kunda, Co-Chair, LCDEF; Fmr Director, Finish Line; Lenox Group

Christine Ortiz, Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT; Director, Enovis; Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Luis Fortuo
, Fmr Governor, Government of Puerto Rico; Director, SeaOne Holdings LLC
Jorge Titinger
, Fmr CEO, Silicon Graphics International Corp.; Director, Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS); CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP); FormFactor, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FORM); Ichor Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:ICHR); Panasas

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Joint BRI Reception

LCDA-LCDEF Leadership
Ozzie Gromada Meza, President & CEO, LCDA and LCDEF
Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow, Chair, LCDA; Director, Hispanic Communications Network LLC
Ana Dutra, Co-Chair, LCDEF; Director,; Amyris; Pembina Pipeline

Host Remarks
John Capone
, Managing Partner, KPMG Boston

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BRI Registration

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Joint Breakfast & Coaching Circles

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Mock Committee Meetings: Change Management in the Boardroom
Corporate governance experts will facilitate a case study to explore what overseeing change in a boardroom looks like, what it means for the board, the company, and what directors should and shouldn’t be doing  about it at the committee level.

Stephen Brown, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG US
F. Daniel Siciliano, LCDEF Board Member; Director, Vice Chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Group Breakouts

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mock Board Meeting and Debrief

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Board Culture: Game Theory in Popular TV
This session will use popular TV examples to foster a lively discussion around board culture and the type of scenarios new directors may face. Topics such as navigating personalities, quickly assessing patterns of communication, maneuvering established relations, and ways of operating that can make governance challenging or inspirational.

Evan Epstein, Executive Director, Center for Business Law, UC Law San Francisco
Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director, Diligent Institute

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Joint Lunch and Closing Ceremony

1:00 PM
Host Remarks
Susan Angele, LCDEF Board Member and Programs Committee Chair; Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership

1:05 PM
BRI Remarks
Carmen Joge, Vice President, Programs & Operations, LCDA and LCDEF

1:15 PM
BRI Certificates
Group Photo of 2024 March BRI Certified Members

For more information on the BRI, click HERE.