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Americas Institute

2016 Americas Institute

November 3rd and 4th, 2016

The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133

Thursday, November 3, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Advisory Board Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Chapter Chair Meeting  
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Registration and networking (light lunch to be provided)  
12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.   Opening of the Americas Institute  
12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.  

Panel 1: How a Company Can be Disruptive, While Not Destroying the Core Business, While Reinventing or Knowing When to Reinvent  

Irene Arias (Columbia) (Moderator), Global Industry Director of Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation

Molly J. Coye (United States), Director, Aetna, Inc., Prosetta Biosciences, and Access Health International President; WCD Member

Donna McManmon (United States), Regional Sales Director, Diligent Corporation

Josette Sheeran (United States), Director, Mars, Incorporated; CEO, Asia Society; former Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Gabrielle Sulzberger (United States), General Partner, Fontis Partners; Director, Whole Foods, Brixmor Realty Group and Teva Pharmaceutical; former Chief Financial Officer of the Villanueva Companies and Gluecode Software; WCD Advisory Board Member

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Break  
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Panel 2: What are Institutional Funds Asking from Directors? 

Evelyn Dilsaver (United States) (Moderator), Director, Aeropostale, Blue Shield of California, Health Equity, Tempur Sealy International, Inc., and Bailard Real Estate Fund; Advisory Board Member, Protiviti International; WCD Advisory Board Member

Kapila Anand (United States), Lead Director, WCD Foundation; Retired Partner and Senior Advisor, KPMG; WCD Chapter Chair

Amy Schioldager  (United States), Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Beta Strategies, BlackRock

Anne Sheehan (United States), Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTRS

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.   Break  
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.  

Panel 3: CEO Succession - Planning for the Illness and Unknown

Julie Hembrock Daum (United States) (Moderator), North American Board Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart; Director, Seacoast Banking Corporation; former Director, Spencer Stuart; WCD Advisory Board Member

Cathy Anterasian (United States), North American Practice Leader, CEO Succession Services, Spencer Stuart

Jan Fields (United States), Director, Chico’s FAS, Monsanto, and The Global Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities; former President of McDonald's USA, LLC; WCD Member

Gillian Hobson (United States), Partner, Capital Markets and Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Carol Stephenson (Canada), Director, General Motors Company, Intact Financial Services Inc., Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and Ballard Power Systems Inc.

4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.   Break  
4:40 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.   “A Conversation With”:

Eileen Fusco (United States) Independent Director and Consultant

Interviewed by Susan S. Stautberg (United States), Chairman and CEO, WCD Foundation; Co-Author of Women on Board

4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Closing of the Program  
5:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Break  
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Cocktail Reception 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

Roundtable Dinner Event


The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove

3300 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133

Friday, November 4, 2016

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Hosted by Pearl Meyer -  What are the Top Questions Boards Should be Asking Now About Executive Compensation?

Jannice Koors (United States), Managing Director, Pearl Meyer; WCD Member

Melissa Means (United States), Managing Director, Pearl Meyer; WCD Advisory Board Member

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.   Opening of the Day  
9:10 a.m. –9:55 a.m.   “A Conversation With”:

Valerie Plame (United States), Director, Global Data Security and Starling Trust; former CIA Operations Officer; Co-Author of Blowback and Burned

Interviewed by Nancy Calderon (United States), Global Lead Partner, KPMG LLP; Director, Global Delivery Center, Ltd., KPMG India; Director, WCD Foundation; Co-Author of Women on Board

9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Break  
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  

Panel 4: Navigating International Challenges

Christine St.Clare (United States) (Moderator), Director, Fibrocell Science, Inc., and AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; former Director, Polymer Group, Inc.; former WCD Advisory Board Member

Adam Goldstein (United States), Director, Cruise Lines International Association; President & Chief Operating Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

C. Kim Goodwin (United States), Director, PineBridge Investments and Banco Popular de Puerto Rico; WCD Member

Bea Perez (United States), Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Director, Primerica, International Council on Women's Business Leadership, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation; WCD Member

Elane Stock (United States), Director, Yum! Brands and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Group President, Kimberly-Clark International

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Break  
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Luncheon Event  
12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.   Closing of the Institute 
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