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April 16, 2024

Nasdaq MarketSite, NYC

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11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch & Networking, Registration Opens

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Welcome Remarks

12:10 PM – 1:00 PM

Mastering Crisis Preparedness and Reputation Management

Explore cutting-edge best practices for not just weathering crises, but emerging stronger from them. From proactive crisis preparedness to agile response strategies and nuanced reputation management, our panelists will share invaluable insights.

1:05 PM – 1:55 PM

A Board’s Guide to Strategic Human Capital Management

Delve into the critical role of human capital in driving organizational success. This panel will explore strategic approaches to human capital management, emphasizing the board’s oversight in fostering a culture of talent development, diversity, and inclusion.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Keynote Interview - Jeh Johnson, Partner, Paul Weiss & Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Board Member, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Steel, and MetLife

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM – 4:05 PM

Private Equity’s Growing Influence in Public Markets

Join the conversation on the notable rise in public-to-private transactions within private equity. Explore the driving forces behind this shift, hear firsthand insights from industry experts, and glean valuable perspectives on the distinctive challenges and opportunities that define this evolving trend.

4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

Technology, Innovation, and the Board’s Role in Future-Proofing

Address the governance challenges posed by escalating cybersecurity threats and rapid technological advancements. This panel will explore how boards can actively engage with emerging technologies, foster innovation, and ensure long-term relevance and resilience.

5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks

5:10 PM – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

Featured Speakers

Susan Chapman-Hughes
Board Member

Courtney della Cava
Sr. MD and Head of Portfolio Talent & Org Performance

David Chun
Founder & CEO

Meagen Eisenberg

Janice Ellig

Carrie Johnson
Chief Product Officer

Jeh Johnson

Tom Johnson

Don Liu
EVP and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Byron Loflin
Global Head of Board Advisory

Suzan Morno-Wade
Board Member

Ashley MacNeill
Head of Equity Capital Markets, Managing Director

Srini Nallasivan
Executive Vice President, Chief AI and Analytics Officer

Denise Persson

Megan Shattuck
Vice Chair and Global Managing Partner, Corporate

Evan Skorpen
Partner, Public Markets

Jason Sobol
Co-Head of Investment Banking

Ann Beth Stebbins
Partner, Private Equity

Rebecca Thornton
Head of Director Advisory Services

Ron Schneider
Director of Corporate Governance Services

Jennifer Wisinski

John Zecca
Executive Vice President, Global Chief Legal, Risk and Regulatory Officer

Event Overview

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program to help public company board members and senior executives drive success in their organizations. Boards today face a new set of challenges, as investors place a greater importance on board transparency and accountability.
The Board Leadership Forum aims to encourage participants to adopt effective techniques and strategies for implementing ESG initiatives, organizing human capital management, dealing with activism, and balancing board composition. This event is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and stay up to date on the corporate governance landscape.

Why Attend?

As shareholders move toward increased communication and transparency with the board of directors, the board’s role in strategy, communication, and human capital management has gradually evolved. As a result, there are a host of new topics on the boardroom agenda.
The Board Leadership Forum brings together directors, senior executives, investors and corporate governance experts to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing boards today. Our panelists come from a variety of companies, positions, and sectors, which allows for a robust discussion with a wealth of information for directors, executives, and investors. Come for the expertise. Stay for the conversation.

“I always meet the most interesting people at Equilar events. They reflect the excellent content: focused, topical and smart!”

Board Leadership Forum Attendee

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate $748
Standard Registration Rate $1,495
Service Provider Rate $2,495

Equilar clients please contact us at to receive your client rate discount code.

Event Venue

Nasdaq MarketSite - 4 Times Square, New York


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