Event Overview

Agenda & Venue


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking, Registration Opens
Lunch and Networking, Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Welcome Remarks
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
New Age for Risk Oversight: Building a Comprehensive Framework
From the impact of technological disruption, regulatory changes, workforce culture, and social movements, boards find themselves navigating in unchartered territory where potential risks and pitfalls abound. This panel will address the ever-evolving risks that boards are facing in the age of modern governance and efforts to align risk management with strategy and performance.
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Board Succession: Setting Expectations, Director Evaluations, and Uncomfortable Conversations
Board composition changes are inevitable. Yet, there is plenty of research to show that many directors believe their current board composition is static and sub-optimal. External pressures for increased diversity, accountability, and fresh perspectives only add more complexity to this topic. This expert panel will share a holistic approach to board succession in an ever changing business context, as well as taking a data-driven approach to address under-performing directors.
2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
1:1 Interview with Distinguished Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Joann S. Lublin
1:1 interview will feature Joann Lublin interviewed by Steven Borden
2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Networking Break
Networking Break
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Governing Through Regulatory Uncertainty
Changing global pressures and regulatory uncertainty are shifting the governance landscape. Board members are increasingly faced with governance challenges amidst a new political context and a wave of populism across the globe. During this session, the panel will focus on how boards are addressing policy changes, international trade issues, and market upheaval in an era of de-globalization.
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Investor View: Takeaways from Engagement Season and Looking Ahead to 2019
Effective and proactive shareholder engagement can go a long way toward establishing open lines of communication and positive rapport with investors. During this session, governance experts will discuss best practices for engagement on today’s hot topics. They will share their insights on how best to facilitate a robust communications strategy, set the tone for shareholder discussions, and avoid potential pitfalls.
5:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks
5:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Dinner Reception
Networking Dinner Reception


Nasdaq MarketSite

4 Times Square,
New York, NY
Nasdaq MarketSite

Event Highlights

Thank you to everyone who attended the Board Leadership Forum, New York event. Please download highlights from the event below, and we look forward to seeing you at the Compensation Committee Forum, San Francisco in November.

Board Leadership Forum Highlights
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Event Overview

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program to help public company board members, general counsel and corporate secretaries drive success in their organizations. Investors’ emphasis on board transparency, accountability and independence is intensifying, and as a result today’s boards face a seemingly never-ending set of risks, governance decisions and strategic initiatives. The goal of the Board Leadership Forum is to empower participants to build higher performing boards through improved processes, strengthened director evaluations and recruitment efforts, and more effective shareholder engagement.

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate - $795 | Standard Registration Rate - $1,495 | Service Provider Rate - $2,495

Discounted rates may apply with valid promo codes.


Mary Baglivo

Board Member
Ruth's Hospitality Group, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., PVH Corp.
Steven Borden

Founder & President
Borden Media Consulting
Catherine Bromilow

Partner, Governance Insights Center
Ray Cameron

Head of Investment Stewardship, The Americas
Arthur B. Crozier

Innisfree M&A
Paul DeNicola

Principal, Governance Insights Center
Ambassador Antonio Garza

Board Member
Kansas City Southern, MoneyGram
White & Case
Gail B. Harris

Lead Director
Adam Kokas

EVP, General Counsel & Secretary
Atlas Air
Doreen Lilienfeld

Partner and Global Head of the Governance & Advisory Group
Shearman & Sterling
Joann S. Lublin

Author and Former Management News Editor
The Wall Street Journal
Jamie McGough

Meridian Compensation Partners
Maureen Mitchell

Senior Advisor
Boston Consulting Group
Board Member
Sterling Bancorp
Ron Schneider

Director, Corporate Governance Services
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Margaret Whelan

Board Member
TopBuild Corp, Mattamy Homes
Liz Zale

Managing Director, New York
Sard Verbinnen & Co

Why Attend

Join influential business leaders to obtain intelligence, connections and innovative solutions to build a higher performing board.

Expert advice and solutions. Gain valuable insights from industry experts and experienced board members and executives to objectively evaluate board strategy and risk, along with tools to ensure constructive interaction with key shareholders and advisors.

Collaborative education. Engage with peers through in-depth, discussion-based sessions, and exchange business challenges, ideas and practical solutions to reach your business goals.

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