Don't Miss Directors Forum 2013: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue

Corporate Directors Forum is bringing together distinguished business leaders from a variety of industries, along with fund managers, union officials, consultants and others to discuss the most challenging issues directors and officers face.

This exciting conference, being held January 27-29, 2013 at the University of San Diego, is designed to encourage personal interaction between attendees and the nation’s leading corporate governance authorities. Attendance at the event is limited to create an intimate setting for quality participation and networking. Be at the center of America’s corporate governance industrial complex. Ticket prices and lodging increase if your reservations are postmarked after January 3rd. 

Keynote speakers include:

According to Michael Berthelot, conference co-chair, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.

Whether you’re a director, someone running a business, a shareholder or an academic, this conference will provide valuable insights to all who attend. The event will provide a great opportunity to discuss the wide range of issues critical to today’s executives and will help to better inform decision-making in the post-election environment.

Other corporate governance thought leaders participating include: Margaret Foran (Prudential Financial Inc.); John K.S. Wilson (TIAA-CREF); Anne Sheehan (CalSTRS); Michele J. Hooper (PPG Industries, UnitedHealth Group); Mark Preisinger (The Coca-Cola Company); Ann Yerger (Council of Institutional Investors); Daniel M. Bradbury (Illumina Inc.); Dane E. Holmes (Goldman, Sachs & Co.); Laban P. Jackson, Jr. (JP Morgan Chase); Donal L. Mulligan (General Mills); James Hale (Target Corp.); Daniel M. Wetzel (Pearl Meyer & Partners); and others.

The first session’s “hot topics” panel starts with a bang and includes: Edward J. Durkin, director of corporate affairs, United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, Lisa Lindsley, director, capital strategies, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), John K.S. Wilson, director, corporate governance, TIAA–CREF, Alan MacDougall, founder & managing director, and Pensions Investment Research Consultants Ltd. (PIRC)(UK).

Directors Forum 2013 is open to the public. Ticket prices are $1,895 per person if postmarked before January 4, 2013, and $2,195 after that date. Discounted lodging is also available until that time. Corporate Directors Forum and Forum for Corporate Directors (in Orange County) members receive a $300 discount off the registration fee. To RSVP, please call 858/455-7930 or register online at

Shareholder Hot Topics Panel from 2010

See my ten part coverage from 2012. I wouldn’t miss this conference, nor should you. Please stop by and say hi at the event.

Corporate Directors Forum was founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors be better directors through education and peer networking. CDF’s core beliefs are that boards are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make better boards and better boards make better corporations.


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