14th Annual Goodwin Directors Forum

2017 Agenda

Registration and Breakfast

7:30am - 8:15am

Welcome Remarks

8:15am - 8:30am

Is This Seat Taken?: Women at the Head of the Table

8:30am - 9:30am

In our first session, we will discuss the changing composition of the board of directors and c-suite with several prominent women directors and executives, including what it is like to be the only woman in the room. Our guests will include: 

Tales from the Boardroom (with Names Changes to Protect the Innocent)

9:30am - 10:15am

The guest for our second session will be Stephen Berenson, Former Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co., who recently retired after more than three decades with JPM. Mr. Berenson will share with us what it has been like to be the principal advisor to the board, how the dynamics have changed over his career, and what lessons he has learned.

Nanci Caldwell, Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Citrix Systems, Inc., Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc., Equinix, Inc. and Talend SA
Lisa Hook, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NeuStar, Inc. and Director of Vantiv, Inc.

Networking Break

10:15am - 10:30am

New Frontiers in Capitalism

10:30am - 11:15am

In several fireside chats, we will explore business opportunities that would have never appeared on board agendas of the past, including the special challenges involved in being a pioneer in a new or regulated industry. Our guests will include: 

Kevin Fisher, Former Chairman of the U.S. Marijuana Industry Group and Founder of State-Authorized Marijuana Businesses in Colorado and Massachusetts
Jason Robins, Chief Executive Officer of DraftKings Inc.

Goodwin Governance Challenge

11:15am - 12:30pm

In this interactive session, we will discuss specific issues facing boards of directors today – game-show style! As the contestant, you will need to determine how to handle hypothetical situations (inspired by actual events) in your role as a member of the board. Your hosts will be Stuart Cable and Lisa Haddad, Goodwin partners and Co-Directors of the forum. All contestants will receive fabulous parting gifts.

Lunch Speaker - Mark King, President, adidas Group North America and Chairman, TaylorMade Golf Company

12:30pm - 1:30pm

We are pleased to welcome Mark King, President, adidas Group North America and Chairman, TaylorMade Golf Company, to the 2017 forum. Mr. King has been profiled in some of the nation’s top business and industry publications including The Harvard Business Review, FORTUNE, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Business Daily, Footwear News and Brandweek. Learned from his nearly 40-year sports business career, Mark believes great companies aren’t about brands or products or even strategies. The only thing that allows a company to sustain success over a long period of time is the quality of people you have and the environment you create. He believes in creating the right atmosphere to unleash people’s potential and make extraordinary happen.

Closing Remarks

1:3pm - 1:45pm