Terry College of Business

Georgia’s flagship business school, founded in 1912

Annual Board Governance Summit

September 17 & 18, 2013

Terry Executive Education Center; Atlanta, GA



Tuesday, September 17


7:30 – 8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker:        Denny Beresford, Ernst & Young Executive Professor of Accounting, Terry College of Business


8:10 – 9:10



The evolving role of the Board and Board Leadership

Session will discuss Best Practices in Challenging Times for boards.

Speaker:        Rick Miller, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP


9:10 – 9:30



9:30 – 10:30

Understanding Your Board of Director’s Culture

Discussion on what your boards culture is through Vigilance, Purpose, Trust, Engagement, and Work.

Speaker:         Pat Dailey, Co-Founder, BoardQuest


10:30 – 11:30



Vice Chancellor Glasscock - Emerging Trends and Hot Issues; Open Discussion

11:45 – 1:15



1:30 – 2:30






2:30 – 3:30


           3:30 – 3:45


  3:45 – 5:00  


Table top discussions


Risk Session

To ensure adequate risk management, directors must understand the specific risks facing the organization they serve, and ensure that there is a process in place to alert them to the occurrence of those risks.

Moderator:   Mary Madden, Executive Director, National Association of Corporate Directors, Atlanta Chapter

Speakers:      Val Rahmani, Board of Directors, Teradici



How to Engage with Shareholders

We will discuss how to best communicate and engage with your organization’s shareholders; they have a fundamental right to ensure the board’s accountability.

Speakers:     Ryan Levenson, Portfolio Manager, Privet Fund

                      Rick Miller, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP





Preparing for Hostile Takeover

Speaker will help you understand the importance of your process and strategy in the event of an unexpected hostile bid when focus on a director’s fiduciary duties is the most intense.

Speaker:      Rick Miller, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP



Wednesday, September 18


7:30 – 8:00

Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:15




8:15 – 9:15

2nd Day Opening Remarks

Speaker:     Denny Beresford, Ernst & Young Executive Professor of Accounting,
                     Terry College of Business


The Complex Roles of the Audit Committee

What are the current issues and priorities of the committee?  We will discuss those and roles of the committee. Moderator:   Marlan Nichols, Partner, Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC

Speakers:      Scott Voynich, Board Member, NW Mutual Audit Committee

                       Denny Beresford, Ernst & Young Executive Professor of Accounting,
                       Terry College of Business

                       John Houser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Trust Insurance

9:15 – 9:30


9:30– 10:30



Getting CEO Pay Right/Trend in Director Compensation

Speakers will discuss what they’ve observed through 2013 and compensation committees should expect in 2014 and beyond.

Moderator:   Eric Larre, Consulting Director, Towers Watson

Speakers:      Larry Gellerstedt, CEO, Cousins Properties

                       Laura Thatcher, Partner, Alston & Bird


10:30 – 11:30

Succession Plannning 

This session will describe the key point on CEO succession and criteria for success.

Speaker: Robert L. Baxter, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International


11:30 – 12:00


12:00 – 1:15

NACD Lunch Speaker: Just what does "Critically Constructive Mean?"
Erroll Davis, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools


1:15 – 2:15



2:15 – 3:15

C-Suite Misconduct: Causes, Cures and The Board as Guardian 

Speaker: Scott Killingsworth, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP


Nominating Governance Committee







3:15 – 3:30

This committee is charged with oversight of the board’s governance and effectiveness.  We will discuss term limits, duties, governance policies and practices, etc.

Moderator: Eric McCarthey, Board of Directors, Standard Register

Speakers:    Pat Robinson, Board of Directors, TREX

                     Dan Giannini, Board of Directors, NxStage Inc.


Wrap Up

Speaker:     Pat Dailey, Co-Founder, BoardQuest

As of August 16, 2013
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