Pamela M. Arway is an experienced corporate director, who has served in leadership positions on public company boards since 2009. She is presently Chair of the Board of Davita, Inc.(NYSE:DVA), a position she has held since 2020. DaVita is a global kidney care company. Pam is also Chair of the Board of Iron Mountain, Inc.,(NYSE:IRM), an enterprise information management services company. She assumed this position in late 2022, having chaired the Compensation Committee for the previous 5 years. Pam also serves on the board of The Hershey Company, (NYSE:HSY), where she is Chair of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee.
Prior to her years of board service, Pam was President of the Japan, Asia-Pacific, Australia region for American Express Limited. Pam worked at American Express for 21 years, having served in executive positions in Canada, the US, Australia and Singapore. She retired from American Express in 2008.
Pam lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
Doug is a first-chair litigator with significant experience representing clients in securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy-related litigation. He has a strong track record of achieving favorable outcomes for clients before federal and state courts across the United States, including New York, Maryland, Nevada, Texas, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
Doug has successfully represented numerous high-profile clients in securities law cases. Recently he obtained dismissal in full of securities law claims against ReWalk Robotics, a medical device company, and Aixtron SE, the German technology company. He also argued successfully in the Southern District of New York, and on appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, for a dismissal of all securities law claims against Dynegy officers and directors arising out of actions they took to restructure that energy company. Doug also led the representation of Aracruz (now Fibria Celulose) in its successful resolution of claims arising out of losses it suffered in connection with its purchases of foreign exchange derivatives. Continuing his work in the life sciences industry, Doug has considerable experience representing clients in both the branded and non-branded space.
Brown returned to SAIC in 2021 and is leading the company’s corporate cybersecurity strategy and overseeing critical cybersecurity areas including cybersecurity operations, architecture, governance, risk and compliance, cybersecurity business engagement and resilience.
Before joining SAIC, Brown was Vice President and CISO at Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of medical devices. In that role, he was responsible for many aspects of the company’s cybersecurity posture, including developing its cyber strategy, maintaining a security operations and threat intelligence center, and supporting the company’s product security efforts.
Joyce is a ‘nose-in-fingers-out’, experienced board director, building on a C-suite career focused on P&L restructuring in Financial Services and Chemical Manufacturing industries. I currently serve as board chairperson, Sistema.Bio a U.S., PE-backed company operating in the energy-bio and technology industries. Board service on Audit Committees of a Fortune 215 company and a Retail Bank where national Fintech partnership is innovating U.S. banking, illustrates business size range of my corporate board experience. Compliance & Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Nominating & Governance, and Operating committees round out my experience.
The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and NACD Board Leadership Fellow designations anchor my commitment to contribute to sharpening enterprise risk management in strategy and strengthen board duty of oversight. Joyce serves as a Governance expert and Leadership Committee member of 2022 #GetOnBoard week, How Women Lead, headquartered in California. I am honored to be included amongst outstanding leaders on the 2021 list of Most Influential Black Executives by Savoy Magazine.
Mr. Conlin has served on the board of the E.W. Scripps Company since 2013. He is currently chair of the compensation and talent management committee and a member of the executive committee. He is the former chairman and CEO of Zinio. Mr. Conlin is a proven Internet and media CEO with expertise in online content and services, software development, as well as significant news industry leadership experience. After starting his career as a journalist at CNN, he made the switch to concentrate on the business side of the industry. He earned his M.B.A from Harvard Business School and started as a strategic planning analyst for The New York Times Co. He has a strong track record of operating results in his experience as CEO of four different complex publishing/media/technology companies: IDG, Primedia, NameMedia and, most recently, Zinio.
Dana Etra is a Managing Director and Head of the Boston Office of FW Cook. She advises boards on human capital strategy, including executive and director compensation design and evaluation. Dana works with a diverse range of organizations on all aspects of program strategy and design, building custom compensation and incentive plans to help companies ensure executive interests are aligned with performance and support the organization’s business objectives. She also advises clients on all related corporate governance considerations and tax, accounting, securities law, investor relations, and other regulatory implications.
Dana holds a Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) designation from World@Work and is a speaker on executive compensation topics for various professional groups (e.g., The Conference Board, NASPP, The Knowledge Group). She has an M.A. in Finance from Brandeis International Business School and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Brandeis University.
Dana is a board member of multiple non-profit organizations focused on education and diversity as well as a start-up focused on sustainable agriculture.
Fred Hassan is a Director with the private equity firm, Warburg Pincus. He is also a Board member of Precigen, Theramex, Prometheus Biosciences, BridgeBio, and IntegraConnect. Fred Hassan is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Schering-Plough Corporation. Prior to joining Schering-Plough in April 2003, Hassan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacia Corporation – a company that was formed in March 2000 as a result of the merger of Monsanto and Pharmacia and Upjohn. Hassan joined Pharmacia & Upjohn as Chief Executive Officer in 1997.
Previously, Hassan was Executive Vice President of Wyeth, with responsibility for its pharmaceutical and medical products business. He was elected to Wyeth’s Board of Directors in 1995. Earlier in his career, Hassan spent 17 years with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis) and headed its U.S. pharmaceuticals business. Hassan received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Hassan has chaired significant pharmaceutical industry organizations including The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA). In 2014, a CNBC panel named Hassan to a list of those who have had the most profound impact on the world of business in the previous quarter century.
Sal Inserra is a partner with over 30 years’ experience in accounting and auditing derived from public accounting and industry experiences.Sal specializes in working with SEC registered companies and has significant experience in strategic planning and stock offerings including registration statements and audit committee education programs. Sal has been an instructor for a number of national and local training seminars on accounting and governance including business combinations, ERM and Audit Committee best practices.
Matt Lum is a Principal and shareholder with nearly 15 years of executive compensation consulting experience based in the Houston office. Matt has worked with clients across a wide array of industries and within various stages of the business cycle. Matt specializes in aligning companies’ incentive plans with their critical business elements (i.e., business strategy, investor expectations, and company culture) and advising on total compensation structures. Matt is an author and contributor to the firm’s technical papers and studies and is a speaker on executive compensation issues. Matt holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
David M. Moffett served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation from September 2008 until his retirement in March 2009. He previously served as a Senior Advisor with the Carlyle Group LLC from May 2007 to September 2008, and as the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Bancorp from 2001 to 2007, after its merger with Firstar Corporation where he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Moffett also served as Chief Financial Officer of StarBanc Corporation, a predecessor to First Corporation from 1993 to 1998.
Mr. Moffett serves as a trustee on the boards of Columbia Fund Series Trust I and Columbia Funds Variable Insurance Trust, overseeing approximately 52 funds within Columbia Funds mutual fund complex. In addition, he serves as a trustee for the University of Oklahoma Foundation. Mr. Moffett also has served as a consultant to Bridgewater and Associates.
Mr. Moffett currently serves on the board of directors PayPal Holdings, Inc.
With his many years of experience as a chief executive officer or chief financial officer of public financial services companies, Mr. Moffett is able to provide valuable insight to the Board concerning financial matters. He is also able to leverage his significant public policy experience.
Widely recognized as one of the best operating executives in the United States, Bob Nardelli has grown the sales and profits of a number of multi-national corporations. During his nearly 30-year tenure at GE, he quadrupled operating profits forGE Power Systems. He then doubled the size of The HomeDepot as CEO and helped save Chrysler and its iconic brands when the American auto industry began to collapse. His new firm, XLR-8, LLC, Investment & Advisory Co., combines his 50-plus years of experience augmenting business performance with a team of professionals that has unparalleled skills in fixing and growing companies. XLR-8helps companies identify weaknesses and improve performance.
Born in Old Forge, Pa. on May 17, 1948, Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Western Illinois University. He joined GE as an entry-level manufacturing engineer in Appliance Park, Ky., in 1971, and rapidly advanced through a series of leadership positions atGE Appliances and Lighting. In 1988, he left GE to join the Case Corporation in Racine, Wis., as senior vice president and general manager of Case Construction Equipment’s global business.
Bob returned to GE in 1992 in Toronto as CEO of CAMCO, the Canadian household appliance unit. A year later, he was named president and CEO of GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Pa. In 1995, Bob became president and CEO of GE Power Systems and senior vice president and a member of the Corporate Executive Council of GE. Over the next five years, GE Power Systems’ revenues doubled.In December 2000, Bob was named president and CEO of The Home Depot, and a year later chairman was added to his title. At the time, Home Depot was a $45 billion decentralized company with little ability to leverage its size. Bob moved quickly to create an information and supply-chain infrastructure that, along with other operational and growth enhancements, generated more than 20 percent average annual earnings growth over the next six years. Under Bob’s leadership, Home Depot’s revenues grew from $45 billion to $91 billion, while net earnings more than doubled, from $2.5 billion to $5.7 billion. The company also added more than 1,000 new stores and more than 135,000 jobs, soon becoming the world’s second-largest retailer.
Dr. Matt Paese is a globally recognized author, CEO coach, C-suite consultant, keynote speaker, and pioneer of many of today’s leading approaches for helping leaders succeed at the top. He is the lead author of Leaders Ready Now: Accelerating Growth in a Faster World (2016) and co-author of its award-winning predecessor, Grow Your Own Leaders (2002), which have shaped over two decades of impact in growing leaders into skilled, self-aware, compassionate enterprise executives. Matt is now Senior Vice President of Executive Services for DDI.
Matt has advised thousands of CEOs, senior teams, boards and C-suite executives in more than 20 countries across the world. He is sought-after for his expertise in CEO succession and onboarding, senior team effectiveness, board effectiveness, and executive succession and development. He has authored scores of articles and white papers, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Chief Executive, The Conference Board, and Human Resources Executive to name a few. His team’s research has generated countless insights and discoveries in C-suite leadership, executive team and individual effectiveness, and enterprise succession planning.
Tate Pursell is an experienced board member and CEO with broad industry experience in both industrial and consumer sectors. He has served on twelve boards of directors, acted as corporate secretary of three boards, served on audit/risk and governance committees, and chaired the compensation/human resources committees of two boards. Presently, Tate is an operating partner of MSI Capital Partners, an independent sponsor private equity firm focused on middle market manufacturing and business services companies. He is currently an independent director of a defense contractor and chairs the compensation/HR committees. Tate is a subject matter expert and public speaker on the board’s role in operational improvement, turnaround/ restructuring, executive compensation, and director recruitment.
As a partner within BDO’s National Professional Practice, Amy directs BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, overseeing the firm’s communications and governance efforts. Amy has more than 25 years of experience in the auditing profession, engaging with financial reporting executives, audit committees, and board members. Amy leads a collaborative effort in providing continual thought leadership and educational opportunities for clients and contacts of the firm across a broad variety of corporate governance and financial accounting and reporting topics of interest. This includes live and on demand webinar programming, in-person board of director forums and presentations, as well as the development of practice aids, surveys, publications, and alerts.
Christopher Tower has 38 years of public accounting experience, including client-facing service delivery, practice operational oversight, and audit quality and professional practice oversight. He has provided audit and other attest services to a diverse mix of privately and publicly held clients across an array of industries. Most recently, Christopher served as BDO’s National Managing Partner for Audit Quality and Professional Practice where he led a diverse team which achieved significant growth in the Firm’s assurance professional practice resources, technology and methodologies. In this role, Christopher oversaw BDO’s audit methodology, accounting and audit consultation functions, SEC services, global services, quality management, independence and risk management.