Featured Speakers

Gary Collar

Gary Collar

Compensation Committee Chair, Hillenbrand

Mr. Collar has served as a director of the Company since May 2015. From January 2012 until his retirement in October 2021, he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Asia Pacific and Africa (APA) region for AGCO Corporation (“AGCO”), a world leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of agricultural machinery and solutions. In connection with this role, he also served on the Board of Directors of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, an Indian tractor manufacturer and an investment of AGCO (from 2012–2021), and on the Global Board of Directors of AGCO Finance, Incorporated, a joint venture between AGCO and De Lage Landen Financial Services, which provides retail and wholesale financing services to AGCO customers globally (from 2016–2021).

Previously he served as AGCO’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand from 2004 to December 2011. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Collar was Vice President of Market Development, Worldwide for the Challenger Division, after joining AGCO in 2002. Mr. Collar previously held various senior management positions within several divisions at ZF Friedrichshaven A.G. between 1994 and 2002. These assignments included President and CEO of the company’s joint venture producing steering systems for the North American automotive market, and Vice President, Business Development for the automotive group. Prior to this, he was employed by Caterpillar Incorporated.

Spencer Fleischer

Spencer Fleisher

Board Member, Clorox and Levi Strauss & Co.

Spencer co-founded FFL in 1997 and is a Managing Partner. He serves on the Board of Eyemart Express; and was previously a Director of Strategic Investment Group, Korn/Ferry International, Milestone AV Technologies, BearingPoint, Inc., JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, Transtar Holdings, Wilton Re Holdings Limited, AmericanWest Bank and Banner Corporation.

Spencer is a Director of The Clorox Company, Levi Strauss & Co, and Americans for Oxford, Inc. He is also a member of the Fellowship Campaign Executive Committee and the Rector’s Council for Lincoln College, Oxford. He was for 10 years an advisor to the Investment Committee of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and a Trustee of St. Andrew’s School, Delaware. Spencer previously spent 19 years with Morgan Stanley as an investment banker and manager. He was a member of the worldwide Investment Banking Operating Committee, Head of Investment Banking in Asia and Head of Corporate Finance for Europe. He earned an M. Phil. in Management Studies at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg with a B.A. (Hons) in Economics.

Mirian Graddick-Weir

Mirian Graddick-Weir

Board Member, Booking Holdings Inc., Yum! Brands, Inc.; Retired Chief Human Resources Officer, Merck

Mirian Graddick-Weir is formerly the executive vice president, Human Resources at Merck, where she had responsibility for all aspects of human resources for 68,000 colleagues located in over 90 countries. Mirian joined Merck in 2006 from AT&T, where she was executive vice president of Human Resources and Employee Communications. Prior to that role, she spent 20 years at AT&T holding numerous positions in HR and multiple operational roles.

Mirian is a member of the Board of Yum! Brands, Inc. and Booking Holdings, Inc. She serves on the Foundation Board of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and is a senior advisor to the Jersey Battered Women’s services (JBWS) organization. Previously, Mirian served as the Chair of the HR Policy Association and the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR). In 2001, she was elected as a NAHR Fellow and in 2016 she was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy, the highest honor in the HR Profession.

Mirian earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hampton University, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

Duy-Loan Le

Duy-Loan Le

Board Member, Wolfspeed, National Instruments and Ballard Power Systems

Ms. Le retired in July 2017 from Texas Instruments Inc. (“TI”), one of the leading semiconductor companies in the world. Ms. Le was elected Senior Fellow in 2002 and is the only woman in TI’s history elected to this highest Fellow rank. She held various leadership positions at TI, including Advanced Technology Ramp Manager for the Embedded Processing Division and worldwide project manager for the Memory Division.

While at TI, Ms. Le led all aspects of execution for advanced technology nodes, including silica technology development, design, assembly and test, productization, qualification, release to market, high volume ramp, and quality and reliability assurance.

She has experience opening international offices and developing engineering talent for the TI business. Ms. Le has been awarded 24 patents. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Ms. Le is currently a member of the board of directors of Ballard Power Systems, a publicly traded company; CREE, Inc., a publicly traded company; and Atomera, Inc., a publicly traded company.

Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney

Board Member, Agrify Corp.

Congressman Mahoney is the founder of Caribou LLC, a strategic advisory firm that consults with CEOs and their Boards on managing systemic risk and maximizing shareholder value through the identification and capture of strategic opportunities. In addition to his responsibilities at Caribou, Tim is the founder of Cannae Policy Group, a Washington D.C. based public policy company, where he serves as a political strategist advising companies, associations, and governments on complex public policy issues.

Tim represented Florida’s 16th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. During his tenure, the pro-business Democrat won awards for being “The Man in The Middle” and the “Most Effective New Member of Congress.”

His work on the Financial Services and Agriculture Committees resulted in the passage of landmark legislation in renewable energy, low-income senior housing, catastrophic insurance, and tort reform. Tim’s ties to Alberta, Canada, led to his leading the first Congressional Delegation visit to Canada’s Oil Sands. Tim considers his most significant accomplishment the passage of legislation that saved funding for free public transportation for the elderly and Americans with disabilities.

Congressman Mahoney is a co-founder of vFinance, Inc., which subsequently acquired National Holdings Corporation. National has grown to become one of America’s leading middle-market brokerage firms, managing more than $5 billion of client assets with over 50 offices worldwide.

Before his foray on Wall Street, Tim spent 15 years in the personal computer business. He is recognized as an industry pioneer and regarded as an expert in the commercialization of technology, its production, and mass distribution.

Tim is married to Wai Wai and is the proud father of three. He is a devoted “lacrosse dad” to his 16-year-old son JJ and cheerleader to 14-year-old Vivian, who competes in volleyball. His daughter Bailey, a scholarship equestrian athlete at Oklahoma State University, went on to earn a law degree from the University of Denver and now practices law.

Congressman Mahoney holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science and Business from West Virginia University and an M.B.A from George Washington University.

John Murabito

John Murabito

Board Member, Winnebago Industries; Retired Chief Administrative Officer, Cigna

Mr. Murabito is chair of the Human Resources Committee for Winnebago Industries. He has been on the board since 2017. He is the Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), a global health insurance company with 2016 annual revenues of approximately $39 billion. In his role as Chief Administrative Officer, John had oversight of Human Resources, Enterprise Marketing, Security and Aviation, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Civic Affairs, and the Cigna Foundation, of which he is the president.

John is particularly focused on senior leader talent development, strong succession processes, the increasingly important role DEI plays for colleagues, customers, and clients, alike, and ensuring a strong connection between the Enterprise and Business Marketing teams.

John began his tenure at Cigna in 2003, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. John also oversees the Corporate Responsibility and Civic Affairs functions, including the Cigna Foundation, as well as a number of other administrative areas. During his tenure at Cigna, John’s leadership has been critical to: • Turnaround efforts • CEO and other key succession efforts • Numerous company-wide and human resources reorganizations • Evolution and transformation of the Human Resources function • Multiple large M&A events, including work related to pre-combination and integration • Leadership development and talent management to support ongoing and significant growth Most recently, John led the team responsible for the pre-combination and integration work for employees in the merger between Cigna and Express Scripts. John’s leadership has been critical to ensuring that Cigna’s diverse employees have the tools and resources necessary to collaborate, innovate and best serve all of those who use Cigna and Express Scripts services. More importantly, John and his team have been instrumental in setting the cultural foundation for the new combined company.

Other roles Murabito has held include Chief Human Resources Officer at Monsanto Company and Group Vice President, Human Resources for Frito-Lay, Inc., a division of PepsiCo

Subject Matter Expert Speakers

Stephanie Jeane

Stephanie Jeane

Partner, Executive Compensation, Kirkland & Ellis

Stephanie Jeane is an executive compensation partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Stephanie’s practice focuses on executive compensation and benefits matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures and public offerings.

Stephanie also advises clients on a wide range of compensation and associated tax, securities and corporate governance matters, including the design, disclosure and implementation of equity and cash incentive programs, employment, consulting and severance arrangements, change in control plans and retention programs.

Mike Kesner

Mike Kesner

Partner, Pay Governance

Mike Kesner, is a Partner in the Chicago office of Pay Governance LLC and is an experienced executive compensation professional with over 40 years of consulting experience. He advises a number of companies’ Board of Directors and senior executives on executive compensation and corporate governance matters. He is a thought leader, a featured speaker, and author on the topic of executive compensation and corporate governance. Mike has served on the advisory board of Compensation Standards and was a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Executive Compensation.

Mike became a partner in Pay Governance LLC in July 2020. He was previously a Principal at Deloitte Consulting from 2002 to 2018 and a Senior Adviser from 2018-2020. He began his career at Arthur Andersen and was the partner in charge of the executive compensation practice until May 2002.

Matt Lum

Matt Lum

Principal​, FW Cook

Matt 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.

Kelly Malafis

Kelly Malafis

Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Kelly Malafis is a founding partner of Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in New York. She has 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience working with compensation committees and senior management teams. Kelly’s areas of focus include compensation strategy development, evaluating the pay and performance relationship for senior executives, annual and long-term incentive plan design, compensation program governance and board of director compensation.

Kelly has advised large and small publicly-traded companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and retail. Kelly has also provided advice on compensation issues for privately-held companies and companies with special circumstances such as IPOs and spin-offs. Kelly has also advised the U.S. Department of the Treasury on executive compensation matters. Kelly writes and speaks frequently on executive compensation.

Before joining CAP, Kelly was a principal at Mercer in their Human Capital group and worked in the Performance and Compensation consulting practice at KPMG.

Kelly holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Susan Sandlund

Susan Sandlund

Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

Dr. Susan Sandlund is a managing director and practice leader of Veritas Partners, a Pearl Meyer consulting practice focused on leadership and organization effectiveness. Veritas Partners was acquired by Pearl Meyer in 2020 to expand the firm’s ability to provide human capital management consulting expertise to boards and management teams.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Sandlund has worked with boards, CEOs, and multiple levels of management on planned organizational changes at public and private companies and not-for-profit entities across numerous industries. As an organization psychologist, her work includes initiating and leading large-scale change to drive new business strategies, culture change, clarifying governance and decision-making, board and executive team effectiveness and coaching, organization design, executive assessment and development, and CEO succession planning processes.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, Susan was co-founder and partner of Veritas Partners, a leadership development and organization change consulting firm. Prior to launching Veritas, Susan was a partner with Oliver Wyman, formerly known as Mercer Delta Consulting (MDC) Group, working with CEOs and c-suite leaders on business transformation. Susan also served on the MDC board of directors. Prior to Mercer-Delta, Susan was a Senior Consultant with the Hay Group where she led leadership development initiatives for a wide array of clients. She served five years as an adjunct full professor at Columbia University and served on the board of trustees of Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (BSHSI) for 10 years, chairing the compensation and human resources committees. She is currently a director and the compensation committee chair for Peckham Industries.

Susan is a frequent speaker at board and industry conferences on the topics of CEO succession, board development, and organization change. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and is certified in Hogan Assessments. She received her BA from Marquette University and her PhD from George Washington University.