5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking, Cocktails, Full Buffet Dinner
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Program & Dessert
Existing enterprise risk management (ERM) approaches may no longer be sufficient to address risks that are complex, less well-known or highly disruptive to business. And the traditional ERM identification and tracking methodologies may be insufficient to address this new risk environment. You’ll leave this program with practicable tools to help your board—
Identify and assess risks through a different lens
Calibrate the effectiveness of your company’s enterprise risk management, tracking and mitigation
Anticipate new developments as the risk environment continues to evolve
Capitalize on those risks that can be converted to opportunities
Improve the quality of engagement and discussion of risk
Attendees will receive a copy of October 2018 NACD’s Blue Ribbon Commission Report, “Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks.”
Andrea Bonime-Blanc is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ethics and cyber advisor to executives and boards at companies, government agencies and NGOs. She is the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, a body created by the US Congress in 2016 to supervise the restructuring of their debt. Before founding GEC Risk, for two decades she was a senior executive (including general counsel, chief ethics, compliance, risk, audit, EHS and information security officer) at global companies including Bertelsmann, Verint & PSEG. She started her career as an international transactional lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb.
She serves as a start-up mentor at Plug & Play Tech Centre, is a frequent keynote speaker and author of many articles and numerous books including Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2019), Manual de Riesgo Reputacional (Biblioteca Corporate Excellence 2016), The Reputation Risk Handbook (Greenleaf 2014), and co-author of The Artificial Intelligence Imperative (Praeger 2018). She holds the Carnegie Mellon CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and NACD Governance Faculty and has served on boards for over two decades including serving as Chair twice. She holds a joint JD in Law and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, was born and raised in Germany and Spain and lives in New York City with her family.
Maureen Breakiron-Evans is a former Audit Partner and CFO who was responsible for driving the transformation of financial and technology operations, and the development of enterprise risk management programs for a variety of clients and Fortune 500 employers. She currently serves on the boards of Cognizant Technology Solutions, Ally Financial and Cubic Corporation. Maureen previously served on the boards of Heartland Payment Systems, FHLB-Pittsburgh, and ING Direct. After serving as an Audit Partner with Arthur Andersen, she held several senior executive positions in finance and technology at Transamerica Corporation, Visa, Cigna, and Towers Perrin, including Chief Financial Officer.
Matt has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management of global manufacturing businesses. Throughout his career, he successfully led multi-billion dollar manufacturing, infrastructure and business services companies with up to 34k employees.
Matt was recruited by Sterling Partners in January, 2017 to lead the transformation of Radial Inc. a $1.2B ecommerce services business. After an 8-week enterprise assessment, recommended and led the successful sale of Radial to Belgian Post. Prior to Radial, Matt served as CEO of Armstrong World industries, a $2.9B global building products company, retiring 3/16. Recruited by Armstrong’s board to improve P&L, drive leadership, operational and strategic improvements increasing ROIC & equity value 75%. Prior to AWI, he was Chairman & CEO of IKON Office Solutions, a $4.9B document management services company. Transformed company’s business model and nearly doubled shareholder value following a $1.6B merger with Ricoh Japan. Served in a transition role to lead the integration. Prior to IKON, spent 23 years at GE, last assignment s as President & CEO GE Lighting.
Matt is currently an operating partner with Advent International and with Periphas Capital; and the non-executive Chairman of Klockner Pentaplast Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors at WESCO International, Realogy Holdings, Foundation Building Materials, Inc. and Cenveo Corporation. He is a member of the National Board of Summer Search, and a member of the Advisory Boards of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and of the University of Idaho and Member of the Board of Trustees of ECS Philadelphia. He was formerly a member of the board of directors of MORSCO, Inc., Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., NCI Building Systems, Inc., Veritiv Corporation, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., IKON Office Solutions, Inc., Graphic Packaging Holding Company, Unisys Corporation, Con-way Inc. and Ricoh Americas Corporation.
Kelly J. Watson has more than 30 years of global auditing and advisory services experience progressing in various leadership roles at KPMG LLP. Ms. Watson is a global lead partner of KPMG and served a five-year term on the KPMG LLP Board of Directors from 2013 to 2018, acting as Lead Director from June 2017 to October 2018. She was National Service Group Leader of KPMG's U.S. and Americas Risk Consulting Practice from 2015 to 2019. Prior to this position, Ms. Watson spent six years as the Office Managing Partner of KPMG’s New Jersey Business Unit. Her international experience includes more than two years in the KPMG Czech Republic member firm’s Prague office. Ms. Watson served on the NACD’s Blue Ribbon Commission that produced the report in October 2018, captioned “Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks.”Â