This year's NACD Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) is titled Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks. Join your fellow directors to discuss the findings of the report and learn how other boards are dealing with today's uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment. The volatility of global information networks, shifting business models, disruptive natural events and unpredictable global economics and geopolitics combined with fundamental transformative technology are causing boards to rethink how they govern and how decisions are made. As a result, directors need to assess, discuss, and oversee disruptive risks that could have a significant econominc, operational, and/or reputational impact and provide guidance that helps our companies and organizations be better prepared to respond when the unforseen does occur. Join directors from International Paper, Dunkin Brands and Pepperidge Farm for a lively discussion on real world stories regarding the content of the 2018 BRC and best practices on building board proficiency in adaptive governance and turning uncertainty into sustainable advantage.
Barbara currently serves on the board of directors of publicly traded Devon Energy Corporation and Buckeye Energy Partners, LP as well as privately held Hat Creek Energy Corporation. She is an independent trustee of the Putnam Mutual Funds. She is actively involved with local non-profits, serving on the Finance Committee of Children's Hospital Colorado and on the board of The Denver Foundation, where she chairs its Finance Committee and serves on its Investment Committee. Barbara is a former board chair of Girls, Inc. of Metro Denver.
Barbara Baumann is President of Cross Creek Energy Corporation of Denver, Colorado. She previously worked for Associated Energy Managers, as well as for Amoco Corporation and its subsidiaries, including as Vice President of the company's San Juan Basin Business Unit.
Barbara holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She is the current chair of the board of trustees of Mount Holyoke.
Ms. Chang Britt served as President, Pepperidge Farm, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company from August 2012 to February 2015 and also held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Baking and Snacking for Campbell from October 2010 to February 2015. Ms. Chang Britt joined Campbell in 2005 and held a series of leadership positions with Campbell including Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and President, North America Foodservice. Ms. Chang Britt currently serves on the board of directors of Tailored Brands, Inc. and TerraVia Holdings, Inc., and formerly served on the board of Sunoco, Inc. Ms. Chang Britt brings to the Board a deep knowledge of the consumer packaged goods category, and extensive executive experience.
Ilene S. Gordon, 64, served as executive chairman of Ingredion Incorporated (formerly Corn Products International, Inc.), a publicly traded global ingredient solutions company, from January 1, 2018 until July 31, 2018. She served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingredion from May 2009 through December 2017. Gordon is also a member of the board of directors of Ingredion Incorporated and World Business Chicago, a not-for-profit economic development organization. Gordon previously served as president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto’s Alcan Packaging, a multinational company engaged in the production of flexible and specialty packaging, from 2007 until 2009, and in various senior executive roles at Alcan Packaging and its affiliate and predecessor companies from 1999 until 2007. Prior to 1999, she was employed for 17 years with Tenneco Inc., a conglomerate, in a variety of management positions, including vice president and general manager leading its folding carton business. Gordon serves on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a publicly traded global security and aerospace company. Director since October 1, 2012.
Peter has served as an industry leader charged with market expansion and brand ambassadorship; Southeast region Financial Advisory Practice Leader, setting the strategy, business plan, and leading talent acquisition and development for what was, at the time, a start-up; greater Washington Partner in Charge, Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, where he held operational oversight with P&L, performance, and client satisfaction responsibilities; and most recently, serving as the Office Managing Partner for Florida and Puerto Rico, the equivalent of business unit CEO. The Florida and Puerto Rico practice has over 2,000 professionals with offices in Miami, Boca Raton, Lake Mary, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and San Juan.
Peter has worked with numerous public, multi-national, private, and private equity companies advising their C-Suites, boards of directors, and their board committees on enterprise strategy, growth, innovation, operations, succession, M&A/IPO events, and risk/mitigation issues offering solutions across audit, tax, risk advisory, and consulting services. Industries range from real estate, financial services, and construction to healthcare, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications.