Technology is shifting the way boards govern, and the pace of change continues to accelerate. Boards require a new approach with greater speed, adaptability, proactivity and innovation. This year’s NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report (BRC) looks at how directors need to renew themselves, leverage fresh data and effectively lead their companies into the future. Come hear from BRC Co-Chair Cari Dominguez, director of Manpower and Triple S, along with Manny Fernandez, non-executive chairman of Brunswick Corporation and director of SI Ventures, Leggett and Platt, and Performance Food Group. We invite you to join in for this lively discussion about what the future holds for directors and the key actions needed to ensure you and your board are prepared to both survive and thrive.
Joseph L. Hooley (Jay) was elected to ExxonMobil's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020. Jay served as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors for State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, until the end of 2019. He served as State Street Corporation's chief executive officer from 2010 until the end of 2018, leading their continued global growth while investing in technology to position the company as a digital leader and innovator in financial services. He was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2009 and served as executive chairman from 2011 through 2018. Prior to that, Hooley held several senior management postions at the company.
He is a director on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and serves as a board director for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
The Honorable Cari M. Dominguez brings extensive experience to her engagements as an NACD Faculty member, including experience as a board chair, lead independent director, sitting director, chair of an independent government agency, corporate executive, and consulting partner. She has strong expertise in employment law, talent management, human resources, executive search, financial services, and corporate governance.
Dominguez currently serves as vice chair and lead independent director on the board of Triple-S Management Corp. Triple-S Management Corp. is the the leading managed-care company in Puerto Rico and has exclusive rights to the BlueCross BlueShield trademark.
She also serves as a trustee and director for the Calvert Funds, as a director on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and on the board of the NACD Capital Area Chapter. Today, the Calvert Funds are one of the largest and most diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing actively and passively managed US and international equity, income, and asset allocation funds.
She has also served on nonprofit boards, including the boards of Loma Linda University Health, the Leadership Foundation of the International Women’s Forum, and the Human Resources Planning Society.
Mr. Fernandez has been the managing director of SI Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on IT and communications infrastructure since its inception in 1998.
He presently serves as chairman of Brunswick corporation, lead director of Performance Food Group, and director of Leggett & Platt. Previously, he served on the boards of Time Inc, TIBCO, Stanley Black & Decker, Flowers Foods, and USWest.
Manny also served as executive chairman of Sysco Corporation, and previously served as non-executive chairman of Sysco, and a member of the Sysco board of directors since 2006.
And, he was chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Gartner Inc. from 1989 to 2000 a leading information technology research and consulting company.
Moderator: Kimberly Simpson is director of strategic content for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), leading NACD's Fortune 500 advisory councils, providing strategic oversight of select content offerings for NACD members, and routinely contributing to NACD member education through blogs and articles. Formerly, as NACD's first regional director, Simpson provided strategic support for local boards and partners in the advancement of world-class NACD programming and networking opportunities for NACD members. Prior to joining NACD, Simpson was executive vice president at Sanford Health and was the inaugural president of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. She was chief operating officer and general counsel for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and served as secretary to the board of directors. Simpson also was a director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance, Komen's Washington, D.C.-based policy organization. Earlier, Simpson was vice president and general counsel at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She received a master's degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a U.S. Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe in 2005.