What is a Summit Ambassador?
If you're looking to network at the Summit, connecting with an ambassador is a great place to start. A Summit ambassador's role is to help attendees meet and network with other attendees. This year’s ambassadors are a diverse group of directors from across the country currently serving on public, private, and nonprofit boards. Many are part of our education and Board Advisory Services faculty, others are serving as chapter leaders or participating in NACD’s fellowship program.
How do I connect with an Ambassador?
Ambassadors can be identified by the “ambassador” ribbon on their name badge, and they will be present at all of the networking events and receptions.
Additionally, during the “main stage” sessions, there will be tables designated as “Ambassador Tables” where an ambassador will serve as a host and facilitate networking. All are welcome to sit at these marked tables.
MEET THE AMBASSADORS
Chair, NACD North Texas Chapter; Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee, LKCM Funds
Chair, NACD Carolinas Chapter; Director, Dover Corp., Domtar Corp., SuperValu Inc., Acuity Brands Inc., The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
CEO, Risk for Good; Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation; Director, NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter
Cofounder, Koenig Sales; Chair, NACD Colorado Chapter, Quaker, Steak & Lube
CEO, Storey & Gates LLC; Compensation Committee Chair, Stream Energy; Director, Eastman Chemical Co., The Freeman Co., WatchGuard, CLEAResult
Founder and CEO, All Media Ventures
Founder, Marca Global LLC; Director, Spark Networks, TrueBlue Inc., Port Blakely
Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, AdventHealth; Vice Chair, Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology, Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund; Chair, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, NeXtGen Biologics
Audit Committee Chair, Lantronix; Director, Standard Homeopathic Company, NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter
CEO, DF Management, Inc.; Compensation Committee Chair, Synovus Financial Corp.; Director, Genuine Parts Company, Coastal Bank and Trust, NACD Atlanta Chapter
Chair, Carpenter Technology Corp.; Chair, Governance Committee, Tredegar Corp
Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC; Trustee, Lake Forest Academy
President, The Brownstein Corp, NACD Philadelphia Chapter; Director, Merakey, P&F Industries, Inc.
President and CEO, FirstCare Health Plans; Chair, Texas Association of Community-Based Health Plans; Director, NACD Texas TriCities Chapters
Director, People's Utah Bancorp, Deborah S. Bayle Scholarship for Youth, NACD Utah Chapter, United Way Retirees Association
Director, Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corp., Alzheimer's Association, Houston Grand Opera, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter
Director, HEICO Corp., NACD Florida Chapter, The Miami Foundation, Miami Finance Forum
Former Vice Chair, Neiman Marcus Group; Director, Fossil Group, Hudson Ltd., Ares Commercial Real Estate
Independent Director, The Executive Forum
Chair and CEO, The Change Leader Inc.; Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, LIGS University
Chief Operating Officer, RealWear; Director, Rogers Group Inc.
As an executive and in-house general counsel, I was unsure about the value of the conference for my role. Having spent four days viewing the world through the lens of a Director, I have more insight into advising my Board (and management) in today's real world.