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G100 BoardExcellence

Actionable insights to enhance board effectiveness

Issues facing corporate boards have never been more complex and demands on directors’ time have never been greater. New perspectives provide fresh thinking for directors seeking to adapt to today’s rapid pace of change. 

G100 BoardExcellence helps directors navigate these complex challenges by delivering actionable insights that improve board effectiveness. Participants who have faced the toughest governance challenges—activists, unexpected CEO succession, strategy shifts, cyber breaches—share their experiences in an interactive fireside chat format. The program emphasizes peer exchange, providing an outside-in perspective directors can bring back to their boards to improve performance and stay current on emerging topics.

Mary Thompson, Managing Director, G100 BoardExcellence; Les Brun, Lead Director, Merck & Co., Broadridge Financial Solutions, Chairman, CDK Global; Anne Mulcahy, former Chair & CEO, Xerox, Lead Director, Johnson & Johnson, Director LPL Financial Holdings and Graham Holdings; Stephen Miles, Founder & CEO, TMG, Director, CDK Global

Corporate Members

BoardExcellence Corporate Members support good governance, director education and director independence by providing board members access to a full series of peer engaged meetings and roundtables. Participants are Fortune 1000 chairs, lead directors, committee chairs, and rising boardroom voices of the future. An experienced director chairs and participates throughout each meeting, and discussion leaders include boardroom leaders from influential companies. The peer engaged format encourages an active dialogue among participants, while the meeting's structure and agenda enables attendees to network with peers. Facing fast changing demands, the opportunity to engage with director peers in a private, off-the-record setting on the toughest boardroom challenges is invaluable.

Discussion Leaders

Sitting chairs, board leaders, shareholders, and senior advisors inform our programming, which explores the challenge of how to build and sustain a high-performing board. Each meeting’s agenda tackles timely, topical subjects as well as the perennial issues a board faces.

Discussion leaders have included:

Frank Blake Delta Airlines
David Brandon Domino's Pizza
Andy Bryant Intel
Steve Chazen Williams Companies
John Chen Blackberry
Regina Dugan Varian Medical Systems
Bob Eckert Amgen
Mirrian Graddick-Weir Booking Holdings
Olivia Kirtley Papa John's
Jackie Kosecoff Sealed Air
Shelly Lazarus Ogilvy & Mather
Terry Lundgren Macy's
Ellen Marram Ford
Anne Mulcahy Johnson & Johnson
Linda Riefler CSX
Paula Rosput Reynolds General Electric
Ed Stack Dick's Sporting Goods
Bill Weldon Exxon Mobil

G100 BoardExcellence Executive Advisors

G100 BoardExcellence Executive Advisors are boardroom leaders, esteemed executives, and influential business minds who inform our programming, idea generation, and curation of insights to improve the effectiveness of corporate boards.

Executive Advisors include:

Betsy Atkins GlobalLogic, SL Green Realty, Volvo Car, Wynn Resorts
Gaurdie Banister Dow, Tyson Foods
Les Brun Merck, Broadridge Financial Solutions, CDK Global, Corning
Doug Foshee Marathon Oil
Deb Henretta American Eagle, Corning, Meritage Homes, NiSource
Harry McMahon California Resources, Parsons Corporation
Scott Miller Snap, QTS Realty Trust
Pat Russo Hewlett Packard Enterprise, General Motors, KKR & Co., Merck & Co.
Laurie Siegel California Resources, CenturyLink, Factset Research
Ron Sugar Uber, Chevron, Amgen, Apple
Inge Thulin Merck
Sara Martinez Tucker AEP, Nationwide, Service Corp, Sprint
Mark Weinberger Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Saudi Aramco
Maggie Wilderotter DocuSign, Costco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lyft
Frank Yeary Intel, PayPal Holdings

G100 BoardExcellence is one of the best investments a director can make. Agenda topics reflect current and emerging boardroom challenges. The conversations are direct, thought-provoking, and very educational. I would recommend it to even the most experienced director.

Sara Martinez Tucker Director, American Electric Power and Sprint
G100 Network's Impact

I found G100 BoardExcellence to be the best directors’ gathering I’ve ever attended. The intimacy of the group, the quality of the panelists, and the willingness of the audience to engage meaningfully in the conversation truly distinguished the event.

Les Brun Lead Director, Merck

I found the program to be a valuable opportunity to engage with other directors in a meaningful way on topics of increasing relevance and importance for boards.

Pat Russo Chair, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Practitioner Led Discussions

At G100 BoardExcellence, there are no PowerPoints or presentations; rather, the program features conversations among peers with actionable takeaways.

Intimate, Off-the-record Setting

The program is invite-only and closed to the press and public, facilitating an open and candid dialogue. With participation capped, G100 BoardExcellence offers an unconflicted setting appealing to experienced and new directors.

Diverse Board Insights

Informed by conference chairs, board leaders, shareholders, and senior advisors, G100 BoardExcellence meetings and sessions focus on the most significant challenges facing boardrooms.

Efficient Format

Meetings are scheduled in an efficient afternoon, dinner, and following morning format suitable for busy directors. Sessions feature ample break time to engage independently with peers.

Recent Content

Exclusive member content excerpts

G100 BoardExcellence provides board directors a platform for discussions that surface the most current thinking on the most pressing issues facing corporate boards.

Embracing Disruption: Betting on Blockchain & Creating a Digital DNA

Dispel the digital director myth. No one technologist on the board, digital evangelist in leadership, or tool, such as predictive analytics, will deliver on the promise of digital transformation. This poses an obstacle for most companies because it exposes two faulty assumptions: No two companies are at the same point in their digital journey, and boards cannot treat digital as something separate or someone else’s problem. 

The Board's Role in CEO Compensation, Succession Planning & Talent Management

Identify and prepare. A robust process for succession planning does both. The board owns this, with guidance from management and directors who embrace their dual role as talent scout and coach. Great CEOs and the most viable succession candidates do three things well: define reality correctly today, paint a clear and compelling vision of the future, and lead in the execution of that vision.

Top Ten Governance Insights 2019

Following a stimulating year of G100 BoardExcellence director events, we have compiled our first annual summary of Top Ten Governance best practices. The insights highlighted below have evolved from several peer engaged debates and specific case examples which shape our BoardExcellence sessions. We will continually refresh this list and use these insights to inform our future agendas.

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