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Corporate Board Chat

  • 12/06/2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wilis Towers Watson, 233 S. Wacker Drive


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Join CFE Board Member Kathy Graham and Kim Rice, CFE President at the office of Willis Towers Watson on Tuesday, December 6 for a moderated Corporate Board Chat. Through a panel discussion accompanied by director-led table discussions, participants will discuss corporate onboarding and continual learning including:

  • Best practices for effective onboarding, and what makes them effective.
  • What to do if onboarding isn't offered.
  • What are the goals of onboarding? Do they differ by industry, longevity of the board, etc? If so, how?
  • How to stay current as a board director during continual change.
  • Most important subjects board directors should educate themselves about now, and why.
Guest Speakers:

Kate Bensen, Independent Director, MICROMETL CORPORATION. Her corporate experience includes past President & CEO, The Chicago Network and Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP. Kate is also an avid and dedicated supporter of education, music, and civic growth organizations: currently serving as a Board Director for The Admiral at the Lake; Trustee for New Music USA; Member of the Graham Council for The University of Chicago Graham School; Advisory Board Member for Chicago Innovation; and Board Director for The Chicago Club and The Arts Club of Chicago. View Kate's Bio

Collete English Dixon, Independent Director & Nominating Committee for MARCUS & MILLICHAP, BDRXUSREM, and Advisory Board for WATERTON ASSOCIATES, LLC. Her Corporate experience includes Executive Director for Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate and former Executive Director for PGIM Real Estate, one of the largest real estate managers globally and the $1.5T global asset management business unit of Prudential Financial (NYSE). Her non-profit experience includes Board Director, Community Investment Corporation Chicago, Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, and many more. View Collete's Bio

Sara Hays, Independent Board Director for DRAPER & KRAMER, ECI US REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, and LAS AGUILAS ENTERPRISES. Additionally she is the Board Chair, ECI US Real Estate Holdings (family-owned real estate); Director & Nom/Gov Chair, Draper & Kramer (private real estate); Incoming Director, Las Aguilas Enterprises (family-owned investments); and Former Director, Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) (manufacturing). Her corporate experience includes COO/GC for Wrightwood Capital (acquired by Ares), SVP/GC for Hyatt Hotels, and Co-Leader of North American Board Practice, Allegis Partners. View Sara's Bio

Tasha Henderson, Independent Director for HEARKEN. Her Corporate experience includes CFO, COO, and Corporate Secretary for JLC Infrastructure, an affiliate and majority joint venture of Magic Johnson Enterprises & Loop Capital, and former CFO, CAO & Corporate Secretary, Loop Capital Markets, LLC. Her nonprofit experience includes Chair, Executive Committee Member, and Trustee for St. Xavier University, and Co-Chair, CFE Membership Committee. View Tasha's Bio

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