The Phoenix Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Phoenix Chairs
Jennifer Thomson

Jennifer Thomson

VP, Associate General Counsel Republic Services
jthomson@republicservices.com

Jennifer Thomson

Jennifer Thomson

VP, Associate General Counsel Republic Services
jthomson@republicservices.com
Catharine Ellingsen

Catharine Ellingsen

EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary Republic Services
cellingsen@republicservices.com

Catharine Ellingsen

Catharine Ellingsen

EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary Republic Services
cellingsen@republicservices.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Katharine Weymouth

Chief Operating Officer — FamilyCare

Katharine B. Weymouth Katharine Weymouth is the Chief Operating Officer at FamilyCare, a platform for parents of struggling and at-risk teens. She is also Senior Advisor to ChefMarket, an on-demand delivery service for restaurant chefs. Ms. Weymouth was Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post from 2008 through 2014. In addition, Ms. Weymouth sits on a number of public company and non-profit boards including Republic Services, Inc., Cable One, Inc., Xometry, Graham Holdings, Empower, and Sequoia Mutual Fund. Ms. Weymouth is trustee for the Philip L. Graham Fund and Chair of the Board for The Greater Washington Community Foundation. Ms. Weymouth also is an Advisory Board member for FiscalNote. Ms. Weymouth graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA from Harvard and earned her JD at Stanford Law School.
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Corporate Boards: Republic Services Inc. & Cable One

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. & Lumber Liquidators, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. & Lumber Liquidators, Inc.

Terri Funk Graham

Independent Board Director — Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards:
Bashas' Supermarkets, TWANG
Corporate Boards:
Bashas' Supermarkets, TWANG

Sue Klug

Independent Board Director — Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards:
California Water Service Company, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Corporate Boards:
California Water Service Company, Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Shelly Esque

Retired, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Intel Corp. — Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards:
Sprouts Farmers Market, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp.
Corporate Boards:
Sprouts Farmers Market, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp.

Kristen Blum

Corporate Director — Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards:
Broadway Bank
Corporate Boards:
Broadway Bank

Jill Griffin

Author — The Loyalty Maker

Corporate Boards:
Hall Technologies
Corporate Boards:
Hall Technologies

Bill Pesch

Corporate Director — Hall Technologies

Corporate Boards:
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.

Chevy Humphrey

President & CEO — Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Corporate Boards:
Integro Bank, Invest Southwest
Corporate Boards:
Integro Bank, Invest Southwest

Sharon Hwang

Partner, Chief Operating Officer — MSP Sports Capital

Malli Gero

Vice Chair of the Board — 50/50 Women on Boards, Inc.

Corporate Boards:
QuikTrip, YellowBird Holdings
Corporate Boards:
QuikTrip, YellowBird Holdings

Michelle Tinsley

COO & Co-Founder — YellowBird Holdings, Inc.

Corporate Boards:
Knight-Swift, AMERCO
Corporate Boards:
Knight-Swift, AMERCO

Sissie Shank

President & CEO — Chas Roberts

Leadership Committee

Carol Lee Hobson

Head of Business Risk and Controls USAA

Carol Lee Hobson

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Christine Gannon

CEO and Founder Brightworks Consulting

Christine Gannon

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Bobbie Fox

VP, Legal and Compliance CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Bobbie Fox

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Lisa Weeks

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer Benchmark Electronics

Lisa Weeks

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kathleen Duffy

President and CEO Duffy Group, Inc.

Kathleen Duffy

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Carol Summersgill

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer California Closets

Carol Summersgill

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Monique Cenac

Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Freeport-McMoRan

Monique Cenac

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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