The Phoenix Conversation on Board Diversity

In-Person Strategic Networking Event

October 16, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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VENUE: TBA

CO-CHAIRS

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Rhonda Buseman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Benchmark
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Jessica Estrada

Audit Partner

Grant Thornton LLP

What Happens at the Event?

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and pursue a board position?

Our prescriptive strategic networking events for women provide the perfect platform for personal coaching from experienced corporate directors, peer connections, and increased visibility among industry leaders. You'll have the chance to build meaningful relationships and open doors to new opportunities. Register now to secure your spot and take the first step toward your board service journey.

Agenda

2:00-3:00 pm: Welcome and Panel Discussion – Empowering Women and Diverse Candidates for Boardroom Success: Strategies to Secure Corporate Board Positions

3:00–4:00 pm: Coaching Sessions with our Director Coaches

4:00–5:00 pm: Networking Happy Hour

Keynote Speaker

Col Eileen M. Collins

Retired

USAF

Panelists

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Katie Pushor

MODERATOR
Executive Coach
Inner Capital
BOARDS:
Insight Enterprises (NSIT); Vitalant, Inc.
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Sissie Shank

President and CEO
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning, Inc.
BOARDS:
Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX), U-Haul (UHAL)
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Bradley Preber

Director, Trustee, Advisor and former CEO Grant Thornton LLP
The Last Cast Consulting LLC
BOARDS:
LTC REIT (NYSE: LTC), Dine Development Corporation
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Cornell Boggs

Board of Directors Chair
Thrivent Financial
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Jen Vasin

Chief Human Resources Officer
Insight
BOARDS:
Good Foods

Director Coaches

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Linda Srere

Director
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
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Cindie Hubiak

Corporate Board Member
BOARDS:
Papp Small & Mid-Cap Growth Fund, TTI Success Insights
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Shelly Esque

Director
California Water Services Group
BOARDS:
California Water Service Company, Basis Charter Schools, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Bill Pesch

Board Director
Hall Technologies
BOARDS:
Hall Technologies
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Linda Srere

Director
Universal Technical Institute
BOARDS:
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Leadership Committee

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Kathleen Duffy

President and CEO

Duffy Group, Inc.

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Elise Thorpe

Principal, Sr. Vice President, Producer

Marsh McLennan Agency

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Adrianne Wright

Retired- Sr Human Resources Executive

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Christine Nowaczyk

Senior Vice President

U.S. Bank

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Lisa Stevens Anderson

Regional Market President

Equality Health

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Rachael Crump

Chief Accounting Officer

Insight Enterprises

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Lorraine Field

Chief People Officer

Sonora Quest Laboratories

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Bobbie Fox

VP, Legal and Compliance

CopperPoint Insurance Companies

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Theresa Esparza

Vice President, Accounting & Treasury

ON Semiconductor Corporation

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Lisa Cagnolatti

Retired Chief Customer Officer

Retired/Self Employed

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Bhavi Shah

EVP, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Vitalant

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Jennifer Swanton

Director of Business Development & Community Engagement

Caliber

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PACKAGES
$250

Our Individual Tickets include an in-person strategic networking event in a city of your choice. These events are designed to help you build your network and make valuable connections that can propel your career forward. Secure your spot today!

SPONSORSHIP
PACKAGES
$5,000+

Our Sponsorship Packages start at the City Silver level with options to curate packages at the Worldwide Corporate level, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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United Airlines

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Thank you to our In-Kind Donors!

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