CEO — The Board Institute
In 2002, Susan founded The Board Institute, Inc., to improve boards of directors through a suite of web-based, independent, educational tools to help directors evaluate, educate and benchmark their boards, committees and individual directors. Susan is recognized as a leading expert in corporate governance. She authored the highly acclaimed The Board Book, Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in your Company's Success (AMACOM) and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, Strategic Finance, the Economist, CFO Magazine, Directorship, Boards & Directors and numerous other media. She has spoken at numerous forums including The Business Roundtable; the Economist CFO Forum, Tokyo; Chengdu Chamber of Commerce; to private equity executives, the advanced director symposium at UCLA; to Women Corporate Directors in Mexico City, Dubai, Helsinki, Bogota, India; The Commonwealth Club; and the Financial Executives Int'l Annual Summit. Susan Shultz founded SSA Executive Search International, Ltd., specializing in building and structuring corporate boards.
President & CEO — Manager Global Consulting Group, LLC
Vada O. Manager is Founder/CEO of Manager Global Holdings, LLC and Sr. Counselor of APCO Worldwide. Previously, Vada was a member of the Corporate Leadership Team at Nike Inc. and served on several M&A transaction teams. Mr. Manager served in a very similar role at Levi Strauss & Co. and was also an investment banker. Mr. Manager serves as G&N Board Chair for leading automotive lubricants company Valvoline. He is also a board member for the Helios Education Foundation, where he serves on the Finance and Nominating Committee. He recently served as chairman of West Point’s Civilian Public Affairs Committee. Vada is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he was also inducted into its CLAS Hall of Fame. His other affiliations include: the London School of Economics; American Council on Germany; ASU’s Center for Race & Democracy; Spread The Vote and, the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities.
Corporate Boards: Valvoline, Helios Education Foundation
CEO/President — Insight
Ken Lamneck is fascinated with the future and technology, and the way each inspires the other. After five years in the U.S. Army, Ken began his civilian career as an IBM engineer. But he found that sales and marketing better suited his competitive spirit and the servant leadership principles he learned while in uniform. Ken honed his technical knowledge and people skills rising through the ranks at Arrow Electronics. As president of Arrow’s Industrial Computer Products business, he was drawn to the rapid pace of innovation in the emerging IT industry. He moved to Tech Data Corp., where he directed its growth and operations across the United States, Canada and Latin America. In 2010, Ken joined Insight. His approachable, hands-on leadership style motivates his team to always aspire towards The Next Big Thing.
Corporate Boards: Benchmark Electronics
President — The Human Side of Enterprise, LLC
Leslie Dashew is the President of The Human Side of Enterprise, LLC and managing partner of the Aspen Family Business Group. 40 years ago, Leslie has combined her background in organizational development and family therapy to specialize in consultation to family businesses and families of wealth, as well as other organizations, private and public. Her work with family businesses includes prevention of serious problems by helping clients establish the policies, practices and skills of healthy family organizations. She also works with families who are in severe conflict to help them untangle the knots between family and business issues. Leslie's clients come from large and small businesses throughout the U.S. and abroad, in many different industries. Her expertise lies in helping these clients create harmony in the family and prosperity in the business. Leslie has authored or co-authored 4 books and has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to her field of family business advising. Leslie is also active in the community. She has served on the boards of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, the Scottsdale Cultural Council, the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, The Arizona Women’s Forum and on committees of the Arizona Community Foundation.
Corporate Boards: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, The Arizona Women’s Forum
Director — Allergan, eBay, Raytheon
Ms. Brown currently sits on the board of directors for eBay, Axon and Washington Research Foundation, International Women’s Forum, and is the Board Chair at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center. Ms. Brown serves as a strategic director at Flying Fish Partners, a firm that invests capital and expertise in startups focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Ms. Brown served as president and COO at Intellectual Ventures for 7 years; and 10 years prior, she served as president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems and vice president and general manager of two Honeywell Aerospace business units. During her early career at Corning, Brown rose from shift supervisor to VP/GM of the Environmental Products Division. Ms. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Old Dominion University. She received her master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
President — The Sanders Partnership
Betsy is the founder and principal of The Sanders Partnership, a practice in creating, incubating and nurturing productive collaboration, generative dialogue, appreciative inquiry, lifelong learning and sustainable, responsible actions. She serves her diverse clients in many ways:
-As an Advisor to executive and senior management, she is specializing in the development and implementation of people-centered leadership practices. Areas of expertise include building integrated organizational dynamics, mission-based business and marketing strategies, assessing and strengthening corporate culture, and developing quality performance practices.
-As a Catalyst for intentional transformation on every desired level, personal and organizational.
-As a trusted Mentor to individuals seeking to lead productive, balanced lives of stewardship and service.
-As a Director of national and international organizations, both for-profit and non-profit.
-As an Author; Lecturer; Convener; workshop Facilitator; inspirational and keynote Speaker
Corporate Boards: Washington Mutual Savings Bank, Walmart
Dr. Mitzi Krockover
Principal and Sr. Consultant — SSB Solutions
Co-Founder and COO — YellowBird
Hall Research, AQST Space Systems
Founder and Principal — NextStart, LLC
Absolute Consulting, Inc. and General Electric
Owner — Chas Roberts
CFO — Insight
Pentair and Pinnacle West
CEO — CyberScout
COO — Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Invest Southwest, Grand Canyon University Colangelo College of Business
President & CEO — AZ Science Center
Grand Canyon Education, Inc., The Phoenix
Healthcare Consultant — RMA Consulting
Children's Action Alliance
President — Taylor Strategy Group
Barrie House Coffee & Tea, Co.
CEO — Audacious Studios
CFO — Logicalis
Blucora Inc., eBay
Independent Board Member
First National Bancshares, Inc., First National Bank of America
Independent Board Member
MopecCalifornia Water Service Company
CEO — Executive Solutions for Healthcare, LLC
Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Focus on Lyme
EVP & Global CMO — Cigna
Teradata Corporation, Culver's
Chairman of the Board — Banner Health
Axon Enterprises, Knight-Swift Transportation
Co-Founder — Women on Boards
More Than Words
SVP, Human Resources — Insight
Director of Policy and External Partnerships — Intel
VP Compliance — Copperpoint
SVP — Avnet
Audit Senior Manager — Grant Thornton
Audit Manager — Grant Thornton
VP of Talent — Republic Services
Principal — Lovitt & Touché
Managing Director — Berkeley Research Group
LaTricia Harper Woods
Founder — Mahogany Xan Communications
Deputy VP — ASU
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility — GoDaddy
EVP, Chief Legal Officer — Republic Services
Partner — Buckman Corning
Partner — KPMG US
Shareholder — May Potenza Baran & Gillespie