Tuesday, July 19

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Palos Verdes Ballroom

Bonus career workshop | Becoming an Agile, Able and Powerful Leader

Second City Improv Troupe

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Complimentary nail spa
Terranea Spa
sponsored by Coty

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Poolside reception and buffet
Terranea Spa

Wednesday, July 20

6:45 am – 7:45 am

Networking breakfast
Catalina Terrace

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

General sessions

Palos Verdes Ballroom

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome remarks

NEW Board Chair Michelle Gloeckler, Senior Vice President, Merchandise Execution, Walmart
Joan Chow, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, ConAgra Foods
Catherine Lindner, Vice President, Retail Marketing, The Walgreen Company

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Opening keynote | Building a Strategic Framework

Michael Bender, Executive Vice President and President, West Business Unit, Walmart Stores

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Featured remarks | The Female Vision: Unlocking Your Real Power at Work

Sally Helgesen, Author

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Networking break
Palos Verdes Ballroom foyer

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Roundtable | Board Service: Steer Your Company and Career in a New Direction

Moderator Maureen McGurl, President, Sutton Place HR Consulting Group LLC
Marilyn Alexander, Principal, Alexander & Friedman LLC / Strategic Planning and Communications; Board and Audit Committee Member, Tutor-Perini Corporation
M. Ann Harlan, Former Vice President, General Counsel, The J.M. Smucker Company
Lucinda Baier, Director, Bon-Ton Stores Inc. and Chief Financial Officer, Central Parking System
Anne Lim O’Brien, Partner, Consumer Markets and CEO/Board Practices, Heidrick & Struggles

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Forum luncheon
Palos Verdes Terrace

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Concurrent sessions
Palos Verdes 6, 7, 8

Session I | Assembling the Team and Building the Strategy

Moderator Marie Quintana, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Sales, PepsiCo
Karen May, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Kraft Global
Mel Parker, VP/General Manager NA Consumer, Small and Home Office Business Unit, Dell
Deborah Sabo, Vice President of Marketing Services, The Walgreen Company

Session II | Connecting the Strategy to the Consumer

Moderators Helayne Angelus and Mike Friedman, Principals, Kalypso
Claire Miller, Director of Global Marketing, Kimberly-Clark
Linda Severin, Vice President, Corporate Brands, The Kroger Co.
Olu Fajemirokun, Vice President, Global Shopper, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group

Session III | Executing the Strategy as a Team

Moderator Catherine Farley, Managing Director, Talent & Organization Performance, Accenture Management Consulting
Vincent Campana, Vice President, National Client Group, American Express
Kathie Day, Vice President, Market Development Organization, Nestlé Purina PetCare
Sabine Ritter, Executive Vice President, Consumer Goods Forum
Kim Warmbier, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, JC Penney

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking break
Palos Verdes Ballroom foyer

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent sessions repeat

Palos Verdes 6, 7, 8

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

One-on-one strategy sessions

Palos Verdes Ballroom

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lawn Party

Palos Verdes Meadows
sponsored by Coca-Cola

 

Thursday, July 21

6:45 am – 7:45 am

Networking breakfast
Catalina Terrace

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

General sessions

Palos Verdes Ballroom

8:00 am – 8: 30 am

Forum recap with participants

Joan Chow, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, ConAgra Foods

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Special remarks | Ten Business Lessons I Learned by Heart

Craig Herkert, President and CEO, Supervalu

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Featured remarks | Brilliant Teams, Brilliant Results

Shauna Ryan King, Vice President for Finance and Business Operations, Yale University

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Networking break
Palos Verdes Ballroom foyer

10:45 am – 11:15 am

When You Get Back to the Office

Joan Chow, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, ConAgra Foods
Catherine Lindner, Vice President, Retail Marketing, The Walgreen Company

11:15 am – 12:15 am

Closing keynote | From Politics to the Boardroom: Being a Fearless Leader

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Farewell remarks

NEW Board Chair Michelle Gloeckler, Senior Vice President, Merchandise Execution, Walmart

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Farewell luncheon

Catalina Terrace

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