What Directors Need to Know: Shareholder Communications and Staying Ahead of the Inevitable
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Join director Eileen Kamerick and governance experts Bill Ultan and Catherine Bromilow for this stimulating discussion on shareholder communications.
Director, Associated Banc-Corp, Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds, Westell Technologies, Inc.
Eileen Kamerick is known as a strategic and collaborative executive who drives profitable growth and enhances shareholder value. She is a leader in finance and corporate governance, an SEC Audit Committee Financial Expert, and an adjunct professor at leading law schools. She holds an MBA, with honors, in Finance and International Business and a JD from The University of Chicago. She serves as Audit Chair at Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds and Westell Technologies. She chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee at Associated Banc-Corp. She is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Kamerick served as CFO for major global corporations including Leo Burnett, Heidrick & Struggles International, Houlihan Lokey, and BP Amoco Americas. She also chaired several of those corporations' foundations. She has spoken on corporate governance to numerous national organizations and law schools.
Kamerick serves as vice chairman of Eckerd Kids, a national child welfare charity, and is on the boards of Cristo Rey’s Tampa Bay High School and Christ the King High School in Chicago. She is profiled in The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors. She is a member of the Chicago Network, the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Finance Exchange.
Senior Managing Director Morrow & Co., LLC
Bill Ultan is a Senior Managing Director at Morrow & Co., LLC and a member of the firm’s senior leadership team. As manager of the Corporate Governance Consulting Group, he and his team advise clients on compensation, antitakeover, and governance issues.
With 30 years of experience in the field, Bill has guided companies through a wide range of governance and takeover challenges, including contentious shareholder proposals and compensation-based initiatives, proxy fights, tender offers, and other corporate control matters. He previously was a senior member of the firm’s Stock Surveillance and Proxy Solicitation departments. Bill’s vast experience has been gained through years of observing shareholders and proxy advisory firms, assessing compensation practices and governance policies, and analyzing voting results and solicitation strategies. He prepares many strategic assessments and counsels officers as well as directors of public companies across a diverse range of industries and market capitalizations. In many instances, he is retained to work throughout the year assisting companies with ongoing shareholder outreach programs and governance management efforts.
Bill is a frequent speaker at law firms and industry group meetings, including the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, National Investor Relations Institute, Northwestern University School of Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute, The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, The Conference Board, Corporate Board Member, and The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance.
Catherine L. Bromilow
Partner, PwC’s Governance Insights Center
Catherine Bromilow is a partner in PwC’s Governance Insights Center. She helps boards and audit committees apply leading practices and understand the impact of emerging regulations on their activities. She has worked extensively with boards and directors from a number of countries, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the United States, and Venezuela.
Catherine developed many of the governance publications that PwC has issued: Audit Committee Effectiveness — What Works Best; Board Effectiveness — What Works Best; Governance for Companies Going Public — What Works Best; Going Public? Five Governance Factors to Focus On; Director Dialogue with Shareholders — What You Need to Consider; and PwC’s Family Business Corporate Governance Series. She also contributed to PwC’s Audit Committee Excellence Series, which focuses on leading practices on specific topics. NACD Directorship magazine in 2015 named her for the ninth consecutive year as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States. She also speaks frequently at director conferences.
Catherine is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in New Jersey) and a Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA, CA (from Canada). She holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
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* Time for questions and comments
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