Join us on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, to explore how to land your next board seat or upgrade your current board portfolio.
You'll hear specifics from Candace Duncan, a seasoned director who sits on the Discover Financial Services, Teleflex, and FTD boards; Michael Flagg, a partner in executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles Washington, DC office and global sector leader of Heidrick & Struggles Communications and Hardware, Systems & Semiconductor practices; and Henry Stoever, Chief Marketing Officer for NACD. Moderating is Jim Schleckser, CEO of the Inc. CEO Project and Chair, NACD Capital Area Chapter Board
How to define your "board brand"
Board roles and how to position yourself for one
How to use your network to increase visibility and access
The important role diversity plays in today's board searches
What to expect in the interview and onboarding processes
Come prepared with your questions and walk away with an action plan to take you where you want to go.
Washington, DC Metro Managing Partner, KPMG (Retired)
Candace H. Duncan, also known as Candy, served as Managing Partner of Metropolitan Washington, DC,
KPMG LLP from 2009 until 2013. Ms. Duncan was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the office. She has served clients on a wide range of accounting and operational issues, public securities issuances and strategic corporate transactions.
She was admitted to the KPMG partnership in 1987 and in 1998 was named Audit Partner-in-charge for Virginia, where she served for 10 years. She has more than 35 years of experience as a professional with KPMG. She has a strong financial and accounting background, gained through her many years of experience at KPMG LLP, including her experience as a Lead Audit Partner for major international and domestic companies. Ms. Duncan served on KPMG’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013.
Candy retired from KPMG LLP in November 2013. She currently serves as a Director for Discover Financial Services, Teleflex and FTD Companies.
Candy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas State University.
Partner, global sector leader of Heidrick & Struggles' Communications and Hardware, Systems & Semiconductor practices
Michael J. Flagg is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington D.C. office and global sector leader of Heidrick & Struggles' Communications and Hardware, Systems & Semiconductor practices, focusing on CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, and board of directors assignments. Having been with the firm’ for more than 15 years, he previously served as the global practice managing partner of the Technology Practice. He is also a member of the firm's Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors; Marketing, Sales & Strategy Officers; and Financial Officers practices.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Michael spent more than 15 years in executive roles including chief operating officer and director of InterCall Inc., and serving as assistant to the CEO and working on strategic mergers & acquisitions for Contel Corporation (now Verizon Communications). He began his career at First Atlanta Bank (now part of Wells Fargo). He has also served on the management committee of AM International, Inc., a Fortune 500 international equipment manufacturing company.
Michael is a former director of Healthware, Inc., a medical software company, and is the associate editor of The Treasurer's Handbook of Financial Management.
Henry Stoever is NACD's chief marketing officer, leading NACD's marketing, partner relations, and board-development sales teams. His previous experience includes roles with Kraft Foods, Nextel Communications, LexisNexis, the CoStar Group, and StudentLoans.com. Stoever holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a director of Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors and a trustee on the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation's Athletic and Scholarship Program board. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Jim Schleckser is the CEO of the Inc. CEO Project, helping leaders grow their companies. He specializes in the issues that fast-growth firms experience in their business models, talent, processes, and systems as they reach higher levels of performance. Schleckser and his team work with over 100 CEOs of high-growth companies nationwide.
With 30 years of leadership in business, he brings to the table experience in leading global organizations in both public and private environments across many functional areas. He has been quoted in The New York Times, Time, Huffington Post, and National Public Radio. His ideas have been translated into nine languages, and he has done business in more than 27 countries. Schleckser is the author of the best-selling published book, Great CEOs Are Lazy, detailing the behaviors that make the difference in CEO performance.
He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Connecticut. He has done postgraduate work at London School of Business.
Schleckser serves on the board of Defenders as the chair of Talent & Compensation and previously as the chair of Governance and Nominating. He also serves on the board of Daniel Defense, AltoVista Software, and Youth with a Mission, San Pedro, DR. He has previously served on the board of Hanover Research.