Secrets Unlocked: High-Performing Boards and Winning Sports Teams
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Congressional Country Club 8500 River Rd Bethesda, MD 20817
Program Overview What do all winning sports teams and successful high-performing boards have in common? Team ingredients, thoughtful composition, complimentary characteristics, game plans? You bet! High-performing sports teams and boards need the right people, right information, right processes, and exceptional dedication to excellence. Also, creating a powerful culture that breeds superior performance is paramount. During this informative session, we'll unlock even more secrets to success, including:
Clear focus on strategic initiatives and performance metrics
Avoiding certain pitfalls in risk management
Critical skill sets and talent requirements for future boards
"Digging deeper" as a board standard
The growing importance of culture, values, ethics, and deep and wide communications in a rapidly changing business environment
Advancing sustainability issues as future value drivers
Boards have a fiduciary responsibility to help management navigate the increasingly complex, changing business environment, demographic shifts, and technology advances that drive strategy and results - today and in the future. Winning sports teams and high-performing boards have a lot in common. Come learn the secrets revealed at this must-attend session.
The secret mix of ingredients yielding high-performing teams and boards
Critical composition, intellectual capital, clear understanding of changing roles and responsibilities, culture, preparation, and education
Dedicated analytic rigor and commitment to "bold orchestration" leadership in planning and executing a solid strategy
How to ensure balanced and fully respectful relationships with management while asking the "tough questions" requiring clear, but sometimes difficult, answers
How to measure a high-performing board versus an average board
Ulice Payne, Jr. Managing Member of Addison-Clifton, LLC, an advisor regarding global trade compliance solutions (www.addison-clifton.com). Mr. Payne is responsible for the day-to-day operations. He previously served as the Managing Partner of the headquarter office of the Foley & Lardner LLP law firm and also served as Chair of the International Business Team at the firm where he represented global and domestic companies in cross-border transactions. He is also the Managing Member of Sasafrasnet, LLC, a Chicago-based licensed motor fuel distributor of BP North America and ExxonMobil (www.sasafrasnet.com).
Mr. Payne received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marquette University in 1978 and his Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School in 1982. He studied in the Masters of Law program at the University of London, England from 1986-1988. He served as law clerk for Hon. Terence T. Evans, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1982-1983. Mr. Payne received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marian College of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 2004.
He is a member and past-Chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce--Wisconsin District Export Council. Mr. Payne is Co-Chair of the China Business Council of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. He is past-Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association. Mr. Payne is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and past-Chair of the International Section. He also served as Wisconsin Commissioner of Securities from 1985-1987. Mr. Payne was a member of the National Board of Directors of the YMCA of the USA and served as chair from 2011-2013.
Mr. Payne currently serves on the Board of Directors of Foot Locker, Inc., ManpowerGroup (NYSE), WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE) and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (past-Chair).
Mr. Payne was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club from 2002-2003 and was a member of the 1977 NCAA championship basketball team at Marquette University. He was a draft choice of the Detroit Pistons of the NBA in 1978 and is a member of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Basketball Hall of Fame and the Mon Valley, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Janet Hill is a principal in Hill Family Advisors, where she oversees the family’s assets and investments. She retired in 2010 as the co-owner and Vice President of Alexander & Associates, Incorporated, a corporate consulting firm in Washington, D.C after 30 years in management and ownership. She provided corporate planning, advice and analyses to directors, executives and managers in the areas of human resource planning, corporate responsibility, corporate communications and government consultation.
Mrs. Hill is a member of the Boards of Directors of Dean Foods, Inc.; Carlyle Group; and Esquire Bank. She also serves on the board of Echo360, a private software company. Mrs. Hill is also a Vice President of Hill Ventures, Inc., her son’s real estate investment business. Mrs. Hill has served on four boards from which she retired at the time of the sale of the underlying companies: Sprint, Inc. (which was sold to Softbank); Tambrands, Inc. (which was sold to Proctor & Gamble); Security Capital Group, Inc. (which was sold to G.E. Capital); and Houghton Mifflin Company (which was sold to Vivendi International). She served on the board of The Wendy’s Company from 1994 until 2017. She served on the board of Progressive Insurance from 1996 until 2002. She served as a public member of the New York Cotton Exchange for 4 years ending in 1992. In 2019, Mrs. Hill was inducted into the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Hill is a member of the Board of Trustees of Duke University. She was appointed by President Obama as a member of the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a member of the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Mrs. Hill served on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics from 2007-2017.
Mrs. Hill is a past Vice President of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association and former Chair of the Women’s Campaign Fund, the only bipartisan national PAC raising money for women running for federal, state and local offices.
From 1978 until 1981, Mrs. Hill was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She advised the Secretary on specific positions prior to policy decisions; formulated programs to improve and enhance soldier quality of life; prepared speeches for public presentation and testimony for Congressional hearings; served as a liaison to the office of the Secretary of Defense, the White House, the Congress and other government agencies; and prepared briefing and position papers on issues affecting soldiers, material readiness and operations and maintenance.”ƒ
Prior to her work for the Army, Mrs. Hill was a scientist with a private consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area. She was responsible for data analysis regarding ambient noise levels and shipping distributions; coordination and analysis of technical evaluations of noise levels in the perfection of sonar
detection systems; design of ship movement models under contract to the U.S. Navy; the research and editing of environmental regional assessments in the
Northeast Pacific and Northeast Atlantic for various Navy intelligence units; and the development of computer programs to evaluate data on Soviet submarine surveillance.
From 1974 until 1977, Mrs. Hill taught, in succession, high school, junior college and college mathematics. She conducted courses in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, topology and cross–disciplinary courses in mathematics and economics. She has taught in Chicago, Illinois; New Orleans, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mrs. Hill was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1969. She attended the University of Chicago Graduate School and the Graduate School of Education and, in 1972, received a Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics.
Mrs. Hill is married to Calvin Hill who is an independent consultant to the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Hill, former Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles, was a 14-year veteran in the National Football League. He is a graduate of Yale College, Class of 1969. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also received the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Yale in 2016.
The Hills reside in Great Falls, Virginia, and are the parents of one son, Grant, age 46. Grant received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University in 1994. In June 2013, he retired after 19 years as a professional athlete with the National Basketball Association. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. He was a co-host of NBA Inside Stuff on NBATV. He appears on other NBATV and TNT broadcasts of the NBA. He is a lead analyst on the CBS/Turner broadcast of the NCAA Final Four. He is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Formerly, he was a managing partner of Penta Mezzanine Fund. He is President of Hill Ventures, Inc. Grant’s wife, Tamia, is a 7-time, Grammy-nominated recording artist. They are the parents of Myla Grace and Lael Rose.