Here are the upcoming events for ACCD.

May 27, 2020

A Discussion of the Markets

John Barr, Needham Co Asset Management

Zoominar Certification Program

Wednesday, May 27, 2:00 - 3:00p EST
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished   

June 09, 2020

"Getting a Board Seat"

By Mike Jeans

Zoominar Certification Program

Tuesday, June 9,  2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished

June 17, 2020

Lots of Political Action in the Coming Months

Featuring former N.Y. Governor and Presidential Candidate, George Pataki

Zoominar Certification Program
Wednesday, June 17,  2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished

George Elmer Pataki (/pəˈtɑːki/; born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995–2006). An attorney by profession, Pataki was elected mayor of his hometown of Peekskill, New York and went on to be elected to the State Assembly and the State Senate. In 1994, Pataki ran for Governor of New York against three-term incumbent Mario Cuomo, defeating him by a margin of more than three points as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994. Pataki would himself be elected to three consecutive terms, and was the third Republican Governor of New York elected since 1923 (the other two were Govs. Thomas E. Dewey and Nelson Rockefeller). As of 2020, Pataki is the most recent Republican to hold any statewide office in New York.
In early 2015, Pataki began exploring a candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016; he announced his candidacy on May 28, 2015. On December 29, 2015, Pataki ended his campaign before the Republican presidential primaries had begun.

June 24, 2020

A Discussion of the Markets

Mike McAdoo, Partner, BCG, Gary Wang, Lacob Kock-Weser

“The future of Global Trade and Supply Chains post corona-19

Zoominar Certification Program
Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 - 3:00p EST
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished

Michael McAdoo
Partner & Associate Director


Michael returned to Boston Consulting Group in 2017. He is a core member of the firm’s Global Advantage practice and a member of the Industrial Goods practice.
For more than 25 years, Michael has worked at the nexus of corporate strategy, public policy, and international geopolitics. He has been a member of the senior staff of the prime minister of a G7 country; a BCG principal; and a C-suite executive responsible for strategy, international trade, and international business development. He has successfully resolved trade disputes and/or market access barriers in the US, the EU, Russia, China, and Brazil. He has lived and worked in all three NAFTA countries, including running a Mexican manufacturing site with 225 unionized employees.

July 09, 2020

10 Cybersecurity Questions Every Director Should be Asking

Brigadier General Gregory J Touhill, Retired, USAF

Brigadier General Gregory (Greg) J. Touhill Ret, USAF, is President of AppGate Federal and is on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. He was previously appointed by President Barack Obama as the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer of the United States, stepping down in January, 2017.

July 23, 2020

The Basic Public Filing Information Every Director Should Understand

Webinar featuring Megan Gates, Mintz Levin

2:00pm - 3:00pm  EST 

Participants earn 1 Qualified Webinar Credit toward all levels of Professional Director Certification

Megan is a prominent corporate and securities attorney who deftly steers public companies through capital-raising transactions, SEC reporting obligations, and mergers and acquisitions. She applies knowledge she gained during an earlier in-house role with a laboratory and analytical instrument maker to ably advise life sciences and other clients on corporate governance and SEC compliance matters. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and BC Law School.

July 29, 2020

A Look at the Political Schedule

Featuring Michael Whouley, Political Consultant

Zoominar Certification Program
Wednesday, July 29  2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished 

As a co-founder of Dewey Square Group with more than 25 years of experience, Michael has been a key strategist in many of the nation’s high-profile public policy debates. He has led “war room” campaigns, directing messaging and political strategy operations for Fortune 50 companies, non-profits and coalitions.

A senior strategist for several national campaigns, Michael’s experience includes serving as General Election Director at the Democratic National Committee in 2004, Chief Political Strategist for the DNC in 2000, and senior advisor to the John Kerry for President and Gore 2000 campaigns. Additionally he was National Field Director for Clinton/Gore ’92 and National Campaign Manager for Vice President Gore during the 1996 reelection. Following the Clinton/Gore victory in 1992, Michael was appointed Director of the Office of Priority Placement in the White House Office of Personnel. In 2006 he oversaw national GOTV activities for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which led to a historic gain in US House seats and Democratic control of Congress.

Michael is a native of Boston and a graduate of Boston College.

November 10, 2020

A D&O Update

Featuring John M. Orr, D&O Coverage Leader

D&O Coverage Leader

Willis Towers Watson, San Francisco, Ca

Participants earn 1 Qualified Professional Director Credit Contact instruction to be sent


John was previously at Integro, where he served for almost 14 years, most recently as the firm’s national executive and professional risk practice leader. Before Integro, he led the West region’s claim advocacy team for Marsh’s FINPRO practice. John began his career as a practicing attorney with the national firm of Arter & Hadden representing directors and officers, and professional liability insurers as coverage and monitoring counsel, rising to a partner with the firm. John received his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Southern California.