Upcoming events for ACCD.

April 20, 2021 Qualified Webinar


2:00-3:00 PM EDT Webinar: When Do Directors Need to Hire a Consultant?

Hosted by Mike Jeans featuring Meldon Wolfgang, Partner, BCG

Attendees earn 1 Qualified Credit

Contact information will be sent prior to the event.

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Mel Wolfgang will share perspectives on when a Board should consider hiring a management consultant, either for the Board or for Company Management, with examples of more recent issues that many Boards are looking for consultants to support, such as the reopening of offices in a post-COVID world and the Future of Work.

Mel is a Managing Director and Senior Partner in the Boston office of BCG, and a member of the Industrial Goods, Aerospace & Defense, People & Organization, Operations, and Strategy practices. Mel also serves on BCG’s management team in North America, where he is CHRO for all senior talent.

Mel’s client service experience spans both private and public sectors, across a range of industries in manufacturing, technology and logistics.

Mel holds a dual BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, a Ph.D. in hydrodynamics from the Department of Ocean Engineering at MIT.

May 05, 2021 Qualified Webinar


2:00-3:00 PM EDT Webinar: Governor George Pataki Revisits Where Washington DC is Leading Us

Hosted by Mike Jeans, Featuring former N.Y. Governor and Presidential Candidate, George Pataki

Zoominar Certification Program
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished

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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.

May 25, 2021 Qualified Webinar


2:00-3:00 PM EDT Webinar: Basic Info All Directors Should be Aware of

Webinar featuring Megan Gates, Mintz Levin

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

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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.

June 16, 2021 Qualified Webinar


2:00-3:00 PM EDT Webinar: An Update of the Cyber Crime Epidemic

Brigadier General Gregory J Touhill, Retired, USAF

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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.

June 29, 2021 Qualified Webinar


2:00-3:00 PM EDT Webinar: A Best-in-Class Governance Model for Stakeholder Capitalism

Hosted by Mike Jeans, Featuring R. Brad Oates

Zoominar Certification Program

June 29 2:00 - 3:00p

Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit

Contact information will be furnished

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Boards can enable their companies to become the best-in-class ethical standard in their competitive marketplaces by integrating some 'governance principles' that we see in championship sports teams (and even in super spiral galaxies). Brad will explore how directors should think about actionable "stakeholder capitalism", how "ESG" should fit into a stakeholder capitalism governance model, and how the board and management should work together to build and execute this model.

Brad Oates once had a distinguished professional football career in the National Football League after a noted athletic career at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) where Brad was a two-time captain of the football team and was named to the 1975 Associated Press All-American team. Brad augmented his off seasons in the NFL by attending law school at BYU’s Law School. He graduated with honors in 1982, and he was awarded the Professional Responsibility Award by the Utah Bar Association. In 1985, Brad began his multi-faceted professional career in Texas, beginning with the banking industry. Brad is currently Chairman of Stone Advisors, LP, a Dallas-based buyout, business advisory, and resolution services firm. Former senior executive positions include: Chairman of NFC Global; Chairman of Universal Hardwood Flooring; Chairman of eBureau; Chairman of RiskWise International; President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group; Executive Vice President of Stone Capital; President/COO of Bluebonnet Savings Bank; and SVP/General Counsel of Stockton Savings Bank. Brad holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, and serves as an independent board member at CIT Group (NYSE:CIT). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance that is associated with the Jindal School of Business at University of Texas – Dallas. He is a former Chairman of the Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association. And, he is a noted lecturer on business ethics and corporate governance.

July 14, 2021 Qualified Webinar


2:00-3:00 PM EDT Webinar: “A great company deserves a great board”

Hosted by Mike Jeans, featuring Beverly Behan

Zoominar Certification Program
July 14, 2021 2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit
Contact information will be furnished

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Beverly Behan has worked with nearly 200 Boards of Directors over the past 25 years, ranging from recent IPOs to the Fortune 500 – from New York and Toronto to Bogota, Kuala Lumpur and Tel Aviv. She is the author of “Great Companies Deserve Great Boards” (2011), named Governance Book of the Year by Directors and Boards magazine and the newly released (January, 2021) “Board and Director Evaluations” and “New CEOs and Boards: A Practical Guide to Building a Great Board Relationship – and a Great Board.”
For more than two decades, Beverly has led many innovations inboard and director evaluations, dating back to 1996 when she conducted an individual director evaluation for a major Canadian bank, the first of its kind in North America. In 2001, she incorporated management input into board evaluations for a Fortune 500 publishing company. In 2015, she conducted the first board and director evaluations for one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia. Over the past decade, she worked with several US boards on the development of Board 2.0, an innovation that helps boards optimize their composition and manage that transition. And in 2019, she worked with the board of a Fortune 100 company to create what became the New Director 360, an innovation for director orientation with both an evaluative and developmental component.
A former partner at Mercer Delta in New York and Managing Director of the Hay Group’s Board Effectiveness practice, Beverly started her own firm, Board Advisor, LLC, in New York in 2009.