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Former Ford Motor Executive and Hershey Co. Chairman Lead Chairman & CEO Peer Forum Speaker Line-up

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Former Ford Motor Executive and Hershey Co. Chairman Lead Chairman & CEO Peer Forum Speaker Line-up

08:37 EDT Thursday, April 18, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Corporate Board Member and NYSE Euronext's 4th annual Chairman & CEO Peer Forum on June 11, 2013 will feature Hershey Co's Chairman Jim Nevels talking about changes impacting board leadership over the past two decades, and Clifton Lambreth, former Ford Motor Co. executive and author, Ford and the American Dream, Return to Greatness: Driving the American Dream, and The Ad Man, sharing how Ford transformed from near-bankruptcy to profitability and what leadership lessons boards can take away.

The Chairman & CEO Peer Forum, to be held at the New York Stock Exchange, was developed to address the top concerns and issues facing today's CEOs, independent chairmen and lead directors.

“Effective board leadership is what separates great boards from adequate boards,” said TK Kerstetter, chairman of Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext Company. “From building a better board and executive compensation to M&A, shareholder relations and effective information technology oversight, this is event will arm participants with the knowledge needed to respond appropriately to changing trends and lead their boards in today's challenging business environment.”

All attendees will receive a complimentary board compliance oversight and governance diagnostic reviewing their board practices against their peers, provide by Corpedia, an NYSE Euronext Company. Upon conclusion of the event, all attendees will be invited to tour the NYSE trading floor.

In addition to Lambreth and Nevels, other confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael Del Giudice, Lead Director, Consolidated Edison Inc.; Director, Reis Inc.
  • James McTaggart, Retired Founding Partner, Marakon Associates; Director, Blyth Inc.
  • J. Thomas Presby, Lead Director, World Fuel Services Corp.; Director, ExamWorks Group Inc., First Solar Inc. and Invesco Ltd.
  • James Kackley, Chairman of the Board, Orion Energy Systems Inc. and Perficient Inc.; Director, Herman Miller Inc.
  • John Scribante, Chief Executive Officer, Orion Energy Systems Inc.
  • Lopa Zielinski, Director and Senior Counsel, Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
  • Board advisers from Bass Berry & Sims, MacKenzie Partners, Meridian Compensation Partners, PwC, Spencer Stuart, and Sullivan & Cromwell.

For more information on the 2013 Chairmen & CEO Peer Forum and to view the complete event agenda, visit

About Corporate Board Member

Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. stock exchanges.

Jamie Tassa
Corporate Board Member
(615) 309-3200 x247

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