NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

2016 Spencer Stuart Board Index

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January 10, 2017
Minneapolis, MN





Each year, the leading executive search firm Spencer Stuart issues The Spencer Stuart Board Index, an annual study examining the state of corporate governance among the S&P 500. It has just released its 2016 version - the 31st edition. Over the years, the index has provided a unique window into the leadership changes of the S&P 500 and the adoption of governance reform and its impact on boards. Join us to hear the latest governance best practices, coming directly from board members themselves.

Location and Time


Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration: 7:00 AM

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 AM

Program/Q&A: 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Speaker Spotlight

Pat Walsh

Mr. Pat Walsh

Pat Walsh is office manager for Spencer Stuart’s Minneapolis/St. Paul office, bringing to the firm a diverse search and consulting background and a wealth of international experience. Since joining Spencer Stuart, Pat has recruited board, general management and financial executives for public and private equity-backed companies. Industrial clients include leading multinational conglomerates and global companies in fields as varied as food processing, agricultural cooperatives, construction and engineering. He has also recruited portfolio company executives for private equity firms. Pat has helped lead CEO and chief financial officer searches at some of the world’s biggest industrial firms, including leaders in agriculture, food processing, fertilizer production, oil and gas manufacturing, glass and materials. In addition to his client work, Pat has served as head of the Industrial Practice for the Americas, with responsibility for driving global cooperation across the firm in its largest practice; he also previously chaired the audit and risk oversight committee. Pat began his career with Price Waterhouse, where he was a CPA. He joined McKinsey & Company in 1991, where he led engagement teams serving senior management on strategic and organizational issues. Pat is active in the Twin Cities community and sits on the board of governors of the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis. He holds a B.S. from Miami University of Ohio and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Question about this Event?

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