NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

From Enron to Volkswagen

October 25, 2016
Minneapolis, MN



Contact Judy Ferril, Chapter Administrator, for registration information.


Can Your Board Confidently Avoid Scandal?


The discovery and admission by Volkswagen of its installation of software which caused a vehicle’s emission controls to operate only when being tested unleashed yet another major corporate crisis. Highlighted by this crisis is the critical importance of a high performing governance system and a culture that embraces strong values of ethics and legal compliance.


Our panel will cover:


  • Governance issues, including board composition and enterprise oversight
  • Integrity and other key stakeholder expectations
  • Information which clearly implicate a chain of command, rather than a few rogue engineers
  • Ethical challenges: implications for many internal constituents
  • Warning signs: common elements in many corporate scandals

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


John Stout

Partner, Fredrikson & Byron P.A. (moderator; immediate past Chair, Corporate Governance Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association)

Robert E. Bostrom

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., former General Counsel, Freddie Mac

Charles M. Elson

Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware, Corporate Director

Roland Trope

Partner, International business attorney, Adjunct Professor, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

E. Chris Johnson

CEO & Co-Founder, Center for Justice, Rights & Dignity, former North American General Counsel of General Motors



Thank you to Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
for sponsoring this program.


Fredrikson & Byron

Question about this Event?

Contact Judy Ferril, Minnesota Chapter Administrator, phone: 952-378-5171 email: