Please contact Judy Ferril, Chapter Administrator, for information on this event.
The NACD 2018–2019 Public Company Governance Survey noted that the top five concerns for directors involved economic, political, technology, and business model disruptions, making oversight of strategy and risk management related to these changes a clear priority for boards.
Given the speed and nature of change affecting our corporate world, companies increasingly are facing uncertain futures. Whether that future is one of capitalizing on great growth opportunities or falling to the perils of disruption depends significantly on corporate leaders’ ability to lead through such times.
Our experienced panel shared their experiences and thoughts on:
Surviving and thriving in times of change and disruption
Effective methods to collaborate with management in leading a business through disruption and transformative change
Chuck is president, chief executive officer and member of the board of Bio-Techne Corporation since April 1, 2013. Prior to that, he served as President of Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and was President of that company's Laboratory Consumables Division from 2009 to September 2011; and he served in various roles during his 24 year career at 3M Corporation, most recently as the Vice President of the company's Medical Division from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Kummeth recently won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Award in the Heartland for leading Bio-Techne in its significant growth and success as it transforms the industry. Mr. Kummeth also serves on the boards of Sparton and Avantor.
Karen Grandstrand is a member of the board of TCF Financial Corporation since its completion of the merger-of-equals among Chemical Financial Corporation and legacy TCF Financial Corporation in August 2019 and previously was a director of legacy TCF since 2010. She chairs the Risk Management Committee and serves on the Audit, Compensation and Pension, and Finance Committees. Ms. Grandstrand is the chair of the Banking and Finance Department of Fredrikson & Byron and prior to joining that firm in 1999, she was SVP of the Banking Supervision and Risk Management Departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis where she worked from 1985-1999. She previously served as a director of Thrivent Financial Bank from 2006-2010 and as a member of various MN civic and educational entity boards.
Chair Public Companies Group, Co-chair Corporate Governance Group
Melodie Rose will moderate today's program.
Melodie serves as outside general counsel and securities counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate representation, including securities regulation, corporate governance, equity and debt capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and business planning.
Rose is chair of Fredrikson & Byron's Public Companies Group and co-chair of its Corporate Governance Group. She advises Fortune 500, mid-cap, small-cap, and start-up companies in a broad range of industries as well as underwriters, placement agents, and venture firms. She is also active in the management at Fredrikson & Byron, having served on many firm committees, including her current service as a member of its elected Compensation Committee and chair of its Corporate Division.
In addition to her work with clients and management responsibilities at Fredrikson, Rose is active in the corporate governance community. She currently serves on the board of the NACD Minnesota Chapter and on the steering committee for Minnesota's Women Corporate Directors group. She also teaches corporate governance with John Stout as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Rose holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota in Management and Accounting and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.