Board Committees

Executive Steering Committee

The Executive Steering Committee, in consultation with the President and CEO, develops and recommends policies, procedures, practices and programs for furthering the interests of the Society. Members of the Executive Steering Committee consist of the Chairman of the Board, the immediate past Chairman of the Board, the Chairman-Elect, and four members of the Board of Directors nominated by the Chairman of the Board. The Executive Steering Committee is elected by a majority of the Board of Directors. Members are:

Shelley Dropkin (Chair)

Citigroup Inc.

Dannette Smith

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Jake Amsbary

United Parcel Service Inc.

Virginia Fogg

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Denise Horne

McDonald's Corporation

Peter Kraus

Microsoft

Lisa Beth Lentini

Cargill Wagonlit Travel

Gina Merritt-Epps (Secretary)

South Jersey Industries, Inc.

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee assists the board in ensuring that the financial statements of the Society fairly and accurately present the financial condition of the Society, and are prepared by an appropriately qualified firm or independent certified public accountants, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Members of the Audit and Finance Committee are approved by the entire board. Due to the specialized nature of the committee, members with a financial expertise are desired. Members are:

Peter Kraus (Chair)

Microsoft

Chris Abundis

Swift Energy Company

William Bergum

Badger Meter Inc.

David Gardels

Husch Blackwell LLP

Arden Phillips

US Steel Corporation

Wendy Skjerven

Travelers Companies, Inc.

Sophie Hager Hume (Secretary)
Starbucks Coffee Company

 

Educational Programs Committee

The Educational Programs Committee develops, oversees and coordinates educational activities, ensuring that seminars, conferences, webinars and chapter programs include relevant and timely subject matters and materials to enhance the professionals development of members. The Committee includes a mix of Board members and other Society Members. Members are:

Lisa Beth Lentini (Chair)

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Kristin Caplice

Cimpress

David Gardels

Husch Blackwell LLP

Angela Hilt

The Clorox Company

Curt Kramer

Navistar, Inc.

Keith Larson

Edison International

William J. O'Shaughnessy 

Quest Diagnostics

Geralyn Presti

Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Tracie Vicki

Morrow & Co., LLC

Lori Zyskowski

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jared Brandman (Secretary)

The Coca-Cola Company

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee's primary scope of responsibility is to assist the Board in defining the Society's membership criteria and oversee the development, implementation and effectiveness of the Society's membership acquisition and retention programs and strategies. The Committee includes a mix of Board members and other Society members. Membership Chairs of the 21 Chapters of the Society serve as the Advisory Committee for the Membership Committee. Members are:

Denise Horne (Chair)

McDonald's Corporation

Dane Allen

QEP Resources

Michael Ben

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Corinna Cherian

City National Bank

Paul DeNicola

PwC

Stacy Geer

Primerica

           

Laura Hewett

Southern Company Services

             

Stacy Ingram

The Home Depot, Inc.

           

Jeff Iredell

CT Corporation

           

James J. Killerlane

American International Group, Inc.

           

Keith Larson

Edison International

           

Rachel Lee

EMC Corporation

           

Lisa Beth Lentini

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

           

James Lootens

Eli Lilly and Company

           

Tracie Vicki

Morrow & Co., LLC

           

Scarlett May (Secretary)

Brinker International, Inc.

Nominating and Governance Committee

The Nominating and Governance Committee assists the Board of Directors in shaping and monitoring corporate governance policies and practices for the Society. The Committee also identifies and recommends to the Board candidates for Chairman-Elect and the Board of Directors. The Committee includes a mix of Board members and other Society members. Members are:

Virginia Fogg (Chair)

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Shelley Dropkin

Citigroup Inc.

Dannette Smith

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Keir Gumbs

Covington & Burling LLP

Barbara Mathews

Edison International

William O'Shaughnessy

Quest Diagnostics

John Seethoff

Microsoft Corporation

 

Katherine Smith

The Allstate Corporation

Gina Merritt-Epps (Secretary)

South Jersey Industries, Inc.

 

Policy Advisory Committee 

The Policy Advisory Committee advises and assists the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs in; (i) identifying the issues of importance to members; (ii) formulating research, communication and public education and advocacy plans associated with those issues; and (iii) coordinating the Society’s execution of those plans.  The Committee includes a mix of Board members and other Society members. Members are:

Jake Amsbary (Chair)

United Parcel Service, Inc.

Shelley Dropkin

Citigroup Inc.

Virginia Fogg

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Dannette Smith

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Brian Breheny

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

Rick Hansen

General Motors Company

Denise Horne

McDonald's Corporation

Pamela Kunkemoeller

The Brock Group

Rachel Lee

EMC Corporation

Lisa Beth Lentini

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Eileen McCarthy

JetBlue Corporation

Michael McCoy

Avnet, Inc.

Christoph Pereira

General Electric

 
Beverly O'Toole

Goldman Sachs

Lori Zyskowski

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Courtney Schuster Kamlet (Secretary)

INC Research, LLC