Date Friday, February 26, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Please join The Directors Roundtable and NIRI SF on Friday, February, 26, 2016 in a discussion of Key Issues Facing Boards, IROs & C-Suites: Shareholder Access to Directors, Proxy Season & Activist Investors.

It is no secret: proxy access and activism are grabbing the media spotlight and gaining momentum. What does that mean for companies, boards, and shareholders?

As proxy season and other recent corporate governance developments have highlighted, companies need a thoughtful and proactive approach on how they structure engagement between their shareholders and their board of directors for the optimal outcome. These Distinguished Speakers discussed increased demands on boards and executives, and offer a proactive framework for successful board-shareholder engagement.


  • Gary Rogers: Entrepreneur; Former positions include CEO, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream; Chairman, Safeway Inc., Levi Strauss & Co. and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Tae Hea Nahm: Managing Director, Storm Ventures; Director, Marketo and several privately held companies
  • Daniel Burch: Chairman, CEO and Founder, MacKenzie Partners
  • Bruce Ericson: Managing Partner, San Francisco Office, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Nicole Noutsios, CEO of Investor Relations consulting firm, NMN Advisors


Daniel Burch: Chairman, CEO and Founder, MacKenzie Partners
Best Practices in Managing Shareholder Activism (Article)
Proxy Access, Diversity, Climate Top 2016 AGM Issues

Bruce Ericson: Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Recent Developments in the Law: Duties of Directors of Delaware Corporations

Nicole Noutsios, NMN Advisors, Investor Relations Consulting Firm
When Investors Ask to Speak to Directors (IR Update Article)
NMN Advisors, Board Shareholder Engagement Study

For more information kindly contact Nicole Noutsios or 510-315-1003

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