NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Culture: Rocket Fuel for Value Creation

February 13, 2018
Dallas, TX



Culture: Rocket Fuel for Value Creation


Culture can foster corporate excellence or result in headline-grabbing catastrophes. It is a source of competitive advantage—“rocket fuel” that helps to drive strategy and long-term value. As a result, the recently released NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Culture as a Corporate Asset focuses on the importance of directors playing a greater role in the oversight of organizational culture.
Make your plans today to hear from NACD National President and CEO Peter Gleason; Director Linda Welty, who joined the board of Massey Energy after one of the largest mine explosions in U.S. history; and Director of MoneyGram Peggy Vaughan, who served on the Global Management Board that led the successful integration of PwC Consulting after IBM's acquisition, as well as a cross-IBM project to improve growth. They will address questions such as:
  • What are the signs that culture could be leading to disaster?
  • What mechanisms for measuring company culture are most effective?
  • Are there particular points in time when board oversight of company culture is especially critical (e.g., after a merger or acquisition, after a senior leadership change, during periods of rapid growth)?
  • How can culture impact the way customers perceive a company? 





Peter Gleason: President and CEO, NACD National
Linda Welty: Director, Vertellus Specialties, Huber Engineered Materials, Massey Energy (sold)
Peggy Vaughan: Director, MoneyGram


Location and Time


Arlington Hall
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75219
Dallas, TX 75219

11:30 a.m.: Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m.: 
Lunch and Program Start



1 Credit

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