Chicago Meeting Information

    The Private Directors Associations has meetings on regular basis, as outlined in the calendar of events.  At each meeting, an information sheet is provided, which includes speaker background and a listing of upcoming events. The information for past meetings are linked below. 

    October 18, 2017 Meeting | The Family’s View of Non-Family Board Members

    October 17, 2017 Breakfast | The Board/CEO Relationship: Finding the Right Balance

    September 27, 2017 Meeting | ESOPs as a Viable Liquidity Option for Sale or Succession

    September 14, Breakfast | Importance of Onboarding

    June 21, 2017 Meeting | 50 Businesses in 50 Years: Building Companies through Professional Ownership

    May 24, 2017 Meeting | Independence and Diversity on Family Boards

    April 26, 2017 Meeting | Directors in Distressed Situations; War Stories Do's and Don'ts

    March 22, 2017 Meeting | Managing the Gap: How Private Companies Adopt Public Company Best Governance Practices

    February 15, 2017 Meeting | Transitioning the Family Business to a Formal Board Structure

    January 25, 2017 Meeting | Choosing between Private Equity or Strategic Buyer

    November 16, 2016 Meeting | CEO of Growth Companies: How Board Members Help or Hinder the CEO

    October 19, 2016 Meeting | The Value of a Board of Directors in Helping Companies Fulfill Their Fiduciary Responsibilities

    September 21, 2016 Meeting | The Difference Between Private and Public Company Boards

    August 9, 2016 Meeting | First Annual Golf Outing

    July 26, 2016 Meeting | A Summer Night to Remember at Ravinia: Stravinsky’s Firebird 

    June 15, 2016 Meeting | Aligning Senior Officer Compensation with the Needs of a Family Owned Business

    May 18, 2016 Meeting | How Independent Directors Help Sell the Business

    April 20, 2016 Meeting | The Role of the Board in Building and/or Rebuilding the Business

    March 16, 2016 Meeting | How to Get Your First Paid Director Appointment

    February 17, 2016 Meeting | Independent Directors Facilitate Change

    December 9, 2015 Holiday Party

    November 17, 2015 Meeting | Board Evolution and Succession Insights from Major Mid-Market Companies