Chicago Breakfast | What Every Private Company Director Should Know about Personal Liability, Risk, and D&O

    November 01, 2017
    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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    Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60602
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    Overview

    Please join the Private Directors Association in Chicago on November 1st for a panelist discussion on the topic “What Every Private Company Director Should Know about Personal Liability, Risk, and D&O”. 

    Panelists

    Shepherd G. Pryor IV
    Managing Director Board Resources

    TeamWork Technologies

    Shep Pryor, is a corporate director, author, expert witness, and consultant. Formerly SVP Deputy Group Head/Corporate Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, he has served on the boards of 11 corporations and three non-profits, including financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, and service companies. Shep is Chairman of the Board of Ulteig Engineers, Inc, an engineering firm headquartered in Fargo, ND. He is also Chairman of the Board of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc., a manufacturer of flavor extracts, headquartered in Waukegan, IL. He currently chairs the audit committee of the board of Devon Bank, a community bank in Chicago. He formerly chaired the Audit and Corporate Governance committees of Taylor Capital Group, the holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. Shep is a veteran of over 30 assignments as an expert witness on the practices of lenders and corporate directors, and he taught finance at Keller Graduate School of Management for over 18 years. He is the co-author of two books: Building Value through, Risk Assessment, and Renewal, and The Private Equity Edge. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an AB (cum laude) in Economics from Princeton University.

    Donald Glazier
    Senior Vice President/Claims Counsel
    Lockton Companies

    Don is Claims Counsel providing clients with coverage and claims related services within Lockton’s Financial Services practice. He brings over 25 years of experience in different facets of professional liability, including the practice of law, managing an insurer claims department, and advising insurance brokerage clients. This experience allows Don to offer Lockton clients practical advice and guidance in putting together insurance programs and addressing claims to assure they meet their risk management needs and objectives. Don also serves as a resource on developing legal trends and emerging areas of risk. He regularly writes White Papers on a broad range of topics including D&O and EPL claims issues, Intellectual Property insurance, and regulatory changes. Don has his AB from University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his JD at John Marshall Law School.

    Henry C. Krasnow
    Partner
    Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

    For over 50 years Henry Krasnow has worked with entrepreneurial family and privately-held businesses to develop strategies to solve their business/legal problems by focusing on the risks, costs and impact on profitability of the available alternatives. Henry’s broad range of experience includes representations involving minority shareholder rights, governance structures, succession planning and shareowner disputes, real estate development, leasing, sales and acquisitions, sales and purchases of businesses, banking transactions, employment disputes and discrimination claims, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition), civil trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and mediation of business disputes, and debt restructuring. Henry received his A.B. from University of Michigan and his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School.

    Moderators

    Mark Van Grinsven
    Retired Executive Vice President
    Northern Trust Corporation

    Mark Van Grinsven retired as an Executive Vice President of Northern Trust after an extensive and varied financial services career. Starting with a range of corporate banking roles, including large corporate, middle market and commercial real estate, Mark moved into Northern’s institutional asset servicing and asset management businesses. That period included five years as the region executive for Europe/Africa/Middle East. Returning to the Chicago head office, Mark took on a risk management role and then assumed responsibility for the firm’s global securities finance business. He concluded his Northern career as Chief Credit Officer for the corporation, responsible for managing credit risk globally for all lending, trading, and money market exposures. Mark served on a range of Northern Trust and industry-related boards, is currently a Director of Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and was a Trustee of Roosevelt University from 2006-16. Since his retirement from Northern, Mark has embarked on second career at Civic Consulting Alliance, applying his business skills to the needs of public sector entities in the Chicagoland area. Mark earned his BBA in Finance (summa cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame and received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

    William Hass
    CEO
    Teamwork Technologies Inc.

    Bill Hass, CTP, is CEO of TeamWork Technologies, Inc. Bill is an experienced facilitator and strategic thinker/advisor. He is a director of Mperial Asset Management and served as community leader for the Center for Corporate Financial Leadership, a consortium of CPA societies in eight Midwestern states. He is a past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (9,000 members) and a former corporate consulting partner and practice leader of the Midwest Strategic Services Group of Ernst & Young. Bill is a member of the Turnaround Hall of Fame and one of approximately 300 Certified Turnaround Professionals in the United States. Bill was named "Educator of the Year" in 2002 and 2003 by the Chicago Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He has reviewed and assessed over 100 business plans, conducted numerous strategic portfolio reviews and been a leading professional advisor in value building in a wide variety of industries. Bill conducts workshops on value-building, ethics and decision support for the Illinois CPA Society and other groups. He is Vice President and a founder of the Private Directors Association. Bill received his MBA in Finance from the University Chicago Booth School of Business and has an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago.

    Thank you to our host, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP!

    Tickets

    $30.00 Founder Ticket

    $30.00 Member Ticket

    $30.00 Non-Member Ticket