Advocate, Inspire & Connect – Women & Boards

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New Women on Boards

Rrbrewer2017osalind Brewer has joined the board of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). Roz was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, and executive vice president of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is a former president and current Advocate of OnBoard.

Jeanne P. Jackson joined the Delta Air Lines’ board of directors (NYSE: DAL). She is senior strategic advisor to the chief executive officer of NIKE, Inc. and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation and Kraft Heinz Company.

OnBoard Development Group Taking Applications for 2017 Class

The 2017 OnBoard Development Group class will accept up to 10 women who are board ready for for-profit boards. The six sessions starting in April help the participants to raise their visibility for board candidacy. 2016 participant Terri Johdahl, CEO of CAB Incorporated, said: “You really do an awesome job on (OBDG)…What a wonderful service you are providing for aspiring women board members”. Application deadline is March 6, 2017. More information and application form.

2017 OnBoard Calendar

February 22nd kicks off the first event for OnBoard with the traditional evening reception sponsored by Baker Donelson. Registration deadline is February 17th. The 2017 events for OnBoard are outlined here. The first event of Next OnBoard, is being held February 1st but if you missed it, there will be more events to come for this group. Both OnBoard and Next OnBoard events are added to the websiteas soon as the dates are finalized.

New Women on Boards

Connie Engel has been elected to the board of Brand Group Holdings Inc. the bank holding company for The Brand Banking Company. She is a partner at Childress Klein Properties.

New Women on Boards

Anne Kaiser smAnne Hydrick Kaiser has been elected to the board of directors of State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STBZ) and its subsidiary bank, State Bank and Trust Company. Anne is the vice president of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power and leads the company’s efforts to recruit new industry to Georgia and help existing industries grow.

New Women on Boards

M384304anulife Financial Corporation (MFC:NYSE) appointed Pamela O. Kimmet to their Board of Directors. Ms. Kimmet is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Cardinal Health, Inc., a health care services company. Prior to July 1, 2016, Ms. Kimmet was the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.,

Linda Klein Elected as American Bar Association President

LNotables_Linda-Klein-lginda Klein was just inducted as the 2016-2017 American Bar Association President. She is a former board member and president of OnBoard and an Advocate since the inception of the Advocates List in 2006. OnBoard congratulates Linda in being elected to lead the ABA, one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.

New Women on Boards

OVirginia-002xford Industries, Inc.. (NYSE:OXM) announced that Virginia Hepner, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Congratulations to Virginia who is OnBoard’s 2015 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award recipient. The award is given annually to an outstanding woman board member who serves on a Georgia company board or is a Georgia resident serving on other for-profit boards.

New Women on Boards

RBlalockAspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) announced that Rebecca Blalock, partner at Advisory Capital LLC, former Senior Vice President and CIO of Southern Company, joined the Company’s Board of Directors effective June 15, 2016. Congratulations to our OnBoard member and Advocate Becky!

What is OnBoard Doing to Meet the Mission?

One of the initiatives of OnBoard is to assist companies looking to fill corporate board seats by identifying qualified women candidates. In total, OnBoard has performed 64 of these searches to increase the number of women on corporate boards. A recent search was for Aspen Aerogels, Inc. as mentioned above. If you are an OnBoard Advocate or member you should be seeing these opportunities via email.