What’s the best route to reach boardrooms and what does it take to get there? How can Advisory Boards or networking help? What do search firms look for in board candidates? With the guidance of a panel of experts, you will be able to lay the groundwork for obtaining a board position. Come learn how to get into the right networks now and to prepare for, manage and optimize your performance on any board interview. Find out the differences between corporate and non-profit experience, as well as paid and unpaid board roles, and how to gain notice from the board community. This program is a must for all executives interested in how a corporate or advisory board director role might further their career.
(Buffet-style food and drink)
TIM BERNLOHR- CEO, TJB Management Consulting, LLC
WAYNE YETTER- Chairman of the Board, NuPathe Inc.
TONY PETRUCCI- Managing Partner, Gravitas
MODERATOR-DOUG RAYMOND, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath
EVENT CHAIR: GEORGE VAN KULA, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, VWR International LLC
TIMOTHY J. BERNLOHR, founder and Managing Member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC, has served on more than 50 boards and now sits on the maximum allowed by ISS. Tim founded TJB consultancy in 2005. He served as COO of RBX Corp. since September 2001 and VP since July 1997. He served as SVP of RBX Corp. since July 1998. He served as the President, COO and CEO of RBX Industries, Inc. Prior to RBX , TIM spent 16 years with Armstrong World Industries and spent his last five years at Armstrong as Division Sales & Market Manager, North America. He has been a Director of Rock-Tenn Co. since May 2011 and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. since March 15, 2010.
WAYNE YETTER had a 30-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, holding executive positions at Pfizer, Merck, Astra-Merck, and Novartis. His roles included VP, Marketing Operations (global) and VP, Far East and Pacific at Merck, founding CEO of Astra-Merck, and President/CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, the US division of Novartis AG. He also served as COO of IMS Health, a market research data company from 1999 until 2000, when he became Chairman and CEO of Synavant, Inc. More recently, Wayne served as CEO of Verispan LLC, a leading provider of healthcare information and marketing services to the pharmaceutical industry, from 2005 to 2008 when the company was acquired by SDI Health. Wayne is currently Chairman of the Board of NuPathe Inc. and also serves as a director of EpiCept Corporation, InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. and SDIX. Previously he served as Chairman of Noven Pharmaceuticals, Chairman of Transkaryotic Therapies, and Lead Independent Director of Matria Healthcare (each of these companies was acquired) and a director of Synvista Therapeutics.
TONY PETRUCCI specializes in senior-level recruiting at Gravitas LLC, for both the Board Search and Executive Search practices. He has over 20 years of experience in sourcing and placing senior-level talent across a variety of industries internationally. Tony was a Vice President of Human Resources at ARAMARK Corporation, a $15 billion services company, where he was also a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
Any questions, please contact Lisa Carnesi, 610 804 1610.