October 2010 Chapter Meeting
October 20, 2010 - 7:00am
Topic: Role that IT Executives Can Play at the Board Level
Speaker: Susan F. Schultz, SSA Executive Search International, Ltd
Location: University Club, ASU Campus
Susan Shultz founded SSA Executive Search International, Ltd. in 1981, and has conducted senior level searches locally, nationally and internationally, and is recognized as a leading expert in corporate governance. She authored the highly acclaimed The Board Book, Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in your Company's Success (AMACOM) and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, Strategic Finance, CFO Magazine and numerous other media. She currently leads the Global Board Practice for INAC Executive Search Worldwide, helping public and private companies build better boards of directors.
She has spoken about corporate boards and executive search at The Business Roundtable; the Economist CFO Forum, Tokyo; the advanced director symposium at the Anderson School, UCLA; The Commonwealth Club; the Canadian Chartered Accountants, Montreal; the Financial Executives Int'l Annual Summit, Semantic Annual CIO Symposium; the US-Asia Investment & Business Expo; various CEO gatherings; and to many other organizations.
In 2002, Susan founded The Board Institute, Inc., to improve boards of directors through a suite of web-based, independent, educational tools to help directors evaluate, educate and improve their boards, committees and individual directors. The Board Institute is the only web-based solution to board education and evaluation accredited by RiskMetrics.
Susan chaired the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations for 16 years, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (NYC), Pacific Council on International Policy (Los Angeles), is a director for the Arizona Technology Council, The Council Foundation, the School of Global Studies, ASU and Charter 100, and is past President of the Arizona Business Leadership Association. She served on numerous other boards, was a Presidential Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business and is recognized in numerous publications including Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.