Webinar | Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste – Think Strategically, Not Just Defensively

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



In partnership with Foley & Lardner’s National Directors Institute (NDI), the Private Directors Association invites you to a special webinar “Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste – Think Strategically, Not Just Defensively” featuring three CEOs discussing the opportunities they have found during the pandemic. 





Michael W. Altschaefl
Orion Energy Systems

Michael W. Altschaefl was appointed Orion’s chief executive officer in May 2017 and has served as a director since October 2009. Michael has served as Orion’s board chair since August 2016. He also serves as the chairman of E-S Plastic Products LLC, a custom manufacturer of plastic injected molded parts and PanelTEK LLC, an electrical engineering services and custom manufacturer of electrical control panels.


Chris Weiler
Chairman & CEO
Weiler Abrasives Group

Chris Weiler is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Weiler Abrasives Group. He is the fourth CEO in the company’s history and represents the third generation of the Weiler family to lead the company. Chris became Weiler’s President/CEO in March 2009.


Sheila Talton
President & CEO
Gray Matter Analytics

Sheila Talton is an innovative global leader and Big Data strategist with over 30 years of experience in helping organizations increase value, build successful businesses within larger companies and expand into emerging markets. She is recognized for her expertise in developing bold initiatives, whether that is through public/private partnerships melding company strategies with governmental objectives, obtaining buy-in for consulting services within technology product companies, or breaking down silos to build services around products to create solutions that increase customer value.



Barry Cain
Managing Principal
Amuleto Advisory LLC

Barry is an experienced strategic Family Business advisor and Corporate Director helping businesses and the families that own them realize upon their shared goals—for the Business, achieving strong and sustainable performance and results; and for the Family, protecting and enhancing a cohesive structure for generations. He is a valued independent contributor to several Boards drawing upon a rich background as a strategic, results focused senior management executive, attorney and family business advisor. His Board service has included participation on audit, governance, strategic and advisory committees and has also included advisory roles in Board development, structuring and facilitation.


Steven R. Barth
Foley & Lardner

Steven R. Barth is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Steve practices in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and buyouts; venture capital and private equity fund formation and portfolio company investment; public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; public corporation securities laws and reporting compliance; corporate governance; and the organization, development and financing of startup and development stage corporations. Steve also has extensive experience in counseling mid-market and closely held firms, including many family businesses. He has helped many mid-sized companies adopt and implement their strategic plans and transition ownership and management to the next family generation, to employees and to strategic or financial buyers. Steve is a member of the Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Health Care Industry Teams.