Webinar | The Important Role of the Board to Corporate Culture

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CST

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



Built to last. Today’s business reporting is full of news about the importance of corporate culture. What is the board’s role in sustaining corporate culture? What levers can the board pull to help ensure a corporate culture or help change the culture if necessary? What questions should a board ask about corporate culture? How does a global crisis impact corporate culture and how can the board help the company to pivot quickly to respond?

Join our “fireside chat” discussion with three extraordinary leaders who helped grow and sustain culture within their organizations.

This session will be beneficial to company leadership, board members and to those members and guests seeking board positions.





Milton Johnson
Retired Chairman and CEO
HCA Healthcare

R. Milton Johnson was HCA Healthcare’s board chairman from December 31, 2014 thru April 26, 2019, and served as chief executive officer from January 1, 2014 until his retirement on December 31, 2018.

Under Johnson’s leadership, HCA Healthcare had advanced clinical quality throughout its hospitals, using data from its more than 32 million patient encounters annually to identify leading clinical practices and continually improve patient care and save lives.

A more than 36-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Johnson served in various financial and senior management positions for the company, including president of HCA Healthcare from 2011 to 2014. He also served as head of the Tax Department, senior vice president and controller, and executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Johnson provides leadership to the healthcare industry and Nashville community through his service on various boards and organizations. He is immediate past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals,  The HCA Foundation, and Nashville Health Care Council.  Additionally, Johnson serves on the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nashville Chamber of Commerce (past chair), Siloam Health advisory board, and the board of the United Way of Greater Nashville.

A graduate of Belmont University, Johnson also is a member of his alma mater’s Board of Trustees.


Turney Stevens
Former Dean
College of Business
Lipscomb University

C. Turney Stevens, Jr., over his career has been a CEO, a public company board director, financier and investor, and higher education leader.

He currently serves as the Dean Emeritus of the Lipscomb University College of Business, Executive Director of the Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity, and Professor of Management and Strategy. Prior to retiring from his business career in 2007 and returning to his alma mater to accept the role of Dean in 2008, he was an investment banker, CEO and entrepreneur for more than 35 years.  

During his business career, he served as Managing Partner of two investment banking firms, both specializing in raising equity and debt capital from institutional investors for mid-market, high growth companies. He co-founded Rodgers Capital Corporation with the late Joe M. Rodgers, former United States Ambassador to France. The firm had offices in the United States and Europe. In 2001, he co-founded Harpeth Capital to raise capital principally for high growth companies in the health care industry, focusing on a market of transactions in the $10-25 million range.

Stevens has served on a variety of for profit and not for profit boards throughout his career. From 2008-2019, he served on the public board of KCAP Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: KCAP) based in New York.  He chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee and served on the Compensation and Valuation committees. He stepped down along with the company’s other independent directors upon the successful completion of an exit transaction in April, 2019.


William F. Carpenter III
Retired Chairman and CEO
LifePoint Health

Bill Carpenter is an accomplished health care executive who most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer for LifePoint Health, a role from which he retired in November 2018. A founding employee of the company in 1999, Carpenter previously served in various roles as executive vice president, senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and corporate governance officer before being named CEO in 2006. He took on the additional role of chairman of the board from 2010 to 2018. During his tenure, the company achieved significant growth and became a Fortune 500 company.

Prior to joining LifePoint, Carpenter was a partner at the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, where his practice consisted primarily of corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and health care regulatory matters. While at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, he also served as head of the firm’s health law group.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Carpenter takes pride in his role in the Middle Tennessee community. He serves on the boards of directors of NashvilleHealth, the Center for Medical Interoperability, United Way of Nashville and Montgomery Bell Academy. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of FB Financial Corporation (FBK) and its wholly owned subsidiary, FirstBank. He serves as a member of the FBK Audit Committee and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.

Carpenter has served in leadership roles at many influential organizations, including the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals, and he has appeared on Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list numerous times.

Carpenter received his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where he resides with his wife, Trudy.