Webinar | The Value of an Independent Board and Getting Started with a PDA Model Board Meeting℠

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
Zoom Information Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



Join us for a Private Director’s Association (PDA) Webinar to be held from noon to 1:00 pm CST on Wednesday, April 8th. Your webinar resources include Sally Washlow, Mary Elworth and Rob Sligh.

Years after creating a Board with independent directors, owners often say it was one of the best business decisions they ever made. Through this webinar, learn why owners say that and how to jump start the process with a PDA Model Board Meeting℠.




Rob Sligh
The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.

Rob Sligh was majority owner, Chairman & CEO of Sligh Furniture & Clock manufacturing company where he served for twenty-eight years. Sligh had a fiduciary board that included a majority of independent directors. Prior to that Rob was in brand management at SC Johnson Wax for several years. He has served on twenty business fiduciary or advisory boards and non-profit boards, serving on many as Board Chairman or Chairman of the Compensation, Finance or Nominating Committee. Rob is now with the Family Business Consulting Group. He’s active in the Young Presidents’ Organization, National Association of Corporate Directors and the Private Directors Association where he serves as Chairman of the Model Board Meeting℠ committee.


Sally Washlow
Managing Director

SW Consulting Solutions LLC

Sally Washlow is a CEO, marketing and operations executive with extensive experience on the leading edge of the consumer electronics and automotive aftermarket industries. She is recognized for her broad cross-functional expertise in sales, marketing, and product development, with a record of market expansion and innovation and significant M&A expertise. Sally is skilled at building high-performing teams while driving strategic organizational change. She has served on several private or public company Boards. Sally is the ICEO Practice Lead, Midwest Region with Lee Hecht Harrison and Managing Director of SW Consulting Solutions LLC. She is a member of the Private Directors Association and the Model Board Meeting℠ committee. Sally served as a director for the Matot Inc. Model Board Meeting℠ process.


Mary Elworth

VPoint Group

Mary Elworth is Founder of VPoint Group, a professional services practice. In partnership with boutique investment banking groups, Mary advises closely held and family-owned enterprises in financing operations and ownership transitions, implementing strategy, buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, and establishing board governance. She is currently the Lead Independent Director of M. Roberts Media of Longview Texas and has previously served on the advisory or governing boards of nine other enterprises, serving as Board Chair or as a member of the finance, compensation and governance committees or as leader of various strategy working groups. Mary is a member of the Private Director Association where she serves on the Middle Market, Family Business and Model Board Meeting℠ Committees and as an MBM Company Project Chair.