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Webinar | How Should a Private Company CEO Select and Work with Directors?
Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Minneapolis | St. Paul

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

Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


The CEO of a private company interested in growing her/his company, establishing sound corporate governance, and enhancing the stability and longevity of the firm will want to form a strong corporate board of directors.  How should such board members be found and how should they be selected?  How should the board members be on-boarded and how should the CEO work with them?  What should the CEO expect from them?  Why and how should the CEO part ways with them?  These and other issues will be addressed in this webinar designed specifically for the CEOs of private companies.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!




Joan Schatz
Co-President and Board Member
Park Industries

Joan has over 25 years of leadership experience in businesses ranging from manufacturing to financial services to web-based software as a service. Currently, Joan is Co-President of Park Industries, an award-winning manufacturer of capital equipment located in St. Cloud and recognized for its innovation and community philanthropy. Joan is a 2018 STEP Ahead Honoree. Sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute, this national recognition is presented to 100 women annually who demonstrate outstanding leadership and impact in manufacturing. In addition to her work at Park, she serves on the Board of Governors of Steffes LLC, the U.S. Bank Mid-Minnesota Advisory Board, the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation Board, the St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation Board, and the Board of the Central Minnesota Boy Scouts. 


Peter Scherer
President, CEO and Chairperson
Scherer Bros. Lumber

Peter graduated from Notre Dame and began his career in real estate lending at the former American National Bank.  He joined Scherer Bros. Lumber Co. in 1989 and rose to the position of President and CEO.  Peter has served in board capacities at TCF Bank, Ryan Companies, The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and recently was named Chairman of Scherer Bros. Lumber Co. 



Tom G. Kamp, CFA
Director and Audit Committee Chairperson
The Taiwan Fund, a New York Stock Exchange 

Tom  Kamp began his career as an entrepreneur in the electronic manufacturing services industry.  After selling the company he founded, he became a venture capitalist and then an institutional portfolio manager, managing over $11 billion on a team that managed over $85 billion.  He currently serves on the boards of 5 organizations (3 for-profits and 2 not-for-profits).  Tom is a Director and the Audit Committee Chairperson of The Taiwan Fund, a New York Stock Exchange listed investment company. Mr. Kamp also serves on the Executive Board of the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University and serves as the Vice-Chairperson of the Entrepreneurship Committee there. He is the Chairperson of the Foundation Board of Elim Christian Services (an organization dedicated to equipping people with disabilities to achieve their highest God-given potential). Mr. Kamp is the Chairperson of Finley’s Barkery, the feel good, do good dog treat company dedicated to reducing the nearly 80% unemployment rate for people with disabilities. Finally, Mr. Kamp recently joined the board of advisors of FHL Investment Management Company and is an Executive Committee Member for the Private Directors Association.