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Webinar | Ethics, Responsibilities and Risks of the Independent Director
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Wisconsin

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Mountain)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM (Central)
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM (Eastern)


Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


As an independent director (An independent director (also sometimes known as an outside director) is a director (member) of a board of directors who does not have a material or pecuniary relationship with company or related persons, except sitting fees.) The director is charged with acting as a guide to the company, improving corporate credibility and governance standards by working as a steward in managing risk, offering an objective view. The director’s role is to challenge the direction and performance of the company and the existing management team.

We will discuss what it means to be held liable for decisions that were made by the board, how boards can protect themselves via process, due diligence and insurance.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!




Jeanne Flanagan
Director, Management Liability
M3 Insurance

Jeanne Flanagan is the director of M3’s management liability practice group responsible for its overall direction and strategy. She assists sales in the development and securing of new business, while acting as a resource to the account service team in the placement and servicing of management liability accounts.

Jeanne has gained 30 years of specialized management liability insurance expertise through leadership roles with various brokers.

Jeanne earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford-Connecticut.


Steven Carman

A Wharton MBA-trained attorney, Steve combines his knowledge of law and business to create solutions for clients. Steve especially enjoys opportunities to strategize with clients who are pioneers in their industries. As leader of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources team, Steve works with a variety of clients who are exploring innovative technologies and new business practices. He takes satisfaction in providing guidance on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and capital formation transactions that will move clients toward their business goals. A creative problem-solver, Steve helps clients think strategically. He immerses himself in their business, aiming to understand not only what they want, but why, so that he can help them weigh all possible options.



Inge Plautz
SVP, Executive Business Development Officers
Old National Bank

Inge Plautz serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Business development Officer for Wisconsin with a special emphasis on the Milwaukee Region of Old National Bank (ONB). Old National has nearly $20 Billion in assets and was founded in 1834 in the State of Indiana. ONB’s Wisconsin presence is centered among the most dynamic markets of Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley.

Prior to joining Old National in 2018, Inge spent more than 13 years within finance, accounting and commercial insurance. Inge’s expertise includes Global Trade, Leveraged Finance, Bond Financing Structured Finance  Capital Markets and traditional Commercial and Industrial banking. Inge also has deep expertise in Health Care and Employee Benefits.

Inge is also the Co-founder of Pump Hero, LLC, which is a mobile App that connects on-the-go nursing mothers to safe, clean and convenient locations to pump. Inge is an avid community supporter with extensive board and volunteer service. She serves as an Advisor to LeaseCrunch a software technology company. She is on the Membership Committee for Tempo Milwaukee, steering committee member of Milwaukee Women inc, committee member for the Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club Celebrating G.I.R.L.S , serves on the board of The First Tee of Southeast WI and is a board member of Ducks Unlimited. Inge also gives her time to many initiatives devoted to STEM and empowerment of young women. She is a certified PADI Rescue Diver and holds State of Wisconsin Accident, Health & Life License.

A Graduate of University of Wisconsin Madison, Inge holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors degree triple majors in Finance International Business and French.  A native of South Africa, Inge speaks four languages including Afrikaans, French and Zulu.