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Alabama In-Person Event |Practical Advice for Board Resumes/Bios
Regions Bank, (11th Floor)
200 Clinton Ave W
Huntsville, AL 35801
Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Category: Alabama


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. Central
01:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. Eastern


$20   Founding Member Registration Fee
$20   Member Registration Fee
$30   Non-Member Registration Fee



Board resumes and bios position you for the director seat you want. This session will teach you the steps on creating an effective board resume/bio, from prioritizing pertinent information to framing a persuasive story, to defining the unique value proposition you possess. We will share advice from Lori Marcus, an experienced Independent Director, Board Member, and Board Advisor with 10+ years of Board Service on public, private, and non-profit boards with time to answer your questions with Lori and a PDA member panel discussion. For those attendees who desire feedback on their bio or resume, we will follow up with a small group session designed to share feedback and network with each other.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!



Lori Tauber Marcus
Corporate Board Director, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Author Chapter
Crenshaw Associates


Lori Tauber Marcus is a Corporate Board Director, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Author.

Ms. Marcus serves as an independent board director for Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (NYSE: FDP), and 24-Hour Fitness. Until recently she also served on the boards of DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), Golub Corporation (owner/operator of the Price Chopper/Market 32 chain of grocery stores), Phunware (NASDAQ: PHUN), and Talalay Global (provider of high-end mattresses and pillows). She is also a board member for SHARE Cancer Support and the MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation). Lori also serves as a board advisor to early-stage direct-to-consumer, tech-enabled companies.

She comes to board service after a long career as a c-suite operating executive in leading consumer companies -- PepsiCo, The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Keurig Green Mountain, and Peloton Interactive.

In addition to her board work, Ms. Marcus is an executive coach with Crenshaw Associates in New York. She works with senior executives in all disciplines including onboarding, outplacement, board director prep, and executive coaching.

She is a founding member of the Band of Sisters, along with (5) former PepsiCo senior executives, frequently speaking on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Their book, “You Should Smile More; How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace” will be published in September 2022.

Ms. Marcus earned her BS degree in Marketing from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.



Cathy Skala
CEO and Founder


Cathy Skala, NACD.DC is an Independent Board Director with extensive healthcare experience as a global executive transforming companies with revenue growth, cost reductions and digital initiatives. She serves as an Advisory Board member for 2 private companies: Talent Reimagined and HerPower2Lead and she serves as the Vice-Chair for the NPO, unRival Network. Cathy takes a vision and makes it reality through practical strategy development. She intuitively sees the connections of opportunity that exist in an organization, brings them together into a coherent picture, helping others to see, think, and act driving substantial growth and improving operating margins. She is an expert in leading companies through restructurings, mergers, divestitures, and business transformations, focusing specifically on the cultural differences between global requirements and local realities. With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, including Abbott, Hospira (now Pfizer) and Baxter, she is an inspirational leader and a passionate storyteller who believes that the reason people come to work for a healthcare company is to serve the patient. Cathy champions the power of diversity with unshakable optimism to best serve those patients.

Cathy also has 10 plus years of experience in the software industry and corporate IT function. She is respected as a credible voice ensuring digital technology is adopted by the company for its true benefits. She has sponsored several ERP, software systems and digital technologies as both an IT Vice-President and as executive business sponsor, effectively confirming IT as an enabler of innovation.

Cathy graduated Magna Cum Laude with both her BS and MBA degrees. She is a former winner of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) ACE Award and is the recipient of the HBA 2019 Luminary Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the healthcare industry.