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Chicago Virtual Event | Serendipity vs Strategy: How to Get on A Board
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Chicago

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) 


$00   Member Registration Fee
$30   Non-Member Registration Fee


Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar


The purpose of this virtual webcast will be a panel discussion focused on developing your personal roadmap for securing a board seat.

Thank you to our National Sponsors!



Naomi Kent
Board Development Consultant

I’m a trusted partner to executive teams, a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs, and a motivating force behind high-performing boards. Throughout my storied career—which spans multiple countries, industries, and business models—I’ve always been a builder. My record of success includes building multiple successful brands and highly profitable businesses, building networks of clients and advocate who support their growth, and building positive workplace cultures where top talent can thrive. 


Anne Alonzo
Independent Board Director

I’ve forged a wonderful career in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. Presently, I serve as an Independent Board Director and Audit Committee member at Potlatch Deltic, a leading timber and wood products company. I also serve in an advisory capacity to firms focused on sustainability, climate change and regenerative agriculture. I recently joined the Board of Directors of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. I am a champion for DEI in the marketplace. JD/MBA and Berkeley Law ESG Certificate.

         Will Clarke
Founder & President
Clarke Growth and Sustainment Strategies

Will Clarke is the Founder and President of Clarke Growth and Sustainment Strategies, an advisory firm specializing in guiding early-stage companies’ business expansion. He serves as an Independent Director for Ascent Solar Technologies (OTC: ASTI), an Advisor for Glass Inc, and on two nonprofit Boards.  Previously, he led the Global Supply Chain business unit for Atlas Airlines (NASDAQ: AAWW) and directed turnaround initiatives for Best Buy (NYSE: BBY).  Will served 25 years as a Naval Officer, where he completed 10 deployments on a ship, submarine, and two aircraft carriers in support of war and peacetime operations. Will earned a BSc in Mathematics from U.S. Naval Academy, an MSc in Management from Naval Postgraduate School, and completed the Corporate Governance Program at Columbia University. 



Jim Doyle
Connect Search


Jim Doyle is President of the Connect Financial Consulting (CFC) division at Connect Search  

  • University of Notre Dame graduate (Accounting) 
  • 15-year career in public accounting, consulting and industry roles
  • Over the past 10+ years, leading teams and advising Fortune 500, middle market and not-for-profit clients to solve their high priority and strategic initiatives