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Atlanta Chapter In-Person Event| Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in the Current Environment
North Fulton County Chamber of Commerce
10000 Avalon Blvd, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Category: Atlanta

Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in the Current Environment


Thought leadership event hosted by Bank of America Global Commercial Banking in partnership with the Private Director’s Association. The program will feature a market update followed by a panel discussion on the current supply chain challenges and mitigation strategies that corporate board members and leadership should consider. Parking is on-site and free of charge.
Please note, the parking code is 005350#.


$25 Registration Fee
$35 Non-Member Registration Fee


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Yanyan Perry
Chief Operating Officer
Hailide America, Inc.

Yanyan Perry is Chief Operations Officer at Hailide America, Inc. with 15 years of experience in operations, logistics and supply chain management. She held a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from California State University, Los Angeles. She has helped her team and the company to navigate through 2009 crash, 2015 west coast longshoremen strike, 2018 Hanjin bankruptcy, as well as last two years of disruption in supply chain without losses. She is a member of Vistage Group, the world’s largest executive coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years it has been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their toughest challenges through a comprehensive approach to success.

       William T. Leslie
Chief Sales OfficerChef Hak's and CEO/Founder of WTL Business Development

Mr. Leslie has more than 30 years’ experience serving a variety of entities from multibillion dollar multinationals to small cap family businesses and private equity restructures. Extensive experience in strategy & business development. He brings large corporation process skills and right sizes them for family and PE backed companies in the $5MM to $100MM range. Currently serving as Chief Sales Officer for Chef Hak’s and CEO/Founder of WTL-Business Development. Mr. Leslie provides thought leadership, strategic planning, insights for branded and private label industries, specifically CPG manufacturers selling to grocery retailers (in the USA, Canada and Mexico), warehouse clubs, and foodservice chains.


Kevin Wilson
Market Investment Director
Bank of America

Kevin manages a team of Portfolio Managers and advises high-net-worth individuals on effective investment management strategies best suited for reaching their long-term financial goals. Kevin joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2003 as an Institutional Portfolio Strategist. Kevin has over 20 years of financial services industry experience. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, Kevin spent three years as Performance Analyst at Gofen & Glossberg, where he was responsible for the research and resolution of performance variations between client accounts and their respective asset benchmarks. Additionally, Kevin spent two years working for Ibbotson Associates (acquired by Morningstar Inc.) as a consultant, where, among his other duties, he also served as one of the co-authors for two editions of Morningstar's "Financial Year in Review in the Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation Yearbook". Kevin studied finance at Loyola University of Chicago, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He also completed the Executive Program for Financial Planning Certification offered by the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.



Bona K. Allen
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.

Bona Allen has served KBDG as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer since 2013. KBDG’s focus is the design and construction of large, advanced manufacturing facilities; warehouse/distribution centers; and office interiors throughout the US.

Through the pandemic, and to some extent currently, KBDG has navigated supply chain challenges by working with subcontractors/material providers as costs and delivery times increased, while also dealing with client reticence to cover those cost increases and extend dates of contractually required building completion. Bona teamed with operations to develop ways to fund those cost increases, resulting in accelerated deliveries (where possible), and enhanced relationships with subcontractors and material providers in difficult times.

While KBDG’s ultimate parent is publicly traded in Japan, KBDG, and its US parent, are treated as private companies. Bona will describe his experience in working with executive leadership, and KBDG’s Board, particularly over the last three years.

Over his 40+ year career Bona has served as CFO, or top finance person, for publicly traded and privately held companies primarily focused on real estate development, construction, operations and investment.

Bona has earned the Directorship Certification, awarded by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of 3Keys (www.the3Keys.org); the City of Dunwoody, GA’s Alcohol License Review Board; and the Advisory Board of the CFO Leadership Council’s Atlanta Chapter.