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Webinar | Disruption: Anticipate, Mitigate and Thrive!
Thursday, May 06, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Atlanta

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Pacific)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Mountain)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Central)
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Eastern)

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Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.

Overview

How has the Board and management dealt with Disruption for the past 15 months?  What plans were in place to anticipate an unknown crisis?  How does a company and Board manage and mitigate when in the middle of the crisis – it’s like being in a tornado when you have no idea how strong the winds will be, how long it will last and how much damage will be done?  In other situations, a company and Board may have anticipated change, and taken the disruption as an opportunity to create a new paradigm.  Learn from our team on their experiences on Disruption, Mitigation, and how they move along to Thrive.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!

Panelists

 

Rocky Butler
CEO and Board Chair
Alliance Precision Plastics Corp.

Rocky has been in his position with Alliance Precision Plastics since 1998 and has led the acquisitions and integrations of four injection molding companies into one entity.  This involved the relocation of operations in two instances.  Today Alliance Precision Plastics has facilities in Rochester, NY and Spindale, NC as well as a joint venture in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico which Rocky also managed.

Rocky has held the position of CEO with six different companies including diverse fields such as injection molded plastics, metal stamping, furniture, fabric, chemicals and the financial services industry (banking, brokerage and insurance).  His experience includes the integration of acquired entities with diverse cultures. He led a group of investors in the acquisitions and integrations of four textile chemical companies over a two-year period.  Earlier, Rocky was the CEO of a foreign financial holding company where he led the integration of a broker dealer and the acquisition and integration of an insurance company. 

He also served on the Board of Trustees at Whitefield Academy, a private K-12 school in Atlanta.  Rocky earned his degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

 

Monica Cole
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank, Head of Agribusiness, Food & Hospitality

Monica Cole is the executive vice president and head of Agribusiness, Food & Hospitality for Middle Market Banking within Wells Fargo Commercial Banking. She is also a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee.

Middle Market Banking provides local service and decision-making, a comprehensive suite of products, and industry expertise to serve the diverse financial needs of business banking, middle market, and government and institutional banking customers. The Middle Market Banking team is comprised of experienced and accomplished relationship managers and industry specialists working together to bring the full range of Wells Fargo’s services to customers from offices across the United States and Canada.

Before her current role, Monica was a region head of Wells Fargo’s Middle Market Banking North region managing offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Monica started her career in 1994 with Norwest Corporation, a Wells Fargo predecessor, in the corporate bank training program. She has since held roles in structured finance, risk management, and asset-based lending. In 2005, Monica was promoted to a management role with Wachovia Capital Finance, and in 2009, she led the integration of Wells Fargo and Wachovia’s southeastern Business Credit teams, and then took responsibility for the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada for Wells Fargo Capital Finance’s business credit division. In July 2014, she was promoted to division manager for the Southern Division of the Commercial Banking group.

Monica earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Christian Brothers University, and her M.B.A. from Clark Atlanta University. Monica is a founding chapter member and was the first president of the Rho Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She sits on C200’s Board of Directors and serves on their Nominating committee. C200 is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate and advance women in business and whose membership includes the most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate executives across the world. She is also an executive sponsor of Wells Fargo’s Veterans Team Member Network.

 

Ana Dutra
Board Member
CME Group, Eletrobas, Harvest Health & Recreation, First Internet Bank

Ana Dutra is an experienced CEO, Business Advisor and Corporate Board Director of publicly traded, family-owned and private corporations. She is a Latina leader with 30+ years of experience in P&L management, deals structuring, technology, business growth and C-Level business advisory in over 25 countries. Ana is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. She has deep experience in digital technology, ERP systems and has a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight by Carnegie Mellon University and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

As a CEO, Ana Dutra has led several global and cross-border acquisitions, joint-ventures, partnership agreements and M&A integrations. In her own tenure as CEO, proxy Officer and P&L leader with companies such as IBM, CSC, Marsh & McLennan and Accenture, Ana created several $500+ MM global business through the combination of organic growth, global acquisitions and joint-ventures, innovative go-to-market approaches and incorporation of technology and digitalization of services and products.

Ana serves as Director on the Boards of the CME Group (CME: NASDAQ), a fin-tech global futures exchange; Eletrobras (NYSE: EBR), the 7th largest energy and 4th largest global renewable energy company; Harvest, Health & Recreation, (CSE: HARV), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in North America; First Internet Bank (NYSE: INBK); Lifespace Communities, a chain of independent/ assisted living, hospitals and memory care communities; Elkay Manufacturing and Greeley & Hansen, a global water and waste engineering company and M.Holland, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resin.

Ana holds an MBA from Kellogg, a Masters in Economics from Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, a Juris Doctor from Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, all summa cum laude. She is a visiting lecturer at the Kellogg and Fundacao Don Cabral Executive MBA programs where she teaches Mexican and Latin American Executives in Spanish and Portuguese. Ana is also a frequent speaker in the Global Competitiveness Forum, World Economic Forum and other Global Conferences. She is frequently featured in the Harvard Business Review online, Forbes, WSJ, CEO Magazine and was the guest editor of the Best of the Boardroom issue of Hispanic Executive magazine. Ana was awarded the Chicago United Business Leader of Color, Nueva Estrella Latina and Women in History and Business Awards. She is the best-selling author of Lessons in LeadershiT: detoxing the Workplace, published in 2016.

 

Hannah Kain
Founder & CEO
ALOM

Hannah Kain is President and CEO of ALOM, a global supply chain company she founded in 1997 headquartered in Fremont, California.

ALOM operates out of 19 global locations to support its Fortune 500 customers in the technology, automotive, medical, financial, and energy sectors with brand enhancing supply chain management services and solutions.

Hannah was born in Denmark where - in addition to a business and political career - she taught at Copenhagen Business School. Hannah holds three university degrees. She immigrated in 1990 and moved to Silicon Valley in 1994.

Hannah is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and WBEC-Pacific. She is a former board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) currently serving on the WBENC Forum Leadership Team. She is the board chair of How Women Lead–Silicon Valley and serves on the Advisory Council of Heritage Bank of Commerce. Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 for executive women.

She has received numerous awards for her supply chain, leadership and diversity activities. Among her 2020 recognition, Business Insider named her one of the top 100 people transforming business. For the seventh year in a row, Hannah was named a Supply Chain Pro to Know. She was recognized as one of the top 10 women in logistics, and she won the inaugural SDCE Women in Supply Chain award in September 2020.  Among her prior awards, 2019 WBEC-Pacific Pinnacle Award, 2017 Gold Woman of The Year Stevie, and the 2017 Silver Stevie for best global woman-owned business. She has been honored as a Top 25 Champion of Diversity in STEM, won the Manufacturing Institute STEP Ahead Award, the YWCA Tribute to Women Award, inducted into the Silicon Valley Capitol Club wall of fame, won the global Vistage Leadership Award, and named a WBENC Business Star. In addition, ALOM has won numerous awards.

ALOM has earned numerous quality certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, TL 9000 and DMSCA CMP Level 3.0.

Moderator

 

Sue McLaughlin
Managing Partner
Meraki Search Group

Susan McLaughlin is the Managing Partner of Meraki Search Group, a high end, retained executive search firm.  She has earned her executive search credentials through engagements on both sides of the equation.  She experienced the process from the perspective of one who, as Chief Operating Officer of AGL Resources, President of Bellsouth’s Consumer Services business and executive positions at Citibank and Eastman Kodak, filled numerous top executive operating positions.

Armed with knowledge from her experiences, transitioning to executive search was a natural career progression. It is her special understanding of client needs, and what motivates prospective senior level candidates to consider new challenges that gives her an ability to attract top notch professional talent for clients. Her record of success is revealed in a long list of superior executive placements in the financial services, private equity, transaction processing, FinTech, manufacturing and energy industries.

Sue’s prior board roles have included Target Corporation, Delphi Automotive, nTelos Wireless, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rochester, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Spelman College and Mary Baldwin University.  She served also served on the board of Atlanta-based Prime Revenue, where, for her role as Lead Director during a capital raise and ownership transition, she earned an Atlanta Business Chronicle/NACD Director of the Year award in 2015  

For many years, Sue has been active in C200 (formerly Committee of 200), a global association of top female executives and entrepreneurs who promote and foster the advancement of women in business leadership. She recently completed her term as the organization’s Chair.  She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, Women Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

In addition, she is a member of Business Executives for National Security, a nonpartisan group of senior industry leaders who support initiatives to enhance national security.

Sue earned a B.S. in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and participated in the University of Michigan’s Global Leadership Program.

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