April 23, 2018

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Business Disruption and the Effective Private and Family Company Board

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PCGS 2018 is ideal for: 
•    Private and public company directors and advisory board members 
•    Private company and family-owned company owners, shareholders and investors 
•    Private equity-owned company investors and managers 

Business Disruption and the Effective Private and Family Company Board 

Special offer for Private Directors Association members.  Use discount code PDA and receive an additional 10% off your registration rate. 

Hotel room block, with best available rates, expires Wednesday, April 25.

Featured Speakers 

Julia H. Klein 
Chairwoman and CEO, C.H. Briggs Co, Director, Eastern States Group

Ronda Ritter Ray 
Lead Family Director, E. Ritter & Company

David W. Henderson 
President and CEO, Samaritan Medical Center

Manuel Diez 
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Diesco Ltd. 

Rebecca Peterson 
Board Member and Family Council Member, Sasser Family Holdings

Timothy E. Ellsworth 
Director, Chair, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.

Roger Koch 
Principal and Co-Chairman, Koch Development Company 

Ivy Silver 
Director, Fulton Bank, CIMG 

Robert E. Chappell 
Former Chairman and CEO, Penn Mutual; Director, Quaker Chemical, The South Chester Tube Company, CSS Industries 

Chris Herschend 
Vice Chairman, Herschend Entertainment 

Andrew D. Pitcairn 
Chair, Pitcairn Family Council; Board Member, Pitcairn 

Joanna Peters 
Managing Principal, StratConGlobal, Inc.

Jon M. Peterson 
Chief Executive Officer, The Peterson Companies 

Roberta Sydney 
Board Chair, Sydney Associates, Inc. 

Larry Putterman 
Member, Board of Advisors, IPC Global Solutions

The Private Company Governance Summit, Washington, D.C., May 16-18, 2018, focuses on how private and family businesses build and use an engaged and effective board of directors. 

PCGS is the only national conference focused exclusively on the governance of family-owned, closely-held and private-equity owned private companies. 

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  • Speakers who are Chairs, Directors and Shareholders of private and family companies
  • Keynote interviews with companies in different stages of governance development--what worked and what didn't 
  • Breakout sessions and workshops on director compensation, the effective board meeting, board evaluations and more
  • Meet board members from the 2018 Private Boards of the Year 

And join these private and family company owners/shareholders and board members at PCGS 2018

The Chamberlain Group, Apple Bank for Savings, Sydney Associates, Graybar Electric Company, Fremont Private Holdings, First Supply LLC, Midmark Corporation, MLR Holdings, Brakebush Bros., Inc., ABC Financial, MacLean-Fogg Company, Lundberg Family Farms, Southworth International Group, Inc., Windway Capital Corp/The Vollrath Company, RetailFirst Insurance Group, Harbes Family Farm, Energy Health and Fitness Corp., Beretta Family, E. Ritter & Company, Melaleuca Inc., Force Five, Trident Seafoods Corp., Val-Matic Valve, Targray, Willson International, Quaker Chemical, C.H. Briggs Company, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., Samaritan Medical Center, Koch Development Company, The Duchossois Group, Herschend Entertainment, Fulton Bank, Pitcairn Family Council, Sasser Family Holdings, StratConGlobal, The Peterson Companies, IPC Global Solutions, Hagerty, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Diesco Ltd., Vineyard Vines, LLC, Global Bankers Insurance Group, Amherst Partners, Karen Kane Consulting, Meridian Associates, LW Lands Inc., Pelham S2K Managers, LLC, The HQ Companies, Liz Kizlik Associates, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, LDI, Ltd. Les Schwab Tires, ITR Economics, South Central, Inc., Vertex, Inc., Larry H. Miller Group of Companies,  Richmond Baking, Vets First Choice, GPG Governance Partners Group, RBI Advisors, Diversity in Boardrooms, Centier Bank, Balanced Growth Enterprises, AiRENDIL, Rowntree Enterprieses, Kwik Lok Corporation and more. 

McKeel Hagerty 
Chief Executive Officer, Hagerty
Craig J. Duchossois 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duchossois Group
Ashley D. Joyce 
President, The Duchossois Family Foundation

Eric L. Motley, PhD 
Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute; Board Member, Barry-Wehmiller Companies

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Conference Venue 


The Westin City Center, Washington D.C. 

A limited number of rooms are available at a special conference group rate of $299 per night which includes complimentary guest room internet, plus taxes which are presently 14.5% and subject to change. Reservations must be made prior to the cut-off date of Tuesday, April 25, 2018. Reservations may be made online here. 

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-888-627-9035 and reference “Directors and Boards” 

The hotel is located close to three airports: Reagan National Airport, 4 miles; Dulles International Airport, 27 miles; and Baltimore Washington International Airport, 32 miles. 

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