Strategic Planning

Sally A. Thurston

Sally A. Thurston is a strategic business partner who recently retired from global law firm Skadden Arps. Ms. Thurston was a results-oriented tax advisor to Fortune 500 companies on multi-billion dollar transactions for 35 years and is an expert on combinations between US and foreign multinationals, cross-border structures and post-acquisition … Read more

Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Fortune 50 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), is a seasoned executive and former U.S. Senate-confirmed political appointee with 25 years of private and public sector experience, focusing on helping publicly traded companies increase their … Read more

Sue Meng

Sue Meng is a corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Her practice focuses on advising public companies, boards of directors and special committees in connection with mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and other significant corporate matters.

Ms. Meng was selected as Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer Read more

Lora D. Blum

Lora is an accomplished C-suite executive and boardroom advisor with 20+ years’ experience. She has expertise in corporate development, SaaS, tech, consumer internet, privacy and security, corporate governance and shareholder activism, compliance, risk management, and policy. Lora spearheaded the teams that took both Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey) and LinkedIn public, advising … Read more

Eve N. Howard

Eve N. Howard is a proven, senior leader and recognized expert with more than 30 years of experience in corporate governance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, diversity and inclusion, risk management, and disclosure. In addition to serving as a trusted advisor to public company boards and … Read more

Lisa J. Brown

Lisa J. Brown is an accomplished global C-suite executive and corporate Board member with diverse experience in a variety of industries including, automotive, transportation technology, consumer healthcare and pharma, medical devices, agrisciences and chemicals, industrial minerals, mining, and industrial manufacturing.

Since August 2020, Ms. Brown serves on the Board of … Read more

Nancy Jardini

Nancy Jardini is a seasoned financial services executive in the C-suite at Fannie Mae, a Fortune 50 company with $14b in annual revenue. She has led through dynamic strategic evolution, systemic crisis, and fast-paced innovation. As the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, she manages a dynamically evolving portfolio … Read more

Kay McCall

C. Kay McCall is a senior energy executive with broad industry expertise, including strategy, project development, operations, acquisitions, and governance. In addition to more than a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry, Ms. McCall has worked extensively in the conventional power, engineering and construction, and major equipment manufacturing … Read more

Kathleen J. Wu

Kathleen Wu’s real estate transactions practice has a broad wingspan, crossing multiple industries and disciplines, serving a national clientele from Wall Street to California.

Recently, she has been advising clients on real estate issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, including borrowers, lenders, landlords and tenants. Kathleen has used her considerable … Read more

Loria B. Yeadon

Loria is President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. She serves on the Board of Directors of Laird Norton Company and its Nominating Committee.  She served on the Board of TiVo Corporation, as First Vice Chair of Legal Momentum (Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund), Chair of the … Read more